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One of a genealogist best resources for family information is the OBITUARY. So much can be learned from them ; date of birth, birth place, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren, their work, their interest, residence, education, and their health. My only regret is to not be able to turn back the clock and meet them before they leave this world. The obituaries I am posting have been in newspapers around the USA


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  • Mrs. BLANCHE JONES ANDERSON -JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Blanche Anderson, 88, 743 Bayless Road, Jonesborough, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Anderson was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Joseph Pectol and Florence Zarapath Droke Jones. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and the Women’s Missionary Union. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Anderson, in 1962; and one sister, Martha Jones. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy A. Lee, Chattanooga, and Jeanne Gamble, Jonesborough; four sons, Joe Anderson, Fall Branch, Jimmie Anderson, Hickory, N.C., Jerry Anderson, Utica, Ky., and Robert L. Anderson, of the home; one brother, Lester Jones, Jonesborough; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Anderson will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the Fairview United Methodist Church with Rev. Cal Maas officiating. Interment services will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, March 29, 2002 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and other times at the home of Lester Jones, 1106 Highway 81 N., Jonesborough. Pallbearers will be Dennis Chase, Mike Gamble, Travis Gamble, Steve Anderson, Scott Anderson, Lynn Anderson, and Michael Gamble. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Women’s Missionary Union and Senior Adult Sunday School Class. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy A. Lee, Chattanooga, and Jeanne Gamble, Jonesborough; four sons and daughter-in-laws, Joe & Mildred Anderson, Fall Branch, Jimmie & Velma Anderson, Hickory, NC, Jerry & Taloma Anderson, Utica, KY, and Robert Anderson, of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Lester & Blanche Jones, Jonesborough; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Don Lewis, 731 Highway 81 N., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn


  • R JOE ANDERSON - FALL BRANCH

  • Mr. R. Joe Anderson, Christian husband of Mildred Anderson, age 70, Fall Branch, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at The Wexford House in Kingsport. Mr. Anderson was a native of Washington County and son of the late James Madison & Blanche Jones Anderson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Anderson was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Anderson. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and in later years a member of First Baptist Church of Fall Branch. Mr. Anderson graduated from Sulphur Springs High School, received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Geography at ETSU. He retired from teaching after 30 years of service. He taught at Sulphur Springs High School and alternative school at Asbury. Mr. Anderson was a member of Rhea Lodge #47 F&AM, Leesburg Ruritan and Chapter 57 Eastern Star. He was Chairman Emeritus of Fairview Cemetery. He was an avid golfer and hunter. Joe was a Little League and Softball Umpire for many years. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Baines Anderson, Fall Branch; two sisters, Jeanne Gamble, Jonesborough, and Nancy Lee, Chattanooga; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim & Velma Anderson, Jonesborough, and Jerry & Toloma Anderson, Utica, KY; special aunt & uncle, Lester & Blanche Jones; special visitor 2003, Ralph Fulkerson Jr.; and several nephews and nieces. The Anderson family would like to express special thanks to Dr. J. Paul Singh, Dr. Steven Butler, Dr. Joel Gonce, and the staff of Wexford House for compassion shown and treatment received. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Strickler, Rev. Victor Wallace and Rev. Chuck Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Gamble, Dennis Chase, Scott Baines, Joe Hughes, Mark Bacon and Randy Rich. Honorary pallbearers will be Fairview Cemetery Association Directors, Fairview Adult Sunday School Class, members & friends of Fairview United Methodist Church, Breakfast Club of First Baptist Church, especially Lloyd White and Jim Wolfe. Memorial donations may be made to Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Betty Dawson P.O. Box 84, Fall Branch, TN 37656. Condolences may be sent to the Anderson family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • SARA A. ANDERSON - 84, Kingsport
  • KINGSPORT - Sara A. Anderson, 84, passed away at her home on Monday March 31, 2003. Mrs. Anderson was born in Kyles Ford, Tenn., and had resided most of her life in Kingsport. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Anderson retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 41 years of service. Her husband, Stanley S. Anderson; parents, Loyd and Cordia Anderson; two brothers; and two sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Cecile Morritt, Gray, and Hattie Robbins, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel, downtown. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.W. Depew officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers


  • WILLIAM FAIN ANDERSON
  • William Fain Anderson, 58, Rt. 6 Jonesborough, died last Wednesday at his residence following a brief illness. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Hugh M. and Monta Sylvester Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a farmer. He was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Survivors include one brother, Stanley S. Anderson, Kingsport, one sister, Janis M. Anderson, Knoxville; and one aunt, Mrs. Isabelle Gott, Chattanooga. Funeral services were conducted Friday from the Chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Booher officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


  • LOIS M. ANDREWS
  • Lois M. Andrews, 88, died Feb. 6, 2010, at Treasure Coast Hospice Harper House, Stuart. She was born in Chicago and lived in Palm City for 31 years, coming from Chickasha, Okla. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Southside Christian Church, Fort Pierce. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Grover C. Andrews of Palm City; daughters, Janice Anderson and Jeanette Phillips, both of Palm City; son, G. Clinton Andrews of Gray, Tenn; brothers, Charles Booth of Morgantown, N.C., and Melvin Booth of Merritt Island; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Vernon Booth and Gerald Booth; and sister, Valencia Edwards. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997; or tchospices.org. SERVICES: A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Southside Christian Church, Fort Pierce. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 10, at the Forest Hills Funeral Homes, Palm City Chapel, with a graveside service and burial at 2 p.m., in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. A guest book may be signed at foresthillspalmcityflorida.com.... Published in the TC Palm on February 9, 2010


  • DEAN ARCHER
  • Dean Archer, 83, Gray Station Rd., Gray died Wed., July 26, 1995 at NHC HealthCare after a lengthy illness. Mr. Archer was a Washington County native and a son of the late Bood and Grace Bacon Archer. He was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Mr. Archer retired from Tennessee Eastman Co., Kingsport after 36 years of service. He was also a farmer. Mr. Archer was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Keys Archer; two daughters, Janice Slagle and Deanna Archer Waddell, both of Jonesborough one brother, Jim Archer, Gray; two grandsons, Jeff Waddell, Jonesborough, and Randall Slagle, Knoxville, one granddaughter, Vicki Hill, Nashville and three great-grandchildren. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, was in charge. [jmwwarden ran out of gas in front of Dean Archer's house, 1981-82, and he gave me some gas so I could get to Sulphur Springs School to work; I had been to take Graham to Tri-Cities Nursery School at Gray]


  • EDWIN HENRY ARCHER - LIMESTONE
  • Edwin Henry Archer, 75, 821 Opie Arnold Road, Limestone, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at his residence. Mr. Archer was a Washington County native and a son of the late Calvin Jess and Mary Agnes Mettetal Archer. He was a graduate of Science Hill High School, attended Milligan College for two years, and graduated from East Tennessee State University. Mr. Archer retired as a schoolteacher after 35 years of service, having taught at Sulphur Springs School, Boones Creek School and Daniel Boone High School for the Washington County School System. He was an active member and officer of the Washington County Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the Washington County Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Archer was a member of the Telford Grace Brethren Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, moderator and deacon. He was a member of the Bowmantown Ruritan Club and the Unaka Rod and Gun Club. He served on the board of John M. Reed Nursing Home. Mr. Archer was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Joe Archer; and one sister, Frances Archer Hodges. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma C. Brabson Archer; four sons, Stephen Edwin Archer, Michael Kent Archer and Joseph Brabson Archer, all of Limestone, and John David Archer, Boones Creek community; one daughter, Lisa Dawn Archer Whitson, Jonesborough; 12 grandchildren; and a niece. Funeral services for Edwin Henry Archer will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Robert Skeen and the Rev. Ron Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be Thursday, March 13, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Telford Grace Brethren Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lance Clarkson, Mike Edmonds, Harvey Howell, Tom Lee, Gary Stafford, Stanley Duane Shell and Tim Carson. Honorary pallbearers will be grandson and members of the Bowmantown Ruritan Club. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma C. Brabson Archer, of the home; four sons, Stephen Edwin Archer and wife Lylia, Michael Kent Archer and wife Melody, and Joseph Brabson Archer and wife Judy, all of Limestone, and John David Archer and wife Teresa, Boones Creek community; one daughter, Lisa Dawn Archer Whitson and husband Mark, Jonesborough; 12 grandchildren, Stephen L. Archer, Kristi Archer Hite, Joshua Archer, Ashley Archer, Magan Archer, Camilla Archer, Phillip Archer, Brandon Archer, Janet Dawson Lawlor, Laura Dawson, Jacob Whitson and Dakota Whitson; and a special niece, Judith Hodges Clarkson. Donations may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 3337 Highway 11E, Telford, TN 37690. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements



  • ILA ARCHER -Fall Branch
  • Ila Archer, 85, of Fall Branch, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Baysmont Asbury Place. Born in Harrison County, IA, she had resided most of her life in Fall Branch. Ila was a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She began her working career at JC Penney’s in downtown Kingsport, later becoming a librarian at Fall Branch School and then transferring to Daniel Boone High School, where she retired in 1989. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Archer; parents, Floyd Fewins and Irene Ondrak; one brother, Otha Fewins; one sister, Leona Nordstrom. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Morelock and husband, Gary, of Fall Branch, June Pierce, of Fall Branch; two grandchildren, Steve Morelock and wife, Leslie, of Bristol, TN, Tracie Blackwell, of Bristol, TN; three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Amber and Alex; one sister, Katheryne Magill, of Menonomee Falls, WI; two brothers, Benny Fewins and wife, Irma, of Polo, MO, Philip Fewins and wife, Akemi, of Seguin, TX; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Ila’s caregivers at Steadman Hill and Baysmont. At her request, graveside services will be held privately on Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, 106 Ruritan Road, Fall Branch, 37656; and to First Baptist Church of Fall Branch, 1525 Hwy 93, Fall Branch 37656. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch is serving the family of Ila Archer

  • JOYCE ARCHER Gray

  • Mrs. Joyce Ione Sturgill Archer, age 86, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at Lakebridge Health Care Center. Mrs. Archer was born in Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late James F. & Belva Stidham Sturgill. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Archer was also preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Faulkner and Joann Baker. She was an active member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Buffalo Ridge Home Demonstration Club, where she served as Secretary. Mrs. Archer selflessly loved the Lord, her family and friends. She was joyfully courageous and constantly considerate of others. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, James F. Archer, Gray; children, Rick Archer, Gray, Susan Archer, Jonesborough, Monte Archer (Donna), Gray, and Jill Hawkins (John Eric), Jonesborough; brother, Charles Sturgill, Grand Prairie, Texas; sister, Doris Harbin, Smyrna, GA; grandchildren, Chris Archer, Serena Scalf, Ryan Archer, Amber Archer and Adelyn Hawkins; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. George Odle and Rev. Jeff Moncier officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2010, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Shadden, Jimmy Martin, Tommy Waddell, Jimmy Nelson, Joe Bacon and Larry Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Men’s Sunday School Class. Memorial donations may be made to Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund 1432 Gray Station Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Condolences may be sent to the Archer family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH MOORE ARCHER - ERWIN
  • ERWIN — Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Moore Archer, 88, 303 Simmons St., Rock Creek community, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Archer was a Bulls Gap native and a daughter of the late Elmer R. and Alpha Barlow Moore. She was a bookkeeper for Western Union during World War II and was a homemaker. Mrs. Archer was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Phillip Archer, in 1990. Survivors include one sister, Virginia Hartcher, Erwin; one niece, Mary Gay Engle, Johnson City; and one nephew, Russell Moore, Erwin. Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth Archer, 88, 303 Simmons St., Rock Creek community, Erwin, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Lloyd Jones will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Doug Grove-DeJarnett. The family will receive friends at Valley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at valley@funeral-plans.com. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin., Tenn. www.funeral-plans.com/valley, is in charge of the arrangements


  • ROBERT "Ken" ARCHER KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT Robert "Ken" Archer, age 85, of Kingsport, passed away Sunday evening, January 8, 2006, at Asbury Center of Baysmont after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be conducted in the Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 2:00 PM with Minister Craig Cottongim officiating. Entombment services will immediately follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum II. The family will receive friends following entombment services. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Archer family via e-mail at oakhill@stei.com. The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are honored to serve the family of Mr. Robert "Ken" Archer


  • Thelma Louise Keys Archer - GRAY
  • GRAY — Thelma Louise Archer, 85, of Sulphur Springs Road, passed away Sunday(June 20, 1999) in the Johnson City Medical Center after a lingering illness. A native of Washington County and a daughter of the late, Robert L. and Maggie Cline Keys. She was a member of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and also a member of Buffalo Ridge Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Archer was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Archer, in 1995. Surviving are two daughters, Janice Slagle and Deanna Waddell, both of Jonesborough; two sisters, Kathleen Keys Simerly, Matthew, N.C. and Fern Keys, Limestone; three grandchildren, Randall Slagle, Nashville, Vickie Hill, Nashville and Jeffery Waddell, Jonesborough; four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Lauren, David and Jennifer Hill. Calling hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Gray Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Sulphur Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Virgil Booher officiating. Pallbearers will be Carl Moore, Harold Moore, Larry Curtis, Richard Shadden, Tommy Waddell, Monte Archer, Rick Archer and Dean Minier. Pallbearers are to meet at the funeral home by 2:15 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery


  • Blanche K. Armentrout
  • Mrs. Blanche Keys Armentrout, 83, Fall Branch, died Sun., Sept 1, 1991, at Colonial Hill Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Jonesborough and a daughter of the late Charles E. and Bertha Bacon Keys. Mrs. Armentrout attended Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens,and graduated from East Tennessee State University. She taught in the Washington County School System for 42 years. She was a life member of PTA. Mrs. Armentrout was a member of Fall Branch United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Eastern Star Washington Chapter No. 57, serving as Grand Chaplain of Tennessee in 1960. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. "Hammer" Armentrout in 1990, one sister and two brothers. Survivors include five sisters, Lucille Walker, Jonesborough, Dorothy Martin, Salem, Va., Maxine bales, Chuckey and Betty Cox and Thelma Bacon both of Fall Branch; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Hamlett-Dobson Kingsport was in charge


  • George Columbus Armentrout - JONESBOROUGH

  • George Columbus Armentrout, 88, of Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 28th, at NHC Nursing Home in Johnson City, Tennessee. Born September 25, 1920 in Washington County Tennessee, George was the son of the late Hiram Daniel Armentrout and Bessie Mae Broyles Armentrout. Mr. Armentrout was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church and loved gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jay, Mack, Opie, and Dewell. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Willie Mae Mohlar Armentrout; brother, Herbert Armentrout and wife Betty of Bowmantown; two sons, George Armentrout and wife Merle of Tacoma, WA, Mark Armentrout of Johnson City; two daughters, Ginger Hood and husband Troy of Fall Branch, Rhonda Depew and husband Richard of Fall Branch; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services were conducted 7:00pm Monday at the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch with Rev. Carl Strickler officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the residence of Rhonda Depew. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sulphur Springs Cemetery Fund, 108 Pleasant Valley Road, 37659; or Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Betty Jean Dawson, PO Box 84, Fall Branch TN, 37656. Please visit hamlettdobson.com for online condolences. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of George C. Armentrout


  • Norma Jeanne Kennerly Arwood - JONESBOROUGH
  • Norma Jeanne Kennerly Arwood, age 81, Jonesborough, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at the Four Oaks Health Care Center. She was born in Sulphur Springs, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Ray Kennerly and Kate Parker Kennerly. She was born with a God given talent and a beautiful voice. She spent her growing up years singing and went on to become a public school music teacher. She loved children and through that love and her singing she touched the hearts of many children. She was a former choir director of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Mrs. Arwood was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Arwood; and one daughter, Sandy Arwood. She is survived by one son, James Arwood; one daughter, Kathy Robinson and husband, Fred Robinson; one step daughter, Cindy Ritter; one step son, Ray Arwood Jr.; one sister, Katheryn Street; one granddaughter, Meredith Little; four great grandchildren, Jared Little, Arielle Little, Sarah Faith Fisher and Abby Fisher; one niece, Mary Lou Hawk and husband, Larry; one nephew, Pastor Parker Street and wife, Robin; two great nieces, Taylor Street and Rachel Hicks; and one great nephew, Levi Hicks. A memorial service for Mrs. Norma Jeanne Arwood will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2010, in the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church with Pastor Parker Street officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City is in charge of arrangements


  • Ethel Whaley Arrowood - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Ethel W. “Granny” Arrowood, 90, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Arrowood was born in Mitchell County, NC, but had lived most of her life in Washington County, TN. She was the daughter of the late John & Stacy Bowman Whaley. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Arrowood was also preceded in death by her husband of fifty six years, George H. Arrowood; four brothers; one sister; and one grandson. She was a member of Bethel Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school classes for many years and was a charter member of the Bethel Ladies Aid. She was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and quilting. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, J.H. & Cheryl Arrowood, Jonesborough; four daughters and sons-in-law, Anna Lee & Jim Kilby, Emma Jean Arrowood, Bonnie K. & Robert South and Brenda L. & Houston Bacon, all of Jonesborough; one brother and sister-in-law, D.W. “Dove” & Louise Whaley, Jonesborough; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; three nieces; and four nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Bethel Church of Christ with Minister Terry Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in Bethesda Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Kilby , Dennis Kilby, Lee Arrowood, Christopher D. Arrowood, Mike Bacon, Jerry Bacon, Bryan South, Barry South, Bart South and Leslie Kilby. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the Arrowood family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Ronald Atwood - MOUNTAIN CITY
  • MOUNTAIN CITY — Ronald V. Atwood, age 66, of 142 Airport Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, January 26, 2005. A native of Johnson County, he was born on May 17, 1938, to the late Ron and Nell Vaught-Atwood. In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Potter. He was a 1957 Graduate of Johnson County High School and was a mechanic at Maymead, where he had been employed since 1957. Ronald was also a member of the Johnson County Cruisers Car Club. He was an Army Veteran, having served in Korea. Ronald was a pilot and loved to fly and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Ronald is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kaye Squibb-Atwood, of the home; one sister, Drew Balderson and friend, Lambert Wood; two brothers: Blake Atwood and wife, JoAnn, and Steve Atwood and fiancé, Anita Simcox; two nieces: Sheila Fenner and Tanya Huyard; great niece, Shea Elizabeth Huyard; and a host of friends. Funeral Services for Ronald will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2005, from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Norman and Rev. Ray Vaught to officiate. Music will be under the direction of Ben Simcox and Nan Vaught. Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2005, from the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Rev. Bill Worley and Rev. David Bentley to officiate. Active Pallbearers will be: Frank Tester, Ronnie Laws, Clint Robinson, Ernest Warren, Eric Huyard, Delmer Vaught, Melvin Huyard and Ben Simcox. Honorary Pallbearers are: Bud Mount, Maymead Shop Employees, Johnson County Cruisers Car Club, Dr. Raina Sluder, Dr. Peter Ashline, Dr. Howard Godwin and Tom Shull. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday, prior to Services, at the Church. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 142 Airport Road, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683. Condolences may be sent to the family through our Web site at www.hux-lipford.com. Hux-Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City is serving the Atwood Family


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  • Mrs. Ann Walker Bacon - Jonesborough
  • Mrs. Ann Walker Bacon, 85, 275 Bacon Road, Jonesborough, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Bacon was a lifelong Washington County resident and a daughter of the late Adelaide Hunt and Henry Andrew Walker. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Church Sanctuary Sunday School Class and the Edna Haynes Circle. Mrs. Bacon graduated from Sulphur Springs School. She was a homemaker and a farmer. Mrs. Bacon was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Hunt Bacon Sr., in 1969; two sisters, Lois Hale and Amy Bowman; and four brothers, Maynard Walker, Herbert Walker, Henry Walker and Bob Walker. Survivors include one son, Bruce Bacon, Jonesborough; one daughter, Mary Ann Nelson, Jonesborough; two grandsons, Bruce Hunt Bacon III and Benjamin Huff Bacon; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Walker Bacon, age 85, will be conducted 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001 at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan Jonas and Carter Warden officiating. The family of Mrs. Bacon will receive friends 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church prior to the funeral service. Interment services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001 at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1432 Gray-Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, TN. 37659. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Debbie Bacon, Jonesborough, and one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Jim Nelson, Jonesborough; two grandsons, Bruce Hunt Bacon III and Benjamin Huff Bacon; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough


  • Archie Bacon - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. Archie Ray Bacon, age 60, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at his residence. Mr. Bacon was a native of Jonesborough and son of the late John Parker & Nora Littleton Bacon. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. Mr. Bacon was a Christian. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one daughter, Tracey Michelle Marvin, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Emilee Caitlyn Laws, Sara Elizabeth Marvin and Rachel Michelle Marvin; two brothers, Franky Bacon and Rick Benfield, both of Jonesborough; special cousin, Jim Hashbarger; and twelve nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006 ,at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jay Chesnutt officiating. Interment services will follow in Milburton United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Family & Friends. Condolences may be sent to the Bacon Family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • Carolyn Bacon - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Carolyn Sue Blankenship Hilbert Bacon, age 65, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Bacon was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Toney & Nellie Norton Blankenship. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bacon was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and retired from the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Bacon was a member of East Watauga Avenue Baptist Church. She was a member of Leesburg Ruritan. Survivors include her husband, Henry Bacon, Jonesborough; son and daughter-in-law, John & Angela Hilbert IV, Johnson City; step daughter and step son-in-law, Suprena & David Shell, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Eric Hilbert, Mollie Hilbert, Jo Ann Shell and Courtney Shell; brothers & sisters, Ola Dishman, Kate Cox, Linda Edminsten (Mack), Jan Wishon (Rusty), Richard Blankenship, Cecil Blankenship (Lilia), Jess Blankenship (Ann); and several nephews & nieces. Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Dickenson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Church of Brethren, ℅ Judy Harris 1912 Old Stagecoach Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Bacon family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough

  • Homer T. Bacon - CHURCH HILL
  • Thursday, August 27, 2009 Homer T. Bacon, 76, of Church Hill, after struggling with his illness with dignity and courage, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 25. Born in Kingsport, Tennessee, Homer was the first of three children born to Samuel Paul and Edna Trivette Bacon. He spent his childhood and youth on the family farm in Harmony Community. As an adult Homer spent twenty-two years proudly serving his country with honor in the United States Army, including two tours of duty in Vietnam in 1968 and 1971. During the first of several assignments in Germany he met and married his wife, Hilde, to whom he was married for more than fifty-four years. They were stationed in Europe and various state-side locations until his retirement. Thereafter they made their home in Harmony Community for over thirty years, moving to Church Hill in 2004. Homer was preceded in death by his parents and his young nephew, Ashley Moody. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Hilde; along with daughter, Carmen Wilson and husband, Andy, of Church Hill; and son, Joey Bacon and wife, Barbara, of Kingsport. Also mourning are sister Bobbie Moody and husband, G.C., of Gray; brother, Bill Bacon and wife, Marge, of Harmony Community; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a niece and three nephews along with their families; and special cousins, June Whittamore and husband, Maurice, of Johnson City, and Edith Ferguson, of Fall Branch. The family will be receiving friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 11:00 with Pastor Jamey Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #3/265. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Shelby Begley, 3712 Carter’s Valley Road, Church Hill, TN 37642. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is serving the family of Homer Thomas Bacon


  • Jessie Bacon - JOHNSON CITY
  • Mrs. Jessie D. Geagley Bacon, age 82, of 2400 Roxford Drive, Johnson City, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at North Side Hospital. Mrs. Bacon was a Greene County native and had lived in Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late William Clarence and Hattie Snyder Geagley. Mrs. Bacon was a homemaker. She had been a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church for 56 years, where she was a member of the Explorers Bible Study. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John Galen Bacon, in 2002; one sister, Sadie Smith; and one grandson, Heath Paul Bacon. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Galen and Vickie Brobeck Bacon, of Johnson City; one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Bacon and husband, Edward B. Nubel, of Reno, Nevada; two grandsons, Chad and Seth Bacon, of Charleston S.C.; two sisters, Belva Simcox, of Mountain City, Goldean Ripley, of Chuckey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Bacon will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 1, 2006, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Joe-d DowlingSoka, Rev. Laurie Jo Cranford and Rev. Betty Furchess. Music will be provided by Eula Mae Seehorn, Martha Seehorn Burrell and Regina Watson. Entombment services will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be: Chad Bacon, Seth Bacon, Anderson Southerland, Larry Kilby, Pete Lonon and Bill Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Otterbein United Methodist Church. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 East Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601. The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Online condolences may be sent to the family via appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, TN, is serving the Bacon family


  • John Bacon - GRAY
  • John Alden (Joe) Bacon, 79, of Gray, passed away on August 4, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Washington County, TN, he was the son of the late Hugh and Nina Stafford Bacon. Mr. Bacon proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by Mason and Dixon Lines for almost thirty years as a long-distance driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy A. Bacon Sr. and Joseph H. (Joey) Bacon; brothers, Harold, Kenneth, Kyle and Robert (Bob) Bacon; and nephews, Gary Kyle Bacon and Kenneth (Kenny) Bacon. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hall Bacon; sons, John G. Bacon and wife Adonna, of Zionsville, IN, and Todd B. Bacon and wife, Sabrina, of New Market, TN; his twin sister, Helen Bacon Ward; sister-in-laws, Margie Bacon and Myrtle Bacon; five special granddaughters, Sarah Bacon, of New Market, TN, Abby Bacon, of Zionsville, IN, Jody Bacon, of Indianapolis, IN, Heidi Bacon, of Gray, TN, and Jessica Bacon, of Atlanta, GA; five special grandsons, Ben Bacon, of New Market, TN, Evan Bacon, of Zionsville, IN, Tommy Bacon Jr., of Kingsport, TN, Brandon and Jordan Bacon, of Atlanta, GA; and several special nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Lakebridge Health Care Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday at 7:00 PM with Pastor Byron Paddock and Chaplain Dwight McPherson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM prior to the service. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 PM to go in procession to the cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com


  • MINNIE AGNES BACON

    Mrs. Minnie Agnes Bacon, age 87, Johnson City, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Bacon was born in Fall Branch, Tennessee, and daughter of the late Eldrich Foster & Mabel Barnes Bacon Regan. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bacon was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Lynn Atwood; and a sister, Bonnie Bacon Nelson. She was a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Bacon worked thirteen years for Inter Mt. Telephone Co. and retired in 1990 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Survivors include two nephews, Charles Larry Nelson (Suzanne) and Darrell Eugene Nelson (Karen); two great nephews, Chad Nelson (Deidra) and Dustin Nelson (Rebecca); and very dear friend, Betty Price. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Highland Church of Christ Cemetery with Pastor Donald L. Page officiating. Pallbearers will be Darrell Nelson, Chad Nelson, Dustin Nelson, Glen Price, Jeff Price and Darin Crawford. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Skyline Heights Baptist Church, 1601 Skyline Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the Bacon family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Noah Weldon Bacon
  • Noah Weldon Bacon, 87, of Fall Branch passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Wexford House following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Washington County, he worked at many jobs in the Tri-Cities. He was in law enforcement for over 20 years. He loved driving bus no. 7 for Washington County School System. He was a member of the Fall Branch Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Pearl Bacon, son, Nilon Kay Bacon, sisters, Mildred Bacon, Wanda Moody, and Ruth Britt; and brother, Billy Wayne Bacon. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wilma Louise “Billie” Bacon; son, Mark Bacon and wife, Lisa; sister, Juanita Madan & husband, P. L.; sister-in-law, Patty Jo Grimsley; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, “Lucky.” The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with Ministers Steve Payne and Dewey Mooney officiating. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 3, at 11 a.m. at Fall Branch Church of Christ Cemetery with Minister Charles Huff officiating. Active pallbearers will be constables of Washington County and Sullivan County. Honorary pallbearers will be past constables and bus drivers of the Washington County School System. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an on-line condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Noah Weldon Bacon


  • Orgie D. Bacon --Elizabethton
  • Orgie D. Bacon 95, Johnson City died Wednesday Oct 25, 2000, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. He was a Washington County native and a son of the late Joe M. and Gertrude Lady Bacon. Mr. Bacon graduated from Sulphur Springs High School. He had been employed by B.F. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio, for four years and had also worked as a farmer. Mr. Bacon retired from the Veterans Adminnistation Medical Center, Mountain Home, in 1961. He was World War II Medical Corps Veteran, having served in the Pacific. Mr. Bacon was a member of the American Legion and the Johnson City Senior Citizens. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mr Bacon was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Retha Bayless Bacon in 1992. Survivors include one stepgranddaughter Susan Bruner, Johnson City; seven nephews John "Galen" Bacon, Johnson City, Jim Archer, Gray, Joe Bacon, Jonesborugh, Lonnie Humphreys, Marshville, N.C.. John Y. Bacon, Hixson, Gene Keebler, Montana and Bobby Ford, Wingate, N.C. ; five nieces Edith Bacon, Jonesborough, Vera Roberson, Newport News, C., Connie Helms, Wingate, Carolyn Peake, Dallas and Jackie Lacey, Florida and several great-nieces and great-nephews


  • Ruby Bacon JONESBOROUGH

  • Mrs. Ruby Price Bacon, age 91, 213 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, February 10, 2006, at John Reed Nursing Home. She was a native of Washington County and was the daughter of the late George Samuel and Dora Good Price. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bacon was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Bacon II; and a son, John Thomas Bacon III. Mrs. Bacon was a homemaker. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Survivors include three granddaughters, Angelee Francis and husband, Donny, Shanna Kinnick and husband, Mike, and Deanna Whitaker and husband, Tim, all of Jonesborough; four great-grandchildren, Michael Kinnick, Josh Francis, Zachary Kinnick and Tyler Whitaker, all of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews. The Bacon family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Smokey Mountain Health Care and John M. Reed Nursing Home. She was a beloved grandmother & great-grandmother. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Broyles and Chaplain Eric Jewitt officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Whitaker, Donny Frances, Mike Kinnick, Don Rhew, James Baker and Tommy Briggs. Condolences may be sent to the Bacon Family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Miss Thelma E. Bacon -FALL BRANCH
  • GREENEVILLE — Miss Thelma Elaine Bacon, 92, Tenn. Highway 93 N, Fall Branch, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Takoma Adventist Hospital after a brief illness. Miss Bacon was an Indianapolis native and had lived in Soddy before moving to Fall Branch in 1975. She was a daughter of the late Samuel "Keeb" Keebler and Alma Anne Kincheloe Bacon. She was a former employee of the office of Dr. Martin Caldwell, Chattanooga, where she served as office manager for more than 15 years. Miss Bacon was a member of Fall Branch United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Survivors include several cousins. Funeral services for Miss Thelma Elaine Bacon, 92, Tenn. Highway 93 N, Fall Branch, recently of Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday from the chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Susan Lankford officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Jonesborough. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be the Women’s Society of Christian Service of Fall Branch United Methodist Church. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • BLANCHE HAMMER BAILEY Chuckey
  • Blanche Hammer Bailey, 91, Dunbar Road, Chuckey, the South Central community, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Signature Health Care Center. She was a retired employee of Hurd Lock Corp. and homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Mike and Linda Bailey, of Greeneville; granddaughter and husband: Heather and Rusty Franklin, of Chuckey; a great grandson: Cameron Bowman; a step great grandson: Alex Franklin; a niece and husband: Pat and Jim Pickering, of the Lamar community; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Roy Lee and Hontas Bailey (Hontas Ruble Bailey was my Chemistry teacher) of Jonesborough; two sisters-in-law: Nell Bailey and Blanche I. Bailey; several nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Hattie Adams Hammer and was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Bailey; one son, Larry Ross Bailey; two brothers, Edward Hammer and Lawrence Hammer. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Liberty FreeWill Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Norton, Rev. Terry Bailey and Rev. John Buchanan will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Jim Pickering, Howard Bailey, Allen Bailey, Kyle Bailey, Eddie Bailey, Gary Bailey, Drew Bailey and Ed Justice. Honorary pallbearers: staff of Signature Health Care Center, members of Liberty F.W.B. Church. The body will remain at Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home until time for service. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Bailey family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com. Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home, 125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN


  • BUELAH W. BAINES - FALL BRANCH
  • Beulah W. Baines, 88, Fall Branch, passed away Saturday (April 4, 2009) at Baysmont following a brief illness. Beulah was a lifelong resident of Fall Branch and was a member of First Baptist Church of Fall Branch and the Order of the Eastern Star, Washington Chapter #57. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, J.R. Baines; her parents; and two sisters, Nell Hall and Mary Lee Hall. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Nell Jeffcoat and husband, Wayne, Fall Branch; two grandsons, Troy Jeffcoat and wife Lisa, Charlotte NC, and Jessie H. Jeffcoat, Fall Branch; four great-grandchildren, Kelly, Nathan, Timmy, and Rebecca Jeffcoat; brother, James Manley and wife, Sally, Fall Branch; nephew, Ricky Manley and wife, Paulette, Florida; niece, Susan Kiernan and husband, Mike, Sulpher Springs; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Carl Strickler and Rev. Victor Wallace officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Baines, Danny Joe Baines, David Ferguson, John Ferguson, George Moody and Mike Depew. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of Baysmont for their exceptional loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Betty Jean Dawson, P.O. Box 84, Fall Branch, TN, 37656. Please visit hamlettdobson.com for online condolences


  • JOSEPH BAIRD- GRAY
  • Joseph “Dwight” Baird, 80, of Gray, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport. He was a native of Mt. City and a son of the late Carlton and Laura McGuire Baird. Mr. Baird was also preceded by three brothers, Dana, Dick and Dallas Baird and one grandson, Chad Barron. Mr. Baird was a forty year employee of the Kingsport Press. He was a member of the Hales Chapel Christian Church. Mr. Baird was a WWII U. S. Army veteran. He served in Germany. Survivors include; his wife, Beulah S. Baird; one son, Dwight David Baird of Gray; four daughters, Sandra Elliott of Gray, Susan Boyd of Kingsport, Deborah Baird of Jonesborough and Laura Hefnawy of Greeneville; two brothers, William D. Baird of Bluff City and Lawrence Baird of Kingsport; seven sisters, Ruby Russell of Bristol, VA, Ivadean McMaster of Kingsport, Shirley Thomas Bluff City, Margie Hobby of Johnson City,Fay Williams, Kay Warren and Sharon Blevins all of Piney Flats; eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm Sunday, August 2, 2009, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Mr. Lamar Garrison will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Monday from Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 1:30 on Monday and proceed to the cemetery. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City


  • MAXINE KEYS BALES -CHUCKEY
  • Maxine Keys Bales passed away January 30, 2009, at the age of 90. She was born July 4, 1918, to Monnie Osborne Keys and Charles Keys. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Serl (Bill) Keys and Charles Edgar Keys; sisters, Lucille Walker, Charlene Cleveland, Dorothy Martin and Betty Cox; half-brother, Grover Houston; and half-sister, Blanche Armentrout. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Lester W. Bales, of Chuckey; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Bales and Alice; grandsons, Larry Wade Bales Jr., of Greeneville, Charles (Charlie) Bales and wife, Ruth, of Fall Branch; great-grandsons, Alan Bales and Laten Bales, of Greeneville; several nieces and nephews; special friend and caregiver, Donna Fox. Maxine graduated from Sulphur Springs High School, Jonesborough, Class of 1937. She enjoyed attending her class reunions and was a member of Bethesda Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 1st, 2009, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at Bethesda Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Rocky Johnson and Rev. Carl Strickler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, Jonathan Bailey, Jimmy Hite, Norman Frye, Albert Keys, Danny Keys, Don Haren and Sam Haren. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Lowell Phillips, Jack Christian, Howard Thornburg, Jim Hart, Willie Good, Rick Good and Mark Good. Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethesda Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16340 Kingsport HWY, Fall Branch, TN 37656. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com for online condolences. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the Bales Family


  • ANITA LOUISE WOODRUFF BALL - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Anita Louise "LuLu" Ball, age 52, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Ball was a native of Washington County and daughter of Kenneth Tester, Jonesborough and the late Helen B. Woodruff Tester. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Ball was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Pat Ball and a brother, Kenneth "Dockie" Tester. She attended Telford United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the VFW Post #9724 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Ball worked for Cerebral Palsy of East TN Inc., the Herald & Tribune and Washington County Detention Center before retiring. In addition to her father, survivors include two daughters, Lucy "Jaime"Tester, Kingsport and Kimberly Dawn Watson, Jonesborough; two brothers, Bill Tester, Jonesborough and John Henry "Butch" Banks, Johnson City; two nieces, Kim Dawson and Ginny Banks, both of Johnson City; one nephew, John David Banks, Johnson City; one aunt, Ann Clay, Jonesborough; special pets, Bessie, Regal & Stitch; and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Head officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Telford Cemetery. Pallbearers will be cousins Joe Clay, Steve Clay, Chris Clay and Calvin Clay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, c/o Jaime Tester, 911 Kendrick Creek Rd., Kingsport, TN 37663. Condolences may be sent to the Ball family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • JESSIE BARKER -91, Newport News, VA
  • NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Jessie Barker, 91, a native of Keokee, Va., died Tuesday (April 5, 2005) in Newport News and will be buried beside her late husband, Lawrence Barker, in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens near Big Stone Gap. Jessie loved Keokee and her neighbors. Some will remember her craft displays of crocheting, dolls, and quilts, while others will remember her as the daughter of Lee and Sally Barker, who owned a grocery store in Keokee. She was a member of Rawhide Missionary Baptist Church in Keokee. Barker Jessie is from a family of nine children: six of her brothers (Otis, Elmer, Lee, Aubrey, Arthur and Palmer) and one sister (Tula) are deceased. Her only surviving brother is Oscar Barker of Rock Hill, S.C. In her later years, Jessie lived with her two sons and their wives, Lawerence Barker, Jr. and wife, Mary (Hunt) Barker in Newport News and Keith Barker and wife, Rita Ann (Morris) Barker of Hampton, Va. There are six grandchildren, Ann Confer of Reston, Va., Allen Barker and Brittany Ashworth of Newport News, Karen Stoneham of McGaheysville, Va., and Larry and Debbie Barker of Austin, Tex. There are also four great-grandchildren, Todd and Scott Confer of Reston, Va., and Kelsey and Brian Stoneham of McGaheysville, Va.; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap, Va. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Maggard and Elder Roy Flanary officiating. Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the local Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be sent to holding@compunet.net


  • Mrs. INA KENNERLY BARKLEY
  • Mrs. Ina Kennerly Barkley 88, formerly of 1309 Barkley Road, Telford died Saturday Oct 31, 1998 at Asbury Center. She was a native of the Sulphur Springs community and a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Abigail "Abbie" Garst Kennerly. Mrs. Barkley was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Bethel Christian Church, Limestone. Mrs. Barkley was a member of Bowmantown Home Demonstration Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Justice D. Barkley and two brothers. Survivors include one daughter Mary Jane Calhoun, Seymour; two granddaughters , Laura Padilla, Hyattsville, Md., and Meriam Bull, Knoxville; one grandson, Daniel Calhoun, Seymour; three great-grandchildren, Carolina Fadilla and Daniel Padilla, both of Hyattsville and Emily Bull, Knoxville


  • ANDREW "Atlee" BARNES GRAY

    Andrew "Atlee" Barnes, 95, 400 Hales Chapel Road, Gray, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at his home. Mr. Barnes was a Washington County native and a son of the late James Fuller and Nancy Wilmina Barnes. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co., Kingsport, in 1980. Mr. Barnes was a member of Gray United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Attie Jenkins Barnes; one daughter, Lola Marvene Hodges; one son, Allen Dean Barnes; two sisters, Thelma Keefauver and Lena Reedy; and one grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Cornwell, Gray, and Evelyn Norwood, Biloxi, Miss.; one sister, Glenna Sarver, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Kela Hodges, Gray, Kathy Himibeau, Colonial Heights, Va., and Tina Katz, Biloxi; four grandsons, Mark Norwood, Biloxi, Chris Hodges, Kingsport, Alan Cornwell, Gray, and Kent Barnes, Halifax, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Andrew "Atlee" Barnes, 95, 400 Hales Chapel Road, Gray, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003. Mr. Barnes was a native of Washington County, Tenn., and a son of the late James Fuller and Nancy Wilmina Barnes. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1980. Mr. Barnes was a member of Gray United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Attie Jenkins Barnes; one daughter, Lola Marvene Hodges; one son, Allen Dean Barnes; one grandson, Allen Keith Barnes; and two sisters, Thelma Keefauver and Lena Reedy. Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Cornwell, Gray, and Evelyn Norwood, Biloxi, Miss.; one sister, Glenna Sarver, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Kela Hodges, Gray, Kathy Himibeau, Colonial Heights, Va., and Tina Katz, Biloxi, Miss.; four grandsons, Mark Norwood, Biloxi, Miss., Chris Hodges, Kingsport, Alan Cornwell, Gray, and Kent Barnes, Halifax, Va.; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Gray Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Mike Hubble and Rev. Buddy Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • CHARLES DWIGHT BARNES - GRAY
  • Mr. Charles Dwight Barnes, age 77, Gray, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Barnes was a native of Washington County and son of the late William Virgil, Sr. & Nannie Kate Deakins Barnes. In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnes was also preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Ruth Kincheloe, Helen Jackson and Bernice Hale and one brother, William “Bill” Barnes. Mr. Barnes was a member of Gray United Methodist Church. He sang in the choir and was a very active church member. He was a Plant Manager for Burlington Industries. He was an avid UT sports fan his entire life. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Velma Gray Barnes, Gray; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles “Chuck” & Donna Barnes, Lilburn, GA and Randy & Kim Barnes, Colonial Heights; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie & Terry Miller, Maryville, TN; four grandsons, Justin Barnes and wife, Nicole, Atlanta, GA, Joshua Barnes, Atlanta, GA, Tyler Barnes, Colonial Heights, and Abram Miller, Maryville, TN; two granddaughters, Katie Barnes, Lilburn, GA and Olivia Miller, Maryville, TN; one sister, Lucille Broyles, Limestone; one brother, Ivan Barnes and wife, Charlotte, Gray. Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Monday, February 9, 2009, at Gray United Methodist Church with Rev. Ramon Torres officiating. The family will receive friends form 5:00-8:00 pm Monday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Galen Fitzgerald, Robert Barnes, Bill Squibb, Don Kinchloe and the Men’s Bible Class at Gray United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund 2108 Oak Street P.O. Box 8068 Gray, TN 37615. Condolences may be sent to the Barnes family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • DAVID PAUL BARNES Gray
  • Mr. David Paul Barnes, age 92, Gray, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Barnes was a native of Washington County and son of the late David Paul, Sr. & Nell Sherfey Barnes. In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnes was also preceded in death by one sister, Eloise Barnes Hall and one brother, James F. Barnes. He was a lifelong member of Gray United Methodist Church. Mr. Barnes was a WWII US Army Veteran Master Sergeant having served in the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers in China under General Claire Chenault. He also served in Panama prior to his time in China. He was a recipient of a Bronze Star. He was a Mason at Sinking Creek Lodge #575 F&AM and a member of Gray Ruritan Club. He retired from the Kingsport Press as a cost estimation manager. Survivors include his wife June Newland Barnes, Gray; son and daughter-in-law, David Kim & Lathia “T.R.” Barnes, Johnson City; daughter and son-in-law, Kristin B. & Terry L. Hampton, Gray; three sisters, Virginia Sanders, Chuckey, Irma Mae Lucas and Marjean Alexander, both of Gray; four grandchildren, Kimberly A. Barnes, Charles F. Barnes, Jason B. Hampton and Jennifer E. Abramat; three great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, September 3, 2010 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Gray United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Kidd and Rev. Jim Goddard officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Charles Barnes, Michael Abramat, Paul Lucas, Frank Barnes, Jeff Barnes, David Joe Hall, Leon Newland and Mark Alexander. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at Gray United Methodist Church 2108 Oak Street Johnson City, TN 37615. Condolences may be sent to the Barnes family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, Tennessee


  • David Smith Barnes
  • David Smith Barnes, 87, 25 Autumn Creek Court, Gray, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Life Care Center of Gray following a brief illness. Mr. Barnes was a native and lifelong Washington County resident and the son of the late Andrew and Bessie Smith Barnes. He was a 1942 graduate of Boones Creek High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Mr. Barnes was an accountant for Mason & Dixon Truck Lines, retiring after thirty years of service. He was Past-President of the former Mason & Dixon Credit Union. Mr. Barnes was a faithful member of Gray United Methodist Church, where he served through the years in various capacities. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Barnes and Leola Gray. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Mary Joyce Shell Barnes; three children, Andy Barnes and wife, Marsha, Gate City, VA, Carol Slonaker and husband, David, Bones Creek, and Tim Barnes, Gray; one sister, Vivian Adams, Gray; seven grandchildren, Julia Barnes, Joseph Slonaker, Brittany Slonaker Copas and husband, Adam, John-Reed Barnes, Anna Joyce Barnes, Jordan Barnes and Andrew Barnes; a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Friday, August 5, 2011, at 4:00 P.M. from Gray United Methodist Church with Reverend Lloyd Jones, Senior Minister of Gray United Methodist Church, and Pastor Andy Barnes, Senior Minister of Gate City Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Gray Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mr. Barnes’ sons, Andy and Tim Barnes, son-in-law, David Slonaker, and grandsons, Joseph Slonaker, Andrew Barnes and John-Reed Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Johnson, Sidney Smallwood, Jack Krouse, Effie Grace Myers, Ida Riley, Jack Parsons, Leon Overbay, Bill Trent, Rufus Hood and members of the Open Fellowship Sunday School Class of Gray United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Barnes family


  • EUGENE BARNES
  • Iowa City, Iowa -- Eugene "Satch" Barnes, 60, Sterling, died Mon., Nov. 13, 1995 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital after a brief illness. He was a Washington County, Tenn. native and a son of the late Dan and Kate McGee Barnes. Mr. Barnes was a truck driver and had operated a small engine repair business for several years at his home. He was an Air force veteran. Mr. Barnes was a member of Rock falls (Ill.) American Legion Post 902 and the 40&8. Mr. Barnes helped start the Whiteside County Chapter of REACT and the Rock River Valley Emergency Team. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma Dean Barnes; two brothers, E.K. "Buck" Barnes, Rock Falls and Kenneth "Red" Barnes, Telford; two sisters, Dorothy Peavler, Auburndale, Fla., and Caroline Woodward, Jonesborough; five nieces and three nephews. Dillow-Taylor, Jonesborough, was in charge


  • Mrs. WILMA DEAN KEYS BARNES
  • Mrs. Wilma Dean Keys Barnes, 62, Pine St. Jonesborough died Wed. March 11, 1998 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Niles and Anna Mary Bales Keys. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary, Sterling, Ill. She attended Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Mrs. Barnes was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Satch" Barnes in 1995 and one brother. Survivors include four sisters, Marilyn Roberts, Limestone, Jo Rita Thompson, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Nancy Luster, Jonesborough and Linda Fann, Limestone, one brother, Ray Keys, Limestone; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • STEVEN GLENN BARR Gray
  • Steven Glenn Barr 49, of Gray. Steven was of the Baptist faith and entered into Heaven on Saturday, May 1 after a brief and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Kingsport. Steven was employeed by Eastman in Lifting Services for 32 years. He recieved his associates degree in Computer Science from Northeast State Community College and is a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Steven was a devoted, compasionate, loving, proud, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all. His hobbies were many but had a huge heart for quilting. He taught us so many things while he was living and even more when he was dying. Always faithful and is an unforgettable man. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Advanced Home Health Care, Blue Ridge Neuroscience and Church-Hill EMS. He is preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Barr and Kathleen Dillow Barr. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 20 years Sherry Depew Barr; two sons, Matthew Barr and Jeremy Blair; two daughters Aimee Lane and Jessica Blair; Grandson, Corbin Lane; sister, Susan Barr Light and husband Terry; Mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bobby and Louise Depew; brother-in-law, Bobby Depew and wife Jackie; sister-in-law, Sharon Addington; brother-in-law, Michael Depew and wife Leslie; sister-in-law, Denise Whitfield and husband Greg; nieces, Tara Light, Shannon Depew, Cortney Depew, Brittany Depew and Anna Whitfield; nephews, Jack Depew, Aaron Whitfield, David Depew, Vincent Addington and Abram Whitfield. Family will recieve friends Monday, May 2 at Tri-Cities Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. services will follow at 8:00 P.M. in the chapel with Pastor Jerry Hensley officiating and a special speaker Gary Cross. Burial will follow Graveside services at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 3, in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbeares will be Jeremy Blair, Matthew Barr, Bobby Depew, Terry Light, Larry Horton, Donnie Middleton, Frank Hayes and Kerry Trivett. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Arnold, Craig Adkins, Pete Foster, Hubert Dixon, Randy Bright and Lifting Services at Eastman. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Browders Chapel, 538 Browders Chapel Rd., Hiltons, Virginia or American Cancer Society-Brain Cancer or Journeys End No-Kill Animal Shelter 423-579-2244. Please visit us at www.tcmgandfuneral.com to place a condolence to the family or for additional information please call 423-323-5167. Tri-Cities Funeral Home is Honored to serve the family of Steven G. Barr


  • CLYDE WALTER BARRON, JR - JOHNSON CITY
  • Mr. Clyde Walter Barron, Jr. age 55, Johnson City, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Barron was a native of Washington County and son of Glenna Mae Barron, Jonesborough and the late Clyde Walter Barron, Sr. He was a member of Pinecrest Christian Church. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Barron, Johnson City; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa & John Treadway, Johnson City; son and daughter-in-law, William & Penelope Barron, Unicoi; grandchildren, Cody Barron and Tyler Barron, both of Unicoi; brother Ronnie Reed, Limestone; sisters, Dianne Earhart, Jonesborough, Wanda Hall, Limestone, Judy Barron, Johnson City and Jill Barron, Jonesborough; and several nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery with Brother Jerry Powers officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Earhart, Lynn Hall, William Barron, Cody Barron, Danny Markland, Bennett Solomon, Jamie Vandyke, Michael Dearstone and John Treadway. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Hall, D.J. Earhart, Jamey Westmoreland and Chris Brown. Memorial donations may be to the Barron family, c/o Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home P.O. Box 98 Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Barron family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • ELBERT BARRON JR - FALL BRANCH

  • Elbert Barron, Jr., of Fall Branch, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 5, 2009, after a period of declining health. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and retired in 1992 from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation after 42 years of service. Junior was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church where he faithfully served his Lord until his health no longer permitted. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather. Known for his heart of gold, he made an impact on everyone he met. He was always happy, never met a stranger, and always put everyone before himself. In his spare time, Junior repaired lawn mowers and loved working in his garden. Preceding him in death were his parents, Elbert (Eb) and Lillie Mae Barron; one sister, Ruth Chase; and three brothers, Earl Barnes, J. W. (Shorty) Barnes, and Kenneth Barron. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret (Tootsie) Barron of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Mitzi and David McConnell of Lawrenceville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Violet Barron of Fall Branch; grandchildren, Joni Barron, Sean McConnell, and Scott McConnell all of Lawrenceville, GA; mother-in-law, Isabell Parton; sisters-in-law, Betty Ryans, Shirley Greene and husband Bobby, Goldie Barron, Verna Barnes, Priscilla Parton; several nieces, nephews; many close friends; and his little buddy, Sparky. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Jeff Farrow and Dr. Allan Forbush and also the Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department, Washington County EMS, Station #9. Receiving of friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch. Mr. Barron will lie in state from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the church with very special friend Rev. Vic Wallace officiating. Final resting place will be at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Sean McConnell, Doug Barron, Chris Barron, Tom Barnes, Cecil Barnes, Richard Chase, Jimmy Moody, Jerry Gibson, and Mitch Lester. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott McConnell, Phillip Ryans, Bobby Garst, Jack Dockery, Kyle Huffman, and Tim Moody. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mr. Jesse Looney, 213 Cox Springs Road, Fall Branch, TN 37656. Please visit hamlettdobson.com. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Elbert Barron, Jr


  • GEORGE BARRON Kingsport
  • George G.C. Barron 80 Blue Heron Dr died Wed September 18, 1996 at his residence. He was a Washington County native and a son of the late Arthur and Mary E Mitchell Barron. Mr Barron retired from Tennessee Eastman Co after 34 years of service. He was a farmer. Mr Barron was also preceded in death by his wife Mrs Junevive Barron in February, two sisters and three brothers. Survivors include one son Jerry Barron, Gray; one sister Doris Linville, Gray; one brother B.G. "Guy" Barron, Gray ; one granddaughter Shanda Bell, Gray; one grandson Chad Barron, Gray; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, was in charge


  • Jonesboro woman killed by train
  • Mrs. JAMES M. BASKETT elderly resident of Jonesboro was killed instantly yesterday morning about 10 o'clock when she was hit by the engine of the Southern freight train at the junction of the old highway and the tracks. Witnesses say Mrs. Baskett attempted to beat the train but was hit by a projection on the front of the engine. She was thrown for about fifty feet. Mrs. Baskett was apparently walking down the side of the track toward the station and upon hearing the train, turned and ran back toward the crossing where she attempted to cross. She is survived by two sons Will of Tracey, Calif. and Paul of Seaford, De. ; five daughters Mrs Russ Campbell and Mrs. Charles Thornburg of Jonesboro, Mrs James Fulkerson of Blountville, Mrs. Ray D. Martin and Mrs. Zane Miller of Kingsport, three brothers, Gaines, Rutledge and Henry Rogers and one sister Mrs. William Ball all of Telford, and seventeen grandchildren. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete


  • PAUL BASKETT - BLOUNTVILLE

  • BLOUNTVILLE — Paul Baskett, 85, Hawley Road, passed away Tuesday at Bristol Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. An agricultural community leader, he owned and managed three dairy operations in three counties in a family partnership. Their Echo-Hills Holstein herd was nationally known; animals were frequent winners at shows across the Southeast; some were sold and exported to other countries. Paul was a long-term director of the Appalachian Holstein Breeders, Sale Chairman for many years of their successful sales which attracted nationwide buyers, and instrumental in the success of the 1980 National Holstein Convention Sale held on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He also served on the board of Washington County DHIA. Supportive of young family farmers, he often sold animals to beginning dairymen in affordable sales agreements to give their herds a good start. His encouragement to young dairy enthusiasts fostered the successful careers of many in the dairy industry. He was the original founder and owner of Muddy Creek Moto-Cross and Raceway in Blountville. A great believer in his Lord, he was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, Jonesborough. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Wanda Luster Baskett; brother, Ruble (Junior) Baskett; parents, Ruble and Eva Baskett. He is survived by his sons, Lynn (companion, Julie Tisdale), Jonesborough, Jim, Limestone (companion, Karen Jones); grandson Joshua Paul Baskett; granddaughter Kim Fleming (Jason), Jonesborough; brother, Mike (Lisa), of Jonesborough; sisters, Geneva Murray (J.S.), Wilma Baskett, both of Jonesborough, Lorna Evans, Chuckey; sister-in-law, Jerri Baskett, Jonesborough; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; valued farm associate, Tommy Cloyd; treasured caregiver, Teresa Pelletier; and special friend, Gladys Duvall. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Jonesborough, TN. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Joe Blankenship and Rev. Vic Wallace presiding. Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends will also be received at the home on Hawley Road, Blountville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Oak Hill Baptist Church, (specify to either General Fund OR Cemetery Fund) 2501 Highway 81N, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch is serving the family of Paul Jack Baskett


  • Mrs. ADDIE MITCHELL BAYLESS
  • Mrs. Addie Mitchell Bayless, 97, Bayless Rd. Jonesborough, died Tues. Nov. 25, 1997 at her residence. She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late William T. and Emma J. Guinn Mitchell. Mrs. Bayless was a homemaker and had taught for many years in the Washington County School System. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, where she had served in many capacities. Mrs. Bayless was also prceded in death by her husband, Jessie C. Bayless, one brother and one sister. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • ANNA RUTH BEARD Jonesborough

  • Anna Beard, 85, went to sleep in her home and woke up with Jesus on January 6, 2012. A native of Washington County, she was the youngest daughter of the late Robert and Ida Crookshanks. She was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and East Tennessee State College. She retired in 1991 from the Washington County Dept. of Education after 40 years of teaching at Fall Branch H.S., Jonesboro H.S., Boones Creek H.S. and Daniel Boone H.S. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Beard; infant sons, James D. and Robert Lee Beard; sisters, Evelyn Martin and Elizabeth Carson; and infant brother, James Crookshanks. Survivors include Christine Hughes and husband, Larry, Marilyn Woodward and husband, Eddie, Deanna Kaywood and husband, James, Gloria Beard and husband, Timothy Stacy, James Beard Jr. and wife, Judi, Angela Watkins, Holly Moffitt, Robbie Barlow, Reiko Casteen, J.W. Barlow, Drew McCarty, Madison Beard, Dillon Barlow, James & Anna Richardson, Ava Greenlee, several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service for Anna Beard will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012, in the Sunrise Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Services with Rick Clowers and grandson Drew McCarty officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Graveside and Committal service will be held in Beard Cemetery following the Celebration of Life. Pallbearers will be sons-in-laws: Larry Hughes, Eddie Woodward, James Kaywood, Timothy Stacy, and grandsons Robbie Barlow, J.W. Barlow, Drew McCarty. Friends may also call at the residence of Anna Beard from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or Back Yard Missions at Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1882 Old Boones Creek Rd., Johnson City, TN


  • HOBERT N BEARD HR - BOONES CREEK

  • Mr. HOBERT “H.M.” BEARD, Jr. age 85, Boones Creek, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Asbury Place of Johnson City. Mr. Beard was a native of Washington County and son of the late H.M. Sr, & Sue Brown Beard. In addition to his parents, Mr. Beard was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Beard Martin. He was a member of Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Beard was a retired Chemical Tech for Eastman Chemical Company. Survivors include his wife, Edna Walsh Beard, Gray; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Debbie Beard, Jonesborough; step-children, George Walsh (Mary Webb), Patti Crowder (Kenny), all of Johnson City and Rose Mary Cooper (Earl), Fall Branch; sister, Margaret Beard Davis, Colonial Heights; grandchildren, Melanie Rogers (Glen) and Shannon Nelson, (Andy) all of Jonesborough; great-grandchildren, Hayden Rogers, Morgan Rogers, Logan Rogers, Drew Nelson and Emily Nelson; step-grandchildren, Shelley Heaton, Sarah Crowder, Drew Walsh, Drake Walsh, Hope Miller and Charity Hamilton. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Clowers officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Beard’s Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Nelson, Glen Rogers, Lee Freeman, Claude Beckner, Harry Shelton and Gordon Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Club at Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1882 Old Boones Creek Rd., Johnson City, TN 37615. Condolences may be sent to the Beard family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • VIRGINIA BOWSER BEASLEY - KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT – Virginia Bowser Beasley, age 77, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Wexford House. She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Bonnie Pearl Hamilton Bowser. In addition to her parents, her husband, Robert Beasley; and one brother, Robert Bowser Jr., preceded her in death. She was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter and son-in- law, Deborah and Jim Dodson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Phyllis Laney, George Jr. and Yvonne Laney; two sisters and brother-in-law, Imogene Leedy and Janice and Billy Joe Fitzgerald; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three step grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family received friends Thursday evening and services were held at 8 p.m. with Dr. Roy Graves officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bus Fund of Wexford House, 2421 North John B. Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN 37660; or Sunnyside Baptist Church, 406 Cooks Valley Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664. Graveside services will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. in the Gray Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Beasley. Virginia was the granddaughter of Venia Hunt & William Edward Bowser and the great granddaughter of Robert Ellis Hunt & Mary Emmaline Martin Hunt. I remember Virginia as a good basketball player at Sulphur Springs and so were the Uncles before her who were on the first Sulphur Springs Basketball team


  • GLADYS BELL - GRAY

  • Gladys Buckingham Bell, 79, of Gray, passed away Wednesday evening, December 8, 2010, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Gladys was born November 29, 1931, in Washington County, TN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all; especially to her beagle named Buddy. Gladys was a great cook who enjoyed cooking and doing for others. She had a great love for music and for vacationing with family at the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Shell and Hazel Buckingham; her husband, Robert C. Bell; and one son, Gerald R. Bell. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Cutshall, and her husband, Jim, Johnson City, and Mary Blevins, and her husband, Lee, Duluth, GA; and daughter-in-law Karen Bell, Maiden, NC. Other survivors include grandchildren Allie Blevins, Maddie Blevins, Melissa Ballard, Beverly Mauldin, Andrew Bell, Donavan Bell, Tyler Bell, Anne Barnett and Mary Vertner; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to special friend Shirley Marriott, Dr. David Moulton and to the staff of the Appalachian Christian Village. The funeral service for Gladys Bell will be conducted Friday, December 10, 2010, at 7:30 PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Richter officiating. The graveside committal service will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 11:00 AM in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM. to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30 until 7:30 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Others wishing to visit are encouraged to stop by Gladys’ residence in Gray. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association-TN affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215-9805. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Bell family


  • Mrs. NELLE KEYS BELL - Kingsport
  • Mrs. Nelle Keys Bell, 88, 137 Rolling Acres Drive, Gray, died Tuesday March 9, 1999 at Wexford House following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bell was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late William and Amy Taylor Keys. She attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bell was a 1993 graduate of East Tennessee State University Johnson City and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She taught school for many years in the Washington County School System. Mrs. Bell was a World War II Navy veteran, having served in Hawaii and worked at the Pentagon for several years. She attained the rank of lieutenant commander. Mrs. Bell was employed by Curtiss Publishing Co., for Ladies' Home Journal and retired as editor of Jack and Jill Magazine. Survivors include two sisters Mrs. Evelyn Hood, Rochester, N.Y. and Eleanor Heckroth, Tonawanda, N.Y.; two brothers Will Keys, Gray, and Charles Keys, Colonial Heights community; and several nieces and nephews. Gray was in charge


  • Beulah Ruth Shipley BellamyChurch Hill
  • Beulah Ruth Shipley Bellamy, 90, of Church Hill, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. She was born in Hawkins County and resided in Scott and Hawkins Counties her entire life. Beulah was a homemaker and an active member of Cameron Methodist Church, Way Cross, VA, until the last few years due to declining health. She has since lived at The Village at Allandale in Kingsport. Ms. Beulah loved reading, especially her Bible and devotions, playing Scrabble and gardening. She loved cookouts and family meals and to have her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Summers Bellamy Sr.; parents, Samuel and Faynette Monroe Shipley; sisters, Mary B. Blevins and Selma Shoemaker; Granddaughter, Vicky Tittsworth; father-in-law, Samuel Bellamy; and sister-in-law, Relia B. Dean. She is survived by her daughters, Sharron Tittsworth and husband, Vance, of Church Hill, Pamela Carpenter and husband, Clyde III, of Knoxville; sons, Hugh S. Bellamy Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Gate City, Anthony (Tony) Bellamy and wife, Susie, of Church Hill; Granddaughter, Sherry Price and husband, Bob; grandsons, Will Bellamy and wife, Vandi, Jason Bellamy and wife, Angie, Sam Bellamy, Clyde Carpenter IV and Matthew Carpenter; two step-grandsons, Robert and Allen Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac and Hannah Price, Kihley, Jackson, Ann-Clark Bellamy; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Aldameda S. Landiss, of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors David Neel and Jon Rogers officiating. Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday at 11 a.m., with family and friends gathering at the graveside at 10:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be Randall Davidson, Danny Davidson, Mark Litle, John Grubb, Ernest Miller, Mike Grim and Bruce Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Cameron Methodist Church Sunday School Class. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the residents and employees of Virginia’s Garden at The Village at Allandale for helping make Mom’s last years happy ones. Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Methodist Church, ℅ Betty Davidson, 279 Possum Creek Rd., Gate City, VA 24251; or to the charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Beulah Shipley Bellamy


  • TRULA BOWSER BINGHAM KINGSPORT

  • Trula Bowser Bingham, 76, Kingsport, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center following complications from heart surgery. Born in Gray, TN, Trula had resided most of her life in Kingsport. She had been a member of Preston Hills Presbyterian Church for 36 years. Trula was an avid GMC Motor Home enthusiast traveling throughout North America with her husband, Ray. They were active members of multiple GMC Chapters, such as Dixielanders, Eastern States, Tidewater Crabs, and GMC Motor Homes International, where Trula had served as Eastern area Vice President for four years. She was a loving wife of 56 years, a devoted mother and grandmother and had a great love of sports and quilting. Surviving are her husband, Ray W. Bingham, Kingsport; one daughter, Patti Satterfield and husband, Larry, Huntersville, NC; one son, Mike Bingham and wife, Diane, Norcross, GA; three grandsons, Brett Satterfield, Christopher Bingham and Blake Bingham; sister-in-law, Jo Ellis, Myrtle Beach, SC; one nephew, Steve Bingham and wife, Carol, Kingsport; and one niece, Julie Ellis-Behnke and husband, Rutledge, Boston, Massachusetts. Entombment services will be private. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Preston Hills Presbyterian Church with Rev. Barron Hopper officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Preston Hills Presbyterian Church, 4701 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664


  • BILLY JOE BOLTON- LIMESTONE

  • Mr. Billy Joe “Gaggie” Bolton, age 81, Limestone, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Bolton was a native of Washington County and son of the late Everett & Mary Alice Walker Bolton. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bolton was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Charles Bolton Sr.; daughter, Nancy Patricia Bolton; great-granddaughter, Summer C.V. Lewis; brother, Howard Everett Bolton; and a sister, Lorene Constance Bolton Pope. He was a member of Mt. Bethel Christian Church. Mr. Bolton retired from Magnavox and was a farmer. He also retired as a lifetime member of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department as Deputy Chief. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Sue Bolton, Limestone; sons, Frank Bolton and wife, Sandy and Timmy Bolton; grandchildren, Lisa & Bobby Durbin, Scott Reaves, Randy Bolton Jr., Jody Eliza Bolton, Kim & Brian Headrick, Shaun Bolton, Chad & Kristie Bolton, Sandy Bolton, Jonathan Hartman, Jason Bolton, Amy & John Lewis, Nola Bolton and Rose Bolton; 23 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and special friends, Lori Miller and Robin Brickie. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and other times at the home of Timmy Bolton, 406 Washington College Station Rd., Limestone. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Marvel, Pastor Charles Morgan and Chaplain Donnie Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Limestone Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shaun Bolton, Chad Bolton, Jason Bolton, Jordy Whetsell, John Lewis and Jonathan Hartman. Honorary pallbearers will be Limestone Volunteer Fire Department and Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the Bolton family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • RUTH BOOHER - PINEY FLATS

  • PINEY FLATS — Ruth Booher, 79, of 468 Baywood Drive, Piney Flats, died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the NHC Health Care Center of Johnson City. She was a native of Sullivan County, daughter of the late Joseph and Susie Swift Fenner. Ruth was a homemaker and member of the Edgefield United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Virgel Booher; two brothers; and three sisters. Having been a minister’s wife for fifty years, she was a member at one time or another of several different United Methodist churches. She had been at Edgefield UMC since 1992. Ruth loved making a home for her husband and children. Survivors include: a son, Charles Booher, of Bluff City; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Chad Kelley, of Johnson City; a grandson, Austin Booher, of Fort Drum, New York; three granddaughters, Kelly, Taylor and Katie; four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, September 2, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. at the Edgefield United Methodist Church, under the direction of Rev. Estel Williams and Rev. Homer Roller. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at four. Burial will follow in the Edgefield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Robert Kelley, Barry Redman, Mike Berry, Bill Smith, John Smith, Cecil McGlamery and Norman Miller. Memorials may be made to: the Edgefield UMC general fund, Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521


  • DEREK HUNT BOWMAN - BOWMANTOWN
  • BOWMANTOWN — Derek Hunt Bowman, age 74, of 473 Bowmantown Rd., passed away early Monday morning at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Joe L. and Amy Walker Bowman. Derek was born and raised in Washington County, having spent his entire life in Bowmantown and worked as a dairy farmer. He was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church and was an avid Rook player. Derek loved his family and Bowmantown. Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his parents Joe L. and Amy Walker Bowman and a brother, Kreed Bowman of the Bowmantown Community. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret Ferguson Bowman of the home; his children, Bo Bowman and wife Tammy of Knoxville, Julie Johnson and husband Tony of Gray, Joe Bowman wife Kim of Bowmantown and Andy Bowman and wife Jada of Bowmantown; one sister, Phyllis Powell and husband Hobart of Jonesborough; eight grandchildren, Derek and Whitney Bowman of Knoxville, Zach and Bailey Johnson of Gray, Megan and Chris Bowman of Bowmantown and Kayla and Kelsey Bowman of Bowmantown; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Bowman’s family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon 1 – 3 p.m. and Wednesday evening 5 – 7 p.m. at Bowmantown Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Bowmantown Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Crossnoe officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Derek Bowman III, Zach Johnson, Chris Bowman, Hobie Powell, Jim Powell, and Eddie Good. Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Webb, Bill Squibb, Henry Williams, Fred Southerland, and Nephews. The family would like to extend a Special Thanks to 4500 wing at JCMCH for being so kind during Derek’s stay. (Note to Florists – flowers may be delivered to the church anytime Wednesday. 418 Bowmantown Rd. Bowmantown Community.) Gray Funeral Home is proud to be serving the family of Derek H. Bowman


  • Mrs. JOYCE ANN BABB BOWSER -GRAY
  • Mrs. Joyce Ann Bowser, 67, 576 Buckingham Road, Gray, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bowser was a Scott County, Va., native and moved to Kingsport in 1950. She was a daughter of the late William Audley Babb and Elva Naomi Hall Babb. She was a 1953 graduate of Lynn View High School. Mrs. Bowser was a Christian. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alice Kate; an infant brother, Leon; an infant sister, Brenda; two other sisters, Darlene Bruner and Glenna Wheat; and one other brother, Perry Babb. Survivors include her husband, James Donal Bowser; two sons, Michael James and Duane Scott, both of Gray; one daughter, Donna Annette, Gray; three sisters, Ruth Arnold, Marlene Manis and Marcella Cavin, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Gary Kay Babb, Ira Jackson, Lucian Audley Babb and Sidney Phillip Babb, all of Kingsport; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Ann Bowser will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating and assisted by the Rev. Jody Jenkins. Music will be furnished by Nathan Salyers. Graveside services will be Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Junior Babb, Billy Babb, Anthony Babb, Dale Deakins, Dan Deakins, Doug Deakins, Lynn Bowser and Steve Bowser. Calling hours will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Gray Funeral Home. A very special thanks to Melissa Scheurer, RN, and the hospice team for their help and support over the last two weeks. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, James D. (Donal) Bowser; two sons, Michael James and Duane Scott; one daughter, Donna Annette, all of Gray; two very special grandchildren, Andy Scott Bowser and Ashley Suzanne Bowser; three sisters, Ruth (Virgil) Arnold, Marlene (Morrison) Manis, Marcella (Raymond) Cavin, all of Kingsport; four brothers, Gary Kay Babb, Ira Jackson, Lucian Audley Babb and Sidney Phillip Babb, all of Kingsport; one very dear niece, Janice Deakins; and special friend, Margie Hale of Gray who have given great support to our family; several nieces and nephews. A very special thanks to Melissa Scheurer RN and the Hospice Team for their help and support over the last two weeks. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home, Gray. Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating and assisted by the Rev. Jody Jenkins. Music will be furnished by Nathan Salyers. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Junior Babb, Billy Babb, Anthony Babb, Dale Deakins, Dan Deakins, Doug Deakins, Lynn Bowser and Steve Bowser. ray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • ROBERT "Poncho" BOWSER -GRAY
  • Robert "Poncho" Bowser, 74, 174 Hog Hollow Road, Gray, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Bowser was a Washington County native and a son of the late Floy and Berly Barry Bowser. He was a brick mason. Mr. Bowser was a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Hamilton Bowser; one daughter, Christine Bowser, Gray; two stepdaughters, Tammy McMillan and Nancy Cole, both of Gray; two stepsons, David "J.J." Hamilton and Richard Hamilton, both of Gray; one brother Don Bowser, Gray; one granddaughter; two stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Robert "Poncho" Bowser will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2001 in Gray Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Morris officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gray Chapel and other times at the home 174 Hog Hollow Rd. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2001 in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jamie Painter, Hal Ferguson, Gentry Ferguson, Gregory Hamilton, Dwayne Bowser, Michael Bowser, Lynn Bowser, and Gale Almany. Those wishing to go in procession to the cemetery are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. There will be full military service at the grave by Dwight Byrd No. 3382 Color Guard. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, 477-3171, is in charge of arrangements


  • LAKE KEEN BOYER - ALPHARETTA, GA
  • ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Lake Keen Boyer, age 92, formerly of Jonesborough (Harmony community), died Saturday, January 17, 2004, in Alpharetta, Georgia. A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Pierce B. and Achsah Sherfey Boyer. Mr. Boyer was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and Lincoln Memorial University. He served as a County Agent, High School Agriculture teacher in North Carolina and Florida, and retired after years of service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mr. Boyer was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Moulton Boyer; one sister, Jo B. Cunningham; and two brothers, Mack P. Boyer and Don C. Boyer. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra B. Satterfield, of Rockville, Maryland; his son and daughter-in-law, Lake K. Boyer II and Connie Boyer, of Duluth, Georgia; three grandchildren, Mark T. Satterfield, Seoul, Korea, Lake K. Tripp Boyer III and wife, Susan, of Canton, Georgia, and Traci B. Avery and husband, Brett, of Cumming, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Lake K. Boyer IV and Schuyler Elizabeth Boyer, of Canton, Georgia; one sister, Ruth B. Pierce, of Elizabethton; and several nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch Chapel. Services will follow at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Michael Oaks officiating. Interment will be in Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City

  • LOUISE BOYER- JOHNSON CITY
  • Louise Ford Boyer, 93, 2018 Sherwood Dr, Apartment 223, Johnson City, TN, died Saturday, January 29, 2005, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. Mrs. Boyer was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Fletchie P. Ford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mack P. Boyer, in 1995; and two brothers: William Cecil Ford and Raymond Howard Ford; and one sister, Mildred (Kate) Harmon. A sister-in-law, Ruth Pierce, Ivy Hall, Elizabethton; cousins, Sara Cunningham and husband, David, Memphis, TN, Josie Lee Reilly, Kingsport, and Margaret Goodhue and husband, Dave, Montrose, CO, survive her. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Jane Gray Collier and husband, Dr. Dwayne Collier, Rome, GA, Lake K. Boyer Jr. and wife, Connie, Atlanta, GA, Dr. James Reuben Pierce, Elizabethton, TN, Sandra Satterfield, Rockville, MD, and David Pierce, Kingsport, TN. Mrs. Boyer was a graduate of Science Hill High School and attended ETSU. She also completed several correspondence courses in banking. At the time of her retirement from First Peoples Bank, she was an assistant Vice President. She was very active in community service, during the twenty-six years that she worked at the bank. Mrs. Boyer was a very giving person and during her 80-year membership at Central Baptist Church was active in the Dorcus class and in Missionary work. She also taught Sunday School. She was a 50-year member of Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Monday Club. She was a past board member of the Sister Cities, National Association of Bank Women, Tipton-Haynes Historical Farm and served on the originating board of the Carroll Reece Museum. Mrs. Boyer was also a charter member of Shady Oaks Garden Club and Garden Lovers Club. A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Boyer will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 5, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. The graveside service will be officiated by Rev. R. Willard Warfield and Dr. Ron Murray. Family and friends are to assemble at the funeral home at 10:40 AM and proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends 9:30 to 10:30 AM Saturday, February 5, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Active Pallbearers will be Dr. Douglas Crockett, A.R. McCart, George Bill Smith, Ambers Wilson, Joe Wallen and John Squibb. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Horace Cupp, Dr. Stanley Vermillion, Dr. Jack Williams, Dr. R.A. Calandruccio, William Hensley, Brooks Sossomon, S. Richard Jennings, Richard Lewis, C.H. Robbins Jr., C.E. Parker, Bill Bays, Coolidge Johnson, Dr. Charles Wofford and Frederick Brandt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, with the notice to be sent to Mrs. Jane Gray Collier, Six Oakmont Dr. SW, Rome, GA 30161-9593. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 (282-1521) is serving the family


  • Mrs. BLANCHE MOORE BRABSON -JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Blanche Moore Brabson, 80, 115 Scott Lane, Jonesborough, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Brabson was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Charles Raymond "C.R." Moore Sr. and Rosa Kelly Moore. She was a member of Telford United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Brabson was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ray Brabson, in 1990; eight brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Carla B. McLain, Johnson City; two brothers, Max E. Moore Sr., Telford, and Enoch B. Moore, Greeneville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Moore Brabson, 115 Scott Lane, Jonesborough, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Paul Broyles and the Rev. Ken Lytton officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Telford Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Louis Hamly, Brian Moore, Ron Moore, Frank Moore, Max E. Moore Jr. and Jim Nolan. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • PAULINE HARRELL BRINKLEY- GRAY

  • “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 Pauline Harrell Brinkley, age 97, of Gray Station/Sulphur Springs Community, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009, at Wellington Place of Colonial Heights, TN. She was a daughter of the late Mary Masters and John Mills Harrell. Ms. Brinkley was a native of Mitchell County, NC, and graduated from Tipton Hill High School. She was a homemaker and attended McKinley Memorial Bible Church of Johnson City. She loved her garden and helped her husband farm. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas M. Brinkley; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters. Ms. Brinkley was a wonderful mother to her three children. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and John Carl Moore, of Gray; two sons and daughters-in-law, John R. and wife, Brenda Brinkley, of Sulphur Springs Community, Bill and Shirlee Brinkley, of Gray; five grandchildren and their spouses, John II and Cindy Brinkley, James and Chris Brinkley, Linda and Rodney Hurley, William “Bill” and Teresa Brinkley, Rebecca and Todd Street; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 8 p.m. with Dr. Gene Lasley and Pastor Lenny Smith officiating. The family also will receive friends at any other time at the home of Bill and Shirlee Brinkley, 126 Hillview Court (Hillendale Subd.), Gray. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons, grandsons-in-law and Fred Reichert. The family appreciated the wonderful care that was given by Wellington Place of Colonial Heights and the many people that sat with her during her illness, also Pastor Lenny Smith, Dr. Gene Lasley, Dr. Ronald Hunter and her best friend, Betty Smith. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the Brinkley Family


  • WALTER BROCATO - Satellite Beach, Florida

  • Lt. Col. (Ret) Walter A. Brocato, 89, of Satellite Beach, Florida passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010. He was born and raised in Lawrence, Mass. He was a command pilot in the United States Air Force and honorably served his country for 37 years. Walter was a member of the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church, and many other organizations including; Brevard County Civilian Military Community Relations Council, Inc., The Air Force Association, The Retired-Officers Association, Order of Daedalians, Missile Space and Range Pioneers and Quiet Birdmen. He was a sports car enthusiast, and an avid reader. Walter was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an explorer, "always has been and always will be". He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Peggyanne; daughters, Suzanne (Richard) Underwood of St. Charles, MO, Candace B. Carlson of Ft. Myers, FL, Sherri (Erin) O'Boyle of Las Vegas, NV; nephew, Walter (Lil) Hemmerling of Portland, ME; grandchildren, Scott (Jodi), Tina, Joy (Bryan), and Hunter; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Rylan, Leo, Hayden, Jason and Kaitlyn. Funeral service will be held Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., at Satellite Beach United Methodist Church. Interment with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in the spring of 2011. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, www.freedomalliance.org/donate, or MOAACC (Military Officer Association of America Scholarship Fund) of Cape Canaveral, P.O. Box 254708, Patrick AFB, Florida 32925-4708. Condolences may be made to www.beachfuneralhome.com


  • MAUREEN NELSON KINCHELOE BROWN -01-29-2003
  • Mrs. Maureen Nelson Brown, age 98, Johnson City, died Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at the Appalachian Christian Village. Mrs. Brown was a native of Washington County and had spent most of her life in the Sulphur Springs area. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Jack and Florence Hartman Nelson. She was a beautician. Mrs. Brown was a former member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church before moving to Johnson City. She was the oldest living member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by two husbands, Horace Kincheloe and Alf Brown. Survivors include two nieces, Susie Shuler, Bryson City, NC and Jerry Jones, Sulphur Springs; two nephews, Don Nelson, Sulphur Springs and Dr. Jack Nelson, Johnson City


  • HANNAH GRACE BROYLES- LIMESTONE

  • "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 19:14 Hannah Grace Broyles, 8 years old, went to be with her Lord and Savior today this 27th day of June 2006 after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, John Lawson Broyles; and Uncle, Stanley Broyles. Hannah was placed in the loving care of her parents, Jeff and Teena Ross Broyles, of Limestone. They were given the opportunity to care and nurture her until the time God called her home. Hannah was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Telford where she came to know the Lord. She loved being active in the Awana Club each Sunday night. She loved being around her animals and wanted to be a Veterinarian. She always had a loving and giving heart for others. Hannah's one wish was "that everyone I know and love would go to heaven". Surviving, in addition to her parents, paternal grandmother, Lucille Broyles, Limestone; maternal grandparents, Lucille and James "Booty" Ross, Afton; godparents, Keith and Lanny Watts, Jonesborough; aunts and uncles, Johnny and Jo Broyles, Oak Ridge, Debbie and Steve Light, Donna and Mike Jennings, Arleen and Sammy Eastep, Jimmy and Rachel Ross, all of Limestone, Rhonda and Wayne Rose and Gene and Pat Ross, all of Afton, Wendy Rose, Augusta; special friends, Madison Hammitt and Haley Bishop; many cousins and many, many friends. A service to celebrate the life of Hannah Grace Broyles will be held 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Grace Brethren Cemetery with Pastor Robert Skeen and Pastor Dave Stockland officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Graveside service for Hannah will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2006, at Grace Brethren Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Steve Light, Jason Light, Bobby Slagle and Kevin Bishop. Honorary pallbearers: Quinton Broyles, Sammy Eastep, Andy Broyles, Dr. David Kalwinsky, Rocky Cochran, John Moore, Dale Kyker and all the other friends that touched her short life. Memorial donations may be made the St. Jude Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the Broyles family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • FRED BRUMIT- GRAY
  • Fred DeVault Brumit, age 73, 210 Boone Station Rd, Gray, died Friday, June 6, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, Mr. Brumit was the son of the late Roy L. and Maureen Sylvester Brumit. He was a former school teacher but had farmed for most of his life in the Boones Creek area. Mr. Brumit was active in the farming community, where he served as a member and former board member of the Washington County Farm Bureau from 1964-1997. In 1997, he was made an honorary member by the Farm Bureau. He also served as representative of the Young Farmer’s and Rancher’s Association, board member of the Washington County Farmer’s Co-op, board member of the Co-op Tobacco Warehouse, member of the Boones Creek Historical Association and also a member of the Tennessee Cattleman Association. Mr. Brumit was an active member of the Boone Trail Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survivors include one niece, Sandy Dunn, Johnson City; four nephews, Ed Brumit, France, Mike Brumit, Jeffersonvile, IN, Byron Brumit, Jeffersonville, IN, Sam Brumit, Gray; sister-in-law, Mary Brumit, Johnson City; several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services for Fred D. Brumit will be held Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 7:00 PM from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Gautney officiating. Graveside committal services will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 PM Sunday, will be Clyde Chisam, John Ford, Robert Helvey, Charlie Harris, Mike McNeese, Charles Patrick, Heyward Sells and J.W. Shew. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat and Helen McQueen, Sunday School Class of Boone Trail Baptist Church, Farm Bureau Board of Directors and J.L. Webb. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorials be given to either the Boones Creek Historical Association, 312 Christian Church Rd., Gray, 37615 or to the Northeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:30 until 7:00 PM. Condolences may be e-mailed to appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is in charge of the arrangements


  • Miss HELEN E. BRUMIT
  • Miss Helen E. Brumit, 64, Rt 1 Gray, died Friday, October 27, 1989 in North Side Hospital following a lengthy illness. Miss Brumit was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late Roy R. and Maurine Sylvester Brumit. She was retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. after 28 years of service. Miss Brumit was employed for eight years with the TPI Corp as credit union manager. She was a member of Boone Trail Baptist Church. Miss Brumit was preceded in death by one brother. Survivors include two brothers William S. Brumit, Jeffersonville, Ind. and Fred D. Brumit, of the home; two aunts, Verbena P. Brumit of the home and Thea Sylvester, Jonesborough; one niece and four nephews. Appalachian-Hartman Johnson City was in charge


  • ROBERT F. BRUMIT
  • Robert F. "Bob" Brumit, 56, Rt 17, Carroll Creek Road, died Tuesday March 8, 1988 following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Roy R. and Maurine Sylvester Brumit. Mr. Brumit received his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Tennessee State College and was employed as a school teacher for six years in the Sullivan County School System. He had been employed 24 years as an insurance agent with the Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. Mr. Brumit was a Korean War Army veteran, having served with the 21st Airborne Unit. He was past chairman for the Washington County Chapter of the Red Cross. Mr. Brumit served on the executive board of the Holston Baptist Association and also served on a committee of the Tennessee Baptist convention. He was a charter member, deacon and music director of Gray Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Fored Brumit; one daughter, Sandra Brumit; one son, Sam Brumit, Gray; one sister, Helen Brumit, Gray; two brothers, William S. "Bill" Brumit, Jeffersonville, Ind., and Fred D. Brumit Gray; one niece, seven nephews, two aunts; and one uncle. Appalachian-Hartman Johnson City was in charge


  • MILDRED FRANCES ALCORN BUNCHNicholasville, Kentucky
  • Mildred Frances Alcorn Bunch, 73, wife of Clyde Newton Bunch, died Thu. Mildred was born Jan 25, 1938 in Jessamine County to the late Garrett and Vela Dorris Morrow Alcorn. She was a member of Wilmore Free Methodist Church, was baptized in 1956 at Wesley Chapel Church. She was very involved in school and community activities and was the first woman elected to hold a public office in Jessamine County, serving as a county magistrate. Mrs. Bunch had served as president of the Democratic Woman's Club, president of the Jessamine Historical Society, was on the High Bridge Park Committee, the 1998 Jessamine Bicentennial celebration committee and Jessamine Co. Concerned Citizens. Her employment included the Jessamine County Clerk's office and the Jessamine Times. Additional survivors include daughters, Donna (Barry) Miller, Suedell (George Freitas) Lathrem , Barbara (Robert) Cooper, Brenda (Dean) Geary and Sandra (Mark) Horton; grandchildren, Timothy (Melanie) Cooper, Brandon Cooper, Samuel and Andrew Lathrem, Kristen and Grant Miller, Garrett and Matthew Woods and Tyler Horton; great grandchildren, Maranda Spickard, Dustin Cooper, Kiera Bradley, Starcia Fraley and Max Webster; a niece Frances Felden and a nephew, Carl Puckett. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Renda Ann Puckett and her husband Carl. Services will be 11am Mon at Betts & West Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Fitch officiating. Burial in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Sun. Her grandchildren will serve as bearers. Donations are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass. www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on September 18, 2011


  • MARY RUSSELL DEVAULT BUTCHER Johnson City
  • Mary Russell DeVault Butcher, age 92, died Monday, December 11, 2006 at her home in Johnson City. Mrs. Butcher had also resided in Bristol, TN and Leesburg, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Martha Fain DeVault and her husband of fifty years, James Nolden Butcher. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Churches in Bristol and Leesburg. Mrs. Butcher’s interest in the history of Washington County ranged from her activity in the State of Franklin DAR to opening her home, the DeVault Tavern, to tour groups and historical organizations including the Governor’s School. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Casto Ramsey of Abingdon, VA ; two children, Martha B. Crowe, of the home and Jim Butcher of Bristol, TN; four granddaughters, Elizabeth and Maggie Crowe, both of Johnson City, Cassie Peters, Mechanicsville, VA and Jamie Butcher, Princeton, NJ; and one great grandson, Thomas Noah Peters, Mechanicsville, VA. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00 pm Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Leesburg with Dr. David Wadsworth officiating. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers are encouraged to make donations to the memorial fund of their choice. Condolences may be sent to the Butcher family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • ALYNE CLARA BYRD - DALLAS
  • DALLAS — Alyne Clara Byrd, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of last Saturday morning, June 11, 2005. She was the daughter of the late A.W. and Vista Tipton. Except for the last five years, she was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Theodore R. Byrd; grandson, Theodore Jacob Byrd; four sisters, Helen Elizabeth Tipton, Betty Jane Dykes, Fleta Merritt and Maxine Gross; three nephews, David Amicone, Keith Gross and Terry Hannabas; one niece, Charlene Ellis; one great niece, Amy Conley; and five brothers-in-law, Charles Merritt, Grant Byrd, R.L. Hannabas Jr., William Gross and Leonard Amicone. She is survived by: Susan and Richard Armey (her daughter and son-in-law), Betsy Byrd and her son, Ryan, (her daughter and grandson), Thomas (Chip), Christine, Emily and Baby Oxendine (her grandson, grand daughter-in-law, great granddaughter and expected great grandchild), Scott, Pam and Chloe Oxendine (her grandson, grand daughter-in-law and great granddaughter), Thelma, Darlene and R.L. Hannabas III (her sister, niece and nephew), Billie Jean, John, Leonard, Timothy, Mark, and Beth Amicone (her sister, nephews and niece), Fred Dykes Jr., Fred Dykes III, Jeffrey, Rodney and Kimberly Dykes (her brother-in-law, nephews and niece), Debbie Merritt, Jan, Tracy, Dale and Stanley Gross (her nieces and nephews), Sarah Byrd, Leola Byrd and Joyce Booher (her cousin, sister-in-law and niece). Although space does not permit their listing, Mrs. Byrd also loved and was survived by many children and spouses of her nieces and nephews. She spent most of her career as a computer key punch operator at ET&WNC where she made many lifelong friends. Following her retirement from ET&WNC, she owned and operated her own business, “Something Different,” for several years. She was a committed believer in Jesus Christ. Even though she attended several out-of-state churches in recent years, she retained her membership in Skyline Heights Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. The family will receive friends at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, Tennessee, on Friday, June 17, 2005, from 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at 2:00 P.M. at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with interment to follow immediately. Mr. Stanley Gross, evangelist, will be officiating. Pallbearers will be: Chip and Scott Oxendine, Richard Armey, Fred Dykes III, R.L. Hannabas III, Dale Gross, Timothy Amicone and Don Hughes. Condolences may be sent to the Byrd family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Funeral services conducted by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


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  • HOUSTON T. CAMPBELL - JONESBOROUGH

  • Mr. Houston T. Campbell, 87, Jonesborough, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Campbell was born in the Bowmantown Community of Washington County on July 15, 1922, to Benjamin B. (Ben) and Alverta (Vertie) Taylor Campbell. He was a member of Telford United Methodist Church, where he served as trustee, chairman of the trustees, and chairman of the Official Board. He also served on the Washington County Foster Care Review Board. Houston received his primary education at Campbell’s School, and his secondary education at Sulphur Springs High School in Washington County. He entered East Tennessee State Teachers College in 1940, enrolled in a radio technology course sponsored by the United States Military, taught at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, and Philco Training School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He entered active duty in the United States Air Force in 1943 and served as a radio technician in the North African Campaign and the CBI (China, Burma, India) Theater during World War II. He was assigned to the 1st Tactical Air Communications Squadron, which directed close air support to the British and Chinese Infantry in the Irradwaddy Valley in Burma. He served in the Chekiang Province of China. The Squadron in which he served received several citations for meritorious service and Houston received a citation and a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service to his country. Upon his discharge from the military, he reentered East Tennessee State College and taught agriculture under the G. I. Bill of Rights at Washington College and Fall Branch High Schools in Washington County. In 1950, he married the love of his life, Virginia (Ginny) Patton. In 1953, Houston began work at Sperry Farragut, later called Raytheon, where he worked until he took early retirement in 1985 to care for the family farm. At Raytheon he supervised Quality Control in the machine shop. He was active in the ASQC (American Society for Quality Control). Houston holds a patent on a fence-gate system and is the author of a book, THE BIG TRIP: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II, which is in the ETSU Archives, the World War II Museum in New Orleans, and the Library of Congress. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ginny, of the home, his brother James B. Campbell and his wife Lynelle, Louisiana, his sister Eva Southerland and her husband Jake, Jonesborough, a sister-in-law Shirley Richards and her husband Doug, Jonesborough, a beloved friend and caregiver Brenda Pike and her children, Randy Briggs, Melissa Bowman, Kim Dunn, and Dawn Briggs all of Jonesborough, friend and caregiver Debbie Hensley and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant sister Elizabeth Ruth. Houston has donated his body to the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Telford United Methodist Church, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at 8 p.m., with Rev. Ken Litton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm prior to the service. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society NE Office, 508 Princeton Rd. Suite 102, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 Condolences may be sent to the Campbell family at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • ROLAND HILL CAMPBELL>/B> - Limestone
  • Mr. Roland Hill Campbell, age 88, Limestone, passed away Monday, June 21, 2010, at John M. Reed Nursing Home. Mr. Campbell was born in Washington County and son of the late Ross and Lena Miller Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emily Woodward Campbell; and three brothers, Urey Campbell, Clemmer Campbell and Fren Campbell. He was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church. Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theatre of Operations. He served with General Patton’s 3rd Army and received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the VFW. He was an avid gardener. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dirk & Sandra Campbell, Telford; one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie & Johnny Gaby, Greeneville; five grandchildren, Henry Gaby (Chrissy), Greeneville, Rachael Cloyd (Josh), Conklin Community, Ross Campbell (Rebecca), Charleston, Kirsten Brown, Johnson City, and Ashley Campbell, New York City, NY; daughter-in-law, Fay Campbell; three great grandchildren, Campbell Gaby, Isaac Gaby and Andrew Cloyd; and one brother, Clay Campbell, Madisonville, TN. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, at Dillow Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wolfgang Wendland officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Interment services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sonny Armentrout, Henry Gaby, Ross Campbell, Josh Cloyd, Gary Miller and Randy Cloyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Houston Campbell, Jackie Adams, Henry Williams, Ronnie Street and Fred Southerland. Condolences may be sent to the Campbell family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • VIRGINIA LEE PATTON CAMPBELL

  • Mrs. Virginia Lee Patton Campbell, age 83, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010, at the NHC Healthcare of Johnson City. Mrs. Campbell was born September 1, 1927, to the late Thomas C. (Claude) Patton and Artie Jane Murr Patton. Ginny was also preceded in death by her husband, Houston T. Campbell. She received her primary education at Telford Elementary School, her secondary education at Washington College High School and her college education at East Tennessee State College, where she graduated with a double major in home economics and business. She participated in several student organizations including the Glee Club and Phi Alpha Sorority. Virginia started her teaching career in 1948 at Fall Branch Elementary and High Schools, where she taught fifth grade and business courses. After seven years she moved to Jonesborough High School, where she taught business courses for fourteen years. For thirty-two years she served as Director of Food Services for the Washington County School System. She retired in 2001 following fifty-three years of service to the Washington County School System. She was active in the Tennessee School Food Services Association, where she held several positions including President. Virginia was also active in the American School Food Services Association, where she participated on several national committees. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Jonesborough Business and Professional Women’s Club. The family expresses their sincere thanks to Ginny’s many caregivers over the past five years; for more than four years at her home and the staff at NHC Healthcare during the last nine months of her life. Survivors include a sister, Shirley Patton Richards (Douglas), Jonesborough; brother-in-law, James B. Campbell (Lynelle), Baton Rouge, LA; sister-in-law, Eva Nell Southerland (Jake), Jonesborough; five nephews and numerous cousins. Memorial services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Looney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service and other times at the home of her sister. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Telford United Methodist Church, 1775 Old State Route 34 Telford, TN 37690; or McCarty United Methodist Church Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 423, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Campbell family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • GLADYS ANITA JOHNSON CARDER - JONESBOROUGH

  • Mrs. Gladys Anita Johnson Carder, 96, Jonesborough, Tn. died Sunday April 8, 2007 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Greenville TN and the daughter of the late Rev. W.H. and Hazel Reynolds Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Carder, her son, Ben Carder, Jr., two sisters and five brothers. Mrs. Carder graduated from Nickelsville High School in Nickelsville, Va., attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and graduated from East Tennessee State University. She was an elementary school teacher for 29 years. She was the oldest member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Ramsey, Bristol, Tn. and Carolyn Maden and husband Earl, Jonesborough, three sons; Mack Carder, Florida, Dan Carder, Sulphur Springs, and Sam Carder and wife Bobbie, Sulphur Springs, 13 grandchildren, Ron Ramsey, Allen Ramsey, Sherrie Spiegler, Beth Potter, Amelia Carder, Rebecca Hambly, Martha Renfro, Julie Griesen, Suzanne Richards, Rachel Whitten, Anita Poore, Samantha Lancaster, Ben Carder III, “adopted” granddaughter Christy Matthews Fellers, 23 great-grandchildren, a brother Coolidge Johnson and wife Edna, two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Trixie Johnson, Gene Johnson and Ralph Pietrangelo, all of Gulfport, MS, special care giver, Sue Oler, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm under the direction of Rev Jeff Moncier, Dr. George Odle, and Rev Parker Street. The family will receive friends at the church 5:30pm - 7:00pm prior to the service. Interment will be Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 11:00 am at the Sulphur Springs Cemetery Pallbearers will be Allen Ramsey, Ben Carder, Mike Spiegler, Mike Potter, Nathan Hambly, Scott Renfro, Michael Griesen, Allen Richards, Neal Whitten, Chuck Poore, and Craig Lancaster. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hall, Bill Gibson, Luke Johnson, Morris Johnson, Rodney Johnson, Gary Johnson, Greg Pietrangelo, Randy Johnson, Peder Johnson, Billie Johnson, Michael Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, David Johnson, J.D. Slagle, and Troy Howsen. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Carter[Carder] family at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • MARY LOUISE CHINOUTH CARMICHEL - JONESBOROUGH

  • Mary Louise Chinouth Carmichel, age 88, NHC Johnson City, formerly of Pleasant Valley Rd., Jonesborough, succumbed on July 15, 2008, after an extended illness. Mrs. Carmichel was born in Washington County, TN, to Roby and Anne Chinouth. Louise, as everyone knew her, was a graduate of Science Hill High School, JC Business Collage, and employed by Holston Defense until WWII was over. She was a faithful member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, being very active until her declining years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter S. Carmichel; one son, Gary Hunter Carmichel; and a sister, Dorothy Crowder. Survivors include one daughter, Julia A. Carmichel, Johnson City; one son, Danny K Carmichel, of the home; one granddaughter, Jessica R. Carmichel, Johnson City; and one grandson, Hunter S. Carmichel, of Taylorsville UT; daughter in law, Linda S. Carmichel; and several nieces and nephews. The celebration of life for Mary Louise Carmichel will be held Friday, July 18, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at The Garden of the Cross, Monte Vista Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Garber, Jim Carmichel, Jim Rash, Matt Carmichel, Butch Carmichel, Kenneth King, Jimmy Street and David Carmichel. Honorary Pallbearers are the staff of stations 3 and 4 of NHC Health Care. In lieu of flowers, any desired donations should be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the Carmichel family online at www.dillow-taylor.com Louise was the granddaughter of John R Chinouth and Laura Eunice Maupin Chinouth


  • LAURA CARRIER - GRAY
  • Laura Leigh Reese Carrier, age 24, Gray, passed away early Sunday morning, September 25, 2005, after a tragic incident. She was born and resided in Washington County (Gray) all her life. She was a daughter of the late Jannie Sue Murray Reese, who passed away July, 1999. She attended Daniel Boone High School and attended Gray Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Roby Murray, in 1982; and uncle, Jeff Murray, in 1988. Laura is survived by her two loving sisters, Kristi Reese Fisher and Wendy Suzette Reese, both of Gray; nieces, Leigha, Logan, and LaTanna Fisher, Kyleigh Gamble and Jannee Hodge; mamaw, Laura Dean Murray, of Gray; one aunt, Jennie Murray Johnson, and one uncle, Jimmy Murray, both of Gray; cousins, Crystal Vestal Gamble, of Fall Branch, James Murray, serving in Iraq, Cassidy and Jessee Murray. The family will receive friends Saturday evening 5-7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with services to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bo Castle and Evangelist Jody Jenkins officiating. Entombment will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Anyone wishing to attend the Entombment service is requested to meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Phil Williams, Shannon Fisher, Greg Dumas, Travis Gamble, Johnny Miller and Michael Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Dumas Jr. and Chance Cicora. The family will receive friends at her mamaw’s house, Laura Dean Murray, 1036 Gray Station Rd., Gray, TN 37615 at anytime. The family would like to thank all of their friends, neighbors, and co-workers for their prayers, love, and visits during such a tragic time for them. Gray Funeral Home is serving Laura’s family


  • BARBARA DIEHL CARSON - TELFORD
  • Mrs. Barbara Diehl Carson, age 77, Telford, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Carson was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Robert Christian & Lydia Bushong Diehl. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carson was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Deakins Carson; a brother, John Richard Diehl Sr.; and a sister, Eula Janette Diehl Squibb. She was an active member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church, CYB Club and Open Door Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Carson was a graduate of Jonesborough High School and ETSU Teachers College. She was a retired teacher and member of Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. She taught at Jonesborough Elementary for forty-two years and worked at Proffitt’s for eight years. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael & Diann Carson, Knoxville; two grandsons, Matthew Carson and Tim Carson, both of Knoxville; one sister, Virginia "Ginny" Maden, Jonesborough; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2006, at Jonesborough United Methodist Church with Rev. Brad Scott officiating. Interment services will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pat Maden, Brian Maden, Kent Maden, Chris Diehl, Kyle Carson and Eddie Skeen. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holston Habitat for Humanity, c/o Jonesborough United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 115, Jonesborough, TN 37659


  • CLAUDE ESTON CARSON
  • Mr. Claude Eston Carson, age 87, Johnson City, formerly of 122 Ferguson Road, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, November 11, 2011, at Colonial Hill Retirement Center. Mr. Carson was a native of Washington County and son of the late Hugh and Susan Morrow Carson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Carson was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Miner Carson; and three brothers, Medford Carson, Clive Carson and Herbert Carson. He was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church. Mr. Carson was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company. Survivors include one sister, Leona Armentrout, Telford; one brother, Elmer Glee Carson, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John A. Hackney officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Entombment services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at East Lawn Cemetery, Kingsport. Pallbearers will be Bob Miner, Tim Miner, Greg Carson, Bobby Carson, Tommy Carson, Gayle Carson, Gary Carson and Steve Carson. The family would like to thank the staff and resident care providers at Colonial Hill Retirement Center. Condolences may be sent to the Carson family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services


  • CLINT JOEL CARSON - INDIANAPOLIS
  • INDIANAPOLIS — Clint Joel Carson, 32, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, of complications from cystic fibrosis. Mr. Carson was a native of Wiesbaden, Germany, and a son of Douglas "Kit" and Sara Lynn Boyd Carson, Kingsport, Tenn. He was a graduate of Warren Central High School and Vincennes University. Mr. Carson was employed by Oliver Enterprises, Indianapolis. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Crisis and Suicide Intervention Services of the Mental Health Association in Marion County. Mr. Carson attended Sunnyside Baptist Church. Survivors include great-aunts and great-uncles, John W. and Margaret Baxter and Glen and Edith Baxter, all of Fall Branch, John Carson and Fred and Carolyn Carson, all of Limestone, Hattie Robbins and Sara Anderson, Kingsport, and Cecil Morritt, Gray; and several cousins. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Shirley Brothers (


  • DEAN EDWARD CARSON 1942-2002 Iowa City
  • Dean E. Carson age 60 of Iowa City died on Thursday December 19, 2002 following a brain hemorrhage at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic’s in Iowa City. Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 10:30 at the Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. He will be buried beside his parents and infant sister at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Iowa City at a later date. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home in Iowa City. Memorial donations may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Cancer Society. Dean Edward Carson was born in Iowa City the son of Brook G. and Sylvia Meyer Carson. He attended Iowa City Schools and graduated from University High School. During his high school years he played football and was on the track team where held the state long jump record for a number of years. Dean had many interests; he loved motorcycles, BMW’s, Indians, and Motto Guzi along with riding dirt bikes. He owned many performance cars including numerous Corvettes, a 57 Chevy, 59 Convertible, a G.T.O. and Chevelle. Dean loved the outdoors and was an avid trap shooter and fisherman. He enjoyed camping, good food and an occasional cold beer; he supported the N.R.A. and was a member of the Iowa Bass Masters and the Iowa Trap Shooters Association. Dean lived on the farm where he grew up, and worked at Oral-B in Iowa City for more than thirty years. He will be remembered for his ability to easily make friends and he served as the primary caregiver to his mother until the time of her death. Dean also passed along his love of guns and fishing to his grandson Tyler, they spent many hours together. Dean’s family includes a one daughter: Shawn and husband Chris Reynolds of Lone Tree: two grandchildren: Tyler and Makenzie Reynolds: one brother: Steve and wife Jeanette Carson of Oxford, a niece Michelle and husband Wade Wearmouth of Farrar, Iowa: two nephews Matthew and Tim Carson of Oxford along with numerous cousins. His parents and an infant sister preceded him in death. The Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service are caring for Dean’s services and his family


  • HERBERT CARSON - ELIZABETHTON
  • Mr. Herbert "Johnny" Carson, (handle name "Blue Hen") died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Hillview Health Care Center in Elizabethton after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Hugh W. and Susan Alice Morrow Carson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clive Carson. Mr. Carson attended Providence Presbyterian Church. Surviving: a sister, Leona Armentrout, Telford; 3 brothers, Medford Carson and Claude Carson, both of Jonesborough, and Glee Carson, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Mr. Carson will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Providence Cemetery. (Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.) Pallbearers will be Gayle Carson, Gary Carson, Steve Carson, Lynn Carson, Bobby Carson and Floyd Ayers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM Monday, June 2, 2003


  • JOHN ROSS CARSON - LIMESTONE
  • John Ross “Big John” Carson, 88, 239 Carson Creek Road, Limestone, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, Mountain Home. Mr. Carson was a Washington County native and a son of the late Courtney B. and Ada C. Lewis Carson. He was retired in 1972 as a dairyman, having operated a dairy farm on Carson Creek for more than 15 years. Mr. Carson was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the Rhineland and Central European Theaters. He received Theater Ribbons with two Bronze Stars, the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Carson and Max Carson; and one infant brother. Survivors include one brother, Fred Carson, Limestone; three nieces; three nephews; six great-nieces; six great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Interment services for John Ross "Big John" Carson will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2002 at the Providence Cemetery with Rev. Jim Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8;00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Survivors include one brother, Fred Carson, Limestone; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Carson, Limestone and Minnie Carson, Johnson City; three nieces, three nephews, six great nieces, six great nephews, and several great-great nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn


  • Mrs. MARIE M. CARSON -JONESBOROUGH
  • KINGSPORT — Mrs. Marie M. Carson, 77, Jonesborough, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Carson was a Rogersville native and had lived in Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Hagen and Louise Miner. She was a member of Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church. Mrs. Carson was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Claude Carson; two brothers, Robert “Bud” Miner, Waldorf, Md., and Lynn D. Minor, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours for Marie Carson are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John A. Hackney Jr. officiating. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gayle Carson, Gary Carson, Steve Carson, Matt Carson, Bob Miner, Tim Miner, Lewis Dooley and Larry Dooley. E-mail condolences may be sent to hamlettdobson@mounet.com. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn


  • MEDFORD MORROW CARSON- JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. Medford Morrow Carson, age 92, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Mr. Carson was born in Limestone, Tennessee, and was the son of the late Hugh & Susan Morrow Carson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Carson was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Carson; two brothers, Clive Carson and Herbert Carson. He was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church and attended Oak Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Carson was a WW II US Army Veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a Rural Carrier for the US Postal Service. He was a member of Harmony Ruritan Club. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve & Robbie Carson, Gary & Betty Carson, all of Jonesborough, and Gayle & Teresa Carson, Gray; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila & David Gouge, Jonesborough; brothers, Elmer Glee Carson, Kingsport, and Claude Carson, Jonesborough; one sister, Leona Armentrout, Telford; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Intensive Care Staff, especially Dr. Winston Bokor and nurses. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Victor Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2011, at Oak Hill Baptist Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Boone Dam Post 4933. Pallbearers will be Brad Rowe, Nick Rowe, David Gouge, Justin Hite, Aaron Ayers, Rob Hallett, Matt Carson and Justin Edmonds. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Shipley, Joel Shipley, Paul Baskett, Tommy Cloyd, Tommy Hubbard, Tommy Carson, Gregory Carson, Bobby Carson, Pam Rutherford and Billy Joe Keefauver. Memorial donations may be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 2501 Hwy. 81 N., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Carson family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN


  • OTIS CHANDLEY - GREENEVILLE
  • GREENEVILLE — Otis “Junior” Chandley, 75, Greeneville, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at his home. He was a member of The Church of God, His family noted that he loved the church. Mr. Chandley retired from the Xerox Corporation. Survivors include: Wife of 57 years: Wilma Keys Chandley; 2 Sons & 2 Daughters in Law: Ricky & Charlene Chandley, of Greeneville, and Gary & Tina Chandley, of Chuckey; 2 Granddaughters & their spouses: Misty & Chris Jones and Kristy & Nadim Najar Jr.; 1 Grandson: Adam L. Chandley; Great Granddaughters: Hannah Hill, Gabrielle “Gabby” McWilliams and Katelyn “Katie” Jones; 3 Sisters & Brothers in Law: Lois & Henderson Hood, of Kingsport, Betty & Harris Porter, of Lenoir City, and Linda & Jerry Dunford, of Maryville; 2 Brothers & 1 Sister in Law: Dale & Dema Chandley, of the Clear Springs community, and Wayne Chandley, of the Greystone Community; Many Friends and Neighbors; Julie Jones, Tina Chandley and June Rupert of Adventa Hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents: Otis & Bertha Estepp Chandley. Services will be conducted Friday, November 8, 2007, at 2:00 PM at Horse Creek Church of God. Interment will follow in the Horse Creek Church of God Cemetery. Brother Kevin Shelton and Brother Jackie Miller will officiate. Pallbearers: Gary Chandley, Rick Chandley, Adam Chandley, Nadim Najar Jr., Chris Jones, Vann Brooks, James Dale Chandley and Doug Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers: Forrest Hoppes, Amos Summey, Ray Brown, Joe Reed and Gary Fowlers and the Jonesborough Metal Detector Club. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at Horse Creek Church of God. Memorial contributions may be made to the Horse Creek Church of God Cemetery Fund, 905 Old Jonesborough Road, Chuckey, TN 37641. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com. Jeffers Mortuary, 208 N. College St., Greeneville, TN 37745; (423) 639-2141


  • RUTH LUSTER CHANDLEY - LIMESTONE
  • Mrs. Ruth Luster Chandley, age 91, Limestone, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Chandley was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Daniel & Orpha Aiken Luster. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Chandley was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “C” Chandley; two brothers, Byrl and Dean Luster; and one sister, Wanda Baskett. She was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ. Mrs. Chandley was a Homemaker who dearly loved her family, friends, and church. She was well known for her love and care of animals, and for being a wonderful cook. Survivors include a brother, Jack Luster, Telford; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jo & Carroll Kyker, Telford; and several nephews and nieces. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Ruth’s neighbors, friends, and church family who so faithfully visited and cared for her. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Charles Huff and Minister Gordon Ricketts officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family & friends. Honorary pallbearers will be men of Pleasant View Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant View Church of Christ, 155 Glen Dale Rd., Limestone, TN 37681. Condolences may be sent to the Chandley family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • LUCILLE HYDER CHAPMAN - HUNTSVILLE, AL
  • HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Lucille "Cindy" Hyder Chapman, age 97, died Sunday, February 26, 2006, in Huntsville, Ala. Mrs. Chapman was a graduate of Washington College Academy. She lived in Johnson City from 1929 until 1958 and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church there. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts and the PTA at the ETSU Training School where her children attended. Then she and her husband moved to Erwin, TN, where they owned and operated the Western Auto Store. She became a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Erwin where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was very active in the Women�s Society. She volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Bank, Share and Care, Unicoi County hospital gift shop and on the floor, Unicoi Hospital Auxiliary, and the Golden Senior Citizen�s Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Chapman; her parents, W. Joseph and Mary Hyder; two sisters, Maxie Ipsen and June Hyder; three brothers, Beryl, Harry and Rex Hyder. Surviving are her three children, Wendell B. Chapman and wife, Kay, of Newburgh, IN, Richard L. Chapman and wife, Bonnie, of Hillsboro, TX, and Mary Anne Woodward and husband, George, of Huntsville, AL; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; sixteen great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; five sisters, Reta Painter, Grace Rowe, Dorothy Sherfey, Mary Alta Wampler, and Eva Elizabeth "Timmy" Rowan; one brother, Daryl Gene Hyder. Visitation will be at Salem Presbyterian Church, Washington College Academy, on March 4, 2006 fro 1:00-3:00 PM. Funeral service will follow with Dr. Earle Barron officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Salem Cemetery, c/o Salem Presbyterian Church, 147 Washington College Road, Limestone, TN 37681. Online condolences may be sent to the Chapman family via e-mail at oakhill@stei.com. The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Lucille "Cindy" Hyder Chapman


  • T. J. TOM CHASE -Jonesboro
  • T. J (Tom) Chase 83 of Route 8, Jonesboro died at 7:45 p.m. (November 196-) Friday in Johnson City Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro and was a native of Sullivan County and had lived in Washington County for the past 35 years. Survivors include his wife Mrs Myrtle Keys Chase Jonesboro ; four sons Fred B., Luther W., Floyd T., and Clarence L. Chase all of Jonesboro; two daughters Mrs. Lura Elizabeth Carey, Johnson City and Mrs. Cora Lee Carey Jonesboro; three brothers William Chase, Shennandoah, Iowa ; Mack M Chase, R.C. Chae, Kingsport; four sisters Mrs. Italy Cox, Mrs Donna Mitchell, and Mrs. Eliza Hamilton Kingsport and Mrs Pearl Hale Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren ; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Rev Joe Strother and Rev Ortie F Bradshaw will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Flowerbearers will be friends and neighbors. The body will remain at the Kiser-Woodall Funeral Home until services. Kingsport Times-News obituary


  • JOANNA COCCHIARELLA - Merritt Island, Florida
  • Joanna Cocchiarella Merritt Island Dr. Joanna F. Cocchiarella, born May 12, 1930 in Parsons, West Virginia to John Harold and Atha Marie Felton, passed peacefully with her family by her side on December 9, 2010. Joanna is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Joseph V. Cocchiarella (Ret.) of Merritt Island, FL; son, Joseph Allen (and his wife, Sherri) of Orlando, FL; daughter, Susan Marie Cocchiarella Siemer (and her husband, Mark Russell) of Satellite Beach, FL and son, David Anthony (and his wife, Nancy Elizabeth) of Maitland, FL; four grand children, Robert Joseph and Mark David Siemer (Susans children), and Joseph Thomas and Jack Donald Cocchiarella (Davids children); step grand children, Garrett Christian and Olivia Jane (Josephs step children); brother, Wesley Felton (and his wife, Jean) of Pleasanton, CA; brothers-in-law, Luigi Cocchiarella of Nutley Cocchiarella, NJ and Dr. Nino Cocchiarella of Bloomington, Indiana and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Joanna was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Robert, Kenneth and Fred; her sisters-in-law, Lydia, Lucy, Janet, Hilda and Josephine and her brothers-in-law, Benito and Theodore. Joanna and Joseph both graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1952. After graduation, Joanna taught high school in Baltimore, Maryland while Joseph trained and subsequently received his officers commission in the United States Air Force in January of 1954. They were married in April of 1954 in Parsons, West Virginia. While Joseph served his country both at home and abroad, Joanna served as a distinguished officers wife and a mother of three. They came to Brevard County when Joseph was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in 1969; Joanna graduated with her Masters Degree from Rollins College in 1972 and subsequently received her Doctorate of Education from the University of Central Florida in 1990. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a devout Christian woman and minister of Gods word as well as a member of the United Methodist Church of Satellite Beach since 1969. Joanna was a teacher at Satellite High School for more than 20 years as well as a Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. Joanna was an active member and former Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution local Rufus Fairbanks chapter and one of the founding members of the Delta Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary association of teachers. She spent many years as a member of Florida Reading Teachers Association. Joanna would be honored by donations to the DAR and the Delta Kappa Gam ma scholarship funds. There will be a Visitation for family and friends at Beach Funeral Home in Indian Harbour Beach, FL on Tuesday, December 14, from 3 - 5 in the afternoon. A Memorial Service to honor Joannas life will be Tuesday, December 21, at 11:00 in the morning at Satellite Beach United Methodist Church, 450 Lee Ave, Satellite Beach, Flori da. A luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The family gives thanks to Health First Hospice and the staff of William Childs Hospice House for the loving care they provided to Joanna. Published in FLORIDA TODAY from December 12 to December 14, 2010


  • CIBLE JEAN COCHRAN - JONESBOROUGH

  • Psalms 116:15.... "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints". Mrs. Cible Jean Cochran, age 74, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Cochran was born in Wilson County, NC, and had lived in Jonesborough for 56 years. She was the daughter of the late Levi D. & Lucille Webber McCoy. Mrs. Cochran attended Community Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Harold Cochran, Jonesborough; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheria & Lloyd Johnson, Homosassa, FL, and Teresa & Larry Fitzgerald, Jonesborough; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger & Pam Cochran and Dwayne & Nancy Cochran, all of Jonesborough; sister and brother-in-law, Mavis & Raymond Murphy, Lecanto, FL; brother-in-law, Kendall Cochran and wife, Ruth Etta, Kingsport; grandchildren, Bret Johnson, Homosassa, FL, Andy Cochran, St. Petersburg, FL, Linsey Fitzgerald and Lauren Fitzgerald, both of Johnson City, and Madison Cochran, Jonesborough; two great-grandchildren, Bryson Johnson and Madelynn Johnson, both of Homosassa, FL. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Ponder officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday prior to service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family & friends. Memorial donations may be made to Medical Center Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, TN 37604. The Cochran family would like to send special thanks to Medical Center Hospice, Mooney’s Pharmacy and Dr. Ellen Nave. Condolences may be sent to the Cochran family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough. Cible was the daughter-in-law of Mary Sue Bailey Cochran


  • CYNTHIA CULVER COCHRAN - Palm Bay, Florida
  • Cynthia Culver Cochran, a Media Specialist employed by the Brevard Public School System for 34 years at both Palm Bay Elementary and Stone Middle School died peace fully in her sleep on December 30, 2010. Mrs. Cochran was born in Dothan, AL on November 16, 1953; and was a member of the Adams Street Baptist Church. The Culver family moved to Brevard County in 1957 and joined the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully served until her death. Mrs. Cochran was very active in several civic organizations, (Delta Sigma Theta, NAACP, Girl Scouts, Higher Education ministry and the Summit of Seven), whose goals were to help others and give back to the community. Preceding her in death in 2006 was her husband of 20 years, Eddie Cochran. Cynthia is survived by two daughters, Ambi M. and Raven S. Cochran; two Step-Children, Eddie C. Cochran Jr. and Sabrina D. Cochran; mother, Clorene T. Culver; four brothers, Clarence Culver, Phillip Culver, Rev. Charles Culver and James Culver. There were several causes that were dear to Cynthias heart, such as higher education and the nurturing of young children. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cynthias memory can be made to Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Palm Bay, Fl, Stone Middle School, Melbourne, Florida or Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Melbourne/Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter. Calling hours will be from 5-7pm, Friday at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church 2295 Dr. Harvey Riley St., Palm Bay. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Saturday at the Church. Services are en trusted to Buggs Funeral Home, Melbourne, FL. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on January 6, 2011


  • Mrs. MARY SUE BAILEY COCHRAN - Kingsport
  • Mrs. Mary Sue Bailey Cochran 86, N 3rd Ave Jonesborough, died here Sunday March 15, 1998 following a lengthy illness. She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Wesley and Lina Baskett Bailey. Mrs. Cochran was a homemaker. She was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church. Mrs. Cochran was also preceded in death by her husband, Hobart M. Cochran in 1991 and one daughter. Survivors include two sons Harold Cochran, Jonesborough and Kendall Cochran, Kingsort ; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge

  • LOSSIE R. COLLINS JR 74, Gray, Ga.
  • GRAY, Ga. - Lossie R. "Coach'' Collins Jr., 74, 168 Parker Drive, died Monday (Jan. 27, 2003) in the Medical Center of Central, Ga. Coach Collins was born in Elizabethton and had lived in Macon for the past 45 years. He was the son of the late Lossie R. Collins Sr. and Ota Hyder Collins. Coach Collins was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired teacher and coach from Bibb County Public Schools. He was a teacher and coach at Sulphur Springs High School prior to moving to Georgia. Surviving are his daughter, Cindy Collins Dumas of Macon; son, Chris Collins of Macon; brother, Charles Eddie Collins of Elizabethton; grandsons, Greg Dumas Jr., Colby Collins, Christian Collins, Cameron Collins, Conner Collins and Calen Collins; great-granddaughter, Madison Alexi Dumas; and his loving fiancee, Sulatha Blunt. Burial will take place at the Happy Valley Memorial Cemetery in Elizabethton with military honors at 3:30 p.m. today. Gray Funeral Home in Gray is in charge of arrangements in Tennessee


  • VIOLA COPAS - GRAY
  • Viola B. Copas, 85, of 370 Roy Martin Road, Gray, TN passed away Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Viola was born on August 19, 1919 and was a daughter of the late Fuller and Ruby Barry. She was a lifelong resident of Gray, TN and a member of Crossroads Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Wilson Copas, and a special granddaughter, Diana Hotz. Viola is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Darryl Pearce, Gray; two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Teresa Copas, Hilton Head, SC, and Randall and JoAnn Copas, Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Donna Wooldridge, Ft. Worth, TX, Jeff Pearce, Gray, Rick Pearce, Italy, David Pearce, Hillsboro, Oregon, Craig Copas, Hilton Head, SC, Candi Joneth, Chapel Hill, SC, Tammy Reynolds, Church Hill, Misty Copas, Kingsport; eight great-grandchildren, Jesse Wooldridge, Sydney Pearce, Todd Pearce, Jason Pearce, Michael Hotz, Stephen Hotz, Megan Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds; one brother and sister-in-law, Maynard and Joann Barry, Gray; four sisters, Reba Gray, Gray, Lorene Gresham, Gray, Myrtle Crouch and husband Jim, Boones Creek, Pansy Hyder and husband Darryl, Kingsport; and one sister-in-law, Thelma Copas. Calling hours are from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at Crossroads Christian Church, Gray, TN. Funeral services will be conducted immediately following the visitation under the direction of Rev. Clinton Andrews. Graveside committal services will take place Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 10:00 am at Hales Chapel Cemetery, Gray, TN. Pallbearers will be Richard Gray, Johnny Gray, James Gresham, Larry Crouch, Gene Hyder, Jeff Pearce, Pat Reynolds, and Alex Joneth. A special thanks to her church family for all their love and friendship. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Viola’s memory to Crossroads Christian Church Building Fund, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615 . Gray Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Copas


  • BETTY KEYS COX- FALL BRANCH
  • FALL BRANCH — Betty Keys Cox, 78, of 19125 Horton Highway, Fall Branch, TN died Saturday (December 20, 2003) at her daughter’s home after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Washington County, TN, she was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a retired employee of the Kingsport Press. Mrs. Cox was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Monnie Keys; husband, John Cox; son, Paul Junior Clark, two brothers and four sisters. Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Joanna Dykes and husband, Brent, Mary Nell Webb and husband, Richard, Patsy Trent and fiance, Bill Hensley, all of Fall Branch, Lois Siler and husband, Leo, Charlotte, NC, and Brenda Fresbie and husband, Danny, Dallas, TX; two sons, David Clark and Ronnie Clark and wife, Janice, both of Johnson City; one sister, Maxine Bales of Fall Branch; seven granddaughters, Debbie W. Campbell, Cindy Davis, Lori Davis, Jackie Davis, Micah Fresbie, Terry Fresbie, and Kim Clark; three grandsons, Tommy Norton and fiancee, Trudy McMurtery, Bobby Clark, and Josh Dykes; sixteen great granddaughters and seven great grandsons. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, or anytime at the home. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday at the Hamlett-Dobson Fall Branch Chapel with Rev. Joe Baker officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Bales, Bill Hensley, Josh Dykes, Tommy Norton, Danny Keys, and Bobby Clark. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Cox, Jess Looney, H.C. Johnson, Dale Barnes, Allen Cox, Dick Webb, Brent Dykes, and Nathan Cox. Memorials may be given to Oak Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 2501 Highway 81, Jonesborough, TN 37059


  • JOY COX
  • Joy Cox passed away at home after several years of experiencing health issues. In 1995 she was diagnosed at John Hopkins University Medical Center with Sjogrens, an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s glandular system. She spent her last 15 years residing in Washington County, Tennessee at their retirement home, Cox Haven, with her husband, Weldon Cox, of 50 years of marriage. Joy was the only daughter of Watson and Lucille Helvey. She is the wife of Weldon Cox for more than 50 years, and the mother of two sons and a daughter: Tod and wife Penny Cox, Kingsport, Dow and wife Bekki Cox, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, Alane and husband Wade Pilgrim, of Atlanta, Georgia. Four Grandchildren, Hunter Cox, Dow Weston Cox, India and Carley Anne Pilgrim



  • LEON 'CHIP' COX II - KNOXVILLE
  • KNOXVILLE – Leon Archer Cox II (Chip), age 57, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord following an automobile accident Thursday, August 6, 2009. Chip was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Tennessee Military Institute (TMI). Chip attended Lees-McRae Jr. College and graduated from ETSU in 1976. He was a member of Kappa Alpha. Chip was an avid hunter, enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon A. Cox. Chip is survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna Kelly Cox; children, Daniel, Matthew and Rebecca; mother, Ernestine Cox, of Johnson City; father-in-law, Ben Kelly, of Johnson City; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dee Dee and Blake Evans, of Nashville, TN, and Jill and John Vogt, of Rose Hill, NC; aunts; uncles; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church sanctuary with Pastor Scott Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2009, for Graveside services and interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, 205 Whitney Street, Johnson City 37604 (423) 257-4234. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Young Life Campership Fund, 911 Mountcastle Street, Knoxville, TN 37916-3303; or Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church World Missions, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN, is serving the Cox family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.clickfuneralhome.com


  • Rebecca “Becky” Rogers Cox
  • rs. Rebecca “Becky” Rogers Cox, age 95, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Four Oaks Health Care Center. Mrs. Cox was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Demarcus Jackson and Lola Smith Rogers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cox was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Cox, four brothers, Ted Rogers, Charles Rogers, Lawrence Rogers and Ab Rogers, and two sisters, Lula Pearl Haws and Pauline Ingle. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and an avid gardener. She enjoyed her flowers. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda & Charlie Hammitt and June & Jim McCracken, all of Jonesborough; one sister, Mary Alice Irwin, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Chuck Hammitt, (Cindy), Jonesborough, Michelle Campbell (Randy), Johnson City, Cheryl Storey (Wesley), Jonesborough, David McCracken (Allison), Jonesborough; great-grandchildren, Chris & Kacie Campbell, Johnson City, Allie Storey, Daniel, Brittany & Darin Gardner, all of Jonesborough and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11:00-12:00, Noon, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Wes Ford officiating. Pallbearers will be family & friends. Condolences may be sent to the Cox family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough

  • SAMUEL LEONARD COX - Kingsport
  • Samuel Leonard Cox, 72, Eastern Star Rd., Jonesborough died Sat., Feb 7, 1998 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. He was a lifelong Jonesborough resident and a son of the late Frank and Ola Jones Cox. Mr. Cox was a farmer and former bus driver for the Sulphur Springs Bus Line. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, where he was active with the Senior Adult Class, tape ministry, Senior Citizens Meal On Wheels and was chairman of the Usher Committee. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Mitchell Cox, two sisters, Loretta Chase, Chattanooga and Gerry Houk, Hixson; one brother, Jason K. Cox, Kingsport; two nephews; five nieces; several great-nieices and great-nephews; and one great-great-niece. Gray Funeral Home, Gray was in charge


  • WILLIAM L. "Larry" COX -JONESBOROUGH
  • William Lawrence “Larry” Cox, 79, Harmony community, Jonesborough, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, Mountain Home. Mr. Cox was a Washington County native and a son of the late William James(Jones) and Susie Keefauver Cox. He was the owner of Larry Cox Construction Co., Kingsport. Mr. Cox was a World War II Air Force veteran, having served as a pilot. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ceola Wheelock Walker Cox; two brothers, Earl Cox, Fall Branch, and Fred Cox, Weatherford, Texas; three sisters, Louise Judd, Cookeville, Eva Commer, Wichita, Kan., and Virginia Sutton, Monte Vista, Colo.; six nephews; three nieces; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews. William Lawrence "Larry" Cox, 79, Harmony community, Jonesborough, entered into Heavenly Rest Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, Mountain Home. Mr. Cox was a Washington County native and a son of the late William James(Jnes) and Susie Keefauver Cox. He was a building contractor and the owner of Larry Cox Construction Co., Kingsport. Mr. Cox served as a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ceola Wheelock Walker Cox; two brothers and their spouses, Earl and Mae Cox, Fall Branch, and Fred and Elaine Cox, Weatherford, Texas; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Louise Judd, Cookeville, Eva and Dean Commer, Wichita, Kan., and Virginia and Bert Sutton, Monte Vista, Colo.; six nephews; three nieces; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in the Gray Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steve Pate and the Rev. Mike Oaks officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. in the Gray chapel Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Interment will be in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home. There will be military rites by the VFW Color Guard Post No. 3382. The family has requested contributions for Harmony Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be nephews and close family members. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements


  • LINDA MAE HITE COX
  • Proverbs 31: 29-30: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised....

    Linda Mae Hite Cox, 64, of Jonesborough, TN, passed away at her home Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in the company of her loving family following a prolonged illness. A lifelong resident of the Harmony Community, Linda was born in Washington County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Harley T. and Francis Dolen Hite, of Fall Branch, TN. She graduated from Fall Branch High School in 1964 and married the love of her life on August 9, 1964. She was an active member of Harmony Baptist Church, where she relished the opportunity to minister to others as the Director of the Harmony Baptist Church Senior Citizens Ministry. Her passion for serving others led her to become a special caregiver to shut-ins through the church’s meal ministry. In addition to her unrelenting compassion for others, she organized numerous fundraisers and dinners for both Harmony Baptist Church and the Harmony Community, often encouraging others to serve by her selfless example. She served as the Director of Creative Cooking for The Appalachian Fair as well as a Failsafe Judge for the Washington County Election Commission. In 2007, her hard work was recognized by the community when she earned the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of Four Chaplains. The Legion of Honor Award program publicly recognizes and honors outstanding members of society whose lives model the giving spirit and unconditional service to community, nation, and humanity without regard to race, religion, or creed exemplified so dramatically by the Four Chaplains. Linda is survived by her husband of 46 years, Perry Leon Cox, of Jonesborough. She is survived by two children, daughter, Annette Michelle Cox Jackson and husband, James Christopher, of Jonesborough; and son, Jeffrey Leon Cox and wife, Jina, also of Jonesborough. She is survived by one sister, Mary H. Archer and husband, Tony, of Fall Branch, and one sister-in-law, Glenda Cox Byrd and husband, Stanley, of Gray. She is survived by an aunt, Beulah Jones, of Fall Branch. She is survived by five grandchildren, Logan and Sydney Cox and Kimberly and Ronnie Jackson, of Jonesborough, and Danielle Jackson Knipp, of Greeneville.. She is survived by one great-grandson, Tristan Knipp, of Greeneville. She is survived by two nieces, Christy Archer Parks (Chris,) of Fall Branch, Kimberley Byrd Walters (Frank), of Jonesborough; and one nephew, Rusty Byrd, of Louisville, KY; along with several great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Harley T. and Francis Dolen Hite, of Fall Branch. Visitation hours will be from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life at 8:00 PM Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Harmony Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1177 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, TN, officiated by pastors Steve Pate and Harold Morelock. Music will be provided by Ken Harris and Amy Culbertson. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Anyone wishing to attend the graveside please meet at the cemetery at 10:50. Serving as pallbearers will be Rusty Byrd, Teddy Ford, Brian Mitchell, Chris Parks, Scotty Robbins and Frank Walters. Honorary pallbearers will be George Gray Jr., John Kellner, Kevan Hite, Steve Hite, Jimmy Joe Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell and Reid Ratliff. Memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to the Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Harmony Baptist Church. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Linda Cox


  • MARION COX
  • Mr. Marion S. Cox, age 90, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Cox was a native of Washington County and son of the late Henry & Rose Good Cox. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cox was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Kinley Cox; a son, Ronnie Cox; and a brother, Jack Cox. He was a member a Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Cox was a United States Army Veteran, having served during WWII in the European Theatre. He farmed when he got out of the military and began working for H.T. Hackney Company, where he retired. He loved to camp and go to the beach. He also enjoyed working in the garden and yard. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry & Nelta Cox, Sulphur Springs, and Norman Lee & Brenda Cox, Elizabethton; grandsons, David Cox, Michael Cox, Billy Cox, Randy Cox, Ronnie Cox Jr. and Robert Norris; granddaughters, Angela Cox Hawkins, Debbie Lynn Cox Ritchie, Kimberly Cox Ferguson and Katina Cox; 21 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Kay Burnette. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Reed and Rev. Al South officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be sent to the Cox family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • ELIZABETH HAWK CORUM -JOHNSON CITY
  • Elizabeth Hawk Corum, 91, died Saturday morning, December 3, 2005, at NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City, where she had lived for three and a half years. Elizabeth grew up in the Fordtown community, having been born on July 5, 1914. She was always very active in her church and led many people to Christ through her Bible teaching and her life example. She had a love of music and sung with a quartet for several years. Elizabeth was well known for her outgoing personality, wit and smile. She was involved in community activities and PTA for many years. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, George and Florence Kitzmiller Hawk She was the last survivor of seventeen children with many, many nieces and nephews surviving. Elizabeth married Paul E. Corum in 1936. He died in 1995. They had two daughters, Paula Keys, from Gray, and Julia Hall and husband, Jerry, of Kingsport. Their three grandchildren were a great source of pride, Jerome Hall and wife, Melanie, Jason Hall and wife, Lindsay and Rachel Keys Myers and husband, Bill. They in turn gave Elizabeth nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and celebrate her life on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Proffitt officiating. Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jerry Hall, Jerome Hall, Jason Hall, Bill Myers, Larry Hawk and David Guinn. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Alzheimer’s Center of Upper East Tennessee, Inc., 2000 Greenway St., Kingsport, TN 37660. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the Corum family. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an e-mail condolence for the Corum family


  • CORA MAE CREASY - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Cora Mae Creasy, 91, 1011 Creasy Rd., Jonesborough, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her residence. Mrs. Creasy was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Stacy and Alice Owens Payne. She was a Homemaker and a member of the West Hills Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Creasy was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison L Creasy; four sisters, Ethel Bearfield, Ruth Futrell, Ida Jones and Mattie Pearl Rogers; and five brothers, Sherman Payne, Don Payne, Tom Payne, Ed Payne and John Payne. Survivors include two daughters, Betty and husband, Bob Conley, Connie and husband, David Deanhardt, one sister, Verna Barr, one brother, Russell Payne, two Grandchildren, Misty Deanhardt and Jeremy Deanhardt, all of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Cora Mae Creasy will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday. March 30, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Payne Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service. Interment services will be on Friday, March 31, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be David Deanhardt, Jeremy Deanhardt, Jerry Holtsclaw, JD Conley, Ricky Ingram and Kent Holley. Condolences may be sent to the Creasy family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • POLLY CREEKMORE
  • Creekmore, Pollyanna - age 88 went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2009. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Creekmore and seven siblings. Pollyanna graduated from Knoxville High school then the University of Tennessee, and earned her Master's Degree from Colombia University. She worked as a librarian at East Tennessee State University and as librarian of the McClung Historical Collection at Lawson McGhee library. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Pollyanna Creekmore music fund at Messiah Lutheran Church; 6900 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919. A memorial service will be held at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Friday afternoon at 3 pm. Please call Highland Funeral Home with any questions


  • OAKEY CROOKS of Marietta, Georgia

  • Oakey Joe Crooks, 74, went to heaven, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.He was born in Soddy-Daisy on June 28, 1936. Mr. Crooks graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering in 1957 from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.He retired from Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company in 1995 where he was employed as a Dynamics Engineer for 38 years.He enjoyed genealogy, fishing, hunting, gardening, reading, and delighted in spending time with family and friends. He was a devoted husband to his loving wife, Charlotte Ann Lewis, for 54 years in December and a devoted father to his five children. He dedicated his life to God. He was a charter member of LaBelle Heights Baptist Church. He and his wife are currently devoted members of Macland Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Hunt Crookshanks; father, James Madison Crooks and beloved granddaughter, Kelly Michelle Crowder Davis.He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and children, Deborah Carol Kennedy and husband, Don; Sheila Crowder McBride and husband, Jeff; Victoria Mercer Rittiner and husband, David; Oakey Joe Crooks Jr. and Yvonne Crooks Cline. Surviving grandchildren are Richard Crowder, Elizabeth Crowder Farr, Rachel Mercer, Ellen Rittiner and Henry Rittiner and great-grandchildren, Malcolm Crowder and Madison Farr. He is also survived by his brothers, Dr. William, James and Jesse Crooks and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Family will receive visitors at West Cobb Funeral Home on Macland Road in Marietta today, Sept. 12, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral will be held at Macland Baptist Church at 3732 Macland Road, Powder Springs, Ga. on Monday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Richard Walker will be officiating. Interment will follow at Cheatham Hill Cemetery in Marietta


  • RUBY HUNT CROOKSHANKS CROOKS --Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
  • Ruby Crookshanks Crooks, 100, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 20, 2010, from her home. She will be missed by her family and dedicated support team who cared for her. She was born and raised in Jonesborough, Tenn. She graduated from Jonesboro High School, attended Martha Washington College, and graduated from East Tennessee State College. She taught school at Wesley Chapel Elementary School in Grundy County, Tenn., Rossville Elementary School in Georgia and John Allen Elementary in Hamilton County, from which she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Oakie Crookshanks and Anna Stuart Hunt Crookshanks, of Jonesborough, Tenn.; husband, James Madison Crooks, of Soddy-Daisy; brothers, William Crookshanks, of Tennessee, Jess Crookshanks, of Florida; and great-granddaughter, Kelly Crowder Davis, of Georgia. Survivors include her sons and their wives, Oakey Joe (Charlotte) Crooks, of Marietta, Ga., Dr. William P. (G.G.) Crooks, of Bogalusa, La., James Roger (Glenda) Crooks, of Ooltewah, and Jesse Goldman (Diana) Crooks, of Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Seaton Tomyn officiating. Burial will follow in Varner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those who wish can make contributions to First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy to the Homebound Ministry in memory of Ms. Crooks at 10185 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today, March 22, at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy


    DUANE CROSS -Johnson City

    Duane Cross, age 92, of Johnson City, died Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Sullivan and Washington County, he was a son of the late Rice H. Cross and Nancy Mottern Cross, of Piney Flats. Mr. Cross was born in Sullivan County and graduated from Mary Hughes High School and received a B.S degree from Milligan College. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater of operations in the Quarter Master Co. of the 24th Division. Mr. Cross was a member of the Optimist Club and also of the Johnson City Country Club. He was a member of A.R.C. (Association of Retarded Citizens), and the Washington County Community Service. He was one of the founders of A.R.C. in 1961, and the Dawn of Hope. Mr. Cross served on the Board for a number of years for CORE-Residential Services. He was a member of First Christian Church since 1959, Johnson City, and the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class. He served on several committees at First Christian Church. Mr. Cross was President and CEO of Cross-Lacy Oil Company which served the Tri-Cities area for over 35 years. Duane was a great farmer and continued to grow beautiful tomatoes that were supplied by God’s beautiful rain and sunshine. Duane loved to play golf and spend time with his friends and family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cross in preceded in death by brothers, Olin Cross, R.H. Cross and Kyle Cross; sisters, Marjorie Cross Ralph, Dorothy Cross Torbett, Martha Cross Lacy. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Norma Hughes Cross, Johnson City; Daughters, Diane Mullins and husband, Phil, Isle of Palms, SC, Pat Blakely and husband, Tom, Knoxville, Kay Cross Copp, Johnson City, Martha Cross, Johnson City; 7 grandchildren, Amy Allen and husband, Chris, Chuck Bower and wife, Christy, Ashley Askew and husband, Chad, Katherine McDonald and husband, Ben, Mary-Michael Conkin and husband, Mark, Martha-Wayne Fleming and husband, Brian, Emily Ann Jennings and husband, Matt; Twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Cross and wife, Myrtle, Piney Flats. The funeral service for Mr. Cross will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Monday, January 16, 2012, with Dr. Bill Gwaltney, Mr. Chuck Bower and Dr. Tim Wallingford, Minister, officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. in the Atrium of First Christian Church prior to the service in the sanctuary. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 17, from the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Boone Dam V.F.W and members of the Army National Guard. Active pallbearers will be Chris Allen, Chad Askew, Mark Conkin, Dan Cross, Brian Fleming, Mike Lacy, Ben McDonald and Phil Torbett. Honorary pallbearers will be, Charlie McCoy, Reno Burleson, Dr. Gil Rannick, Hugh Bellamy, Frank Meroney, Harvey Carrier, Don McKelmont, and Don Ward. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Appalachian Funeral Home at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday to travel in procession to the cemetery. In lieu flowers memorial contributions may be made to Milligan College, P.O Box 500, Milligan College, TN 37682; or the CORE Residential, 409 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and Condolences may be shared online at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Cross Family


  • LELA CROUCH - GRAY
  • Lela Crouch, age 91, 511 Hales Chapel Rd., Gray, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Crouch was born in Greene County and was a resident of Washington County for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late William and Laura Archer Dickerson. Mrs. Crouch was employed at Flowers by Marge for twenty years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church as a young girl, attended Greenvale Baptist Church in Gray for several years and was currently a member of the Wayland Baptist Church, Gray. Mrs. Crouch had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gray for over fifty years and the Home Demonstration Club for over fifty years. She was married to the late Lloyd Edward Crowe for seventeen years and to the late Sanford Crouch for fifty-four years. Mrs. Crouch was also preceded in death by her nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Lloyd Crowe and wife, Lorene, Johnson City, Roy Crowe and wife, Dawn, Johnson City; her daughter, Sue Tipton, Gray; two step-sons, Gene Crouch and wife, Imogene, Gray, Huvil Crouch and wife, Susan, Johnson City; two step-daughters, Sanamae Russell, Gray, and Iva Whaley, Gray; six grandchildren, Rocky Crowe, Johnson City, Lea Ann Poteat, Johnson City, Sherri McAninch, Elizabethton, Sondra McCurry, Unicoi, Kelly Bowman, Johnson City, Kacy Crowe, Johnson City; six step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Helen and Candy Ward. The funeral service for Mrs. Crouch will be conducted Friday, May 19, 2006, at 8:00 P.M. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with Byron Paddock, Minister, officiating. The graveside committal service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2006, at 1:00 P.M. in the Gray Cemetery, where family and friends are asked to meet. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the Medical Center Hospice Foundation, 101 Med Tech Parkway, STE 101, Johnson City, TN 36704. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving the Crowe/Crouch family


  • LOUISE CURTIS - JOHNSON CITY
  • Louise Curtis, 87, Sulphur Springs, died Thursday, August 25, 2005, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Greene County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Julia Garst Light. She was married to J L Curtis for 64 years, until his death in January 2000. Mrs. Curtis was a loving mother, the spiritual leader of the family, and found great joy in being a homemaker. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir and provided altar arrangements every Sunday for many years from flowers that she grew. She was a member of the Eastern Star, where she served as Grand Representative to Connecticut. She was a member of the garden club, the home demonstration club, loved to travel and loved Christian music. She was a quilter, avid crafter and won many 1st-place awards at the Appalachian Fair. Survivors included a daughter, Judy Bellamy, of Johnson City; two sons and their wives, Ronnie Curtis and his wife, Patricia, of Jonesborough, and Dr. Jackie J. Curtis and his wife, Joyce, of Columbia, Mo; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Lori Bellamy Smith and her husband, Jim, Michael Bellamy and his wife, Kendra, Jay Curtis and his wife, Casey, Adam Curtis, Kathie Kays Perry and her husband, David, Kim Kays Motz and her husband, Cary, and Peter Kays; eight great-grandchildren; Abigail Smith, Lydia Smith, Jessica Curtis, Haley Curtis, Carter Motz, Tate Motz, Connor Perry and Dunovan Perry; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Tony Curtis; a brother, Earl Light; two sisters, Iva Ford and Buena Martin. The funeral service for Louise Curtis will be conducted at 8:00 PM, Monday, August 29, 2005, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, with Dr. Harold “Buddy” Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM prior to the service. The committal service will be conducted at 10:00 AM Tuesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:00 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, 1567 Gray Station-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Words of condolence may be sent to the family via e-mail at tetrick-jc@tetrickfunealhome.com. Arrangements for the Curtis family are through Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604


  • STANLEY DOUGLAS CURTIS- GRAY
  • Mr. Stanley Douglas Curtis, age 85, Gray, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Curtis was a native of Washington County and son of the late Roy & Mildred Archer Curtis. In addition to his parents, Mr. Curtis was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Wolfe; and a brother, Harry Curtis. He was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Mr. Curtis was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corps, having served during WWII. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Kodak after 43 years of service. He was a member of Sinking Creek Lodge # 575 F&AM, 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Elizabeth Jaynes Curtis, Gray; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Curtis & Ken Showman, Jonesborough; grandson, Preston Showman, Jonesborough; and a brother, Larry Curtis, Johnson City. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Monsier officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2009, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Williams, Jerry Lovegrove, Ben Carder, Scott Buckingham, Richard Shadden, Wayne Whitt, Ivan Pickle and Dan Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Carder, Troy Howsen, J.D. Slagle, Bobby Ford, Butch Pickle, Bill Squibb, Earl Maden, Mickey Curtis, Larry Hughes and Kenny Curtis. Memorial donations may be made to Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659; or Greenville Shriners Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Condolences may be sent to the Curtis family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


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  • Geneva Ruth Sifford Davison
  • BLOUNTVILLE — Ms. Geneva Ruth Sifford Davison, 79, Blountville, went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 22, 2011, at Greystone Health Care Center. She was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Joseph & Kate Archer Sifford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Markie Davison; one brother, J.D. Sifford; and one sister, Elizabeth Davison. Ms. Davison was of the Baptist faith and attended Christian Fellowship of Blountville. She was truly devoted and an angel of God. She retired from Holston Valley Medical Center as a secretary. Ms. Davison enjoyed baking and was known as “The Bread Lady.” Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Coomer, Jonesborough; one son, Robert Davison, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Chris, Tracy and Thomas; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Faithe, Andrew, Colton and Ivy; one sister, Kathleen Beaver; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Beaver officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the Davison family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • MARY E. DAVISON
  • Mary E. Davison, 65, of Gray, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011, at her residence. Born in Washington County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Winona Ford Fitzgerald. Mrs. Davison was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was employed as a pharmacy cashier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Fitzgerald. Mrs. Davison is survived by her husband of 46 years: Donald Davison; two daughters, Donna Rose and her husband, Gregory, Piney Flats, Tammy Tucker, Fall Branch; grandchildren, Kayla Tucker, Josie Tucker and Bethany Rose; one sister, Betty Bacon; one brother, Larry Fitzgerald; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Fitzgerald, Brenda McDaniel and her husband, Ralph; and several nieces and nephews. The family will greet guests from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Saturday, August 6, 2011, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City, TN. Pastor Ronnie Breshears and Evangelist Toonie Cash will officiate. Committal service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville, TN. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family expresses a special thank you to Oak Grove Baptist Church for the love, care and compassion shown to Mrs. Davison and her family. For those who wish to make contributions in lieu of flowers, they may be made to the Hunter Markland Memorial Fund, ? Oak Grove Baptist Church, 396 Oak Grove Road, Gray, TN 37615. Online condolences may be shared through www.tetrickfunealhome.com


  • A.A. DEAKINS, JR - August 2, 1976
  • A. A. Deakins, Jr., 59, Rt. 2, Jonesboro, a former county court member and Republican Executive Committee member, died Sunday in North Side Hospital following a short illness. Mr Deakins was a former director and was presently serving as a member of the advisory board of First Peoples Bank, Jonesboro. He also was a former director of Dairymen, Inc. and a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he majored in agriculture. He was a native of Washington County and the son of Mrs. Blanche Sherfey Deakins and the late Argil A. Deakins, Sr. He was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and a member of Johnson City BPOE 825. He operated a dairy farm in Sulphur Springs. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Doris Hardin Deakins; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Acidiacono, Rockledge, Fla; and Mrs. Judy Jones of Jonesboro; three sons, Argil A. III, Richard, and David all of Jonesboro; his mother, Mrs. Blanche Deakins; two brothers, John B. Sr. and Clarence, both of Jonesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Britton and Mrs. Joe R. McCrary both of Washington County; three grandchildren. Dillow Taylor was in charge


    DORIS DEAKINS - Jonesborough

    Mrs. Doris Ray Hardin Deakins, age 94, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Deakins was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late George Price & Beryl Beard Hardin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Deakins was also preceded in death by her husband, Argil A. Deakins Jr.; son, Richard Hardin Deakins; brother, Arthur Hardin; and a sister, Charlotte Buxton. Mrs. Deakins was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. She graduated from Washington College Academy and attended East Tennessee State College and Steed College. Mrs. Deakins was a Homemaker. She enjoyed her family, especially the grandchildren, traveling to Pigeon Forge, shopping for pocketbooks and shoes and really enjoyed her white chocolate candy. Survivors include four children, David S. Deakins, Argil A. “Bovie” Deakins III and his fiancée, Becky Campbell, Judy Deakins Jones and Sandra Deakins Arcidiacono; grandchildren, Cristy Arcidiacono & fiancé Steve Brittin, Teri Arcidiacono Pierce and husband, Shane, Heather Deakins Osborne and husband, Glenn, Spencer Jones and wife, Audrey, and Landon Jones; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Pierce, Annalea Ray-Winn Ayllon, Katlin Osborne, Emily Osborne and Hayden Deakins Osborne; daughter-in-law, Linda Deakins; special sisters-in-law, Joanne C. Deakins and Helen D. McCrary; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Lane officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2012, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John B. Deakins Jr., Richard Britton, Ed Deakins Jr., Jerry Deakins, Mike Deakins, Spencer Jones and Landon Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Deakins, Arthur Hardin and Keith Hardin. Memorial donations may be made to the church or charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the Deakins family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • JAMES COOPER DEAKINS
  • James "Jay" Cooper Deakins, 79, Providence rd., Limestone, died Sat., Aug. 24, 1996 at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a Washington County native and a son of the late james Richard and Amanda Louella Cooper Deakins. Mr. Deakins retired from Tennessee Eastman in 1975. He was also a retired farmer. Mr. Deakins was a member of Pleasant Grove methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ophie Morrow Deakins; three sons, Louis C. Deakins, and James M. Deakins, both of Jonesborough, and Freddie G. Deakins, Limestone; three daughters, Geralding D. Rogers, Jonesborough, Mary C. Campbell, Limestone and Jane D. Boston, Alpharetta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • RICHARD HARDIN DEAKINS - Jonesborough

  • Mr. Richard Hardin Deakins, 63 Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of Doris Hardin Deakins and the late A.A. Deakins Jr. Mr. Deakins served in the US Army in Korea on the DMZ in the 70’s. He retired from the Federal Gov. as a tobacco inspector after 30 years of service. Richard was an avid carnival glass collector for many years. He also enjoyed shooting in pool tournaments and spending time with his tournament friends. Richard was also an avid fisherman. In addition to Mr. Deakins Mother he is also survived by his wife Linda Russell Deakins; Two sisters Sandra Arcidiacono and Judy D. Jones; Two brothers Argil “Bovie” and David S. Deakins; Step-son Curtis Cloyd; several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; Two special friends Doo-Dad and Poly the Parrot. Funeral services for Richard will held Tuesday Oct. 20, 2009, at the funeral home chapel at 8:00pm Visitation will be from 5:00- 8:00 pm prior to service. Interment will be 11:00 am Wednesday Oct. 21, 2009, at Mountain Home Nation Cemetery. Pal-Bearers will be Curtis Cloyd, Danny Mac Keys, Billy Joe Russell, John Deakins Jr., Jerry Deakins and Richard Britton. Honorary Pal-Bearers will be Danny Wheelock, Johnny Hensley, Russell Payne, J.L. Baines and Henry Walker. Condolences may be sent to family to dillow-taylor@embarqmail.com


  • DOROTHY BEARD DENNY - JOHNSON CITY
  • Mrs. Dorothy Beard Denny, of Johnson City, died unexpectedly at her residence Monday, December 14, 2009 after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was born June 13, 1920 and was a daughter of the late Alva G. and Bula (Buela) Sylvester Beard. She was a member of the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church for approximately 40 years. She was a graduate of the Johnson City Business College, and worked in the register of deeds office in Jonesborough. She worked in the office of the Pepsi Bottling Company for 35 years, and was office manager for Dr. Larry E. Denny for more than 20 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Harold A. Beard. She is survived by her husband of 69 years of marriage, Charles E. Denny, son Dr. Larry E. Denny, grandson Dr. Wesley E. Denny and wife Jennifer, Louisville, KY, one great granddaughter, Hannah Lynn Denny, Louisville, KY; three sisters, Marjorie Onks, Virginia Davis, and Carolyn Anderson and husband Robert, one niece, and several nephews also survive. The funeral service for Mrs. Denny will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 17 in the Sanctuary of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Taylor and Rev. Michael Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Special Music will be provided by Douglas Grove-DeJarnett and Jane LaPella. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Munsey Church from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. Active pallbearers who are requested to assemble in the church at 1:45 P.M. will be Wallace Taylor, Stan Widner, Harlan Booth, Ben Bailey, Bill Harvey, Tom Carr, Wayne Walters, Dan Mahoney, and Uwe Rothe. Honorary pallbearers will be, Ben Scharfstein, Mike Gover, and Lawrence Porterfield. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Holston Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743-3126. Condolences may be sent to the family at office@appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave. is serving the Denny Family...Dorothy a descendant of Chloe Walker Sylvester and John & Lucretia Martin Walker..(jmww)


  • Mrs. LILLIAN ELIZABETH ROACH DEVAULTt
  • Mrs. Lillian Elizabeth Roach DeVault 79, Charlem Hills Road, Jonesborough, died Friday Sept. 1, 2000 at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. DeVault was a Powell native and a daughter of the late Spurgeon G and Hannah Wyrick Roach. She had lived in Kingsport most of her life before moving to Jonesborough 11 years ago. Mrs. DeVault was a 1939 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and Kingsport Postal Credit Union after more than 48 years of combined service. Mrs. DeVault owned and operated Mama Dee's Candy Kitchen, Jonesborough, for several years. She was a former active member of Mafair United Methodist Church, Kingsport and attended Jonesborough United Methodist Church. Mrs. DeVault was an active charter member of the Kingsport chapter of Altrusa International. She was an active member of the Jonesborough Schubert Club, the Bess St Clair Circle, the Retired Federal Employees Association and the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center Advisory Committee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam DeVault; two sisters, Margaret Henry and Martha Lois Roberts; and one brother, Cedric Roach. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn DeVault Tichenor, Bluff City; one son Jim DeVault, Bluff City; three granddaughters, Kim Ward, Kelli Bray and Kristina Boyd; and three grandsons. Hamlett-Dobson Kingsport was in charge


  • DONNA JETT DIEHL -EARLYSVILLE, VA —
  • Donna Jett Diehl, 62, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at her home in Earlysville. She was born May 7, 1947, in Harrisonburg, the daughter of Violet Gibson Jett Varner and the late James H Jett. She is survived by her mother and her stepfather, Marvin F. Varner of Harrisonburg; her devoted husband of 42 years, Marlin V. Diehl; her loving children, son, Rodney D. Diehl and his wife, Jennifer, of Mechanicsville and her daughter, Anne R. Wright and her husband, Lewis, of Midlothian; her three beloved grandchildren, Andrew R. and Erin T. Wright and Peyton G. Steele; three sisters, Carolyn Jett Wetsel of Concord, N.C., Vickie Jett Painter and her husband, Simon Jr., of Staunton and Sandra Jett Hopkin of Orem, Utah; two brothers, James H. Jett and Franklin D. Jett and his wife, Nancy, all of Harrisonburg; a stepsister, Darlene Ferguson and her husband, Clarence, of Mechanicsville; a stepbrother, Marvin F. Varner Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Harrisonville, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Janet E. Diehl of Mechanicsville and Sylvia D. Puckett of Craigsville; a stepsister-in-law, Susan K. Olson and her husband, Fred, of Broadway; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Diehl was a charter member and past president of the Lions/Lioness Club of Charlottesville. She worked for numerous years in the shoe business and was currently a dedicated employee of Super Shoes in Charlottesville. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. She was a special friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville, with her nephew, Jason L. Painter of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery in Weyers Cave. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Lions/Lioness Club of Charlottesville, 1986 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com


  • HAROLD WHITFIELD DOUGLAS -Jonesborough
  • Mr. Harold Whitfield Douglas, 69, Jonesborough, TN, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Galax Virginia and a son of the late Bryant Alexander and Amelia White Douglas. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers James Otto Douglas and Basil Weaver Douglas and a brother-in-law Robert Lee Randall Jr. Mr. Douglas was a very active member of Fairview United Methodist Church. He graduated with honors from ETSU and also graduated with honors from University of Virginia. He was a former teacher, real estate agent and farmer. He was an avid golfer and was on the ETSU golf team where he was awarded MVP. Surviving his wife Doris Bailey Douglas of the home; a son and daughter in law William Alexander and Shannon Keesler Douglas, Littleton CO., 4 grandchildren Alexander Edwin Douglas, Erica Brooke Douglas, Faith Elizabeth Douglas and Hope Noel Douglas; sisters in law Imogene Bailey Randall, Francis Dotson Douglas, Joyce Blevins Douglas and Pauline Crye Douglas; many friends and relatives and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Harold Whitfield Douglas will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Fairview United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Griffith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church Building Fund at 878 Highway 81 North, Jonesborough, Tenn 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Douglas family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services 423.753-3821


  • Mrs. JANIS HALE DUKES- JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Janis Hale Dukes, 73, 2575 Tenn. Highway 81 N., Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Dukes was a Washington County native and returned to Johnson City in 1971. She was a daughter of the late Roy and Lois Walker Hale. She was a 1951 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mrs. Dukes was a home demonstration agent in Johnson County for three years. She also taught school in Johnson City and Washington County and was a homemaker. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Dukes was preceded in death by one daughter, Amanda Murrell Dukes. Survivors include her husband, David D. Dukes; one daughter, Dana Dukes York, Centreville, Md.; one brother, Jim L. Hale, Jonesborough; two grandchildren, David Ashton York and Amanda Jane York, both of Centreville; two nephews; one great-nephew; and several cousins. Mrs. Janis Hale Dukes, age 73, 2575 Highway 81 North, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at her residence following a lengthy illness. The committal service will be conducted 10:00 AM Friday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet the family at the cemetery for this service. The memorial service will be conducted 3:00 PM Friday in Central Baptist Church. Dr. Ronald F. Murray and Rev. R. Willard Warfield will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 4, Johnson City, TN 37601. Survivors include her husband, David D. Dukes; one daughter, Dana Dukes York, Centreville, MD; one brother Jim L. Hale, Jonesborough; two grandchildren, David Ashton York and Amanda Jane York, both of Centreville; two nephews, J. Rory Hale, Jonesborough and R. Shawn Hale, Atlanta, GA; a great-nephew, James Alexander Hale, Jonesborough; and several cousins. The family will receive friends in the welcome corridor of Central Baptist Church from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Friday. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn


  • WANDA STREET DYKES- GRAY
  • Mrs. Wanda Street Dykes, age 78, Gray, formerly of 640 Oakland Road, Telford, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Life Care Center in Gray. Mrs. Dykes was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late James D. & Cleo Hensley Street. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dykes was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Dykes in 2002. She was a member of Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Dykes was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, James E. Dykes and Jeania, Kingsport and Ronald Dykes and wife Janette, Telford; daughter, Deborah J. Deakins and husband, Phillip, Gray; special daughter, Ruth Ward Martin, Jonesborough; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, J.D. Street and wife Velma, Peoria, IL, Ray Street, Limestone and Dean Street and wife, Carol, Jonesborough; three sisters, Lucille Ayers and husband, Albert, Limestone, Ruth Wise and husband, David, and Amy Collins, all of Jonesborough. Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Parker Street officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday prior to the service and other times at the home of Phillip & Deborah Deakins. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday, July 6, 2009, at Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Dykes, Jason Utsman, Wayne Harris, Ronald Dykes, Phil Deakins and Danny Buckingham. Condolences may be sent to the Dykes family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


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  • EUGENE EASTERLING -MELBOURNE
  • Eugene W. Easterling, 72, a retiree, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009, at Wuesthoff Hospital. Mr. Easterling was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eloise Easterling; sons, Terry Easterling (Marti) of Mobile, AL and Edgar Easterling (Bambi) of Palm Bay; daughter, Kathy Bollinger (Mike) of Grant; and grand children, Brian Baggett, Eric and Colton Easterling of Palm Bay. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, February 28th, at the American Legion Post #163 in Eau Gallie



  • Grace Evelyn Fawver Ellis -Knoxville, TN
  • ELLIS, GRACE EVELYN FAWVER - age 78 of East Knox County was born October 23, 1930 and died on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. She graduated from Central High School in the class of 1948. She attended Tusculum College and the University of Tennessee. She was a retired Rural Mail Carrier, Trustee of Barbara Abernathy Memorial Park, member of Mascot United Methodist Church, member of the Dime Girls of Knoxville, member of Mascot Eastern Star, and a member of the Blaine Red Hatters. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dennis Ellis; parents, Porter Hollis Fawver and Eunice White Fawver; and brother, John Fawver. She is survived by her son, Mike and daughter-in-law, Linda Ellis of Mascot; daughter, Holly and son-in-law, David Wells and grandson Abe Wells of Corryton; step-grandson, Andy Deck and his wife Beth of Austin, TX; step-grandson, Aubrey Deck and his wife Tarah and step great-granddaughter, Kailynn Deck of Medina, TN; brother, David Fawver and his wife Kay of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Evelyn Fawver of Knoxville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Peggy Patterson of Strawberry Plains; sister-in-law, Barbara Zirkle of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Rubye Baldock, Patricia Witt, and Sue McKee. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 AM Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Caledonia Cemetery 7817 Ruggles Ferry Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924, for an 11:00 AM graveside service with Rev. Ferd White officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Barbara Abernathy Memorial Park, c/o Mike Langley, 1310 Fish Trap Road, Mascot, TN 37806. Family and friends may call at their convenience at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike


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  • Mrs.BEVERLY GRAY FANN
  • Mrs. Beverly Gray Fann, 47, 902 Ridgecrest Road, Johnson City, died Sunday, June 25, 2000 at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late William Horace and marguerite Carlton Gray. Mrs. Fann was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and received her B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University. She was employed by the Washington County School System as a social worker. Mrs. Fann was former president of the Tennessee Association of Social Workers. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, David Fann; one daughter, Melissa Ray Garland, Jonesborough, one sister, Susan Gray Cyrus, Leesburg, Fla; one brother, Dale Carlton Gray, Bushnell, Fla., pone stepson Adam Fann, Johnson City and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor was in charge

  • MAUDE FELLERS - TELFORD
  • Mrs. Maude M. Presley Fellers, 92, Telford, TN, passed Monday, April 24, 2006, at NHC Health Care Center. She was born in Washington County and was a daughter of the late Robert and Annie Armentrout Presley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Fellers; two brothers, Guy and Sam Presley; and a sister, Blanche Montieth. Mrs. Fellers was a homemaker and an active member of Limestone Church of the Brethren. Surviving: a daughter and son in law, Marie and Lidy Wyatt, and a son and daughter in law, Kyle and Janette Fellers, all of Jonesborough; two sisters, Cora Ashburn, Bristol, TN, and Ruth and brother in law, Jesse Sullivan, Bartonville, IL; a granddaughter, Sharon Wyatt Moore M.D., Johnson City; and three grandsons, Jim Fellers, Telford, Brian Fellers, Limestone, and Greg Fellers, Gray; a great grandson; 5 great granddaughters; and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Maude M. Presley Fellers will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Limestone Church of the Brethren with Rev. Jim Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Family and friends will meet at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at Providence Cemetery for the graveside service. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Limestone Church of the Brethren, c/o Treasurer, Patty Broyles, 250 County Farm Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Fellers family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • ANN BARRON FERGUSON Kingsport
  • Mrs Ann Barron Ferguson Kingsport died Wed August 22, 1995 at her home. She was a Washington County native and had lived in Kingsport most of her life. Mrs Ferguson was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Mitchell Barron. She was employed by Hills Department Store for over 25 years. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Haynes Ferguson, one sister and three brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Gregg and Patricia Meade both of Kingsport; one son Larry Ferguson, Charlotte, NC; one sister Doris Linville, Gray; two brothers, George Barron, Kingsport and B.G. "Guy" Barron, Gray; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. East Lawn, Kingsport was in charge


  • JOHN H. FERGUSON JR 1924-2004 Iowa City
  • John H. "Pinky" Ferguson Jr., age 79 of 320 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City died Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at Iowa City Care and Rehab Center in Iowa City following a long illness No services are planned, cremation services were provided by Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Inurnment will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent for John’s family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Mr. Ferguson was born December 12, 1924 in Iowa City the son of John and Mary Cecil (Sellers) Ferguson. John graduated from Iowa City City High School in 1943, and served in the United States Army in Patton’s Third Army during World War II. While serving he was wounded at the battle of the Bulge receiving the Purple Heart. Returning to Iowa City John was employed at Noll Motors in the parts department and later for Volkswagen of Iowa City. His family includes a sister, Margaret Anderson of North Liberty; and a brother, Roy M. Ferguson and his wife, Norma of Iowa City, and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, James and Wallace Ferguson. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for John’s family and his arrangements


  • ROY MERLE FERGUSON Iowa City

    Roy Merle Ferguson, age 78 of 2801 Hwy. 6 East, Iowa City, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2004, at the Coralville United Methodist Church with the Reverend Doug Williams officiating. Burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City, Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial donations can be made in Roy’s memory to Iowa City Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent for his family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Roy was born September 6, 1926, in Iowa City, the son of John and Mary Cecil (Sellers) Ferguson. Following graduation from Iowa City City High School in 1944, he attended the University of Iowa. During World War II Roy served in the United States Navy. On February 19, 1949, he married Norma Nolte in Iowa City. Roy was employed at Proctor & Gamble, retiring in 1983. He was active in the Iowa City Jaycees, a member of the Coralville United Methodist Church, and the Walter Johnson Post 721 of the Coralville American Legion. Roy enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cards, Hawkeye sports, and spending winters in the Rio Grande Valley. His family includes his wife, Norma; two sons and their wives, Neil and Debbie Ferguson of Marietta, GA, and Mark and Susan Ferguson of Clive, IA; daughter, Lori Ferguson of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren, Amanda Baskin and her husband, Jeff of Kennesaw, GA, Krista, Valerie and Brian Ferguson of Clive, Whitney and Scott Ferguson of Marietta, GA, and Eric Dunbar and his wife, Claire of San Diego, CA; five great-grandchildren, Paul, Noah, Jacob Roy, Charlotte and Grace; sister, Margaret Anderson of North Liberty; four sisters-in-law, Mary Zoe Nolte of Cedar Rapids, Doris Schmidt of Iowa Falls, Mildred Nolte of DeWitt, and Eleanor Horning of Iowa City. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, James Ferguson, H. Wallace Ferguson, and John Ferguson Jr. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Roy’s family and his services


  • CHARLES ‘Buck’ FITZGERALD - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

  • SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Charles “Buck” Fitzgerald of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Gray, TN, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents Kate & Adron Fitzgerald of Gray, TN. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. After retiring he worked for MWR at Lackland AFB for many years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Tommie (Charlene Bacon) Fitzgerald; son, Scott Fitzgerald and wife Beth; daughter, Robin Brame; grandsons, Sam, John, Charlie Fitzgerald and Tyler Brame; granddaughters, Lindsey and Callie Brame; as well as a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 4th, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. Service Thursday, August 5, 2010, 10:00 A.M., Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 N. Loop, 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78323. Interment with military honors will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buckner Fanning Christian School, 925 Mission Springs, San Antonio, TX 78258; the American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229, or a charity of your choice. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com


  • RREFFIE KEYS FITZGERALD - Greeneville
  • Mrs. Reffie Keys Fitzgerald 86, Jockey Rd., Limestone, died Thurs. June 25, 1998, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Julia Ann Sellers Keys. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a member of Clear Springs United Methodist Church. She was also precedd in death by her husband, Eustus L. Fitzgerald in 1991, five brothers and four sisters, including her twin [Effie]. Survivors include two sisters, Willie Cleo McClellan, Johnson City and Charlotte Marie "Dot" Strong, Tusculum; 26 nieces and nephews, Martha Jane Shanks, North Carolina, James F. Keys, Limestone; Robert Lester Keys and Raymond Paul Brown, both of Iowa, Joseph Aaron Keys, Wyoming, John Paul Armstrong and Roger Gail Armstrong, both of Johnson City, Eleanor Ann Boles, Wanda Lea Wilhoit and Wilma Jean Chandley, all of Greeneville, Linda Crawford, Sulphur Springs community, Bobby Dean Strong, Chuckey, Betty Ross Arrowood, North Carolina, Shirley Ann Broyles, Freddie David Keys, Billy Ray Keys and Phillip Aaron Keys, all of Conklin community, Robert Eugene McClellan II, Colonial Heights, community, Joseph Lynn McClellan, Joyce Keys, Limestone, Jerald King Jaynes, Greeneville; Judy Baskett, Greensboro, N.C., Carolyn Bryant, Atlanta, Linda Long, Knoxville and Alfred Jaynes, Asheboro, N.C. several great-nieces and great-nephews ; and sevreral great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Doughty Stevens, Greeneville was in charge


  • NELLIE MAE WILLIAMS FLEENOR LIMESTONE

  • Nellie Mae Williams Fleenor, 103, of Limestone, died Monday, January 30, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Limestone United Methodist Church. Interment will be held at Urbana Cemetery on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 10:30 am. Rev. Steven Spell and Rev. Joe Miller will officiate. Survivors: Niece, whom she raised as a daughter, and Nephew-in-law: Lois Williams Martin and Tommy Martin of Limestone; 2 Stepsons: Jimmy Fleenor of McMinnville, TN and Lee Roy Fleenor of Jonesboro; Very Special Stepdaughter: Cindy Buchanan and husband John; Nephews and Niece-in-law: Mickey Williams of Palm Desert, CA and Russ and Linda Williams of Limestone; Great Nephews: Chris Martin of Limestone, Michael Martin and wife Jennifer of Greeneville; Great Great Nieces and Nephews: Jakob Martin, Carolina Martin, and Colby Martin; Several Other Great Nieces and Nephews and Great Great Nieces and Nephews; Throughout the years Ms. Fleenor was greatly loved and comforted by her husband’s favorite niece: Eleanor Clark-Hale. She was preceeded in death by her Husband of 36 years: Ernest P. Fleenor; Parents: Adley and Laura McCracken Williams; Brothers: Dennis Williams and Ray Williams. Pallbearers: John Buchanan, Carrol Remine, Bob Williams, Lee Slone, Gippy Martin, Roger Ellis, George Jaynes, and John Bradley. Honorary pallbearers: All the men of Limestone United Methodist Church. Special thank you to her caregiver Kay Neraal, 3 special nurses from Caris Hospice: Linda Byrd, Lydia Sweatt, and Danielle Whitson, the ladies of the community that helped care for Ms. Fleenor. Special thanks for the kind consideration of Carolyn Sue Dunbar. She was a member of Limestone United Methodist Church. She was a nurse for Dr. Roy Ruble and was one of the first employees of John M. Reed Nursing Home. She was a member of the Sunshine Guild. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at Limestone United Methodist Church. Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements


  • Dr. Bartley L. Ford


    Dr. Bartley L. Ford, age 50, Sulphur Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at his residence. Dr. Ford was a graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in 1981 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University Of Tennessee Center Of Health Sciences in 1985. Dr. Ford obtained post-graduate training at Baylor College of Dentistry and completed the Aesthetic Restorative Continuum. He also received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He was preceded in death by Grandparents Hal and Iva Ford and William and Elsie Jones, all of Sulphur Springs. He is survived by his wife, Dorma Jenkins Ford, of Sulphur Springs; son, Will Ford, daughter, Julia Ford, and stepdaughter, Ashlee Jenkins, all of Sulphur Springs; parents, Bobby and Elaine Ford, of Sulphur Springs; sister Robin Ford of Johnson City, and nieces Heather Duty and husband Steven, Amber Garland, and special Great niece Reagan Duty, special aunt Carolyn and her husband Allen Jones and their family, aunt Judy Sparks and her family, and uncle Larry Walker and his family. He started his dental practice in Gray in 1985 and has continued his practice in the Tri-Cities area. Bart was a caring and compassionate dentist who will be greatly missed by his many friends and patients. He will also be deeply missed by his loyal, loving staff: Carol Durham, Jan Rhoton, Misty Murray, Traci Pate, Holly Harris, and Mark Lowe. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105. Condolences may be sent to the Ford family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN

  • DOROTHY LEE FORD - GRAY
  • Dorothy Lee “Dot” Ford, 104 Ford St., Gray, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a daughter of the late Florence Phoebe Chandler and Shelby Marvin Ford. She was born and raised and spent all her life in Washington County, TN. In addition to her parents one brother, Stewart Ford, of Gray; and three sisters, Nell Ford, Ethel Jones and Carrie Ford, all of Gray; preceded her in death. She is survived by 4 nephews, Robert “Bud” Ford, Tim Ford and wife, Nava, all of Limestone, Verlin “Bill” Ford and wife, Shirley, and Dean Ford and wife, Madeline, all of Gray. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2009, in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with services to be held at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Graveside services will in the Gray Cemetery, Gray


  • DOTTY KISER FORD
  • Mrs. Dotty Kiser Ford, 54, Rt. 7 Jonesborough died Tuesday July 17, 1990 in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Smith and Nila Jones Kiser. Mrs. Ford was active in the Democratic Party and was past president of the Andrew Jackson Democratic Women's Club. She was a member of Nolichucky Chapter No. 352 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Ford was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Billy Tom Ford Sr; two sons Billy Tom Ford, Jr; Jonesborough and Terry Z. Ford, Gray; one daughter, Tammy Ford, of the home; one brother, Luke Kiser, Jonesborough and two grandchildren. Dillow Taylor, Jonesborough was in charge


  • ELMER ARTHUR FORD
  • Kingsport -- Elmer Arthur Ford, 86 Mahlon Dr., died Wed., March 27, 1996 at Indian Path Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Ford was a Washington County native and had lived in Kingsport most of his life. He was retired from Eastman Chemical Co., where he had worked in the S&M Division for 30 years. Mr. Ford was a charer member of bethany Missionary Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Lula Walker Ford, his stepmother, Sally Ford, two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lois Mitchell Ford, Kingsport; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Anderson, Jonesborough; one sister Mrs. Louise Mitchell, kingsport; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Hamlett-Dobson Kingsport was in charge


  • EDWIN BENJAMIN FULKERSON - JOHNSON CITY
  • Edwin Benjamin Fulkerson, 90, of Boones Creek, Johnson City, TN, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. The youngest son of the late Samuel P. and Oma Shipley Fulkerson, he was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. His sisters, Mary Fulkerson Hall, Lucyle Fulkerson Woodall, and two infant sisters preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Manuel, Phillip and Fred D. Fulkerson. He graduated from Boones Creek High School and Memphis Diesel Engineering School. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1942-1945 aboard the U.S.S. Dyson in the South Pacific Theatre. The men of the U.S.S. Dyson were awarded eleven battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation for their service. He retired as General Building Supervisor from the Power and Service Department of Tennessee Eastman Company in 1979 after 38 years of service. He was also a licensed real estate broker, auctioneer and land surveyor in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina for more than 40 years. He served as state secretary of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association for many years and was named to the TAA Hall of Fame in 1978. He also was a former director of the National Auctioneers Association. In 1982, he founded the U.S.S. Dyson Association and organized reunions around the nation for the next 23 years for the men who served aboard the Dyson during World War II. He was also a member of the Boones Creek Historical Trust, serving as president at the time of his death. He became a Christian as a young man and was a long-time member of the Boones Creek Christian Church, where he had served as elder, deacon and Sunday School teacher. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patsy Hall Fulkerson; and his daughter, Martha Fulkerson Fuller and her husband, Noel, of Kingsport. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Jamie Fuller, and a grandson, Bryan N. Fuller and wife, Jennifer, all of Kingsport; and by his sister, Gladys Fulkerson Hannah, of Bristol. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Boones Creek Christian Church, Exit 38, Interstate 26, Johnson City, with Dick Morris Jr., Associate Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the church. Entombment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens, Boones Creek. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of Boones Creek Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to the Boones Creek Christian Church, 305 Christian Church Road, Gray, TN 37615, or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 3217, Kingsport, TN 37664. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Fulkerson family


  • MINNIE PEARL FULKERSON
  • Minnie Pearl Fulkerson, age 101, of Gray, passed away peacefully Friday, March 18, 2011 at Life Care Center of Gray. She was a daughter of the late Samuel Keebler Kincheloe and Mary Elizabeth Emblem Mitchell Kincheloe and was a native of Washington County, TN. Ms. Fulkerson was a member of Gray United Methodist Church, and the “Lively Ladies Group.” In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Milton Fulkerson; three sisters; two brothers. Ms. Fulkerson is survived by many nieces, nephews, and a world of friends. The family will receive friends Monday evening March 21, 2011 5 – 7 p.m. in the Gray United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jim Goddard officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Kincheloe – Bacon Cemetery in the Harmony Community. The family requests no flowers, donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8068, Gray, TN 37615 or to Caris Hospice Services, 110 W. Springbrook Dr. #A, Johnson City, TN 37604. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Pearl Fulkerson


  • STUART ALLEN FULKERSON Sulphur Springs
  • Stuart Allen Fulkerson 65 Jonesboro, Route 7, died at Holston Valley Community Hospital at 4 p.m. (November 196-) Friday after a long illness. He was a former employee of Dobyns-Taylor Hardware for 25 years. For the past 12 years he was engaged in farming. Survivors include his wife Emma Ford Fulkerson; three daughters Mrs Dale Counts, Burkley, California, Mrs Ross Kidwell, Washington DC, and Mrs Mary Stewart Sioussat, Atlanta, Georgia; three brothers, Fred and Tom Fulkerson both of Kingsport, and Wilbur Fulkerson, Richmond, Virginia; five sisters, Mrs. R.E. Cushion and Mrs Clyde Pittman both of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mrs C.W. Brabson Jonesboro; Mrs E.E. Nichels Gate City, Virginia; and Mrs Thomas J Halbernt Kingsport and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Rev J. L. Trent and Rev. Frank Lethcoe will officiate. Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lonzo Ferguson, Medford Carson, Dr. Roger Gibson, James Walker, C W Hubbard and Frank Shipley. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggests donations to the Cancer Society fund instead. Kingsport Times-News paper obituary


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  • CLYDE WALTER GALLOWAY JR[obit reads Clyde Walker Galloway]
  • Clyde Walter[Walker] Galloway Jr., 66, Rt. 2, Jonesborough, died Sat. Feb. 16, 1991, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Washington County and a son of the late Clyde W. and Kate Crouch Galloway. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and Sulphur Springs Ruritan Club. Mr. Galloway was a self employed Myers Water Systems dealer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Webb Galloway, at home; one son, Alan Galloway, Greeneville; one daughter, Mrs. Janie Galloway WIlliams, Jonesborough; two brothers, J.B. Galloway, Johnson City and Louis Galloway, Jonesborough; one sister, Mrs. Catherine G. Boring, Johnson City; and one grandson. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • FRED SOLOMON GARST
  • Fred S. Garst 92, Jonesborough died Thursday Jan. 21, 1999 at Asbury Center. Mr. Garst was a lifelong Washington County resident and a son of the late John A. and Mattie Ann Keefauver Garst. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Garst was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and on the church board. He was president of the Pleasant Valley Community Club. Mr. Garst was a former secretary, treasurer and agent of Farmer's Mutual Insurance of Washington County. He was preceded in death by one daughter, two brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl I. Garst; one daughter, Ann Garst Daggett, Bridgewater, Va; two sons, Larry W. Garst, Gray and John L. Garst Jonesborough; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor was in charge


  • MILDRED LANE PARKER GARST - FALL BRANCH
  • Mildred Lane Parker Garst, 75, of Fall Branch, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 8, 2006 after an extended illness. Born in Scott County, VA, she had lived in the Kingsport area for most of her life. She was retired from Burlington Coat Factory after several years of service, where she worked in sales. She was previously a member of Community United Methodist Church for a number of years, before moving to Fall Branch where she became a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Parker and her parents, Curtis and Monnie Herron Lane. She is survived by her loving husband, Bobby D. Garst of the home, two daughters, Jeannie Williams and husband Alan of Kingsport and Jo Ann Barrett and husband Pat of Fall Branch. Five grandchildren, Wesley Williams, Eric Williams, Sarah Barker, Matt Barker and Stacey Barrett, brothers, Charles Lane of Texas and L.D. Lane of Blountville and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5-7 PM on Monday April 10, 2006 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Friends may also call anytime at the home Jo Ann Barrett at 126 Maxine Road, Fall Branch, TN. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joe Baker officiating. Music will be provided by Danny Garst. Graveside services will be conducted at 12 Noon on Tuesday at Holston View Cemetery. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 11:55 AM. Condolences may be sent to the family online at cartertrentfh@earthlink.net. Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, is in charge of arrangements


  • Mrs. PEARL IRENE MORROW GARST
  • Mrs. Pearl Irene Morrow Garst, 86, Pleasant Calley community, Jonesobourgh died Wednesday Feb. 3, 1999 at Asbury Center. Mrs. Garst was a daughter of the late Drury L. and Mabel Brabson Morrow. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred S. Garst, on Jan. 21, one daughter, one brother and two sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Ann Daggert, Bridgewater, Va; two sons, Larry Wayne Garst, Gray and John L. Garst, Jonesborough; two sisters, Reba Jenkins, Whitesburg and Edyth Rhea, Knoxville; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor was in charge



  • RAYMOND DANIEL "HOOT" GIBSON
    - Limestone
  • Raymond Daniel “Hoot” Gibson, 87, Limestone, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7PM with Preacher Ron Gass and Preacher Bob Richards officiating. Graveside Service Thursday at 11:00 AM in Gibson Cemetery in Watauga Flats, TN. Survivors: Wife of 45 years: Wanda Gibson; Daughters & Sons in law: Debbie Haney, Sharon & Phil Fletcher, Julia Gibson Peters, and Laura & Shaun Hinkle; Grandchildren: Cptn. Matthew Fletcher, Daniel Fletcher, Logan Peters, Phillip Peters, Derek Hinkle, Catera Hinkle, Damien Fletcher, Ashley Fletcher; Sister: Zella Rodefer; Brother & Sister in Law: Roger & Dorothy Gibson; Sister in Law: Lois Hettie Gibson; Nieces & Nephews: Martha, Mark and Paula Reed, Roger Gibson, Phillip Gibson, Jan & Bill Blankenship, Ann & Eddie Lee, Joel & Debbie Rodefer, Ed & Delene Gibson, and Greg Gibson Special Thanks to a Special Niece: Dr. Mary Jane Gibson. Active pallbearers: Daniel Fletcher, Derek Hinkle, Phillip Peters, Joe Rodefer, Phillip Gibson, Ed Gibson, Cptn. Matthew Fletcher Preceeded in death by: Parents: Ed & Julia Gibson; Brother: Ralph Gibson. He was a member of Fall Branch Christian Church. He was retired from Greene County Bank after 20 years of service. Mr. Gibson was a veteran of the United States Army


  • MARYEVVA SHIPLEY GILLIKIN - JOHNSON CITY
  • Maryevva Shipley Gillikin passed away on February 1, 2010. She was the last living child of Zola and (Isaac) Faustine Shipley’s eight children. Maryevva was ninety-one years old, born in Blountville, Tennessee, on July 5, 1918. {I believe she is descended from grandfather Jacob Shipley; great grandfather John C Shipley ; great great grandparents James & Jane Davidson Shipley who moved from Wash. Co to Sullivan Co., TN ; James descent Benjamin Shipley and Jane's descent Mary "Polly" Ellis & James Davidson} She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wrenn Gillikin after fifty-eight years of marriage. She lived most of her adult life in Johnson City, Tennessee. She is survived by two daughters, Ann Gillikin Woods and Jane Gillikin Daniel; five granddaughters, Heather Price Haynes, Holly Price Ellis, Mary Martha Daniel, Alice Woods Sword and Emily Woods Davis; three sons-in-law, William L. Woods, James K. Daniel and James L. Price; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Maryevva was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Perennial Garden Club. She volunteered many hours at North Side Hospital in Johnson City. She excelled in her chosen profession as an outstanding mother and grandmother using her many skills as an excellent homemaker. She was also an officer in the Civinettes and a member of the Eastern Star, Nolichucky Chapter. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:50 Thursday afternoon, February 4th, at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee. A celebration of Mrs. Gillikin’s life will be held at 2 o’clock with Dr. Gordon Turnbull officiating. Following the celebration service, a committal service will be held at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens in Johnson City. Pallbearers will be James K. Daniel Jr., Andrew B. Ellis, James L. Price, Lewis E. Shipley, Walker D. Tanner and Wyatt T. Tanner. The continual prayers, fellowship, and love of the First Presbyterian Churches has comforted us throughout her life and the blessings of this journey. A special thanks goes to the dedicated staff and caregivers of National Healthcare and Broadmore Assisted Living for their loving support and professional care. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee or First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Gillikin have been made through Oakley‑Cook Funeral Home


  • MARY SUE CARSON GOING Jonesborough
  • Mrs. Mary Sue Going, 97, Jonesborough, TN, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Wellington Place in Johnson City. She was born in Washington County and was a daughter of the late John Carson and Sarah Ann Crumbley Carson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William C. Going. She was a member and very active in the Sunday School Dept. of the Congress Heights Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Going retired as an inspector for the Civil Service Commission, after which she was employed by the Smithsonian Institution and the Dept. of Army, Non Appropriated Funds Division, where she did personnel work. Surviving: a son Don Going, Alexandria, VA; and a second cousin by marriage, Barbara Carson, Limestone; and a third cousin, Michael B. Carson, Limestone. Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Sue Going will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2006, at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Bill Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the graveside service. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Condolences may be sent to the Going family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • A.B. GOOD
  • A.B. Good, 95, of Fall Branch, died Sunday morning (November 27, 2011) at Four Oaks Healthcare Center in Jonesborough after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and retired from Pet Dairy in 1978 after 33 years of service. A.B. was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. & Dola Keys Good; 4 sisters, Ollie Good, Onnie Walden, Leoma Usary, and Luly Oliver; 4 brothers, James Paris Good (infant), Lola Good, Roy Clarence Good, and twin brother, Frank D. Good. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Louella Cox Good of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Jonesborough. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Vic Wallace and Dr. Joe Blankenship officiating. Graveside services will follow the funeral service at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Adams, Shannon Zukas, Jack Buck, Jake Cassell, Stephen Wine and Cody Wine. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale Oliver, Paul Cox, Roy Webb and members of his Sunday School Class, In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 2501 Highway 81, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an on-line condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch is serving the family of A. B. Good


  • ARGIL GOOD JR,
  • Argil Good Jr., 76 Village Lane, Johnson City, died Thurs., Aug. 22, 1996, at NHC HealthCare. He was a Washington County native and a son of the late Argil Good Sr. and Ethel Greene Good. Mr. Good was formerly employed by United Oil Co. He attended Highland Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Good, Nashville; one son, Larry Good, Gray; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Light, Fall Branch and Mrs. Irene Powell, Greeneville; four grandchildren, Lisa Green, Eddie Good, Danny Good and David Good; and five great-grandchildren. Gray Funeral Home, Gray was in charge


  • BUFORD GOOD -JOHNSON CITY
  • On Thursday A.M., April 23, Mr. Buford Dana Good passed from this world at age 101. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. John Good and Carolyn Price Good, brothers Rev. Homer Good, Charley Good, William 'Bill' Good, and sisters, Mrs. Rose Good Cox, Mrs. Bessie Good Rogers, Mrs. Frances Good McElyea and Dorothy Good Roberts, and his son, Robert J 'Bob' Good, former State Representative, County Commissioner and County Executive. He is survived by his wife of 80 years, the former Florence Isabel Branscomb, and granddaughters: Debbie Good Reynolds White (husband Chet) and Kathy Good Street, (husband Michael) grandson, Robert (Robbie) Good, their mother, Laura McKinney Good, widow of Bob Good, Jason Reynolds, Nathan Reynolds, and Spencer Street (great-grandsons) Laura Reynolds McInturff, (husband Nathan) Natalie Reynolds Parker and Nicole Street, (great-granddaughters) Sullivan Reynolds McInturff and Jackson Alexander Parker, (great-great-grandsons) and Kathryn Victoria Mercer “Tori” and Hannah Elizabeth McInturff, (great-great-granddaughters) special nephew, Marion Cox, also, several nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Mr. Good was an upholsterer, and much of 70 years owned his own business in Washington County. He worked at his craft in other states, including North Carolina, Florida and Illinois, in the furniture industry. He closed his shop on Delaware Street at age 90. Buford Good was a Baptist, charter member of Clark Street Baptist Church, having been ordained and served many years as a deacon, as well as many church committees. He was a republican, and never failed to vote in local and national elections, considering it his patriotic duty. During World War 2, Mr. and Mrs. Good did their patriotic duty by working at the Holston Ordinance, a munitions plant in Kingsport and lived there until the war ended. Mr. Good was active for many years in the North Johnson City Optimist Club. Graveside services for Buford Good will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M. from the Mausoleum Chapel of Monte Vista Memorial Park with Rev. Mike Anglin officiating. There will be no formal visitation but friends may register their presence at Appalachian Funeral Home Sunday between 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. For those wishing to attend graveside services, they are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Monday. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren, deacons of Clark Street Baptist and Bob Byrd, Tom Dossett, Jim Good, Jimmy Good, Robert Good, Earl Gouge, Nathan McInturff, Larry C. Reaves, Jason Reynolds, Nathan Reynolds, John Ruetz, Jim Starr, Mike Street, Spencer Street and Chester White. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be given to the general fund of Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark Street, Johnson City, Tn. 37604. Condolences may be emailed to: office@appfh.net Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, is in charge of arrangements)


  • DOROTHY MARIE “Granny” CROWDER GOOD - GRAY
  • Dorothy Marie “Granny” Good, age 91, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at Life Care Center of Gray. She was born in Roan Mountain, TN, to the late Rev. I.G. and Maude Withrow Crowder. Granny Good spent most of her life in Washington County, TN. She was a member of King Springs Church of Christ and Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by Argil Good Jr.; one son-in-law, Joe Bogle; two sisters, Jessee Marshall, of Greene County, and Juanita Beals, of Jonesborough; one brother, Earl Crowder, of Great Falls, Montana. Ms. Good is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Michelle Good, of Gray; one daughter, Linda Good, of Gray; four grandchildren, Lisa Greene, of Sulphur Springs, Eddie Good, of Gray, Danny Good, of Gray, and David Good, of Gray; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Issy Jones, of Unicoi, and Ruth Henry, of Johnson City; one brother, Jim Crowder, of Johnson City; one niece and eight nephews. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Gray United Methodist Church and services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bill Manuel and Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Nave, Eddie Good, Danny Good, David Good, Ethan Good, Zack Grutsch, Dalton Good, Will Greene, Jacob Good and Mark Crowder. Honorary Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, coaches and players of Daniel Boone High School football team. Graveside services will be held at Sulphur Springs Cemetery Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The family would be happy to receive friends anytime at the home of “Granny” Good, 119 Village Lane, Gray. Anyone that would like to make monetary donations instead of flowers may do so to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Gray, TN 37615. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Dot “Granny” Good


  • JOHNNY ARGIL GOOD
  • Johnny Argil Good, 57, Anderson Health Care, Gray died Sunday Dec 6, 1998, at the health care center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Good was a Washington County native and a son of the late Elmer and Frances Good. He was employed with the Kingsport Press for 15 years and later had his own business, The Blossom Basket and Suncrest Plant Center. Mr. Good was a member of Gray United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Rodney Martin God and Dana Walker Good, both of Nashville; one sister, Betty Jones, Gray; and several nieces and nephews


  • JOHN HOWARD GRAHAM
  • Newport -- John Howard Graham, 28, died Sun., July 17, 1994. He was a son of Jim and Yvonne Graham, Newport. Graham was a graduate of Cocke County High School, where he was a member of the football team, and Tennessee Technological University, where he was a member and officer of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was a forestry technician for the ResourceManagement and Science Division of the National Park Service. Graham was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Jay Graham, Newport; three sisters Julie Waker Jonesborough, Nancy Graham, Newport, and Elizabeth Graham Parker, Woodbury; one grandmother Myrtle Graham, Loudon; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Graham Memorial, The Great Smoky Mountains national Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Manes, Newport, was in charge


  • RUTH BELL GRAHAM - Montreat, NC
  • Ruth Bell Graham, age 87, passed away Thursday, June 14 at her home in Little Piney Cove, Montreat, North Carolina surrounded by her family. Ruth was the daughter of Dr L. Nelson and Virginia Meyers Leftwich Bell. Ruth was born and raised in China where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries. Survivors are her husband evangelist Billy Graham, Virginia, Anne, Ruth, William Franklin, and Ned Graham. A private, family-only, interment service will be held Sunday in the Prayer Garden on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) General Fund, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201

  • SUE (Buchanan) GRAHAM
  • Sue Buchanan Graham, 93, of Max Meadows, the Major Graham community, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Anderson, S.C. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Galena Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cindy Privette officiating. Interment will be in the Graham/Robinson Cemetery. She was born July 29, 1914, in Wythe County, a daughter of the late George and Grace Copenhaver Buchanan. She was a member of Galena Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school and the youth group. She was a translator in Washington, D.C., during World War II and an elementary school teacher for Wythe County Public School for many years. She was an active member and former delegate of the women of the Wythe County Farm Bureau. She also was a member of the Bridge Club and was an avid gardener. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick O. Graham. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Oewel Graham of Anderson, S.C.; a son, Charles Buchanan Graham of Max Meadows; two granddaughters, Constance Creech Robertson and husband Clinton, and Christina Creech; on great-granddaughter, Katherine Grace Robertson; a sister and brother-in-law, Charline and John Tinnon of Connecticut; two brothers, George Buchanan of Roanoke and William Buchanan of Marion; seven nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; several great-great nieces and great-great-nephews; and many friends. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lead Mines Rescue Squad or the Max Meadows Volunteer Fire Department. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements. This obituary was published in the Wytheville Enterprise

  • YVONNE LADD GRAHAM - NEWPORT

  • NEWPORT — Yvonne Ladd Graham, age 68, of Newport, passed away suddenly in Atlanta, GA, Monday morning, July 18, 2005. She was the wife of James R. (Jim Graham). Her children were Julie Graham Walker, Elizabeth Graham Parker, James R. (Jay) Graham Jr. and Nancy Graham Brawley. Preceded in death by her son, John Howard Graham, who died July 18, 1994. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Manes Funeral Home, 363 East Main Street, Newport, TN 37821. Manes Funeral Home was in charge

  • Juanita Gray - JOHNSON CITY
  • Juanita Merritt Gray, 86, 2101 Christian Lane, Johnson City, died Monday, January 30, 2006 at her home. She was a native of Elizabethton, but had lived in Johnson City for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Josephine H. Merritt. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bernie L. Gray Sr., one daughter, Norma Jean Dockery, one brother, Jack Merritt and one sister, Louise Shell. She was a member of the First Christian Church and was a member of the Mr. & Mrs. Sunday School Class at First Christian. She was a member of West Hills Garden Club and had volunteered at the Johnson City Girls Club teaching sewing. Her other interests were gardening and painting. Survivors include: one son, Bernie L. Gray Jr. and his wife Helen of Johnson City; two sisters, Thelma Gentry and Margaret Sheridan all of Johnson City; one brother, Hiram "Max" Merritt of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Lattie Gene Dockery and his wife Carrol of Johnson City, Mylinda Dockery, Lexington, Ky., Lisa Love and her husband Rob of Johnson City, Rick Gray and his wife, Tammy of Johnson City and Lora Fishman and her husband Geoffrey of Atlanta, GA.; seven great grandchildren, Abbie Love, Hannah Love, Ellen Love, Mykalin Jones, Gabe Jones, Will Fishman and Helen Fishman; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM Thursday from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Tim Wallingford and Mr. Steve Hill will officiate. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Rick Gray, Geoffrey Fishman, Rob Love, Bryan Merritt, Andy Geeter and Kevin Poe. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class of First Christian Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Thursday and other times at the home of Bernie and Helen Gray, 1807 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morrisbaker.com. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Building Fund, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN


  • LEOLA GRAY - LIMESTONE
  • Mrs. Leola "Tuffy" Gray, 80, Limestone, TN, died Thursday, August 18, 2005, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Washington County, TN, and was a daughter of the late Wilson and Callie Sue Moore Adams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Duard Gray; a son, Alan Gray; a brother, Kenneth "Bill" Adams; three sisters, Velma Kinnick, Jean Ruble and Ernestine Martin. Mrs. Gray was a graduate of Jonesboro High School, she was a former employee of Eastman Chemical Company and was a homemaker and dairy farmer. Mrs. Gray was a member of Mt. Bethel Christian Church. Surviving: four daughters, Danelle and husband, Richard Sells, Greeneville, Barbara Gray and husband, Jim Heinz, of Marengo, IL, Melissa Wines, Limestone, and Amanda and husband, Bill Donoho, Fall Branch; a son, Marty Gray, Limestone; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Leola "Tuffy" Gray will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2005, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Pate and Pastor Lamar Garrison officiating. Pallbearers will be Rodney Starnes, Doug Honeycutt, Jim Heinz, Bill Donoho, Richard Sells, David Lewis, Danny Million and Curt Sells. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service and other times at the home of a daughter, Danelle Sells. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2005, at Mt. Bethel Christian Church Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Gray family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • DENNIS LEON GRAY - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. Dennis (Leon) Gray, 90, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at the VA Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Washington County, and the son of the late Dennis E. Gray and Florence Amanda Barkley Gray. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Duard and Wayne Gray; and two sisters, Margorie Gray Manke and Jane Gray Keith. Mr. Gray was a World War II Veteran. He as a member of Westside Church of Christ from 1993 to present. Leon had been a Christian for 84 years and an Elder from 1963 to 1993. He was one of the founding members of Washington County Christian Men’s Fellowship in 1970, where he served as secretary and treasurer for 27 years. Leon worked at Smith Farm Supply from 1948 for a few years and then went to work at Hartman Supply Company until 1966. He was also an electrician. He worked for the Town of Jonesborough for 17 years, 1966 to 1983. He was Water Plant Superintendent. He was with the Jonesborough Fire Department for 22 years, building inspector in Jonesborough for 2 years, member of the Historical committee and the Planning Commission. He retired in August of 2008, a total of 42 years dedicated to the town of Jonesborough in several different Capacities. Mr. Gray is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth A Blankenship Gray, of the home; One son, Dennis L. Gray Jr., and one daughter, Patricia Gray Richards and husband, Ralph, all of Jonesborough, one “special little sister,” Geraldine “Jerry” Gray Starnes, Kingston Tenn.; three Grand-Children, David E. Richards and wife, Amy, Idaho, Deborah L. Richards Bailey and husband, Terry, of Jonesborough, and Heather Gray, of Jonesborough; nine Great Grand-Children, Daniel, Kaitlyn, Jordon, and Bryan Richards, of Idaho, Kelsey and TJ Bailey, Jonesborough, Loyalle, Laydon and Legacy Gray, of Jonesborough; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Mr. Gray will be Sunday, September 13, 2009, at 4 p.m. at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Steve Trinkle officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be Monday, September 14, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of Westside Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to the Gray family at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • Sgt. Maj. WAYNE GRAY CLARKSVILLE
  • CLARKSVILLE — Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Wayne Barkley Gray, age 72, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Sept. 10, 2003, at his residence in Clarksville. Mr. Gray was born in Limestone, Tenn., to the late Dennis Leon and Florence Amanda Barkley Gray. Mr. Gray served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was an active member of WK&T. Mr. Gray was a member of Clarksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Emma Nell Underwood Gray; stepson, Lowell Thomas, Georgia; two stepdaughters, Polly McDaniels, Cuba, and Yvonne Taylor, Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Jan Wiggins, Olathe, Kan., and Lisa Young, Clarksville, Tenn.; brother, Leon Gray, Jonesborough, Tenn.; sister, Jerry Starns, Kingston, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Sykes Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. Interment will be at Gum Springs Baptist Cemetery, Cunningham, Tenn. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, Sykes Funeral Home and Crematory. The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203


  • Rev. Clifford Andrew GreerJonesborough
  • Rev. Clifford Andrew Greer, age 68, of Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at his home following a brief illness. Rev. Greer was a minister with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for 25 years from 1968 to 1988. He was the pastor for Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Bloomingdale United Methodist Church, Max Meadows United Methodist Church, Riner United Methodist Church and Sulfer Springs United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, boating, trains, railroads and being at the ocean. Rev. Greer was preceded in death by his parents; Charlie Clifford Greer and Pearl Spears Greer, Brothers; Dallas Eugene Greer and Wallace Louis Greer, Sister; Nellie Kate Fletcher and Myrtle June Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mrs. Georgia Housewright Greer of the home, His son; Jeffery Dean Greer of Jonesboro, Daughter; Judy Dawn Greer of Knoxville. Sister-in-laws; Freda Greer and Dexal Greer both of Kingsport. Several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 PM Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home. Memorial services will be conducted 8 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Pasqua officiating. Music will be provided by his son; Jeffery Dean Greer. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410. To leave an online message or to sign the guest registry for the Greer family, Please contact us @www.johnsonfuneralhome.org Johnson Funeral Home , 320 Grandview St., Church Hill, TN 37642 is serving the Greer family


  • SUSAN LOUISE GRESHAM JOHNSON CITY
  • Susan Louise Gresham, 51, of Asbury Place, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2005 at Asbury Place. Miss Gresham was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She was a daughter of the late Charles Herman Gresham and Louise Little Gresham. Miss Gresham was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include aunts, Ruby McCracken, Bonnie Byerley and Lorene Gresham, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by one aunt, Jessie Saylor and by two uncles, Estel Little and Gordon Gresham. A short funeral service for Miss Gresham will be held at Asbury Place at 1:30 PM Monday. Chaplin Chris Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Cousins will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Asbury Place from 12:30 until 1:30 PM Monday. Minister Lamar Garrison will officiate at the graveside service. Online condolences may be made through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601 is serving the family


  • EVA MYRA HULSE GUINN TELFORD
  • Eva Myra (Peggy) Guinn, age 58, of Sam Aiken Road, in Telford, passed away Monday afternoon, May 2, 2005, at her home. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Jimmy “Pete” Guinn; two daughters and son-in-law: Stephanie and Charles Steele and Connie Guinn and fiancé, Daxter Malone; one son and daughter-in-law: James and Mary Guinn Jr.; two grandchildren: Sabrina and Adam Guinn; her father: A.J. “Slick” Hulse; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Kiser and David Bowers, Mickey and Frank Shipley and Kathryn and Roy Forbes; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Joe Hulse and fiancee Cora Sutphin and Donny and Nancy Hulse; special friends: Jane Rodifer and Baby Ethan Mchee; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including special nieces Tammy Williams and Cindy Yates; and a special nephew, Dylan Yates. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Watts Hulse Taylor; one sister: Connie Nebraska Hulse; step-father, Frank Taylor; and step-mother: Ethal Hulse. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow visitation at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Ken Gaskin and Rev David Guinn officiating. Interment will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery in Telford. Pallbearers will be Charles Steele, Philip Bradley, Johnny Kiser, Jeff Aiken, Randy Aiken and Jack Aiken. Special thanks to Smokey Mountain Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Chestnut Grove Building Fund, 367 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659


  • Sarah Cox Hackney
  • Sarah C. Hackney, age 66 of Gray, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late James Aaron and Rosa Ann Jones Cox. She is a native of Hawkins County and lived most of her life in Gray. She was a graduate of Boones Creek High School and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents an infant sister, Amanda Jane Cox, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Jackson W. Hackney of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Sarah W. Hackney of Jonesborough; two sisters and brother-in-law, Virginia (Kenneth) “Sisie” Leamon of Blountville and Mary Ann Cox of Johnson City; one brother, William Creed (Kay) Cox of Gray; two grandchildren, William “Connor” Hackney and John “Caleb” Hackney; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Monday, September 19, 2011 5 – 7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. with William “Bill” Duncan officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. in Washington County Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Sarah C. Hackney

  • HAROLD HALE - ROAN MOUNTAIN
  • ROAN MOUNTAIN — Mr. Harold Hale, 84, Roan Mountain, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was the son of the late Elijah Bon and Dora Hall Hale and was a native of Washington County, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, E.B. Hale, Ray Hale and four sisters, Sue Zimmerman, Wanda Hyder, Mildred Daye and Louise Simon. Mr. Hale was a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Army 106th Infantry and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Roan Mountain. Mr. Hale was the former owner operator of Southwest Spray and Nursery in Miami, FL. Mr. Hale is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-four years, Dorothy Gilmer Hale, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Becky Hale, Elizabethton; Jonathan and Joyce Hale, Israel; three grandchildren, Doug Hale, Merinda Hale, Christopher Hale; a sister, Zelma Rahal,, Savannah, GA; three sisters-in-law, Elenor Hale, Elizabethton; Gloria MacFarlan and her husband, Howard, Jonesborough and Marian Rousse and her husband, Bill, Fletcher, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service for Mr. Hale will be conducted on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 2:00 PM in the Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton, with Rev. Jim Lindsay and Rev. Chris Hughes officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ambers Wilson and Lauren Chapman. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 12:00-2:00 PM Sunday prior to the service and at 743 West H. Street at other times. Interment will follow the funeral service in Monte Vista Memorial Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post #49. Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Grosserode and Dr. Ahmed Kahn. Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book, or by fax 423 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family


  • JAMES MARTIN HALE - GRAY
  • James Martin Hale, age 84, 119 Flourville Rd., Gray, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 10, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Hale was a native and lifelong resident of the Boones Creek community of Washington County. He was a son of the late Albert Enoch and Amanda Katherine Taylor Hale. Mr. Hale was retired from the Engineering Department of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mountain Home. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was a Chief Radar Operator while serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations on Hawaii. Mr. Hale was a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing the Mandolin and was a former member of the Switchmen Quartet. Mr. Hale was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Etta Routh; and four brothers, Chester A. Hale, Melvin Hale, Alec Hale and Eugene Hale. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Joyce Dennis Hale; three daughters, Kathy Hale Bailey and her husband, Timothy, Yukon, OK, Annette Hale, Huntsville, AL, Amy Hale, Gray; one son, Mike Hale and his wife, Sherri, Kingsport; seven grandchildren, Jayme Bailey Peach, Joshua Bailey and Benjamin Bailey, all of OK, Jessica Hale and Mallory Hale, both of Kingsport, Katelan Hale Bailey and Noah Hale-Blevins, both of Gray; one great-grandchild, Kennedy Faith Peach, OK; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Hale will be conducted Friday, April 14, 2006, at 1:00 P.M. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold "Budï" Pate and Rev. Kenneth W. Kyker officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Charles DeWitt Byrd V.F.W. Post #3382, Kingsport, and the Tennessee National Guard. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 13, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the Boones Creek Baptist Church Family Center, 304 Pickens Bridge Rd., Gray, TN 37615. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving the Hale family


  • JOE A HALE - JOHNSON CITY

  • Joe A. Hale, 70, Johnson City, died Friday, January 20, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Hale was a native of Johnson City, and a son of the late Thaddeus Gentry and Mary Emma Sell Hale. He was a self employed land surveyor, builder and developer. Mr. Hale was past president of the Johnson City Area Homebuilder's Association and served as a Washington County surveyor. He also served on the Washington County Zoning Committee. He was a member and deacon of Locust Street Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gentry Hale and John Hale. Survivors include his wife, Doris Hale, of the home; two daughters, Cynthia Hale Greer, and husband, Chad, Knoxville, and Jodie Hale Powell, and husband, Jeff, Charleston, SC; one son, Joe Hale Jr., and wife, Micki, Savannah, GA; two brothers, Jimmy Hale, Donelson, TN, and Ben Hale, Gray; four grandchildren, Brittany Hale Powell, Alex Hale, Chris Greer and Aaron Greer; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Hale will be conducted Sunday, January 22, 2006, at 4:00 PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Jeff Campbell, Billy Jack Smith and Robbie Ellis, Ministers, officiating. The graveside committal service will be held Monday, January 23, 2006, at 10:00 AM in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be George Ellis, Bill Turbyfield, Mike Pitts, Bart Walker, Hayward Sell, Ben Hale II, Chris Greer and Aaron Greer. Pallbearers and those planning to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 AM Monday to proceed to the cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 PM in the East Parlor of the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Office of Donor Services, PO Box 4261, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Ave., is serving the Hale family


  • MILDRED RUTH SELLS HALE - GRAY
  • Mildred Ruth Hale, 85, 876 Suncrest Dr., Gray, died at her residence on Monday, April 9, 2007, under the care of her family, friends and Hospice. She was born in Kingsport on May 31, 1921, to the late Emory and Pearl Keefauver Sells. She lived most of her life in Gray. Ruth was a homemaker and helped her late husband in his business at the C.E. Hale Jewelry Store in downtown Johnson City. She loved making ceramics, fishing and tending to her flowers. She was a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star Grand View #411 and a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Nolichuckey Grand View No. 194. She was a Christian and of the Methodist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Hale, in 1978; one brother, Russell P. Sells, of Kingsport. She is survived by her son, Roger Hale and wife, Margie, of Gray; one granddaughter, Kim Phipps and husband, Kerry; one great-granddaughter, MaKayla Phipps, all of Watauga; two sisters, Grace Jenkins, Evelyn Ferguson, both of Gray; two brothers, John W. Sells, of Gray, Allen Sells and wife, Betty, of Milton, WV; sister-in-law, Opal Sells, of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Irene Ford and Terena Norris for their loving care in the past several months and to the Adventa Hospice Services for their kindness. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6-8:30 p.m., with services to be held at 8:30 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Jenkins, Phil Sells, Danny Sells, Emory Sells, Ricky Sells, Marty Ferguson, Matthew Ferguson, Chris Sells, Allen Sells II, Kerry Phipps. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Gray Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hale


  • NANCY BACON HAMILTON - JONESBOROUGH
  • Ms. Nancy Bacon Hamilton, age 60, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Ms. Hamilton was a native of Washington County and daughter of Eleanor Good Bacon, Jonesborough, and the late Reamer Bacon. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was a loving Daughter, Mother and Nana. Ms. Hamilton was a retired Hairstylist. In addition to her mother, survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Craig Clarke & Mikaila Turner-Clarke, Hubbardston, MA; one grandson, Nathan Turner-Clarke, Hubbardston, MA. Memorial services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2007, at Lakebridge Health Care Center with Rev. Greg Davis officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 210 25th Ave. N., Suite 523, Nashville, TN 37203; or Fairview United Methodist Church, 878 Hwy. 81 N., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Hamilton family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • Mrs. MARY JO REED HAMMETT Jonesborough, Tennessee
  • Mrs. Mary Jo Hammett, 75, Jonesborough, TN, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Appalachian Christian Village, Johnson City, TN. Mrs. Hammett was born in Sullivan County, TN, on September 10, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Ella Maye Goodman Reed. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother and a sister, Betty Taylor. Mary Jo was a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church and had attended Chestnut Grove Union Church. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John (Bill) Hammett Sr., of Jonesborough; one son, John Hammett Jr., of Johnson City; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diann and Monty Brown, Debbie and Jim Snodgrass, both of Jonesborough, and Donna and Ronnie Barrett, of Gray; four granddaughters and their husbands, Michelle and David Nix, Melanie and Brian Barnett, Jama and Blake Barron and Amber and Bruce Bacon; one grandson, Justin Snodgrass. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Ethan and Sam Barnett, Braeden Nix, Baylee and Brady Barron, Nate and Katie Snodgrass and Kyleigh and Kenzie Bacon. Two sisters, Pat Gerard and Anne Causey; an aunt, Rubye Bowser; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. The family would like to say a word of thanks and deep appreciation to Melissa Leake and the staff of Appalachian Christian Village. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 6:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Gaskin officiating. The Family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM prior to the service and other times at the home of Monty and Diann Brown, 479 Sweetgrass Lane, Jonesborough, TN. Entombment services will be conducted on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Justin Snodgrass, Blake Barron, Brian Barnett, David Nix, Bruce Bacon, Hobert Jones and Lewis Hulse. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Chestnut Grove Union Church Building Fund, 367 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Jonesborough, Tennessee. Condolences may be sent online to the Hammett Family at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • TERRY HANNABAS - JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mr. Terry Alan Hannabas, age 55, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at his home in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a native of Washington County and son of Thelma Hannabas, Jonesborough, and the late Robert Hannabas Jr. Mr. Hannabas was a member of Bible Believers Baptist Church, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a science teacher in the Jacksonville School System. He was listed in Who’s Who in America Teacher in 2002. In addition to his mother, survivors include one daughter, Kelly Bourdon, Jacksonville, FL; one grandson, Timothy Alan McPherson, Jasper, Alabama; one brother, Bob Hannabas and wife, Nellie, Jonesborough; one sister, Darlene Mullins, Jonesborough; one nephew, Robert Hannabas, Jonesborough; and one niece, Brettney Stevens, Johnson City. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Stanley Gross officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • THELMA TIPTON HANNABAS - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Thelma Tipton Hannabas, Jonesborough, TN, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Four Oaks Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hannabas was born in Roan Mountain, TN, and was a daughter of the late Aught and Vista Webb Tipton. She was also preceded in death by her husband R.L. Hannabas Jr.; a son Terry Hannabas and 5 sisters Maxine Gross, Fleta Merritt, Alyne Byrd, Betty Dykes and an infant sister. Mrs. Hannabas was a retired school teacher with Washington County School System. She taught for over 30 years at several county schools including Crockett High School, where she served Chairman of the English Department, Jonesborough High School, Lamar and Sulphur Springs. She was a member of Jonesborough Methodist Church where she had been active with the Haynes Circle. She was a former president of the Andrew Jackson Woman’s Democratic Party of Washington County. Surviving: a son and daughter in law Bob Hannabas and Nellie, a daughter Dodie Mullins, all of Jonesborough; 3 grandchildren Robert Hannabas and Brettney Stevens, both of Jonesborough and Kelly Bordon; 2 great grandchildren Skyler Stevens and Timothy McPherson; a sister Billie Amicone, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service for Mrs. Thelma Tipton Hannabas will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Gross officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm prior to the service. Graveside service will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the Hannabas family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • BONNIE HARRISON - GRAY COURT, S.C.
  • Bonnie Harrison - GRAY COURT, S.C. — Bonnie Whitson Harrison, age 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior in the home of her son in Gray Court, SC, on Monday, May 17, 2010, after a 17 year battle with cancer. Her battle was a long and brave one. She leaves a testimony that God’s grace is sufficient during years of suffering. Fittingly, her favorite scripture was Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” She was a loving, faithful, and devoted wife of 51 years, a mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her three sons and many grandchildren immensely, a sister who shared the joys and sorrows of her siblings, and a friend to all who got to know her. She, and her husband Kyle, opened their hearts and home to missionaries, college kids and lonely hurting people. She was born in Mitchell County, NC, and graduated from Tipton Hill High School in Bakersville, NC, and was employed by Holston Valley Medical Center as a Lab Technician until she devoted her life to her husband and family. She later sold Avon products, where she enjoyed receiving many District Awards for her expertise in sales and marketing. She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, where she served as a Sunday School as well as Bible Study Teacher; choir member for many years; a former member of Bible Study Fellowship; and sang alto for the Chapel Quartet. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kyle F. Harrison; one son, Michael T. Harrison; her parents, Taylor and Mary Jane Whitson; two sisters, Myrtle Forbes and Pearl Honeycutt; two brothers, Nathan G. Whitson and E.C. Whitson; and several nieces. Survivors include two sons, Gary F. Harrison, and fiancée, Diana Lynn Collette, and granddaughters, Victoria and Caroline Harrison, of Limestone, David A. Harrison and wife, Lynda, granddaughter, Taylor, and grandson, Logan, of 1382 Bolt Road, Gray Ct., SC; a daughter-in-law, Karen Harrison, grandson, Jonathan, wife, Jane, and great-grandson, Teddy; grandsons, David and Ben Harrison, and granddaughter, Bethany Harrison of P.O. Box 44, Fisher, IL; five sisters, Gladys W. Garland, Martha W. Gschwind and husband, David, as well as Beulah R. Whitson, of Johnson City, Edna Crawford and husband, Claude, of Fall Branch, and Ora W. Barger, of Sylva, NC; one brother, Bill Whitson and wife, Louise, of Limestone; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wants to extend a special thanks to the members of Crossroads Christian Church of Gray, to her pastor, Clint Andrews, the JCMC Hospital and their Home Health Care workers, the Cancer Center and all the physicians who cared for her in TN, as well as the Carolina Cancer Center, Hospice of Laurens County, and Southside Fellowship Church, all of SC. We are so grateful to the many family, friends and caregivers who saw to the needs of Bonnie and her husband, Kyle, over the last several years. A funeral service is scheduled for 7 PM Thursday May 20, 2010, at Crossroads Christian Church, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 PM prior to the service on Thursday evening. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 AM Friday, May 21, 2010, at Hales Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, Hales Chapel Road, Gray. Mr. G. Clinton Andrews and Dr. Daer Platt, ministers will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Norris Barger, Rod Crawford, Steve Deakins, Justin Denny, Lee Hilton, Bob Stykes, Carter Warden, Dale Whitson and Jeff Whitson. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Whitson, Claude Crawford and David Gschwind. Everyone will meet at Crossroads Christian Church at 10:15 AM Friday for a procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Crossroads Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Harrison family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City


  • HAROLD HARRISON - GRAY
  • Harold Edward Harrison, 83, of Gray, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. A life-long resident of Washington County, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon receiving his degree from Bowling Green University, he taught at a military academy and then in the Sullivan County School System, from where he retired. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He leaves a loving legacy with both family and friends as he did so much for others. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer D. and Rose Harrison; a sister, Barbara Sue Culbertson; and two brothers, Clarence Harrison and Kyle Harrison. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Church Harrison; two daughters, Donna Raphael, of Gray, and Deborah Harrison-Wagner and husband Rick, also of Gray; three grandchildren, Tyler Sewell and wife Chauntee, Daniel Wagner, and DeAndra Sewell; a sister, Christine Deakins and husband Ross; sisters-in-law Bonnie Harrison and Nell Harrison; a brother-in-law, Leonard Culbertson; several nieces and nephews; and several special friends, Carl Childress, Jack Carter, and Gordon Zolman. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 at Rock Heritage Baptist Church on Highway 36 in Colonial Heights. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 with Pastor Garry Eads officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 3/265 on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens. Those desiring to contribute memorial gifts may direct them to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, 207 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604; or to the charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave on-line condolences for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Harold Edward Harrison


  • KYLE FRANKLIN HARRISON - GRAY
  • Kyle Franklin Harrison, age 81, of 1284 Gray Station Road, Gray, TN went home to be with his Lord and Savior at Johnson City Medical Center on Sunday November 22, 2009, after a lengthy illness. He was a loving, devoted husband, a wonderful father to his sons, a doting grandfather to his grandchildren, and a special friend to extended family and neighbors. A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Elmer D. and Rose Buckingham Harrison, and a step son of Sylvia B. Harrison ; Sylvia Barnes was the daughter of Henry & Sarah Leab Barnes & granddaughter of John W. Leab son of Dr. John Leab who migrated from Germany. He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, where he served as Elder and Sunday School Teacher, as well as on the Church Board of Directors. He was a retired school teacher in the Sullivan County School System. He taught at Lynn View, Sullivan West, and Sullivan South High Schools. He earned his BS in Education from Bowling Green College, KY and his Masters Degree in Education from ETSU in Johnson City. He served his community as Charter member of Gray Ruritan, the Gray Community Chest as well as volunteering for Contact Ministries in Johnson City, TN. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. He was a member of the Chapel Quartet, and was a member of Church choirs for years. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer D. and Rose Buckingham Harrison, his eldest son Michael Taylor Harrison, one brother Clarence L. Harrison, and one sister Barbara Sue Culberson. Survivors include his loving, devoted wife of 51 years, Bonnie Whitson Harrison of the home in Gray, TN who despite her multiple health concerns, saw that her husband was given the best care a person could have been given based on the direction of his physician; son Gary F. Harrison, and his fiancée Diana Lynn Collette, granddaughters Victoria and Caroline Harrison of Limestone, TN; son David A. Harrison and his wife Lynda, granddaughter Taylor and grandson Logan of 1382 Bolt Road, Gray Court, SC; daughter-in-law Karen Harrison, grandson Jonathan and his wife Jane, grandsons David and Ben Harrison and granddaughter Bethany Harrison of P.O. Box 44, Fisher, IL; one brother, Harold Harrison and his wife Barbara of Gray, TN; one sister Christine and her husband Ross Deakins of Jonesborough, TN; one sister-in-law, Nell Harrison of Limestone, TN and one brother-in-law Leonard Culberson of Palos Hills, IL. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends and extended relatives. Special Thanks to the minister, Clinton Andrews of Crossroads Christian Church of Gray, TN and its members, the caregivers who worked in the home to care for Mr. Harrison, the JCMC physicians and staff who cared for him, and the many family and friends who saw to the needs of both Kyle and Bonnie over the last several years. A funeral service is scheduled for 8 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2009, following the family visitation at Crossroads Christian Church, Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2009. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at Hales Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, Hales Chapel Road, Gray, TN. Minister G. Clinton Andrews and Dr. Daer Platt will officiate. Active pallbearers will be, Norris Barger, Rod Crawford, Steve Deakins, Jackie Denny, Lee Hilton, Bob Stykes, Carter Warden, Dale Whitson, and Jeff Whitson. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Whitson. Pallbearers are ask to be at the church on Tuesday evening, November 24, 2009, at 5:45 PM and Wednesday morning November 25, 2009, at 10:15 AM. Family and friends are welcome to meet at Crossroads Christian Church at 10:15 AM Wednesday for a procession to Hales Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Crossroads Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the Harrison family via www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City


  • RANDY GALE HARRSION

    Mr. Randy Gale Harrison, 45, Gray, died on Friday, June 4, 2010, at his residence. A native of Washington County, he was a son of Edna Mae Barnett Wiseman & the late James Frank Harrison. Randy was a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, Class of 1982. Working in the sheet metal and HVAC industry, he was employed by Newman Heating & Air for several years and was a member of the United Sheet Metal Workers of America. He was of the Baptist faith. Known as a hardworking, loving and caring family man, Randy enjoyed being outdoors gardening, riding four wheelers, camping, building bonfires, and enjoying nature. Determined and outspoken, he loved life, loved his family, enjoyed helping others and liked to listen to Country music. Survivors include his wife, Susanne Leigh Harrison, Gray; daughters, Valerie Nicole Saylor, Elizabethton, Chassi Mae Harrison, Johnson City & fiancé, Joshua Daniel Jamison, and Jazmyne “Tater” Harrison, of the home; mother, Edna Wiseman, Elizabethton; step-mother, Sheila Harrison, Kingsport; sister, Becky Hott & husband, Randy, Johnson City; four step-sisters, Angie, Karen, Star and Michelle; two brothers, Frank Tommy Harrison, Kingsport, and Eddie Wiseman, Sevierville; step-brother, Brad; brother-in-law, Chad Price, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Harley, Chase, Jessie & Shyanne; several nieces & nephews; and the Humphrey family. In addition to his father, Randy was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Harrison Price. The family expresses special thanks to the Fox and Cade families, Patty Mac, Meme, and all of Randy’s special caregivers. A Celebration of Life memorial service for Randy G. Harrison will be held at 7 PM, Monday, June 7, at Tetrick Funeral Services with Rev. Sam Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 PM until the service hour. For those who prefer, memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd., Ste. 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Harrison family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604


  • Mrs. JANE JONES HARTMAN Dies; 96 years old

  • Mrs. Jane Hartman, aged 96, one of the early pioneers of this county and the oldest woman in the county, died yesterday at 3:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lina Sturgis, with whom she had made her home for the past 27 years. The end came quietly and followed a long period of poor health. It has been only in recent years, however, that Mrs. Hartman was not actie for she had been known as a woman who was remarkably able despite her age. She was beloved by a host of friends who knew her as the kindly, cheerful "Grandma Hartman". She enjoyed recounting interesting reminiscences of the years gone by and recalled the days of her childhood in Jonesboro, Tennessee. Her maiden name was Jones, and she was born in Jonesboro August 29, 1827. In her girlhood her family moved to Iowa and it was near Ottumwa of that state that her marriage to James A. Hartman, also a native of Jonesboro, occurred on September 4, 1845. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, of whom four now survive. In 1871 the faily left Iowa for Ogden, Utah, then followed the historic Old Oregon Trail until they came to the spot where Weston now stands. Seven years later, Mr. Hartman died, his death occurring April 3, 1878. Mrs. Hartman endeared herself to Weston people and upon coming to Pendleton to reside with her daughter, she made new friends who deeply regret her death. She is survived by Mrs. Sturgis, Mrs. M. J. Marsh and mrs. Elizabeth Purdy, all of Pendleton, and Mrs. S.L. Price, of WIlbur, Washington, who will arrive today. Nineteen grandchildren survive among whom are Judge Charles H. Marsh, George Hartman and james Sturgis of Pendleton. De. C.C. Sturgis of Boston, Massachusetts and Miss Jessie Purdy, who is a teacher in Honolulu. There are seventeen great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Hartman will be held on Friday morning at 10 o"clock fromthe Stugis home, 105 Wilson Street, with Rev. Alfred Lockwood, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, officiatin. Interment will be at the Weston masonic Cemetery, where the body will be laid to rest beside that of the late Mr. Hartman. Pallbearers will be Wilson E. Brock, G.M. Rice, C.K. Cranston, Will McCormmach, Dr. Frank E. Boyden and James S. Johns, Sr. Members of the Pioneer Ladies Club of which Mrs. Hartman was a member, will attend the funeral in a body and many will go to Weston also


  • JUNE FORD HARTMAN - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mary June Ford Hartman, 79, of Jonesborough, TN, went to be with the Lord, Friday, July 14, 2006, at her home surrounded by her family. Born and raised in the Harmony community, she was a graduate of Fall Branch High School. June was a self-sacrificing, devoted, loving mother, raising five children on her own. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play softball. June was also a sales representative for Avon Products for over 35 years, having achieved membership in the President's Club. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her parents, Ray E. and Mary "Polly" Ford; brother, Jack Ford; sister, Judy Ford; niece, Teresa Johnson; and nephew, B.J. Ford. Surviving are four daughters, Cathy Clark (Roger), Daphne Moody (Keith), all of Gray, Barbara White (Harold), and Libby Grindstaff (David), all of Jonesborough; one son, Jim Hartman of Fall Branch; eight grandchildren, Heather Ketron, David Hartman, Amanda White, Sarah White, Rachel Moody-Hobbs, Kelley Moody, Dylan Moody, and Ayden Ford-Grindstaff; two great-granddaughters, McKenzie and Chloe Ketron; five brothers, Bill Ford, Pete Ford (Tootie), Creed Ford, Gene Ford (Minnie), Tim Ford (Wilma); several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and special lifelong friend, Edith Ferguson. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fall Branch Chapel with Pastor Steve Pate and Rev. Chris Castle officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Bacon-Kincheloe Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Ford, Terry Ford, Jessee Ford, Teddy Ford, Scotty Garvin, and Jeff McCurry. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund, 1177 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to send an online condolence


  • JOAN ELIZABETH SYLVESTER HAWKINS - JOHNSON CITY
  • Joan Elizabeth Hawkins, age 70, of 3602 Cimarron Dr., Johnson City, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She had fought a courageous 2 year battle with glioblastoma multiforme stage IV brain tumor. A lifelong native of Washington County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mabel Archer Sylvester. Mrs. Hawkins was a member of Marvins Chapel United Methodist Church where she had been the church organist for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Susannah Wesley Circle. Mrs. Hawkins graduated from East Tennessee State College and worked for awhile as a teacher in the Washington County School System. She had also worked at E.T.S.U. in the registration office. Survivors include her husband, Sabe Hawkins, of the home; one daughter and fiance, Lisa Burkette, Gray and Chris Kimmons, Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Angie Hawkins, Asheville, NC; four grandchildren, Matthew and Jacob Hawkins, Asheville, NC, Taylor and Caroline Burkette, Gray, TN. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, April 27, 2009, at 8:00 P.M. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with eulogy being provided by Mrs. Janet Gray, and prayer offered by Rev. Ricky Clowers. Special music will be provided by Mrs. Becky Tester. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday in the East Parlor of the funeral home. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 12:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 28 at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Gray, Curtis Fullbright, David Shell, Jeff Johnson, Mike Freeman, and Lee Freeman. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home Tuesday at 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, Attn: Ellen Stainback, P.O. Box 3624 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the nursing staff of 5200 at the Johnson City Medical Center, and to Dr. James Vredenburgh and staff of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Hawkins Family

  • Dr. OPIE HAWS JR. - JONESBOROUGH
  • Dr. Opie B. Haws, Jr., 517 E. Main St., Jonesborough, died Sat Sept. 17, 2005 at the Veterans Administration Hospital . Dr. Haws was a native of Fall Branch and was the son of the late Opie B. and Clyde Barnes Haws, Sr. He was a Marine Corp veteran having served during WWII in the Pacific Theater during the Peleliu and Okinawa operations. After WWII Mr. Haws enlisted in the U.S. Army where he became a Dentist and was stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. Dr. Haws was a member and past president of the Jonesborough Kiwanis Club and was a member of the Jonesborough Presbyterian Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and Deacon. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by: Wife: Alice H. Haws of the Home; Son: Dr. J. Michael Haws, Jonesborough; Daughter: Melinda Duffy, Richland Hills , TX; Grandchildren: Christy Iacino, Colonial Heights, Amanda Haws, Johnson City, Dr. Ben Haws, New Orleans, LA, Paula Duffy and Lisa Duffy both of Richland Hills, TX; Great grandsons: Elijah Iacino and Kyler Iacino both of Colonial Heights; Uncle: Lyle Haws, Jonesborough; Aunt: Jean Dawson, Fall Branch. Funeral services for Dr. Opie Haws will be conducted Monday Sept 19, 2005 at 8 PM from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Beth Yarborough officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM from Maple Lawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Alfred Greenlee, Dr. Ben Haws, Neil Iacino, Sam Mitchell, and Sheryl Carey. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Haws family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation services, Jonesborough


  • RUTH CROWDER HENRY
  • Ruth Crowder Henry, of Johnson City, died July 29, 2011, at the Christian Care Center of Johnson City. She was a native of Athens, TN, who had lived all of her adult life in Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Rev. I.G. Crowder and Maude W. Crowder. Mrs. Henry was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a mother, homemaker, and retired employee of the acquisition department of Sherrod Library, ETSU. She was a lifelong athlete and sports fan. She played basketball for the 1938 Sulphur Springs High School lady’s team that went to the state tournament. She was active in the Johnson City Bowling Association and Tennessee State Women’s Bowling Association for many years, and travelled across the country to compete in amateur tournaments. She was an avid and loyal fan of the Tennessee Volunteers and the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Henry loved playing bridge with her friends, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by: her husband, John Henry; three sisters, Jesse Marshall, Dorthy Good and Juanita Beals; and one brother, Earl Crowder. Survivors include: daughter, Kem H. McKee and her husband, Tom, of Johnson City; son, Doug Henry and his wife, Jamie, of Johnson City; brother, Jim Crowder and his wife, Belle, of Piney Flats; sister, Issy Jones and her husband, Jack, of Unicoi; grandson, Matthew Bolton, and his wife, Donna, of Gray; granddaughter, Holly Bolton Rainey, of Gray; two great-granddaughters, Dru and Reece Rainey, of Gray; two great-grandsons, Henry and Joseph Bolton, of Gray; and several nieces and nephews. The family of Ruth Crowder Henry will receive friends from noon until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. James Bennington and Rev. Bethany Douty will officiate. Pallbearers will be: Scott Jones, Larry Good, Matt Bolton, Kent Hyder, John Moore and Jeff Crowder. Following the funeral services, family and friends will proceed to Happy Valley Memorial Park for graveside services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 225 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601-2052. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker and Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Henry family


  • Joy Gail Tilson Hensley

  • Mrs. Joy Gail Tilson Hensley, age 75, Limestone, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center with her husband by her side. Mrs. Hensley was a native Washington County and daughter of the late Jesse Francis & Mamie Higgins Tilson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hensley was also preceded in death by her loving son, Terry Lee Hensley; brothers and sister, Evelyn Tilson McCracken, Dorothy Tilson Garber, Dwight Tilson, Forrest Tilson, Kathleen Tilson Usary, William Tilson and Della Tilson. She was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church. Mrs. Hensley was a graduate of East Tennessee State College and retired from the Washington County School System after teaching for 40 years. Survivors include her loving husband, Ralph H. Hensley, of the home. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary July 23, 2011; one brother, Jewell Tilson, Kingsport; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmie Rogers and Rev. Tony Crossnoe officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Condolences may be sent to the Hensley family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, Tennessee


  • RAYMOND FRED HENSLEY GRAY

  • Raymond Fred Hensley, age 78, of Gray, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Monday night, November 23, 2009, at North Side Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hensley was a native and life long resident of Washington County and the son of the late Logan and Fern Hensley. He was a Navy Veteran, charter member of the Gray Community Chest, a Methodist, a member of VFW Post 3382, Model A Restorers Club and VSS Point Cruz Associates. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company after 35 years of service. In addition to his parents, his wife of 45 years, Peggy Hensley, in 2001; one infant son; one infant daughter; and his brother, Jackie Hensley, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Kent Hensley and his wife, Sherry; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, November 27, from 3-5 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will follow visitation at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Phil Goins officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Pallbearers will be Jackie Hensley, Bradley Hensley, Tom Larimer, Milton Hensley, Jimmie Privette, Clifford Page, Richard Broyles and Brett Larimer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Boones Creek Class of 1950. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mr. Hensley


  • SAMUEL CLARENCE HILBERT - JONESBOROUGH
  • Samuel Clarence Hilbert, age 96, Jonesborough, passed away at 12:50 A.M., Monday, March 8, 2010, at Life Care Center of Gray. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, Tennessee, he retired from Eastman Kodak in 1977 after 33 years of service as a chemical operator. He attended New Hope Church of the Brethren and Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren where he served as Deacon for both Churches. Mr. Hilbert had a special love for the New York Yankees, and was an avid farmer and gardener, and really enjoyed playing rook. He is Preceded in death by his Wife: Stella Payne Hilbert, Parents, John B. Hilbert and Suzannah Bashor Hilbert. Also preceding are Sister, Mary Fitzgerald, and Brothers, Paul Hilbert, James Hilbert, Ralph Hilbert, Jesse Hilbert. Survivors include His Sons, Willie Hilbert and Wife, Judy, of Jonesborough, John Hilbert and Wife, Martha, of Gray, and Sammy Hilbert and Wife, Betty, of Jonesborough. One Brother, William R. Hilbert, of Missouri. Grandchildren include, Ralph Hilbert and Wife, Rachel, Aaron Hilbert and Wife, Renee, Amy Boling and Husband, Travis, and Angela Hilbert. Two Great Grandchildren, Peyton Boling, and Breden Hilbert. One niece, Carol Draveling, of Missouri, and Special Pet Tiny and Special Grand Pet, Oakley. The family of Samuel Clarence Hilbert will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Tri-Cities Funeral Home, with Funeral Services being conducted at 8:00 P.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Victor Wallace, Rev. Russell Payne Jr., and Brother Dayton Lewis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. The family request that no food be brought to the house and that Memorial Contributions be made to the Donors choice. For more information, please call 423-323-5167, or to post online condolences, please visit our website at tcmgandfuneral.com. Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and honored to serve the Hilbert Family

  • NELL SHOOK HILL
  • Nell Shook Hill 85, Gray-Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, died Fri., Dec 15, 1995 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Madison County N.C. native and a daughter of the late Robert Frank and Ellen Willis Shank. Mrs. Hill retired from the Washington County School System as a teacher. She ahd also taught in the Madison County School System. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Sulphur Springs Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Hill was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cicero W. Hill, two brothers ad one sister. Survivors include one son, Lynnwood Hill, Jonesborough, one sister, Edna S. Hill, Pelzer, S.C.; three granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn Hill, Audrey Ann Sinisi and Pamela Dawn McCoy, all of Jonesborough and several nieces and nephews. Dillow Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


    TOMMY HILL


    “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Thomas J. “Tommy” Hill, 88, of Gray, passed into eternal rest Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Hill was a native of Buladean, North Carolina. He was a son of the late Carter L. and Martha Troutman Hill. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hill was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, a niece and a nephew. Until health prevented his participation, he was an active member of the Gray United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Hill received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from East Tennessee State College, taught in Kingsport City schools for fourteen years, and finished his career in an administrative position in the superintendant’s office. He owned and operated several business in Gray. For recreation, he very much enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of sixty two years, Mildred Cox Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and John “Joe” Hilbert, Nancy and Ricky Hall; three grandchildren, Angela Hilbert, Natalie Simmons (Josh), and Phillip Hall (Kellie); two great grandsons, Jackson and Cameron Simmons; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Hill will be conducted at 7:30 PM Friday, March 2, 2012, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. The family will greet friends in the funeral home chapel Friday from 5:30 PM until the service hour. A Committal and Entombment service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 10:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the building fund of Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St., Gray, TN 37615; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TetrickFuneralHome.com Arrangements for the Hill family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604


  • JACK FORD HOBBS - GRAY
  • Jack Ford Hobbs, 82, 3087 Knob Creek Rd, Gray, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital. Mr. Hobbs was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and was a son of the late Lee and Ruby Ford Hobbs. He was a lifelong member of Boones Creek Christian Church and had served in the past as Elder, Trustee and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Hobbs was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army. Jack played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, was a life-time member of the American Angus Association, a retiree of Story Brothers, Inc. and a life-long farmer. He was a loving father and friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Sue Clark Hobbs, in 2002; his son, Jimmy L. Hobbs Sr., 2000; and one sister, Betsy Ann Hobbs Keys. He is survived by his daughter, Jacquelyn Hobbs Oliva, Telford; brother, Lee Don Hobbs, Pound, VA; sister, Mary Sue Parsons, Seymour, TN; three grandchildren, Angela D. Bishop and husband, Joe, Telford, Lynn Hobbs and wife, Angela Stone Hobbs, Gray, and Susan K. Garst, Telford; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Appalachian Funeral Home Saturday, March 25, 2006, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM in the East Chapel. Mr. David Mackey will officiate. Interment will follow in Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Kingsport VFW Post #3382. Pallbearers will be Lynn Hobbs, Kenny Keys, Mark Parsons, Joe Bishop, Rick Little, Edward Bowman, Barry Bingham and Ryan Broyles. Junior pallbearers will be Hunter Hobbs and Steven Bishop. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 305 Christian Church Rd, Gray, TN 37615. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Ave., is serving the Hobbs family


  • HOWARD HODGE -PINEY FLATS

  • Howard Hodge, 86 of Piney Flats, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 22, 2012, from Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a life-long resident of Piney Flats and the son of Paul F. and Bennie Mills Hodge. Mr. Hodge was a United States Army Veteran; and was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church. He was a barber for over 45 years. He worked with his brother-in-law when he first started in the business, then later opened Howard’s Barber Shop. He enjoyed boating, playing guitar and billiards. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his devoted and faithful wife of 61 years, Jeanette Nancy Hodge, a sister, Orba Malone; two brothers, Joe Hodge and Hershel Hodge; and two dogs, Nestle and Lion Queen. Howard leaves behind his daughter and caretaker, Theresa Hodge; son, Gary Hodge, both of Piney Flats; two sisters, Mary Nell Whitaker, Johnson City, Martha Arrwood, Jonesborough; a brother, Robert Hodge, Bristol; special friends, Paul & Leona Privette, and Susan & Kent Thompson; and his loving dog, Smokie. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A Celebration of Life service for Howard Hodge will be conducted on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 2:00 PM in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Ritchie Honeycutt officiating. His family will welcome friends from 12:00 PM until the service hour at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at New Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary Pallbearers are the past customers of Howard’s Barbershop. The family would like to send special thanks to the 2600 nurses and staff at Johnson City Medical Center and to Dr. F. Hamati for the care and concern shown to Mr. Hodge and the family. Those who wish to make a donation in memory of Howard may donate to New Bethel Presbyterian Church, 592 New Bethel Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423) 610-7177. Arrangements for the Hodge family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN


  • Pauline Denny Hodge
  • Pauline Denny Hodge, 96, born November 19, 1914, to Katherine and Robert Denny died at 8:00 PM on Monday, September 12, 2011, at her home in Boones Creek Community with her family by her side. Pauline was the oldest living member of Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Boones Creek, at her death. Mrs. Hodge was a native of Washington County, having lived her life here. She was a wonderful wife, homemaker, mother of seven children and sister to four brothers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Niles Hodge, in 2008; a daughter, Sharon Feathers; a son, Jeffery; a brother, Raphael Denny; and son-in-law Jim Gambrell. Survivors include five children: Manuel Hodge and wife, Trula, of Gray, Bill Hodge and wife, Martha, of Gray, Jane Gambrell and Lynn Hodge, both of Johnson City, and Kathy Oliver, of Kingsport and fiancé, Chad Salyer; one son-in-law, Fred Feathers, of Kingsport, and wife, Lee; three brothers; Stanley Denny, Charles Denny, Clarence Denny and wife, Sammy, and sister-in-law Betty Denny, all of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Sandra Loomis and husband, Sheldon, Johnson City, Junior Little and wife, Emilee, of Gray, Robbie Feathers and wife, Debi, of Kingsport; five great grandchildren, Ashley Edens and husband, Josh, of Telford, Justin, Jordan and Caroline Little, of Gray, Matilee Feathers, of Kingsport, two great-great grandchildren, Leah Edens and Luke Daniel Edens, of Telford. The funeral service for Mrs. Hodge will be conducted at 8:00 PM Thursday, September 15, 2011, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Reverend Rick Clowers, Pastor of Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church, conducting the service. The family will receive friends at the family home in Boones Creek on Wednesday, September 14th, and at the funeral home Thursday, September 15th, from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM with the funeral services to follow visitation. Active pallbearers are Jim Sell, Robbie Feathers, Justin Little, Jordan Little, Allen Moody, Larry Wilcox and Paul Hale. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Rakesh Patel with Christian Care Center of Johnson City, Dr. David Moulton, Billy Lee Carter and Doris Freeman. The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Friday, September 16, 2011, at Gray Cemetery in Gray. Memorial gifts may be sent to Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 1882 Old Boones Creek Rd., Johnson City, TN 37615. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Franklin Woods Hospital and especially the excellent care given by the nurses and staff of the Christian Care Center of Johnson City and all the Amedisys Hospice Care staff and Veronica Pierson. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Hodge family



  • CHARLOTTE SUE NUTTER HODGES
    - GRAY

  • Charlotte Sue Hodges, 77, of Gray, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2010, at the Johnson City Medical Center. She had lived in Gray all of her life and was a daughter of the late Jack and Mae Hayden Nutter. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, David Orlin Hodges; and by two sisters, Oneida Ford and Nadine Frady; two brothers, Ricky and Bill Nutter; and by an infant son, David Chadwick Hodges. Mrs. Hodges was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church. She had worked at Eastman Kodak in her younger years and for ITT later in life. Survivors include: a son and daughter in law, Donald and Geri Hodges, of Gray; a daughter and son in law, Cindy and Steve Douglas, of Gray; four Grandchildren, Stephanie Poole, Luke Douglas, Kim McEwen and Tracy Burleson, all of Gray; five Great Grandchildren, Elizabeth Poole, Walker Burleson, Tyler, Cara and Carley McEwen; three brothers and sisters in law, Clifton and Elaine Nutter, Bobby and Mary Nutter and Glenn “Tom” and Laura Nutter; a brother in law, Dave Frady, of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Minister Clint Andrews will officiate. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City


  • CARROL S. HUFFMAN - LIMESTONE

  • Carrol S. Huffman, 83, of Limestone, TN, died Friday, January 22, 2010, in the Appalachian Christian Village. Mr. Huffman was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, TN, and a son of the late Charles Roscoe and Mary Elsie Babb Huffman. He was a 1944 graduate of Washington College Academy. Mr. Huffman was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WW II, and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a second generation rural mail carrier. His father had carried mail on horseback. Mr. Huffman was the rural mail carrier for Limestone from 1947 to 1982. Mr. Huffman was a lifelong member of the Limestone United Methodist Church, 189 Opie Arnold Road, Limestone, TN 37681; and the Limestone Ruritan Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either of those organizations. Mr. Huffman was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard S. Huffman; a brother, Daryl Huffman; and two sisters, Dorothy Cross and Margaret Sims. Survivors include: his loving wife of sixty-two years, Margaret Anne Byrd Huffman; his daughter, Suzanne Huffman and son-in-law August Schilling, of Southlake, TX; one sister, Barbara Wright, of Telford, TN; one brother, Joseph Huffman, of Jonesborough, TN; several nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends also survive. A graveside service for Carrol S. Huffman will be conducted at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 25, 2010, in the Urbana Cemetery in Limestone. Everyone will meet at the cemetery. Rev. Brandon R. Berg will officiate. A luncheon at Limestone United Methodist Church will follow the graveside service. There will be no visitation or chapel funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the Huffman family via www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City

  • WANDA RUBLE HUFFMAN GREENEVILLE
  • GREENEVILLE — Wanda Ruble Huffman (Mrs. Charles Daryl), born January 31, 1923, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, at Laughlin Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Roy H. and Mattie Fay Ruble of Limestone, Tennessee. She was also the loving wife of the late Dr. C.D. Huffman, who passed away in March of 2004, after 62 years of marriage. Wanda attended Maryville College and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was a 50+ year member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She was especially proud of being an alumna of Washington College, and was pleased to return there to teach science courses in the 1950s. Mrs. Huffman left there to accompany her husband, Daryl, to Memphis for Medical School. While there, she worked in Cancer Research as a lab assistant. After her husband’s graduation from Medical School, they returned to Limestone, where Dr. Huffman took over her father’s medical practice. For many years, she assisted behind the scenes at Ruble Clinic and was the office manager of Limestone Medical Clinic, assisting her husband. Wanda was very active in the Limestone Community, serving as Scout leader, PTA officer, member of Home Demonstration Club, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, member of the Limestone Garden Club, avid supporter of all Washington College sports and was out “doing things for others.” She was also an active member of Salem Presbyterian Church at Washington College for most of her life. She not only served on the Session for several terms, but was also Clerk of Session. She took great interest in all of the activities of the Church as long as her health permitted. Being an avid supporter of all UT Vols and Atlanta Braves found her on the road for many years to their numerous games. She seemed to always find the time for football, basketball, and, especially, baseball. When unable to attend the baseball games, she kept an official log of all plays, giving her children stacks of remembrances dating back to the late 1930s. Survivors include: loving daughter, Bobbie Christiansen, of Greeneville; devoted son, Chuck, and wife, Lavinia Huffman, of Kingsport; and caring daughter, Nancy and husband, Joel Bowman, of Greeneville; and a very dear sister, Maude and husband, Bob Cutshaw, of Limestone. Grandchildren are: Alyson and husband, Stephen Cutshall, of Knoxville, Chad and wife, Jennifer Huffman, of Gray, Rick and wife, Laura Huffman, of Knoxville, Tosha Bowman of Kingsport, Mikey Huffman, of Kingsport, Joshua Bowman, of Greeneville, and special niece, Dana and husband, David, and children, Phebe and Dawson Peake, of Greeneville. Special friends and caregivers include: Joan Pace, Nellie Fleenor, Patsy Greene, Dr. “B” and Josie Marcelo, Betty Shelton, Bonnie Castle, Virginia Fugate and Vanessa Miller. The family expresses their gratitude to the loving care provided by Laughlin HealthCare Center’s staff and management. Pallbearers for the funeral will be Chad Huffman, Rick Huffman, Mikey Huffman, Joshua Bowman, Stephen Cutshall, David Peake, Russell Greene and Allen Campbell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Maynard Austin, Eric Christiansen, Earl Fletcher, Richard Donoho, Santo Cicerello, Dwight Campbell and Art Foster. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements (1125 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville) with visitation on Thursday, June 23, from 2-4 in the afternoon and from 6-8 in the evening. The funeral will be held on Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at Salem Presbyterian Church on the campus of Washington College Academy, with Dr. Angus Shaw officiating. Internment to follow at Salem Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Huffman’s body will lie in state 30 minutes at the church prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to maintain the Salem Presbyterian Cemetery, care of Richard Donoho, 140 Leonard Road, Telford, TN 37690 or to the Laughlin Foundation, care of Betty Weemes, 1420 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville

  • Mrs ALMA KEYS ADAMS HULBERT
  • Mrs. Alma Keys Adams Hulbert, 88, Four Oaks Health Care Center, Jonesborough, died Sun., Aug. 3, 1997 at Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Hulbert was a Washington County native and had lived in Limestone and Sterling, Ill. She was a daughter of the late Homer and Eva Lewis Keys. She was a homemaker and a correspondent for the Greeneville Sun and the Jonesborough Herald and Tribune for many years. Mrs. Hulbert was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 262, Limestone and the Rock River EMT, Sterling. Mrs. Hulbert was also preceded in death by her first husband, Alva Hulbert, two brothers, two half brothers, one half sister and one nephew. Survivors include three stepdaughters, Eleanor Sanders and Glenda Stramka, both of Sterling and Imogene Knappier Mount Vernon, Ill., six nieces, Linda Fann and Marilyn Roberts, both of Limestone, Wilma Barnes and Nancy Luster, both of Jonesborough, Jo Rita Thompson, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and DSorothy McDaniel, Evansville, Ind., and one nephew Ray Keys, Limestone. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • FRED HUMPHREYS - JOHNSON CITY

  • Fred Humphreys, 75, of Johnson City, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2006, of brain tumor complications. A renowned band director most recently teaching at Science Hill High School, Fred was in the Hilltopper Band and graduated ETSC with a master's degree in music education. He was recruited to establish the outstanding Washington County unified band program in 1953, and after moving to Florida in 1957, began a lengthy tenure of consistently top-rated rated bands recognized throughout the Americas and Europe. He was a President of the Florida Bandmasters Association and nominated to the Florida Bandmaster's Hall of Fame in 1998. Fred also taught in Sasebo and Yakota, Japan, and Karlsruhe and Schweinfurt, Germany. He was also an avid world traveler who shared that love with many of his bands. Eldest son of Jess and Wilma Humphreys, Fred is survived by his wife, Winona, son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Liliana; sister Nancy McPeak; and brothers, John and Sam Humphreys; and extended family. A funeral service will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 8 p.m. Monday, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sunrise Cemetery, Bluff City. Rev. Carol Wilson will officiate. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN


  • Mrs. WILMA GREER HUMPHREYS - JOHNSON CITY
  • ERWIN — Mrs. Wilma Greer Humphreys, 94, 701 W. Mountainview Road, Johnson City, went to heaven, Nov. 13, 2002. Mrs. Humphreys was Dayton native and a daughter of the late Frederick Julius Greer and Nancy Green Greer. She attended Rhea County schools and was a graduate of Rhea Central High School, where she played the clarinet in the band. Mrs. Humphreys was a graduate of East Tennessee State Normal School, where she majored in elementary education. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Johnson City, where she was a member of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class for many years and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Humphreys was active in the Home Demonstration Club. She had been employed by schools in Rhea and Washington counties, having served as a principal and teacher. Mrs. Humphreys was a member of the East Tennessee Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the Washington County Education Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse L. Humphreys; one brother, Albert; one sister, Dora; and one granddaughter. Survivors include three sons, Frederick Humphreys, John Humphreys and Samuel Humphreys, all of Johnson City; one daughter, Nancy McPeak, Bristol; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse L. Humphreys, her parents, Frederick Julius Greer and Nancy Green Greer, a brother, Albert, sister, Dora, and granddaughter, Carol. Survivors include sons Frederick, John and Samuel of Johnson City, and a daughter Nancy McPeak of Bristol. Mrs. Humphreys was fortunate to have had nine grandchildren as well as nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was born Feb. 25, 1908, in Dayton, Tenn., where she attended Rhea County Schools, graduating from Rhea Central High School, where she played clarinet in the band. She was a student of John T. Scopes, who became a key figure in the famous evolution trial of 1925 which featured Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. Mrs. Humphreys was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Johnson City, and a member of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class for many years as well as the United Methodist Women. She was active in the Home Demonstration Club and an expert quilt-maker. Other activities included doll collecting and she had many dolls from her travels, especially from the Orient and Europe. A graduate of East Tennessee State Normal School with a major in elementary education, she began her teaching career in Rhea County, and continued in Washington County, where she served as principal as well as classroom teacher. She was a recognized authority in the field of elementary education. Her professional memberships included the East Tennessee Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the Washington County Education Association. The funeral service for Mrs. Humphreys will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Garland Thayer officiating. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Burial Park. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, from 5-7 p.m. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at appfh@aol.com. Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, Tenn. www.appalachianfuneralhome.com is in charge of arrangements


  • CHARLES ALLAN HUMPSTON - Knoxville
  • Charles Allan Humpston 71, died October 22, 2009, in Knoxville, TN at Parkwest Medical Center following an extensive illness. Mr. Humpston was born September 30, 1938, in Johnson City, TN to Joe W. and Margaret Humpston of Jonesborough. He was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and East Tennessee State University. He was a music educator in the Washington County and Johnson City school systems for 30 years and held various positions in the Tennessee and the National Education Associations. He served as Chairman of the School Board for Washington County from 1982-1988 and was active in civic affairs in Jonesborough until he moved to Knoxville in 1993. Mr. Humpston is a member of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Johnson City. He was organist and choral director in churches in Jonesborough, Johnson City and most recently at Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Members of his family particularly remember his love of opera, frequent trips to New York for the opera season, and his extensive collection of recordings. He influenced hundreds of students over the years. He was a renowned chef who was featured in the December 1986 issue of Southern Living Magazine. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Humpston Pridgen. He is survived by his sister, Sue Humpston Banks of Asheville, North Carolina; and brother, Kevin Humpston of Harvest, Alabama; and two nieces and three nephews. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 2537 Fairmont Boulevard, Knoxville TN with Reverend Michael Mills officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37917-1547. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. www.cremationoptionsinc.com

  • GEORGE A. HUNT
  • George A. Hunt, age 88, 124 Brandonwood Drive, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at VA Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. A native of Paul, Idaho, he was a son of the late Gaines Hunt and Ada Saylor Hunt. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Mr. Hunt was a long-time member and officer at Asbury Presbyterian Church. He retired from Mason-Dixon as a truck driver and was an avid outdoorsman. Survivors include his wife, Mable Taylor Hunt, with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next month, of the home; two sons, George William "Bill" Hunt and Phillip A. Hunt, Johnson City; one daughter, Kay Hunt Rippel, New Philadelphia, OH; one grandson, Lucas Taylor Hunt, Johnson City; one brother, Argil Hunt, Johnson City; one sister, Anita Greer, Richmond, VA; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Hunt will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2007, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Vandermerwe and Rev. Jason Housewright officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the East Parlor, prior to the service. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 17, at Roselawn Memorial Park. Those who plan to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. to travel in procession with the family. Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sportsman Hunting Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to JCMC Hospice Services, 400 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family at office@appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Hunt family


  • HAROLD DEE HUNT -RICHMOND, VA
  • RICHMOND, Va. — Harold Dee Hunt, Richmond, formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., died Friday, March 14, 2003, in Richmond. Mr. Hunt moved to Richmond in 1950. He retired from the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital boiler plant after 30 years of service. Mr. Hunt then worked at the University of Richmond power plant for about eight years. He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served from 1940-46. Mr. Hunt served aboard the USS Quincy and USS Tuscaloosa. He was a member of the commissioning crew of the USS New Jersey. Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Whaley Hunt; one son, Russell Blaine Hunt; and three brothers, Leroy Hunt, Wayne Hunt and Eugene Hunt. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Jenkins and Elizabeth Ann McDaniel; one son, Harold Dale Hunt; two sisters, Laura Anita Greer, Richmond, and Nannie Ruth Painter, Chuckey, Tenn.; three brothers, George Hunt and Argil Hunt, both of Johnson City, and James William Hunt, Hopland, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family of Harold Dee Hunt will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road (Route 10), Richmond, Va. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 657, Chester, Va. 23831. The family of Harold Dee Hunt will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road (Route 10), Richmond, Va. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 657, Chester, Va. 23831. Morrissett Funeral Home, is in charge


  • JOHN H. HUNT - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. John H. Hunt, Sr., age 89, Jonesborough passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Hunt was a native of Washington County and son of the late U.L.J. “Bud” & Mattie McNeil Hunt. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hunt was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Amanda Ferguson Hunt. He was of the Christian faith. Mr. Hunt was a US Air Force Veteran having served in WW II. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Rogers Hunt, of the home; children, Anita Martin, Johnson City, John Hunt, Jr. and wife Karen, Jonesborough and Teresa Webb and husband, Lloyd, Kingsport; five grandchildren, Angela Bennett, John C. Hunt, Joey A. Hunt, William D. Hunt and John B. Webb; and eight great grandchildren. He was a devoted husband of 67 years and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Friday, May 15, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Victor Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Condolences may be sent to the Hunt family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • MABEL WILSON HUNT - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Mabel Wilson Hunt, 96, Jonesborough, TN went home to her heavenly father Sunday, September 17, 2006 at John M. Reed Nursing Home after a very long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a daughter of the late Millard and Minnie Deakins Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Beryle Campbell Hunt Sr. in 1999, two brothers Joe Wilson and Robert Wilson and a sister Joyce Williams. Mrs. Hunt was a teacher in the Washington County School System for several years and a member of the Farm Bureau Women and the Leesburg Home Demonstration Club for a number of years. She was a long time member of Fairview United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a very active member of the church. Surviving: two sons Beryle C. Hunt Jr. and his wife Glenna of Gray; M. Dwight Hunt and his wife Kathy of Afton; 6 grandchildren Robin Hunt Adams, Johnson City, Troy D. Hunt, Jonesborough, Justin Hunt and Chad Hunt both of Limestone, Erin Hunt Liner, Lexington, NC and Travis Williams, Johnson City; 7 great grandchildren and several special nieces, nephews and cousins; a very special friend and caregiver Hilda Laubscher, Jonesborough. The family would like to thank all the staff and especially the Nurses and CNA's of John M. Reed Nursing Home for all the love and care that was shown to Mrs. Hunt and the family while she was a resident there. A celebration of life service for Mrs. Hunt will be 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Griffin and Minister Dennis Milligan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7:30 pm Wednesday prior to the funeral service and other times at the home of her sons Beryle and Dwight Hunt. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church, 878 Highway 81 North, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Hunt family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


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  • Mrs. PAULINE ROGERS INGLE- Jonesborough
  • Mrs. Pauline Rogers Ingle, age 99, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Ingle was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late D.J. & Lola Smith Rogers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ingle was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert “Gib” Ingle in 2006, three brothers, Ted Roger, Charles Rogers and Lawrence Rogers and a sister, Lula Pearl Haws. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ingle taught for the Washington County School System for over 30 years. She volunteered at the Johnson City Medical Center for 25 years. She was a member of Washington County Home Demonstration Club. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger & Opal Ingle, Jonesborough; grandchildren, David Ingle (Kelly), Angelia Adams (Ted) and Christy White (Jeff), all of Jonesborough; two sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Cox and Mary Alice Irwin, both of Jonesborough; a brother, Albert “Ab” Rogers, Jonesborough; eight great-grandchildren; and special friend, Todd Ganger. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday April 5, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Griffith and Rev. Hollis Ford officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons, great-grandsons and friends. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Cemetery c/o Paul Master 289 Tavern Hill Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Ingle family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • VICTORIA WOOD INGERSOLL 63 - Melbourne, Florida
  • Victoria Wood Ingersoll died Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Memorial Services will be Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 2 p.m., at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Melbourne. Arrangements entrusted to South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, 724-2222. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on 2/10/2007. Wife of James William Ingersoll and the great great great granddaughter of Preston and Dicey Bacon Douglass and the great great great great granddaughter of Jonathan and Deborah Barron Bacon


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  • Mrs. HELEN BARNES JACKSON GRAY
  • Mrs. Helen Barnes Jackson, 84, 125 Skyland Circle, Gray, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Appalachian Christian Village after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Jackson was a lifelong Washington County resident. She was a daughter of the late Virgil and Anna Grace Sherfey Barnes and Nannie Kate Deakins Barnes. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Gray United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Barnes; and two sisters, Bernice Fitzgerald Hale and Jessie Mae Barnes. Survivors include her husband, Vernon W. Jackson; one daughter, Kubalene Hobbs, Gray; two brothers, Dwight Barnes and Ivan Barnes; two grandchildren, Angela Smith and Lynn Hobbs; and five great-grandchildren. The family of Mrs. Helen Barnes Jackson will receive friends Monday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. with Rev. James Henry, Rev. Ralph Kidd and Rev. David Clark. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lynn Hobbs, Eric Barnes, Randy Barnes, George Barnes, Jeff Broyles and Darrell Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Galen Fitzgerald, Robert Barnes, Dan Kincheloe and Sidney Clear. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • JAMES "Hurley" JACKSON - GRAY
  • James “Hurley” Jackson, age 88, of the Gray Community, passed away Tuesday morning, December 1, 2009, at Life Care Center of Gray with his loving family by his side. He was a son of the late Clara Jackson Ingle and John Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a retired carpenter, a member of Gray United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army in World War II, having received a Purple Heart for his combat wound while fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Little League baseball coach for Boones Creek Ruritan for many years and enjoyed watching baseball in his later years, especially the Atlanta Braves. He was born and raised in Washington County, where he had spent his entire life. In addition to his parents, Hurley was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Jones Jackson, in December 2006; two sisters, Margaret Harrison and Evelyn Jackson; two brothers, Franklin Jackson and John Jackson. Mr. Jackson is survived by a “special” son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Cathy Byers, of Gray; a “special” grandson, David Byers, of Gray; one sister, Geneva Wyatt, of Gray; one brother, Bobby Jackson, of Johnson City. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 8 p.m. with Reverend Samuel Siebo. The Tennessee Army National will provide military graveside services on Friday morning at 11 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family wants to express “A Special Thank You” to Life Care Center of Gray, Dr. Bruce Boggs and the VA Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8068, Gray, TN 37615. The family will also receive friends anytime at the home of the son, Jimmy Byers, 803 Ford Creek Rd., Gray, TN 37615. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family and friends of Mr. Hurley Jackson

  • RUBY L. FORD JACKSON
  • Ruby L. Ford Jackson, age 87, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Ruby was born in Jonesborough, TN and was a lifelong resident of Sulphur Springs. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, E.B. & Rachel “Bessie” Combs Ford and two sons, Sammy Mullins and Craig Jackson Jr. She is survived by two sons, Jim Lewis and Gary Lewis and two daughters, Marie Willis and Patricia Rhew; she also leaves behind ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11:00-12:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. The family would like to express a special thank you to staff of NHC and Johnson City Medical Center r for their love and care that was shown to her and family. Condolences may be sent to the Jackson family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • RICHARD "Dick" JACOBS-Melbourne, Florida
  • RICHARD JACOBS Richard C. Jacobs West Melbourne Richard C. Jacobs, age 92, died Friday, May 7, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Survived by his brother, Don; and sister, Pat. Dearest uncle to his many nieces and neph ews. Dick had a gregarious personality and a love for music and travel. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, Satellite Beach. Donations may also be made to Holy Apostles Church. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on May 23, 2010


  • Mrs. REBA K. MORROW JENKINS - MORRISTOWN
  • MORRISTOWN — Mrs. Reba M. Jenkins, 95, Whitesburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 29. 2003, at Heritage Center. She was a Washington County native and daughter of the late Drury and Mable Brabson Morrow. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Whitesburg Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. "Brown" Jenkins; and one infant son, Robert Jenkins. Survivors include two sons, Dee M. Jenkins, Whitesburg, and Gene Jenkins, Johnson City; one daughter, Wanda Lambert, Russellville; one sister, Edith Rhea, Knoxville; two grandchildren, Susan Kinsler and Jerry Lambert, both of Morristown; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Reba M. Jenkins will be conducted 8:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2003 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm Friday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 1:30 pm Saturday, February 1, 2003 at the Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Johnny Garst, Larry Garst, Clark Quillen, John Robert Long, Christopher Kinsler and Roger Kinsler. Survivors include one sister, Edith Rhea, Knoxville; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dee M. Jenkins, Whitesburg and Gene & Clara Jenkins, Johnson City; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda & Joe Wayne Lambert, Russellville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Susan Kinsler and Jerry Lambert, Morristown; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, 753-0514. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements



  • Jeanette Jilton - JOHNSON CITY
  • JEANETTE SMITH JILTON 76, Johnson City, passed away peacefully at her residence Thursday, July 30, 2009, after a brief bout with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Ruth Conner Smith. Jeanette is survived by her husband of 60 years, B.J. “Joe” Jilton; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Anita Jilton, one daughter, Beverly Jilton, four grandchildren, Jason and Jared Jilton, Dylan Roupas, Jennifer Roupas Widener and her husband, Andy, and one great-grandson, Michael Widener, all of Johnson City; one sister, Charlotte Smith Wilson, Knoxville; two brothers, Tom and Charles Smith, both of Johnson City; and one cousin, Musette Knight, Telford. She was of the United Methodist Faith. Jeanette was devoted to her family and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed weaving, quilting and sewing. She spent many years working beside her husband in their printing business. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. Larry A. Jilton, a son and a student at Graham Bible College, will officiate. Interment services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2009, at Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews. The Jilton family would like to thank Medical Center Hospice for their loving and respectful care. Condolences may be sent to the Jilton family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • BILL JONES - JONESBOROUGH
  • Bill Jones, age 70, Jonesborough, Tenn., passed away March 7, 2009, at Johnson City Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong native of Washington County. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lincoln and Margrette Jones; two brothers, Jack and Gary Jones; and one sister, Peggy Jones. Mr. Jones was a Free Mason, 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner, and a former member of the TN National Guard. He was retired from CF Trucking Company and was a truck driver most of his life. Survivors include two brothers, James “Buck” Jones, Jonesborough, and Roy Jones and wife, Betty, Gray; one sister, Sharon Mers, Burlington, NC; several nieces and nephews; and some very special caretakers and friends, Teri Pierce, Nancy Dickeson, Judy Jones and Grady Rice. Also a special thank you to Dr. Hemphill and Dr. Kincaid. Funeral services for Mr. Jones will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vic Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Donations may be made to Fairview Cemetery, C/O Jim Anderson, 1104 Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659; or American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601. Condolences may be sent to the Jones family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services



  • Jerry Jones - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. JERRY WAYNE JONES 71, 1525 Hwy 81 North, Jonesborough, went home to meet his Lord on July 21, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1938, in Washington County. Mr. Jones served his country with the U.S. Army for 27 years and he was of the Church of God faith. He was a wonderful piano player. Anyone who ever heard him play the piano and give his testimony knows he will be missed by all. We know the sound in heaven will be more beautiful, and the choir will have another glorious voice. Jerry was the son of the late Homer and Mary Linville Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Barnes, 1987; and James Barnes, 2004. Survivors include his wife of 33 years Elaine F. Jones, of the home; four sons, Tim Barnes and wife, Karen, Greg Barnes and wife, Jeannie, all of Jonesborough, Randy and Michael Jones, Johnson City; three daughters, Kathy Pierce, Lisa Barnes and Pam Shepherd and husband, Roger, all of Jonesborough; three Grandsons, Trenton Barnes, Myrtle Beach S.C., Christopher Shepherd and Dennis Barnes, of Jonesborough; five Grand-daughters, Danielle Barnes, Amanda Worley, Chelsey Barnes, Kacei Pierce, Brandy Pilkington, all of Jonesborough; three special great grand-children, Callie and Jacob Worley, Jonesborough, and Jaden Collins, of Gray; and special friends of his church family. Jerry was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grand-Father and Great Grand-Father. Funeral services for Mr. Jones will be Friday, July 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Earl Shelton officiating. A eulogy will be given by David Shelton. Music will be provided by David Shelton, Mary Reed and Julie Combs. Interment will follow the service in Sulphur Springs Cemetery with the graveside prayer given by T.R. Gosnell. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Allen Melton, Hal Cutshall, Henry Walker, Jessie Barnes, Lee Melton, and Russell Bennett. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Paul Prichard, James Barnett and all Church Of God Brothers and Sisters. In Lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 98, Jonesborough, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to the Jones family at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • WALTER DEAN JONES
  • Walter Dean Jones, Sr., 59, Hog Hollow Rd., Gray, died Fri., Dec. 26, 1997 at Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and a son of the late Walter Franklin and Naomi Blakely Jones. Mr. Jones was self-employed. He attended Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Nancy Ellen Hamilton Jones; one son, Walter Dean "Deanie" Jones, Jr., Telford, one stepson, Ricky Jones, Jonesborough, two granddaughters; and three step-grandchildren. Gray Funeral Home, Gray was in charge


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  • MARY LOUISE PURDY KAJIN - 1917-2006
  • Mary Louise Kajin lost her short battle with cancer on December 28, 2006, at Rosebud Health Care Center in Forsyth, Montana. She was born August 18, 1917, in Cottonwood, (Deer Lodge) MT, to James Presley and Mary Madeline Madden Purdy. Following the untimely death of her father in 1918, Mary Lou and her mother lived in a one-room cabin on Farlin Creek in the Grasshopper Valley of southwestern Montana before moving to Dillon. Mary Lou graduated from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Montana State Normal College in Dillon. She attended the University of Washington at Seattle and obtained her Masters Degree in Art Education from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She taught school in Dillon, Anaconda, and Armstead, Montana and also in Pueblo, Colorado. In the 30’s she met the love of her life, William F. (Bill) Kajin, who was working for her stepfather, William P. Carroll, in the Big Hole Valley. They were married March 8, 1944, in Dillon and to this union three sons were born. They continued to ranch in the Big Hole until 1963, when they moved to the Mansfield place on Horse Prairie, near Grant. In 1970 they moved to Dillon, where she returned to college at Western Montana College taking courses in pottery. Mary Lou became an accomplished potter who excelled on the wheel. She continued to fly fish, ride her favorite mare, and go for car rides to most of the beautiful places in western Montana. She occasionally quipped that she “was born with wheels on her legs”. She didn’t hesitate to set people straight on the history of the area where she lived. In 1992, Bill passed away and in 1994, her son William R. died. In 1995, her grandson Nicholas died. She is survived by her sons: Jim (Kate) Kajin of Horse Prairie, Montana, their children Mathew of Missoula, Montana, Megan of Glendale, Arizona, Michael of Boulder, Montana, Mary McDougal of Boise, Idaho, and Charlie (Alecia) McDougal of Sheridan, Montana. Al (Claudia) Kajin of Forsyth, Montana and their children, Christopher Kajin of Annapolis, Maryland and Leslie (Shane) Weiler of Sweeney Creek, Montana. She is also survived by her brother Joseph (Helen) Carroll of Chubbuck, Idaho, and Ann (Gile) Mitchell of Dillon, Montana, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was a member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Parish in Dillon. Family suggests memorials be made to Beaverhead Food Pantry, Beaverhead Search and Rescue, or Lions Club Low Vision Clinic. Funeral services are planned for the spring. "Be not sad she died, be glad she lived"


  • EDWARD CEPHAS KEEBLER - GRAY
  • Edward Cephas Keebler, 97, of Gray, passed away on July 26, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born May 7, 1912 in Washington County, TN, he was the son of the late Samuel Robinson Keebler and Mary Fannie Buck Keebler. Since 2001, Mr. Keebler called Johnson City Pine Oaks Assisted Living his home. Mr. Keebler was a member of Crossroads Christian Church. He previously belonged to Hales Chapel Church, where he served as Deacon, Elder, Elder Emeritus, Sunday School teacher, Class President of the Willing Workers Class, and was also a choir member. Mr. Keebler was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He played the piano since he was ten years old, played for the Eastern Star, and most recently played daily for his friends at Pine Oaks Assisted Living. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Myrtle Beatrice Maupin Keebler; sister: Francis McDaniel; three brothers: Shelbourne, Robert, and James Keebler. He is survived by his daughters: Jane Broyles and husband Jack of Anderson, SC; Sandra Griffin and husband Richard of Melbourne, FL; sons: Larry Keebler and wife Susan of Johnson City, TN; Kent Keebler and wife Gayle of Gray, TN; sister: Beulah May Gregson of Conway, AR; sister-in-law: Mary Sue Keebler of Gray, TN; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, at 8:00 PM at Crossroads Christian Church, Gray, with Mr. Clint Andrews and Mr. Ed Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 PM until service time. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in Hales Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Broyles, David Broyles, Steven Broyles, Todd Griffin, Jonathan Keebler, Isaac Keebler, Randy Taylor, Jonathan Phillips, and Larry Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Gilbert Broyles, Taylor Broyles, Ross Broyles, and Jason Becker. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crossroads Covenant Building Fund, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com


  • Mary Sue Rose Keebler - Gray

  • MARY SUE ROSE KEEBLER age 91, Gray, TN passed away, Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her residence, following a lengthy illness. Mary Sue has been a resident of Gray since her marriage to James Keebler in 1938. She was the daughter of the late Emory and Bertha Lawson Rose. Mary Sue and her husband, James, were farmers and raised chickens and sold eggs to the community for over 30 years. She was an active member of Hales Chapel Christian Church for 72 years, was proud of her Christianity and worked in many areas of the church including Ladies Auxiliary and Home Demonstration Club. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and entertaining and her closest friends were family members. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Keebler, in 1986; her father, Emory Rose, 1970; her mother, Bertha Lawson Rose, 1980; and three siblings: Ralph Rose, Sylvia Carringer and Frances Shull. Mary Sue leaves three daughters and their spouses, Judy and Eddie Wheelock, Augusta, GA, Jeanne Keebler, Gray, and Rose Ann and Jackie Fleenor, Gray; grandchildren, Jeff and Suzanne Saylor, Harmony, TN, Tim and Amy Wheelock, Knoxville, TN, Scott Saylor, Gray, Crystal Fleenor Piver, Washington, DC, and Chad and Janie Fleenor, Gray; great grandchildren, Jake, Courtney and Savanah Saylor, Victoria, Olivia and Deanna Wheelock, Daniel Piver and Lilly and Jack Fleenor; five brothers and sisters, Alta Mae Tilley, Johnson City, Robert and Mildred Rose, Johnson City, James and Edna Rose, Fredericksburg, VA, and June and John Bullock, Fredericksburg, VA; and sister-in-law, Beula Gregson, Conway, AK. The family of Mary Sue Rose Keebler will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 25, 2010, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 4:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City. Minister Clinton Andrews and Minister Lamar Garrison will officiate. Committal services will follow in Hales Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the residence at any time. The family wishes to express a special thank you to her care giver, Joni Denny, and the hospice nurses and caregivers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hales Chapel Cemetery Fund, 281 Hales Chapel Road, Gray, TN 37615. Online condolences may be shared through www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, Tennessee


  • ROBERT LEMUEL KEEBLER - Gray
  • GRAY - Robert Lemuel Keebler, 93, passed away Wednesday (June 11, 2003) at National Health Care following a stroke. Mr. Keebler was a farmer, feed mill operator, and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. He was very active in church and civic affairs. Mr. Keebler was preceded in death by his parents, Samual R. Keebler and Mary Fannie Buck Keebler. His first wife was Nelle Martin Keebler and after her death, he married Alma Houseman Young Keebler. He was also preceded in death by one infant daughter; two brothers, Shelborne and James Keebler; and one sister, Frances McDaniels. Surviving are one son, Gale Keebler; one stepdaughter, Peggy Rodgers; two grandchildren, Sabrina Bacon and Bryan Keebler; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Keebler; one sister, Beulah Gregson; one sister-in-law, Mary Sue Keebler; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hales Chapel Church. Services will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hales Chapel Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jackie Fleenor, Chad Fleenor, Larry Buckingham, Larry Keebler, Kent Keebler and Jimmy Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny DeVault, Dwight Barnes, Kyle Harrison and David Hodges. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements


  • STANLEY KEEBLER- JOHNSON CITY
  • Stanley Royston Keebler, 86, Johnson City, passed away at his residence. A native of Sulphur Springs, he was a son of the late Jacob and Pearl Royston Keebler. Mr. Keebler was a landowner who had a great love for history, the outdoors and wildlife. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having served his country in World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Cindy Keebler and Patty Keebler; brother, Clark Keebler; and sister, Dorothy Vettori. Survivors include a brother, Gene Keebler and wife, Lois, Richmond, Virginia; sons, Gary Keebler, Johnson City, and Randi Keebler, Jonesborough; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A visitation for Mr. Keebler will be conducted from 5:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, February 10, 2009, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Washington County Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Ave., Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Keebler family


    WILLIAM FRANK KEEBLER Knoxville

    Kingsport Times Monday January 17, 1944 Knoxville News Photographer Dies Knoxville--AP--A cerebral hemorrhage suffered more than a week ago brought death Sunday to William Frank Keebler 38 a Knoxville Journal photographer whose home town was at nearby Johnson City. Keebler on the Journal's photographic staff for the last three years had covered major stories in the East Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky areas as a string photographer for the Associated Press. Before becoming a newspaper photographer Keebler had been a commercial photographer in Johnson City, Cincinnati, New York, Topeka, Kans, and St Louis, MO. Survivors include his widow; three sons and a daughter; two sisters Miss Zelma Keebler, Washington DC and Mrs Paul Patrick Columbia SC. Funeral arrangements awaited arrival of relatives


  • JOSEPH D. KEEFAUVER JOHNSON CITY
  • Joseph D. Keefauver, 94, Appalachian Christian Village, 2022 Sherwood Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Keefauver was a Washington County native and a son of the late Joseph D. and Belle Hylton Keefauver. He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder and chairman of the board. Mr. Keefauver was a member of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a graduate and valedictorian of Boones Creek High School and a graduate of Milligan College. Mr. Keefauver was a founder and on the board of directors of Emmanuel School of Religion. He was manager of Hardwick Farms, Cleveland, Tenn. He later started the Keefauver Brothers Farm. Mr. Keefauver was elected to the board of directors of the American Angus Association. He served two terms as a director and became vice president in 1959. He became president of the association in 1960. He was a speaker at an Angus conference in Argentina and judged all major Angus shows in the United States. Mr. Keefauver was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ruby H. Keefauver, in 2001. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Joseph D. Keefauver, Appalachian Christian Village, 2022 Sherwood Drive, who died Sunday, will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at 11 a.m. from Boones Creek Christian Church with Mr. Dan Lawson, Minister David Clark and Minister Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles “Smokey” Crouch, great-nephews and great-great-nephews. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday from Boones Creek Christian Church. Additional survivors include special friends, Bill McSpadden, Chilhowie, Va., and T.J. and June Cawood, Cleveland, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boones Creek Christian Church Building Fund, 312 Christian Church Road, Gray, TN 37615. Condolences may be sent to the Davis Family via e-mail at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, 753-0514. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangement


  • DOROTHY BARNES KEEFAUVER - GRAY
  • Dorothy Keefauver, 84, Gray, TN, died Monday, September 12, 2005, in NHC Healthcare in Johnson City. Mrs. Keefauver was a native of Washington County and had lived most of her life in Gray, TN. She was a daughter of the late David Barnes and Ollie Price Isenberg. Mrs. Keefauver was a homemaker and a former employee of Tennessee Eastman and North Electric. She was a member of the Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Keefauver is preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Keefauver, and her parents. Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Leslie Keefauver of Kingsport, David and Linda Keefauver of Huntsville, AL; four grandchildren and their spouses, John Keefauver and Tori Campbell of Denver, CO, David and Jennifer Keefauver of Canton, GA, Bobby and Crysti Keefauver of Huntsville, AL, and Jennifer Keefauver of Nashville, TN; four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Keefauver of Canton, GA, and Matthew and Darby Keefauver of Huntsville, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray, TN 37615 or to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660. Online condolences may be sent to the Keefauver family via www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements were by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City


  • MARY KEEFAUVER- GRAY
  • Mary Lou Keefauver, age 80, 206 P. Keefauver Rd., Gray, died unexpectedly Monday, February 22, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Keefauver was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. She was the daughter of the late J.C. and Frances Pearl Slagle Greene. Mrs. Keefauver received her B.S. Degree from East Tennessee State University in 1965. She taught in the Washington County School System from 1958 until her retirement in 1998, teaching at Boones Creek Elementary, Gray Elementary and Boones Creek Middle School. During her career Mrs. Keefauver taught with the philosophy “I believe in the dignity and worth of all students who are in my care.” She received several awards, including EXCEL teacher of Boones Creek Middle School, Washington County Education Association Teacher of the Year, local and state distinguished awards as co-sponsor of the AIASA Chapter, leader of the sixth grade 4-H Club, which won most outstanding award for Washington County. Mrs. Keefauver also sponsored many activities, including cheerleading, who under her leadership won several trophies and superior ratings while attending camps, yearbook sponsor, sponsored students at the Franklin Math Bowl, co-sponsored American Industrial Arts Student Association National and State Competition. She served on numerous committees, such as the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Self-study and Evaluation of Boones Creek Middle School, the Governors Grass Roots Forum and committee for selection of appropriate materials in Special Education. Mrs. Keefauver was a member of the National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Washington County Education Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Boones Creek Historical Trust, for which she initiated the Colgate Youth for America campaign where 4-H members interviewed the elderly citizens of the Boones Creek community in an effort to preserve the history of the community. She was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church, where she was a youth leader. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keefauver was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Keefauver, in 1997. She is survived by four children, Peggy Proffitt and husband, Curtis, Johnnie Keefauver and wife, Judy, and Freda Keefauver, all of Gray, and Randy Keefauver and wife Alex, Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Jody Keefauver, Jami Adkins and Chad Proffitt; five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 6:00 P.M. from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Byron Paddock, Minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until the service hour in the East Parlor of the funeral home. The graveside committal service will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in Highland Church of Christ Cemetery. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 A.M. Thursday. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave. Johnson City, is serving the Keefauver family


  • FRANCES ROWE MARTIN KEEN - GRAY
  • Frances Martin Keen, 85, 515 Shadden Rd., Gray, died Thursday, July 30 at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Keen lived in Washington County, TN and was a member of Gray United Methodist Church most of her life. She was the daughter of the Late James E. and Ocye Rowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by John C. Martin (husband); two brothers, W.C. Rowe and Ray M. Rowe. Survivors include her second husband, Harold Keen of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Judy Martin; three stepchildren, Jack and Sandy Keen, Sam and Judy Keen, Linda Green; two granddaughters, Stacy Jones, Summer and husband, Bryan Dinnes; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Goodman, Cody Jones, Brooke and Morgan Dinnes; eight step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and several special friends. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon 1-3 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 3 p.m. with Dr. Gene Lasley and Rev. Jodie Ihfe officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens with Pastor Samuel Siebo officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home of her son, Jimmy and Judy Martin, 174 Hugh Cox Rd., Gray. Anyone else may meet at the graveside at 10:50 a.m. at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Cody Jones, Bryan Dinnes, Jack Keen, Jerry Lovegrove, Doug Jones and Brad Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gerald Ramsey, Connie Dove, and Dr. Robert Allen. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8068, Gray, TN 37615. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Frances Martin Keen


    Billy Hudson Kennedy

    Mr. Billy Hudson Kennedy, age 74, Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Red Rock Care and Rehabilitation Center, Cottonwood, AZ. Mr. Kennedy was born in Bristol, Virginia, and was a son of the late Hudson & Mildred Louise Hill Kennedy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kennedy was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Bernell Cox Kennedy. He was a member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, and served as a Deacon. Before moving to Arizona, he was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, where he also served as Deacon. Mr. Kennedy was a Machinist for Raytheon Corp. in Bristol, TN, and Sunbeam Electronics in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was a Machinist Foreman for Y-12 Plant, Lockheed-Martin in Oak Ridge, TN, and Copier Service Technician for Xerox Corp. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, golf and travel. Survivors include his wife, Sara J. Brooks Kennedy, Cottonwood, AZ; a son, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Colonel, (USAF Ret.) and his wife, Jana L. Kennedy, Brentwood, TN; siblings, C. David Kennedy and wife, Patricia Kennedy, Kingsport, Nancy Kennedy Blacklock and her husband, Ron Blacklock, Bristol, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer L. Lazarowicz, M.D., and her husband, Michael P. Lazarowicz, M.D., Gainesville, FL, Jonathan A. Kennedy and his wife, Amelia A. Kennedy, Nashville, TN; great-grandson, Noah Michael Lazarowicz, Gainesville, FL. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service Interment services will follow at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandson and other family members. Memorial donations may be made to Mohammad Ali Parkinson Center, 240 W. Thomas Rd., Suite 301, Phoenix, Arizona 85013. Condolences may be sent to the Kennedy family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • GERTRUDE EVELYN BLANCHARD KENNERLY - TAYLORVILLE, ILLINOIS
  • Gertrude Evelyn Kennerly died peacefully in the care of Hospice at her home in Taylorville on Tuesday, September 14. She was born January 14, 1916 in Palmer IL, and was graduated from Taylorville High School. She grew up attending the Advent Christian Church in Palmer, and became a member of First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville. Each morning would find her sitting with a cup of coffee, reading a daily devotional and praying for the many people on her prayer list. She was Manager of Taylorville Community Credit Union from its inception until the mid-1970s. She loved singing and music, especially Dixieland bands, and encouraged her children to get involved in music. At age of 12 she learned to play bridge, drive a car and sneak a puff of a clandestine cigarette when her parents and older siblings were not around. She enjoyed teaching others to play bridge, and was able to continue participating in a bridge club until only a few months before her death. Six weeks prior to her death she was still exercising in her backyard swimming pool. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Huvil; her parents, Jay and Bettie Mason Priest Blanchard; brothers, Lowell and Jerry Blanchard, and sister, Esther Ferguson. She is survived by sons, Ronald Kennerly of Springfield, Jay (Carole) Kennerly of Springfield, daughter, Reverend Karen Kennerly, of Woodbury MN, four grandchildren: Robert Boston of Pocatello ID, Krista Boston of Woodbury MN, Pamela Kennerly Ignatius of Rock Island IL, Captain Christian Kennerly of Fort Drum NY and 5 great grandchildren. Shafer Perfetti Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family is planning a memorial service to be announced shortly


  • NELLE MAUK KENNERLY
  • Mrs. Nelle Mauk Kennerly, 88, Jonesborough, died Thurs., Dec. 5, 1996 at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Kennerly was a lifelong Washington County native and a daughter of the late Munsey McClung and Nannie Annie Bailey Mauk. She was a 1929 graduate of Jonesborough High School, where she was captain of the girl's basketball team in 1928 and 1929. Mrs. Kennerly attended East Tennessee State Teacher's College. She taught in Washington County Schools from 1930-41, including Mt. Carmel, Liberty, Philadelphia, Conklin, Greenwood and South Central. Mrs. Kennerly was a member of the Washington County Teacher's Association. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Mrs. Kennerly was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, where she was a youth counselor and Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, having held many local and conference offices. Mrs. Kennerly was also preceded in death by her husband, Rollin Kennerly in 1994, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include one son, John Mauk Kennerly, Knoxville; two brothers, W.J. "Bill" Mauk, Chuckey, and Roy Bailey Mauk, Telford; one sister, Ruth Mauk Bodell, Frankfort, Ky; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor, Jonesborough, was in charge


  • ROLLIN KENNERLY
  • Rollin Kennerly, 92, Sulphur Springs Community, died Fri., July 1, 1994 at his home. He was a Washington County native and a son of the late John Ely and Cornelia Catherine Keys Kennerly. Mr. Kennerly was a 1919 graduate of Sulphur Springs School continued his studies at East Tennessee Normal School and was a 1938 graduate of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he received a master's degree and continued additional studies until 1949. He was a teacher having taught at Morningstar, Bowmantown, Fall Branch and Mt Carmel Schools. Mr Kennerly served as an industrial arts teacher for 13 years at David Millard and Hall Fletcher High Schools, Asheville, N.C. He returned to Tennessee in 1942 to teach industrial arts at Unicoi COunty high School, Erwin, for two years. Mr. Kennerly joined the staff of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport in 1944, where he taught industrial arts until his retirement in 1967. From 1948 until 1965 he serveds as a field inspector for the Underwriters Laboratory. Mr. Kennery taught woodworking and shop arts in Asheville and Erwin. He was the oldest member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Nelle Mauk Kennerly, one son John Mauk Kennerly, Knoxville; three cousins, Ina Barkley, Telford, Glena Meriweather Taylorville, ILL and Evelyn Cleaver, Davis, Calif; and serveral nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough is in charge


  • RUTH KENNERLY - Colonial Heights (Kingsport)
  • KINGSPORT — A memorial service for Ruth Keys Kennerly, 94, who died Jan. 4, 1999, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Vanessa Potter and the Rev. Tully Hunter officiating. Ruth was living at 105 Whispering Way when she died. She was a Washington Co. native and had lived Kingsport since the mid 1920's. She moved to Colonial Heights in 1930. She organized and led and sponsored the first Girl Scouts troop in Colonial Heights. She was a choir director at First United Methodist and Colonial Heights United Methodist Churches. She composed music and had several compositions published. She was a member of the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. 30 nieces and nephews. Courtesy of Gray Funeral Home


  • FRANK KEYS - LIMESTONE
  • Mr. Frank B. Keys, age 55, Limestone, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Keys was a native of Washington County and son of the late Searle E. “Bill” & Mary Martin Keys. In addition to his parents, Mr. Keys was also preceded in death by his wife, Robin Marie Keys, in 2004; one sister, Martha Keys Bales; and one brother, James Madison Keys. He was a faithful member of Pleasant View Church of Christ. Mr. Keys was a US Navy Veteran, having served aboard USS Nitro. He was an Electrician and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Survivors include two sons, Ian Martin Keys and fiancé, Carrie Taylor, Johnson City, and Searle “Dean” Keys and wife, Allie, Greene County; one daughter, Mary Lovess Woods and husband, Kenny, Limestone; grandchildren, Abby Keys, Cayden Keys, Cole Keys and Chloe Keys; three brothers, Danny Keys, Charles “Bit” Keys and Joe Keys, all of Limestone; two sisters, Paris Anne Bemben, Kingsport, and Nellie Hannabas, Jonesborough; sister-in-law, Johanna Nolasco; special friends, Mike McCurry, Ken & Janice Woods and “Russell”; special nephews and sister-in-law, Tony, Joey and Sammie Jo Keys. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2010, at Pleasant View Church of Christ with Minister Charles Huff officiating. Interment services will follow at Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and Mike McCurry. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant View Church of Christ, 155 Glendale Rd., Limestone, TN 37681. Condolences may be sent to the Keys family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN

  • MARY KEYS
  • KINGSPORT — Mary Mae Keys, age 90, of Colonial Heights community, passed away March 9, 2011, in Indian Path Medical Center. Mary was born January 7, 1921, in Washington County, TN, to the late Charles and Golda Lloyd. Mrs. Keys was a resident of the Colonial Heights Community for the past 60 years. For many years she managed Nettie-Lee children’s shoe department and owned and operated Mary Keys Buster Brown Shoes. She was a long time member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, where she was Sunday School Superintendent and helped with youth group, Girl Scouts and volunteered for Meals On Wheels. Mrs. Keys was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Keys; one sister, Margaret Peters; and a brother, Charles Lloyd. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Camp and husband, Rich, Brentwood, TN; Judy Fastenau and husband, Mike, Weaverville, NC; granddaughters, Amy and Emily Gillespie; Grandsons, Matthew Gillespie and Steve Camp and wife, Carrie; One brother, Herman Lloyd and wife, Margaret, Limestone, TN; Sisters, Lena Humphreys, Johnson City, TN, Helen Kilby and husband, David, Johnson City, TN, Nylah Leonard, Chesapeake, MD, Joan Rash and husband, Jim, Johnson City, TN, Kathleen Slemmons, South Boston, VA; Special Brother-in-law, Glay M. Hood, Johnson City, TN; Several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 213 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. There will be a Memorial Service held at a later date at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. Please visit our web site at www.eastlawnkingsport.com to leave an online condolence


  • SAMUEL RALPH KEYES - KNOXVILLE

  • KNOXVILLE – Samuel Ralph Keyes was born December 26, 1931, in Limestone, Tennessee. He passed away February 11, 2010. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He was a Lieutenant in the Korean War. He worked for the USDA for 37 years. After retirement from USDA, he then went to work for American Greetings in Afton, Tennessee, for 16 years. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Barbara. He was a wonderful and loving father to his daughter, Jan. He is on his own heavenly island now, swimming and laughing in heavenly waters. When he gets tired, he rests in the arms of Jesus his savior. He will be greatly missed here on Earth. He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Keyes; his daughter, Jan F. Knudson; his son-in-law, Philip C. Knudson; and his two sisters from Johnson City, Tennessee, Kate Butt and Grace Sharpe. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20th, at 11 A.M. at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel in Knoxville, Tennessee. Following the funeral service will be a military salute at Sherwood Cemetery on Alcoa Highway. Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Keyes family. You may sign the guestbook at www.gentrygriffeyfuneralchapel.com

  • SHIRLEY ANN KEYES- JOHNSON CITY
  • Shirley Ann Keyes, age 70, 1811 W. Lakeview Dr., died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at her residence. She was a Greenville, SC, native and a daughter of the late Cecil and Cleo Bright Keyes. She was a graduate of Boones Creek High School and was a retired real estate agent. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandparents, Niles and Addie Keyes and Elmer and Lola Bright. Survivors include her sister, Cecile Hyder, of Elizabethton; a brother, Michael Keyes, of Johnson City; three nephews, Rocky Shew, of Johnson City, Richard Keyes, of Piney Flats, and Craig Keyes, of Hampton; great niece, Kamiran Keyes, of Piney Flats; and great nephews, Justin, Adam and Alex Keyes, of Hampton. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, February, 21, 2010, at 2:30 PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 PM until service time. The graveside committal service will be held Monday, February 22, 2010, at 11 AM in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM on Monday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Keyes family


  • HARRY W. KEYS
  • Harry W. Keys age 81, 500 E 8th Ave., Johnson City died Sunday Dec. 5, 1999 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Washington County and a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Keys was a son of the late O.P. and Cleo Williams Keys. He attended Sulphur Springs High School and owned and operated Pleasant Valley Mill for a number of years. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. M. Keys was the owner and operator of Keys Jewelry Store for 44 years. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Keys. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bales Keys, one daughter Sherry Keys Jones, Johnson City; one brother Jack Keys, Jonesborough, one sister, Thelma Keys, Johnson City; one grandson Chad Jones, Johnson City; one granddaughter, Kristen Jones, Johnson CIty and several nieces and nephews. Morris-Baker was in charge


  • JACK RAYMOND KEYS -Jonesborough
  • Mr. Jack Raymond Keys, age 87, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the John M. Reed Nursing Home. Mr. Keys was a native of Washington County and son of the late Opie & Cleo Williams Keys. In addition to his parents, Mr. Keys was also preceded in death by his wife, Jo Walker Keys; and a daughter and son-in-law, Steve & Marilla Humberd. He was a US Army Veteran, having served in WWII in the European Theatre. Mr. Keys was a member of Leesburg Presbyterian Church. He owned and operated Keys Jewelry for 35 years. Survivors include two grandsons, Joseph Humberd, Jonesborough, and Jonathan Humberd, Lawrenceville, GA; two great-grandsons, Austin Humberd and Andrew Humberd, both of Jonesborough. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2007, at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Joe Wall officiating. Pallbearers will be Tim Harris, Joseph Humberd, Jonathan Humberd, John Paul Jones, Bertin “Shorthair” Perez and Greg Dickson. Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph Fulkerson. Condolences may be sent to the Keys family online atwww.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821


  • JAMES MADISON KEYS - LIMESTONE
  • Mr. James Madison Keys, age 61, 143 Jimmy Keys Rd., Limestone, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at his residence. Mr. Keys was a native of Washington County and son of the late Searle E. & Mary Alice Martin Keys. He was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ. He served in the National Guard from 1964-1967. Mr. Keys was owner and operator of the City Barber Shop for many years. Survivors include his wife, Zora Shelton Keys, of the home; one son, Craig H. Keys, Limestone; two daughters, Jaime Vest and her husband, Jimmy Raymond Vest, and Kimberly Keys, both of Limestone; two granddaughters, Madison Beth Blevins and Kaylee Beth Vest, both of Limestone; two sisters, Nellie Ruth Hannabas, Jonesborough, and Parris Ann Bemben, Kingsport; four brothers, Daniel “Danny” Yates Keys, Charles “Bit” Albert Keys, Billy Joe Keys and Frank Baxter Keys, all of Limestone. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005, at Pleasant View Church of Christ with Minister Charles Huff officiating. Interment services will follow in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brothers & Nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant View Church of Christ Building Fund, 153 Glendale Rd. Limestone, Tennessee 37681. Condolences may be sent to the Keys Family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Mrs. JO KATHERINE WALKER KEYS
  • Mrs. Jo Katherine Keys, 77, 143 Keys Drive, Jonesborough, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Asbury Center following a lengthy illness. She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late Louise Campbell Walker. She and her husband, Jack Keys, owned and operated Keys Jewelers in Erwin for 40 years before retiring in 1986. They also operated a dairy farm in the Leesburg community. Mrs. Keys was a former member of the Telford Garden Club and the Erwin Professional Women's Club. She was a member of Leesburg Presbyterian Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one daughter, Marilla Humberd, of the home; two grandchildren, Joseph Humberd, Jonesborough, and Jonathan Humberd, of the home; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Humberd, Jonesborough; and one niece. Dillow-Taylor was in charge

  • Lucille Keys - KINGSPORT
  • Mrs. Lucille Kitzmiller Keys, age 84, Wellington Place, Kingsport, formerly resided on Cherokee Street in Jonesborough, passed away Monday, May 29, 2006, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. Mrs. Keys was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Edward Eugene 'E.G.' & Lilly Mae Jenkins Kitzmiller. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keys was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Keys in 1996 and one son, Guy Edward Keys. She had been an active member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mrs. Keys was a Librarian at Milligan College and David Crockett High School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Margaret Keys, Kingsport; two granddaughters, Julie Keys, Atlanta and Emily Keys, Kingsport; two brothers, Niles Kitzmiller, Bristol and Howard Kitzmiller, Jonesborough; four sisters, Margaret Sizemore, Kingsport, Joy McCracken, Limestone, Mrs. Tom (Erma) Hensley, Erwin and Laura Juanita Kitzmiller, Tallahassee, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Harrod and Mr. Niles Kitzmiller officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Gray Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the Keys family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • LEOTA FERN KEYS - LIMESTONE
  • Miss Leota Fern Keys, 77, Jimmy Keys Road, Limestone, TN died Monday, November 10, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Robert Lewis and Margaret Cline Keys. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Louise Keys and infant June Keys; three brothers, Cecil Dean Keys, Robert Beryl Keys and infant Clifford Keys. Miss Keys was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Surviving: a sister Kathleen Simerly, Charlotte , NC and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services for Miss Leota Fern Keys will be conducted 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Wayne Boswell officiating. Interment will be 10:00 AM Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Albert “Bit” Keys, Frank Keys, Joey Keys, Jimmy Keys, Danny Keys, Bruce Brobeck II and Bruce Brobeck III. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2003 prior to the funeral service. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc


  • MARY RHEA KEYS- GREENEVILLE
  • GREENEVILLE — Mary Rhea Keys, 99, died Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at the KDM Durham Hensley Nursing Home. She was a resident of the Clear Springs Community, Greeneville. She was a faithful member of the Clear Springs United Methodist Church and attended Gleaners Guild Sunday School Class as long as her health permitted. She took an active part in the Home Demonstration Club, Greater Limestone Parish Mature Years, Clear Springs Ruritanettes and Greeneville Roby Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Keys; daughter, Barbara Ann Keys Walker; son, Elbert Rhea Keys; brothers, Robert Rhea Jr., Ralph Rhea, Dennis Rhea and Kenneth Rhea; and sister, Irene Rhea Holland. She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-law, Martha & John E. Shanks, Lenoir, N.C.; Son & Daughter-in-law, James F. and Joyce A. Keys, Milburnton; Grandchildren, Dee Ann & Max Blevins, Jeanine & Ronald Fertitts, Lynn & Joe Adcock, Jamie & Dwayne Steele, Julie & Jeff McCrary, John R. & Deborah Shanks, Hubert Jr. & Shirley Walker, Rick & Betsy Shanks, Ken & Christine Shanks, Raymond & Julie Walker and Hoy Keys; 22 Great Grandchildren; 14 Great Great Grandchildren; Nephews, Holland Lee Jr., Chris Holland, Roger Rhea and Carroll Rhea; niece Sandra Rhea White; Sisters-in-law, Edythe Rhea, Bertram Rhea, Dot Strange, Cleo McClelland and Lillian Keys. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 16, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the Jeffers Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Wayne Steele, Rev. Susan Anderson and Rev. Israel Franco will serve as officiants. Graveside service and interment will take place in the Pleasant Vale Cemetery Monday, October 17, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. The grandchildren will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Montgomery, Dr. William Bell, the staff of Durham Hensley Nursing Home and the Gleaners Guild Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 16, 2005, from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Jeffers Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com


  • LOLA VALE HOBBS KEYS - JOHNSON CITY
  • Lola Vale (Hobbs) Keys, age 87, passed away February 19, 2010, at Christian Care Center of Johnson City, TN. She was a daughter of the late Vale Matthew and Lola Herring Hobbs. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband in 2005, Will A. Keys, Jr {Will A Keys was the son of William Aaron Keys and grandson of Elbert W & Sarah Matilda Walker Keys} two sisters, Betty Elizabeth Bond, Sarah Margaret “Pete” Martin ; one brother, Jack Gibson Hobbs. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She is survived by one daughter, Cathy Keys of Pigeon Forge and one son, Bill Keys of the home and his wife, Susanna of Guangzhou, China; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 23, 2010, in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with eulogy given by her son, Bill Keys. Burial will be following in the Monte Vista Memorial Gardens. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Keys


  • ORIA SMITH KEYS - OWENSVILLE, IN
  • OWENSVILLE, Ind. — Mrs. Oria S. Keys died Thursday, August 25, 2005, in Owensville, Indiana, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Keys was born in Stonega, VA, and was a daughter of the late Frank S. and Rita Ellen Cress Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Ralph Keys, in 1994; her son, Gerald S. Keys, in 1996; and a sister, Bettie Proffitt. Mrs. Keys owned and operated The Tailor Shop in Johnson City for over 19 years. She was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Johnson City. She was a former choir director for Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1st Methodist Church in Jonesborough and Telford United Methodist Church. She was a member and past president of Altrusa International. Surviving: a daughter, Carolyn Elizabeth Spitler, Oakland City, IN; a granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn and husband, Donald Joseph Wright; three great-grandchildren, D.J. Wright, Travis Vance Wright and Valerie Wright; a sister, Isabel Anderson, Rogersville, TN; and several nieces & nephews. Memorial services for Mrs. Oria S. Keys will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Galloway officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Wednesday, prior to the memorial service. Memorial donations may be made to 1st United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City, TN 37604, or your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the Keys family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • ROBERT C. KEYS- KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT — Robert C. Keys, 80, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. His parents, William and Margaret Keys, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Susie Keys, Kingsport; one nephew, Gene Keys, Johnson City, TN; one niece, Carolyn Branch, Appomattox, VA; and two brothers-in-law, Bobby Garst, Fall Branch, and Ronnie Garst, Limestone. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. J. Thomas Phillips officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roy Cloud, Lloyd Tipton, Charles Barrett, Ed Walls, Delbert Loudermilk and Gene Keys. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Robert Keys. Janelle Warden just recently learned that Robert Keys had driven himself to the store in Colonial Heights and returning to his home he got on the interstate (most likely I-81) going the wrong way; the family must have lots of "if onlies" and I pray they may have peace in their minds over the situation


  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT KEYS
  • Theodore Roosevelt Keys, 77, Old Jonesborough Rd., Jonesborough, died Fri., May 3 1996 at Lakebridge Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness. He was a Jonesborough native and a son of the late William Allison and Amy Taylor Keys. Mr. Keys was an Army veteran. He was a retired engineer machinist with Johnson City Foundry. Mr. Keys was a Baptist. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Yelton Keys, in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Kelly, Jonesborough and Patricia Hopkins Johnson City; four sisters Evely Hood and Eleanor Heckroth, both of New York and Ruth Kennerly and Nell Bell, both of Kngsport; two brothers, Will Keys, Gray and Charles Keys Kingsport; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Snyder's Gray was in charge


  • DEREK ANTHONY "Tony" KEYS - Limestone

  • Mr. Derek Anthony "Tony" Keys, age 47, Limestone, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Keys was a native of Washington County and son of Danny Keys, Limestone, and Sammy Joe Kinchloe Keys, Jonesborough. He was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ. Tony enjoyed spending time with his sons and family, hunting, bird dogs and riding and raising horses. He will be missed by his family and horse riding buddies. In addition to his parents, Mr. Keys is survived by his wife, Pauline Keys, Limestone; two sons, Derek Jordan "Jordy" Keys & Dylan Yates Keys, both of Limestone; two brothers, Danny Mack Keys and David Joe “Joey” Keys, both of Jonesborough; step-mother, Christine Keys; nieces, Allison Keys and Miriam Dotson; special friend, Mike McCurry; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel by his Uncle Bit Keys and Minister Charles Huff. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday prior to service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family. Condolences may be sent to the Keys family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough



  • JOHN ESTEL ‘Pappy’ KISER - SULPHUR SPRINGS
  • Mr. John Estel “Pappy” Kiser, age 88, Sulphur Springs, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Kiser was a lifelong member of the Sulphur Springs Community and son of the late Charles Wesley “C.W.” & Cecelia Archer Kiser. Mr. Kiser was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Kiser; and a sister, Ruth Kiser Calhoun. He was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Kiser retired from AFG in Kingsport and was a farmer. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Mitchell Kiser, Sulphur Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard Mitchell & Gail Kiser, Sulphur Springs, and Estel Lynn & Kathy Kiser, Elizabethton; grandchildren, Lisa Gail and husband, Greg, Johnson City, Mitch Kiser and wife, Patty, Blountville, April Kiser and Michael Kiser, both of Elizabethton; four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank Johnson City Medical Center Hospice and 4th floor nursing staff of Johnson City Medical Center for their comfort and compassion shown during Mr. Kiser’s illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m Sunday prior to the service. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Mitchell, Steve Mitchell, Terry Ford, Tommy Ford, Joe Mosier and Joe Bacon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sulphur Springs Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. Condolences may be sent to the Kiser family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • CARL VINCENT "Buck" KINCHELOE
  • Plant City, FLA. --Carl Vincent "Buck" Kincheloe, 71, Plant City,died Mon., Sept. 1, 1997. He was a Washington County, Tenn. native, and a son of the late Luther and Charmie Chase Kincheloe. Mr. Kincheloe was also preceded in death by one brother. Survivors include one aunt, Pearl Fulkerson, Gray, Tenn; two uncles, Kib Kincheloe, Jonesborough, Tenn. and William Powell Chase, Kingsport, Tenn; one niece; and several cousins. Courtesy of Gray Funeral Home


  • Mrs. Mary LUCY DIEHL KINCHELOE - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Mary Lucy Kincheloe, 92, 885 Highway 81 N, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at John M. Reed Nursing Home, Limestone. Mrs. Kincheloe was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late John and Lottie Pearl Hylton Diehl. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Kincheloe was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.K. “Kib” Kincheloe; and two daughters, Sue Wheelock and Elizabeth Rector. Survivors include two daughters, Aileen Mitchell and Sammie Keys, both of Jonesborough; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucy Kincheloe will be conducted at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home chapel with Minister Wayne Boswell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002, at the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Sammy Wheelock, Danny Mack Keys, Joey Keys, Steve Lawson, Mike Rector, Jimmy Rector, Allen Lowe and Tony Keys. Memorial donations may be made to the John M. Reed Nursing Home at 124 John M. Reed Nursing Home Road, Limestone, TN 37681. Condolences may be sent to dillow@preferred.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • SAMUEL KEEBLER KINCHELOE
  • Samuel "Kib" Kincheloe, 90 Anderson Health Care Center, Gray, formerly of the Fairview community died Tues. March 10, 1998 at the facility. He was a Washington County native and a son of the late Sam Kincheloe Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Kincheloe. Mr. Kincheloe was a retired farmer. He operated a feed mill in Gray and did custom baling and thrashing in Washington County. Mr. Kincheloe was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lucy Diehl Kincheloe, four daughters, Elizabeth Rector, Limestone, Aileen Mitchell, Jonesborough, Sue Wheelock, Dade City, Fla., and Sammie Keys, Tallahassee, Fla., one sister, Minnie Pearl Fulkerson, Gray, nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • VENDOR KINCHELOE
  • Kingsport -- Vendor Kincheloe, 76, Suncrest Dr., Gray died Fri., Nov. 24, 1995 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a Sullivan County native and a son of the late Luther and Charmie Chase Kincheloe. Mr. Kincheloe retired from Warrior Path State Park after 30 years of service as an attendant. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Leanor Kincheloe in 1980. Survivors include one daughter, Trudy Watkins, Gray; one brother, Vincent "Buck" Kincheloe, FLorida; and three granddaughters, Trina Watkins, Lori Watkins and Amy Watkins, all of Gray. Gray Funeral Home, Gray was in charge


  • CHARLOTTE BRABSON KINNICK

  • Mrs. Charlotte Brabson Kinnick, age 87, Telford, passed away Saturday January 28, 2012, at her residence. Mama has fought her last fight, now there is no more night, Jesus is her Guiding Light. Mrs. Kinnick was born August 29, 1924, in Washington County TN. She was the daughter of the late Almor A. and Lula Mae Mongold Brabson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Kinnick; one brother, Marshall Brabson; two sisters, Helen Henderson and Wilma Archer. Mrs. Kinnick was a member of the Telford Grace Brethren Church. Mrs. Kinnick enjoyed her family and spending time outside in the garden and tending to her many flowers. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William Thomas and Nancy Kinnick; two daughters and sons-in-law Teresa and Stanley Jordan and Kathryn and Guss Shanine; six grandchildren, Sam and Michelle Shanine, Micah and Beth Kinnick, and Jason and Matt Jordan; one sister, Evelyn Guinn Henry; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday January 30, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Telford Grace Brethren Church with Pastor Robert Skeen and Dr. David Guinn officiating. Interment will follow in Grace Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends. Memorials may be made to Telford Grace Brethren Church, 3337 Highway 11-E, Telford, Tennessee 37690. Condolences may be sent to the Kinnick family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services


  • LUKE GALE KISER
  • Kingsport -- Luke Gale Kiser, 65, Gray-Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, died Tues., March 17, 1998 at Holston Valley Medical Center following a brief illness of cancer. Mr. Kiser was a Washington COunty native and a son of the late Smith and Nila Sue Jones Kiser. He was a carpenter and farmer. Mr. Kiser retired from Baxter. He was a Baptist. Mr. Kiser was a member of Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge No. 575 F&AM, Kingsport Jericho Temple, Nolachuckey-Grandview Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 194 and York Rite and Socttish RIte bodies. He was also preceded in death by one daughter and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Hobbs Kiser; one daughter, Barbara Cox, Jonesborough; two grandsons, Craig Cox and Brandon Cox; one niece, Tammy Crowe; and two nephews,Tommy Ford and Terry Ford. Gray Funeral Home, Gray was in charge


  • SARAH JANE CARTER KNIGHT - JOHNSON CITY

  • Sara Jane Carter Knight, 73, 804 North Hills Dr., Johnson City, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at NHC of Johnson City following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Washington County and was the daughter of the late Lee McKinley and Mary Anne Keys Carter. Mrs. Knight was a graduate of E.T.S.U. and was a retired schoolteacher, having taught many years in the Washington County School System at the Jonesborough Middle School. She was also an avid bowler. She was a member of Marvin's Chapel United Methodist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark P. Knight; sister, Mary Emma Johnson. Survivors: Daughter: Sandy Knight, JC; Son: Rick Knight, JC; Grand daughter: Nola Knight, JC; Brothers: Billy Lee Carter and Clyde Carter, both of Johnson City; Sisters: Carolyn Baird and Dorothy C. Rose, both of Johnson City, and Patricia Baird, of Morristown; Special Friend: Ida Honeycutt, of JC; Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday Sept. 17, 2006, at 8 PM from the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Clowers and Minister Byron Paddock officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday Sept. 18, 2006, at 11 AM from Fairview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Larimer, Ken Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Ronny Baird, David Rose, Dan Baird, Duane Rose and Dale Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be Kurtis Fullbright, Steve Jellicourse and Blane Bishop. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Marvin�s Chapel United Methodist Church activity center fund 1882 Old Boones Creek Rd Gray, Tn 37615. Condolences may be sent online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • Mrs. IRMA BOWMAN KITZMILLER - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Irma B. Kitzmiller, 87, Jonesborough, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Kitzmiller was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late James B. and Cleo Campbell Bowman. She was an active member of Central Christian Church, Jonesborough. Mrs. Kitzmiller was employed by Washington County and retired after 35 years of service in various offices of the Jonesborough and Washington County courthouses. She was a long-standing officer of the Watauga Association of Genealogists of Upper East Tennessee and a member of the Book Committee for the publication of the History of Washington County, Tennessee, in 1988. Mrs. Kitzmiller was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Kitzmiller; and one brother, Jack C. Bowman. Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Hattaway, Asheville, N.C., and Becky Wimmer, Ferrum, Va.; four grandchildren, Earl Hattaway and Eric Hattaway, both of North Carolina, and Sara Hatman and Clay Bailey, both of Virginia; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Irma Kitzmiller will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home chapel with Senior Minister of Central Christian Church the Rev. Dennis Wheeler and the Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Men of Central Christian Church in Jonesborough. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made in Memory of Mrs. Kitzmiller’s mother Cleo Bowman, and brother, Jack C. Bowman, to the Leukemia Society of America, Tennessee Chapter, 301 S. Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 117, Nashville, TN 37211


  • Mrs. LUCILLE SHADDEN KITZMILLER - GRAY
  • Mrs. Lucille Shadden Kitzmiller, 81, Gray, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Kitzmiller was a Sullivan County native but had lived in Gray for most of her life. She was a daughter of the late J.H. Shadden and Mary Bowser Shadden. Mrs. Kitzmiller was preceded in death by her husband, James D. "Todd" Kitzmiller; and one brother, William Shadden, paternal grandparents, Ollie and Porter Shadden; and maternal grandparents, Vennie and Ed Bowser. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Compton Bowman and son-in-law, Gary Bowman, Gray; son, James E. Kitzmiller and daughter-in-law, Brenda Kitzmiller, Gray; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; one stepgreat-grandson; stepmother, Shirley Shadden; half brother, Richard Shadden; half sisters, Beverly Lovegrove and Marilyn Goodman; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Sue Shadden; and special friend, Ella Mae Barnes. Pallbearers will be friends and neighbors. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Eads, Don Almany, Dr. Frank Johnson, Dr. Burgin Dossett Jr., Dr. Paul Brown and Dr. Jack Williams. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in the Gray Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Garry Eads and David Guinn officiating. Music will be provided by Stacy Vance. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Gray chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 2002, in Fordtown Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rock Heritage Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5305, Kingsport, TN 37663, or Fordtown Cemetery Fund, 444 Old Fordtown Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • MILDRED LOQUIEL COX KITZMILLER - GRAY
  • Mildred Loquiel Cox Kitzmiller, age 83, of Gray, passed away Thursday, August 31, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Daily and Ina Hite Cox and was born in Sullivan County, TN. She was a graduate of Sullivan High School and Whitney Business College. She formerly was employed by Tennessee Eastman. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized in the creek near Double Springs Baptist Church. She attended area churches, most recently Fordtown Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Kitzmiller; an infant daughter; 3 brothers, Milton, Jack and Vernon Cox; and an infant granddaughter, Sarah Guinn. She is survived by 1 daughter, Patricia Guinn and husband, David of Gray; 1 son, Dail Kitzmiller and wife, Kim, of Gray; 4 grandchildren Niki (Ben) Carder, Brooke (Cory) Passehl, Aaron (Tarah) Guinn and Emily Guinn; 2 great-grandchildren, Houston and Dailey Carder. The Kitzmiller Family will have a private graveside service. Memorials may be made to Fordtown Baptist Church, 444 Old Fordtown Road, Kingsport, TN. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


  • WILLIAM MARION KINCHELOE, JR - JONESBOROUGH
  • William "Bill" Marion Kincheloe, Jr., 50 of 833 Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, died suddenly January 31, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County, son of William M. "Papa" Kincheloe Sr. and Nancy "Dell Kincheloe and had lived most of his life in Washington County. Bill was employed by the Johnson City Schools in maintenance and had formerly worked for the John Sevier Center for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Johnson City but had attended the Embreeville United Methodist Church recently. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Oak Duncan (O.D.) and Lola Kincheloe; his step grandparents: James and Mildred Lewis; and his maternal grandparents: Finley and Lillian O'Dell. Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Lynn Woodward Kincheloe, and three sons, Michael, Will and Nathan Kincheloe, all of the home; parents, Marion & Barbara (Papa and Mimi) Kincheloe Sr., of Sevierville; and mother, Nancy O'Dell Kincheloe, of Knoxville; two brothers, Carl Kincheloe, Bristol, Steve Hendrix, St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Jan Mobley, Kingsport, and Malany Looper, of Fort Myers, FL; nieces and nephews, Erin Mobley Norman, Christopher Mobley, Erika Bates, Caitlyn and Amanda "Dani" Flynn; many aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home, under the direction of Rev. Gene Deaton. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A committal service will be conducted on Saturday, February 4, 2006 in the Monte Vista Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. The family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home to leave in procession by 9:30 a.m. Active pallbearers will be: Michael Kincheloe, "Little" Bill "Chester" Cox, Sammy Witcher, Jon Flynn, Carroll Butler and Big Billy Cox; honorary pallbearers will be: Mark Treadway, Ronnie Collins, Christopher Mobley, George O�Dell and the Johnson City Schools Maintenance Department. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: Buffalo Mountain United Methodist Camp, 241 Methodist Camp Road, Jonesborough, TN


  • SAM JACK KEEBLER - LIMESTONE
  • Sam Jack (Sonny) Keebler, 76, of Limestone, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Keebler was a dairy farmer in Limestone for over 45 years and was a member of the Limestone U.M. Church. He was a kind and gentle man known for his business integrity & consideration of his employees. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Gillespie Keebler; and father, Sam Murray Keebler. Survivors include several cousins: Karen Flowers, of Irmo, S.C., Kathy Callahan and Kim Medlin, of Cumming, Ga., U.S. Keebler III, of Limestone, Gale Keebler Arnold, of Johnson City, Doug Keebler, of Limestone, Jack & Allison Lowry, of Tampa, Fla., Mickey Williams, of Palm Desert, Calif., Russ Williams, of Knoxville; and beloved friend, Virginia Crane, of Limestone. Also a special thanks to all the employees of John M. Reed Nursing Home & Elde Reed Haus in Limestone for their loving care of Mr. Keebler. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Jeffers Mortuary Chapel. Internment will be conducted at Urbana Cemetery on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Joe Miller officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday from 4-5:30 p.m. at Jeffers Mortuary. In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to Limestone UMC. Condolences may be sent to the Keebler family at www.jeffersmortuary.com


  • HOMER KITZMILLER
  • Homer Kitzmiller 73, 503 E. Main St. Jonesborough, died Thursday at North Side Hospital after a brief illness. He was a native of Washington COunty and the son of the late William C. and Tisha Barry Kitzmiller. Mr. Kitzmiller was a member of the Buffalo Ridge Historical Cemetery Association. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Jonesborough. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irma Bowman Kitzmiller; two daughters, Ellen Hattaway, Asheville, N.C. and Rebecca Wimmer, Ferrum, Va; four sisters, Mrs. Alta Livingston, Mrs. Margie Moury, Miss Pauline Kitzmiller and Mrs. Norma Jean Tucker, allof Johnson City; two brothers, William Kitzmiller, Carter County, and Fred Kitzmiller, Chicago; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Chapel of Dillow Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. henry Webb officiating. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery. Dillow Taylor Funeral Home Jonesborough was in charge of the arrangements


  • CARROLL KYKER - TELFORD
  • Mr. Carroll Kyker, age 80, Telford, passed away January 3, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Kyker was a native of Washington County and son of the late Clyde & Hester Fitzgerald Kyker. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kyker was also preceded in death by a brother, Sherrill Kyker. He was a lifelong member of Grace Brethren Church. Mr. Kyker was a Farmer. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Luster Kyker, Telford; a daughter and son-in-law, Jonell & Jimmy Crain; grandchildren, Jessica Miller and husband Brian and Jeremy Crain and wife Angela; great-grandchildren, Logan Miller, Nolan Miller and Landon Miller; a brother, Sammy Kyker; sisters, Anna Bell Hankins, Vera Lee McCamey, Tommy Hopson and Mary Jane Rhudy. Funeral services will be conducted 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Skeen officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Grace Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family & friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Brethren Church for AWANA Club 3337, Hwy. 11 E., Telford, TN 37690. Condolences may be sent to the Kyker family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Elizabeth Frances Walters Kyker Johnson City
  • Elizabeth Frances Walters Kyker, Johnson City, was born on February 5, 1918 in a small frame house in Washington County, Tenn. Her parents were Edward Fleming Walters and Martha Ellen Walters. She was the youngest of five children: Marietta Martin, Ida Crockett, Albert Walters, and Anna Hilbert. Frances married Bob Kyker on August 15, 1936 in Jonesboro, Tenn. and helped him run their furniture store in Johnson City, Kyker Furniture. On April 11, 1951, she and Bob had a daughter, Martha Sue Kyker and as she wrote in her journal, this was a “red-letter day” for her and Bob! Frances was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Johnson City, very much involved in the Dogwood Acres Garden Club, and was elected president of the Club in 1955. She was an avid gardener, bird watcher and cook; her recipes for fried chicken and chocolate meringue pie have yet to be duplicated in the family. Frances also loved to dance, fish, and play golf and enjoyed her daily Old Charter bourbon and water. Frances’ spirit lives on through her family: her daughter, Martha Kyker Jenny and her son-in-law David Jenny, as well as her granddaughters Elizabeth Ellen Jenny, Tina Jenny Ford and her husband Donnie Ford, her great-granddaughter Haile Breanna Ford, Gene Martin, Frances’ nephew, three great-nieces, Mary Wheeler, Kathy Martin and Barb Martin, three great-great nieces and two great-great nephews. Our family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the medical staff of Lake Bridge Assisted Living, as well as the staff of Caris. We are truly appreciative of the compassion, care and dedication that you showed to Frances over the past three years. Funeral Services for Ms. Kyker will be Tuesday at 12 pm at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garland Thayer officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12 pm prior to the service. Interment will be at Monte Vista Burial Park following the service. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Ct., Gray, Tenn. 37615, or Good Samaritan Ministries, 100 N. Roan St. Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Condolences may be sent to the Kyker family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


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  • GLADYS RUTH MOORE LADY
  • Mrs. Gladys Ruth Lady, 83, Sulphur Springs community, died Sun. April 13, 1997, at her son's residence after a brief illness. She was a Washington County native and a daughter of the late William Russell and Yula Kate Keys Moore. Mrs. Lady was a homemaker. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lady was an active member of the F.C.E. Club, the Farm Bureau and was a 4-H leader. She was also a member of the First Frontier, Blue Ridge, and Olde Towne Quilters guilds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl lady Sr., in 1972, one son and two brothers. Survivors include one son, Carl Lady Jr., Jonesborugh; two daughters Ruth Hurst, Charlotte, N.C. and Zella Hunigan, Blountville; three grandsons, James Hurst and Russell Hurst, both of Charlotte and Bill Hunigan, Blountville; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • JOE WAYNE LAMBERT - Morristown, Tennessee
  • Joe Wayne Lambert, age 76, of Russellville, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. He was a member and deacon of Whitesburg First Baptist Church. He was a veteran in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He served as Company Commander of the National Guard in Morristown. Joe was with the Hamblen County School System for several years as a teacher and principal at Alpha, Witt and Russellville schools. He coached basketball at Cocke County High School. He later taught GED classes in the Hamblen County Adult Education program and for people incarcerated so they could get their high school diploma and have a new start in life. He also served as a security guard at the Dandridge Juvenile Detention Center as well as a businessman within the community. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Joe Lambert and Stella Cosby Lambert. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jenkins Lambert; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Roger Kinsler; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Robin Lambert; grandchildren, Robbie Long, Chris Kinsler, Hollie Lambert and Alex Lambert; great-granddaughter, Carly Kinsler; sister-in-law, Clara Jenkins and many special relatives and friends. The family would like to express their gratitude to the east wing staff of Life Care of Morristown and Amedisys. The family will receive friends in the east chapel of Allen Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 prior to the funeral service at 8 p.m. with the Rev. LeRoy Davis and the Rev. Charlie Brewer officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at Hamblen Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home in Morristown


  • ANNA RUTH HITE LEWIS - JONESBOROUGH

  • Anna Ruth Lewis, 79, of Harmony Community, Jonesborough, passed away early Monday morning, September 28, 2009, after a period of declining health. Anna was a housewife, and operated a dairy farm with her husband for many years. She was employed at Kingsport Press for 6 years. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, where she enjoyed attending the senior citizens’ luncheons when her health permitted. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lee Lewis; her father, Clifford “Tip” Hite; mother, Leona Ferguson Hite; and two brothers, Henry Hite and Jimmy Hite. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill Lewis; daughter, Fredna Smith and husband John; a son, Billy Joe Lewis and wife Kathie; two granddaughters, Kalen Lewis and Kara Lewis, all of Jonesborough. She is also survived by brother-in-law Dean Lewis and sister-in-law Ethel Lewis, both of Jonesborough, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Harmony Baptist Church. Services will be conducted at 8 p.m., with Rev. Steve Pate and Rev. Greg Davis officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Lewis, Ricky Lewis, Lynn Hite, Ethan Hite, Bo Wheelock, and Al Wheelock. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Lewis, Don Lewis, Burl Fann, Jr., and Marty Hayes. Donations in Anna’s memory may be sent to Harmony Baptist Church, 1166 Harmony Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Please visit www.hamlettdobson to leave online condolences for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Anna Lewis


    CAMPBELL DEAN LEWIS - JONESBOROUGH


    Campbell Dean Lewis, 77, of Jonesborough, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center. Son of the late Everett Matthew and Ola Kate Moore Lewis, he was a member of Valley View United Methodist Church. Dean enjoyed life, loved talking to people, and never met a stranger. He loved farming and being outdoors. He worked as a milk truck driver for several years, and also was a Washington County school bus driver. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Brown, of Jonesborough; son Rick Lewis and wife, Denise, also of Jonesborough; grandchildren, Corey Brown, Phillip Luke Adkins, and Daniel Adkins; and brother, Bill Lewis, of Jonesborough. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. Services will be conducted at 7:00. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 Thursday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Pallbearers will be Michael Lewis, Steve Lewis, Billy Joe Lewis, Don Lewis, Daniel Adkins, Dale Ford, and Michael Ford. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Archer, Joel Coggins, Tommy Hubbard, and Brian Hubbard. Special thanks from the family to all of Dean’s friends and neighbors for being willing to help with whatever needed to be done. Memorial contributions may be made in Dean’s honor to Holston Habitat for Humanity; P.O. Box 5265; Kingsport, Tennessee, 37663, www.holstonhabitat.org Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to send an on-line condolence to the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Dean Lewis


  • HOWARD W. LICHENSTEIN -Indialantic, Florida
  • LICHENSTEIN Howard W., 82, of Indialantic, died Friday, December 3, 2010. Arrangements by Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge. Published in FLORIDA TODAY on December 5, 2010


  • EVA WALKER LIGHTt
  • Mrs. Eva Walker Light 68, Rt 7 Jonesborough, died last Tuesday evening in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Light was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late William and Fannie Martin Walker. She was a teacher with the Washington County School System and also taught music. Mrs. Light was a member of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church where she was organist for many years. Survivors include her husband Earl Light; three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Good, Gray, Mrs. Joann Ford and Mrs. John Jennings, both of Jonesborough; one son, Steve Light, Telford; one sister, Mrs. Walter Martin, Limestone; ine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow Taylor was in charge. [It was Eva Light who told Janelle about the Walker cousins and brothers not liking the new Sulphur Springs Road that went through their property. The old Sulphur Springs Road


  • SAMUEL EARL LIGHT
  • Samuel Earl Light, 81, Earl Light Cir., Jonesborough, died Tues., July 23, 1996 at Asbury Center. He was a California native and a son of the late Sam and Julia Garst Light Mr. Light retired from Tennessee Eastman Co., Kingsport after 42 years of service. He was a farmer and building contractor. Mr. Light was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Eva Walker Light, in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verna Britton Light; three daughters, Katherine Jennings, Jonesborough, Sandra ford, Gray, and Joann Ford, Jonesborough; one son, Steven E. Light, Limestone; one stepson, Richard Britton, Church Hill; three sisters, Iva Ford and Louise Curtis, both of Jonesborough, and Buena Martin, Kingsport; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylro, Jonesborough, was in charge


  • VERNA DEAKINS BRITTON LIGHT
  • Verna Deakins Britton Light born November 9, 1914 passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Wellmont Medical Center in Kingsport. She was preceded in death by her parents Argil A. & Blanche Deakins; husbands Ralph Britton and Earl Light; son James Britton and brothers A.A.Jr., Clarence, Richard and John Deakins. She attended Carson Newman College and graduated from East Tennessee State University. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Washington County, TN and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Teachers. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Church Hill. She is survived by her son Richard Britton and wife Mary of Church Hill; sister Helen McCrary of Jonesborough. The Light children, Sandra Ford & Carl, Joann Ford, Katherine Jennings & John and Steve Light & Debbie. Grandchildren Randy Britton, Laura Fairchild, Carol Orelup & Michele Farina. Great Grandchildren Brooke & Brittany Crowder, Jordan & Austin Britton, Nicole Orelup, BJ Brennan, Savannah Schmitt, & Daniel Farina and the light of her life great great granddaughter Cameron Kampman. Several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Church Hill Tuesday, March 29. The family will be receiving friends from 5-7pm followed by the service at 7pm with the Rev. Sam Johnson officiating. Pall Bearers will be L.E. Shepherd, Leo Conant, Austin Britton, Randy Britton, Arnold Fairchild, & Steve Light. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church; PO Box 307; Church Hill, TN 37642. Graveside services will be at 11am Wednesday March 30 at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Jonesborough, TN. Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Light family

  • Mrs. ELSIE BACON LITTLE- JOHNSON CITY
  • Mrs. Elsie Bacon Little, 82, Johnson City, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Little was a lifelong Washington County resident and a daughter of the late Ralph and Lula Price Bacon. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Little was a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school in the Preschool Department for 30 years. She was a Red Cross volunteer for Memorial Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Little was preceded in death by her husband, Tom C. Little, in 2001; and one infant daughter. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Dykes, Johnson City, and Glenda Smith, Gray; two brothers, James Bacon, Old Fort, N.C., and Clyde Bacon, Carter County; three grandchildren, Melissa Smith, Beth Smith and Dr. James T. Dykes; two great-grandchildren; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mrs. Elsie Bacon Little, 82, Johnson City, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Rev. Donald Page and Dr. Kenneth Gaskin will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from friends and men of Skyline Heights Baptist Church. For those who prefer, the family suggests memorials to Skyline Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 1601 Skyline Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Little is survived by two daughters, Ann Dykes, Johnson City, and Glenda Smith, Gray; two brothers, James Bacon, Old Fort, N.C., and Clyde Bacon, Carter County; three grandchildren, Melissa Smith, Beth Smith and Dr. James T. Dykes; two great-grandchildren, Joseph Dykes and Elizabeth Dykes; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • ELIZABETH BACON LOPEZ
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Bacon Lopez, 70, 2185 Old Clyde Road, Clyde, N.C. did Monday, May 8, 2000. Mrs. Lopez was a former resident of Jonesborough and a daughter of the late Lonnie M. and Herma Maynard Bacon. She had held several positions at First United Methodist Church, Waynesville, including Christian Education Coordinator, Kindergarten teacher, and most recently Every Member inMinistry Coordinator until her retirement in january 1999. Survivors include her husband, Santiago J. Lopez; three daughters Libby Robinson and her husband Danny of Waynesville, N.C.; Jane Prewett and her husband Mike of Alpharetta, Ga; and Becky Kassner, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one grandson Payton Kassner; one brother, Rev. Dr. John Y. Bacon Hixson, Tenn; and one uncle Sheb Maynard, Canton, N.C. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 838, Waynesville, N.C. 28786


  • MAMIE RECTOR LOWE - LIMESTONE
  • Mrs. Mamie Rector Lowe, 46, 351 Glendale Rd. Limestone, Tn. died at her home Sunday, September 25, 2005. She was a native of Washington County and the daughter of James W. Rector and the late Elizabeth Kinchloe Rector. She was also preceded in death by three of her Grandparents. Mrs. Lowe previously was employed by Gray Elementary School in the Special Education Dept. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to her father, include her husband Allen Lloyd Lowe of the home, two brothers, Jimmy Rector and Mike Rector of Limestone and one Grandparent, Margaret Rector also of Limestone. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Susan Anderson and Rev. Randall Emmert officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday Evening, September 27, 2005 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Pallbearers for the graveside service will be Larry Cavins, Gordon “Buddy” Gilliam, Danny Francis, Allen Neal, Steve Lawson, and Josh Dugger. Condolences may be sent to the Lowe family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • EDWIN R. LUGINBUHL - Satellite Beach

  • Edwin R. Luginbuhl, of Satellite Beach, passed away, Monday, December 27, 2010. He was born in New York to Edith and Ralph Luginbuhl. He was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. Edwin was an active member of Satellite Beach United Methodist Church and an affiliate member of Banner Elk Presbyterian Church. He was a Ball Turret Gunner on the B-17 in World War II and received a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, retiring honorably from the U.S. Air Force. Following his dedicated service, Edwin had an extended career at the Kennedy Space Center. He is survived by his wife, Raymonda; son, David (Anne) Luginbuhl; daughter Kristen (Gene) Muhart; brother, Donald (Esther) Luginbuhl; sister- in-law, Elaine (Dale) Hollrah; grandchildren, Emma Luginbuhl, Morgan, Marisa and Lauren Muhart, along with a large extended family. A memorial service will be held at Satellite Beach United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11 a.m.. Burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.beachfuneralhome.com


  • CHARLENE ROGERS LUSTER - KINGSPORT

  • Charlene Luster, 76, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2009. She was born and raised in the Sulphur Springs community, and attended Sulphur Springs School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had a great sense of humor, which enabled her to get to know people around her. She loved her family, and all who knew her will greatly miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Buena Rogers, her husband, Elmer Luster, a grandson, Jason Pless, and a sister, Jean Sells. Survivors include her daughters, Connie Franklin, of Kingsport; Gail Hammonds and husband Danny, of Kingsport; Sheila Pless and husband John, Kingsport; Michele Trent and fiancé Ritchie Harris, of Kingsport; a son, Mike Luster and wife Rhonda, Roanoke, VA; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister Gaynell Blankenship; two brothers, Lloyd Rogers and Jimmy Rogers all of Washington Co, TN. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday at Hamlett-Dobson with Pastor Marlin Jaynes officiating. Burial will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chad Alvis, Ritchie Harris, Jason King, John W. Pless, John Daniel Pless and Danny Hammonds. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Amedysis Hospice and also of Brookhaven Manor. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Charlene Luster


  • JACK W. LUSTER - TELFORD
  • Mr. Jack W. Luster, age 86, Telford, passed away Saturday October 23, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Luster was a native of Washington County and the son of the late Daniel and Orpha Aiken Luster. In addition to his parents, Mr. Luster was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis “Hon” Luster, brothers, Ronnie, Byrl and Dean Luster and two sisters, Wanda Baskett and Ruth Chandley. Mr. Luster was a member of Telford Grace Brethren Church. He was a U.S. Navy WW II Veteran, a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a Charter Member of the Bowmantown Ruritan Club, with 41 years perfect attendance. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-laws, Shelley Winegar (Bob), Ohio; Jill Moody (Mike), Telford; and Beth Guilliams (Jason), Virginia; seven grandchildren; Heather Honaker (Nathan), Kristal Woods (Jim), Tyler Moody (Hollie), Ben Moody and Eric Moody, Andy and Brayden Guilliams; five great-grandchildren, Molly & Josie Honaker, Kate Woods and Iris & Henry Moody; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jo Kyker (Carroll), Telford; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bob Skeen officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service. Interment services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Telford Grace Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and Daniel Menge. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Telford Grace Brethren Church cemetery fund or upkeep fund 3337 Hwy. 11 E Telford, TN 37690 or Bowmantown Ruritan Club. Condolences may be sent to the Luster Family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • Dr. JOANN LYNCH - JONESBOROUGH
  • Dr. Joann Lynch, 76, Jonesborough, died Saturday, December 20, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be printed in the Monday issue of the Johnson City Press


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  • Mrs. BLANCHE KITZMILLER MADEN KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT — Mrs. Blanche Kitzmiller Maden, 86, Fordtown community, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Maden was lifelong Fordtown community resident and a daughter of the late J.E. "Byrd" and Ethel Kitzmiller. She was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church. Mrs. Maden was preceded in death by her husband, William Maden; and one brother, Herman “Bud” Kitzmiller. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Walker, Atlanta; two sons, John S. Maden, Kingsport, and Dr. Larry G. Maden, Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Margaret Fleming; five grandchildren, Diane Walker Spengler, Megan Maden, Andrew Maden, Shawn English, and Joshua Maden; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Blanch Kitzmiller Maden, age 86, of the Fordtown Community, who went to be with the Lord Monday, July 16, 2001 will be conducted 8:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Guinn officiating. Calling hours are from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown or any time at the home of John Maden. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dail Kitzmiller, Aaron Guinn, Ronnie Maden, David Wexler, Joshua Maden, Rob Childress and Ben Carder. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett and Margaret Fleming, Andrew Maden and Vinnie Shoemaker’s Sunday School Class. Memorials may be given to the Fordtown Baptist Church, 444 Old Fordtown Road, Kingsport, TN 37663. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, 117 E. Charlemont Ave., Kingsport, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • RALPH E. MADEN - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. Ralph E. Maden, age 67, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, September 29, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Maden was a native of Washington County and son of the late Herbert A. and Laura Keefauver Maden. He was a Christian and a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church. Mr. Maden was employed by Parts Plus, Incorporated, as a Sales Representative, and most recently worked with Tri-State Elevators Sales. Mr. Maden was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Maden Jr.; and one brother, John Allen Maden. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Virginia Diehl Maden, of the home; his children and their spouses, Kent and Robin Maden, Granger, Indiana, Pat and Debbie Maden, Elizabethton, Brian and Lavona Maden, Jonesborough, Mark and Mindy Robinson, Ft. Mill, South Carolina, Mark and Laura Ratcliffe, Seminole, Florida. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Jim Gibbs, Jonesborough; and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Maden, Jonesborough, Barbara Carson, Telford, and Janey Diehl, Jonesborough. Also surviving are grandchildren and their spouses, Joshua Maden and Melissa Smith, Jakob Maden, Erik Maden, Benjamin and Jacqueline Maden, Jeremy Maden, Brandy Kon, Cheri Kon, Ginnie Maden, Kaci Maden, Jessica Maden, Aaron Robinson, Sarah Robinson and Martha Robinson; great grandchildren are Shayleigh Maden, Griffin Maden, Lucas Metros, Ashley Smith and Caleb Smith. Memorial services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2006, at Jonesborough United Methodist Church with Rev. Brad Scott officiating. Reception and visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jonesborough United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity Building Fund, 211 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Maden family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • EDITH KATHERINE MANGONE 91, of Indialantic, FL
  • Dr. Edith Mangone Melbourne - Dr. Edith Katherine Mangone, age 91, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at the William Childs Hospice House, in Palm Bay. She was born in New York City, the only child of Basil and Isabel Mangone. She graduated from the Washington Square Col lege division of New York University, and then received her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia, in Rich mond, in 1941. Her Obstet rics and Gynecology residency was served at the Margaret Hague Mater nity Hospital in Jersey City, N.J., practicing there until moving to Florida, first to Miami, and then to Mel bourne in 1954, until retir ing in 1981. She delivered eight thousand babies dur ing her years of practice. She was one of nine physi cians practicing in Mel bourne at the time of her arrival. She served as Chief of the Medical Staff during the transition from the "old" hospital on U.S. 1 to the "new" hospital on Hickory Street, in 1962. Generous to a fault, she gave back to the com munity that wel comed her and her family, by supporting various local non-profit organizations, as well as national and foreign chari table organizations. In her limited leisure time, she enjoyed fishing, cook ing and traveling. She will be remembered for her gifts as a physician and her uniqueness as an individual. Survivors include her son, Dr. Peter M. ( Dr. Leonor) Zies; three grand sons, Peter, Philip (Lynn) and Paul (Joleen) Zies; and four great-grandchildren, LeeAnn, Zachary, Noelle and Talula Zies. The family wishes to express their thanks to the physicians and staff of MIMA nephrology and of the Melbourne Kidney Center. Anyone planning expres sions of sympathy is asked to consider a donation in her memory to the Mel bourne Kidney Center, 1400 S. Apollo Blvd, Mel bourne, FL 32901, or to the William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Park way, Palm Bay, FL 32907. The burial service will be private. Brownlie-Maxwell Funer al Home is serving the family, (321) 723-2345. www.brownliemaxwell.com. She delivered our son Carter Ely Warden ; she was a dear friend and associate of our father Cyrus E. Warden, Sr


  • ERMA FITZGERALD MARBYGray
  • Erma Fitzgerald Marbry, age 82 of Gray, passed away Saturday, November 19, at Indian Path Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Cecil and Ruby Fitzgerald and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Fall Branch and worked at Appalachian Christian Village. In addition to her parents her husband, Gene Cravens; two sons, Larry Cravens, who passed away in May 2010 and Terry Cravens, who passed away in May 2009; and an infant daughter preceded Mrs. Cravens in death. Mrs. Marbry is survived by two daughters-in-law, Judy Cravens and Lou Cravens; one sister, Delta Buckingham; two brothers, Darrell Fitzgerald, Dale and wife Pam Fitzgerald, all of Gray; grandchildren, Chris and Tracy Cravens, Bret and Michelle Cravens, Barcy Lipoma, Dusty and Dena Cravens, Amy Cinnamon, Maria McReynolds; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday, November 21, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. with Pastor Lamar Garrison officiating. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Gray Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Erma Fitzgerald Marbry


  • CLINTON MARTIN - GRAY
  • Mr. Clinton Martin, 81, 285 Possum Hollow Road, Gray, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Martin was a native of Washington County who had lived in Lake City, TN for thirty years. He was the son of the late Jesse and Fannie Isenburg Martin. In addition to his parents one brother, Jesse Martin, Jr, also preceded him in death. Mr. Martin retired from Y-12 Union Carbide in Oak Ridge, Tn. as a Maintenance Coordinator. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea. He was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife of fifty-six years Lilly Martin of the home; one son, Rusty Martin and his wife Lynette of Knoxville; three daughters, Nina Johnson and her husband Russell of Gray, Linda Owsley and her husband Mark of Lake City, Tn. and Vondee Martin of Biloxi, Mississippi; one brother, Arthur “Dooley” Martin of Gray; three sisters, Mary Phillips of Watauga, Alice Estepp of Telford and Judy Keeney of Kingsport; six grandchildren, Ruthie Fann, Toni Mathe, Nicole Steele, Garrett Martin, Sabrina Thompson and Alex Thompson; eleven great grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Clinton Martin will be conducted at 8 PM Tuesday April 7, 2009, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Richie Honeycutt and Rev. Joe Beaver will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 10 AM Wednesday in the Highland Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Ministers, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 AM Wednesday to go in procession. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Gravel Hill Baptist Church, 504 Boone Station Road, Gray, Tn. 37615. Memories and condolences may be sent to the Martin family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the family. (423) 282-152


  • CLYDE D. MARTIN
  • Clyde D. Martin age 85 of Walland, died 3:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1991 at U.T. Hospital. Member of Walland United Methodist Church. Retired teacher having taught in Blount, Knox, and Washington Counties and also taught in Florida. Survivors; wife, Flora McNeilly Martin; son and daughter-in-law, William C. and Violet Martin, Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and William M. Schlangen, Decatur, Ala; grandchildren, Douglas, Michael, and Sarah Martin, Greg, Mike and Ricky Schlangen; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Martin; brothers, J. Hulse Martin, Athens, Wade martin of California, Robert Martin, Doyle Martin, and Arthur Martin, all of Walland; sisters, Grace Walker of California, Ruth Chaney, Gladys Huffman, both of Maryville, Irma Flournoy, Chattanooga. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, West Chapel of Smith Mortuary, Rev. Michael Martin and Rev. David Smith officiating. Interment Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Smith Mortuary, Maryville in charge


  • EVELYN BARBARA CROOKSHANKS MARTIN- GRAY
  • Evelyn Barbara Crookshanks Martin, age 82, 112 Sid Martin Road, Gray, has united with her Heavenly Father and is safe in her shepherd’s arms with her loved ones who have gone before and have been waiting to welcome her home, after a tragic accident on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. A native of Washington County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Robert and Ida Crookshanks, Leesburg. Evelyn attended Mt. View School and graduated from Jonesborough High in 1939. She received her permanent teaching certificate from East Tennessee State Teachers College. She taught at Mt. View School in the 1940s and Gray School. Evelyn was reared in the Leesburg Presbyterian Church, and began teaching Sunday School at the age of 14. She taught Sunday School at Gray United Methodist Church for 62 years. She was the current teacher of the Mary & Martha Sunday School Class. Evelyn was active in the Washington County Democrat Party and the Andrew Jackson Democrat Women. She was a Charter Member of the Young Farmers and Homemakers Club in Washington County. Evelyn and her husband owned and operated S.B. Martin Grocery and Prairie Village Mobile Home Park. She has been a substitute teacher at Daniel Boone High School since 1982. Evelyn was an avid farmer and enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation through her flowers and her garden. In addition to her parents and husband, Sidney B. Martin Jr., Evelyn was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Carson; infant brother James Crookshanks; sister-in-law, Ruth Ford; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Fitzgerald. Survivors include one sister, Anna Ruth Beard, Boones Creek; two daughters, Barbara Fitzgerald, Gray, and Karen Martin-Livingston, of the home; one son, Sidney B. Martin III and wife, Donna, Gray; six grandchildren, David Fitzgerald and wife, Heather, Gray, John Fitzgerald and wife, Tammy, Elizabethton, Penny Fitzgerald, Gray, Crystal Fitzgerald Painter and husband, Jamie, Fall Branch, Amanda Livingston and Marty Livingston, of the home; three step-grandchildren, Jennifer Hodges and her husband, Steven, Eric Horton and Aaron Akers; three great grandchildren, Lynn & Jessica Painter and David Fitzgerald III; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Active Pallbearers will be Mike Lyons, Joe Fitzgerald, Richard Gray, Justin Humphries, Phillip Stafford, Boo Croley, John Feathers, and Kenneth Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy B. Barnes, Kyle Lyons, Dean Ford, Robert Gray, David Paul Barnes, Jr., and L.D. Livingston. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the church building fund at Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 8068, Gray, TN 37615. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the home and 5-7 p.m. at the Gray United Methodist Church. Celebration of Life Services will be held Monday morning at 10 a.m., at the Gray United Methodist Church with Pastor Ramon Torres and Pastor Amy Cook. Burial will follow in the Gray Cemetery. Gray Funeral Home is serving the Martin Family, 477-3171, 239-6622. Note to Florists: Flowers should be delivered to the Funeral Home


  • JAMES M. MARTIN GRAY
  • James M. Martin, 79, 357 Keefauver Rd., Gray, died Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Martin was a native and lifelong resident of the Boones Creek Community of Washington County, and was a son of the late James Madison "Matt" and Mamie Leona Estes Martin. He was a US Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. Mr. Martin retired in 1986 from Tennessee Eastman Kodak with more than thirty years of service, where he was a Foreman and Mechanic. He loved to farm and was the owner of Boones Creek Farm Shop. Mr. Martin was a lifelong member of Boones Creek Christian Church and was a member of the Homebuilder's Sunday School class. He formerly served as deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Martin was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge #575 F&AM, where he was past worshipful master. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry LeFevere Martin, in 1987; and two brothers, Stanley Martin and Howard Martin and wife, Kathleen. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Martin-Fore, and husband, Ward, Gray; one granddaughter, Jerica Fore, Gray; two sisters, Mary Etta Slonaker, and husband, Joe, Johnson City, and Lucille Meredith, Elizabethton; special nephew, David Slonaker, and wife, Carol, Gray; special nieces, Debbie Slonaker, Gray, Kim Maskew, and husband, John, Sanford, NC, and Tina Crawford, and husband, Chip, Shepardstown, WV; special great niece and nephew, Brittany and Joseph Slonaker, Gray; and several other nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Martin will be conducted Saturday, January 21, 2006, at 1:00 PM in the sanctuary of Boones Creek Christian Church with David L. Clark, John Wasen and Dick Morris Jr., Ministers, officiating. Interment will follow in Washington County Memory Gardens, with military honors being accorded by the Charles DeWitt Byrd V.F.W. Post #3382, Kingsport, and the Tennessee National Guard. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Cross, David O'Roark, James Brant, David Slonaker, Joseph Slonaker, Jimmy Shipley, Dean Crumley, John Maskew and Chip Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Home Builder's Sunday School class and the Mary Keefauver class of Boones Creek Christian Church, and his Masonic brothers of Sinking Creek Lodge #575 F&AM. The family will receive friends Friday, January 20, 2006, from 5:30 until 8:00 PM in the sanctuary of the church, with a Masonic service to follow at 8:00 PM. For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Boones Creek Christian Church, 312 Christian Church Rd., Johnson City, TN 37615, or Oak Grove Christian Church, 436 Jim Elliot Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be made online at www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E Watauga Ave., is serving the Martin family


  • Miss Melony Annette Martin
  • CHUCKEY — Miss Melony Annette Martin, age 34, Chuckey, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011, at the Indian Path Medical Center. Miss Martin was a native of Greene County and daughter of Walter G. “Gippy” & Kathy Stafford Martin, Limestone. Melony was well known for her beautiful smile and loving compassionate nature. Melony was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jeff & Joy Martin and A.J. & Ruth Stafford; and an uncle, Terry Stafford. She was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. Melony graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 1999. In addition to her parents, survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Jeff & Kim Martin, Limestone; two nieces, Kelsey Martin and Kamryn Martin; aunts, Linda Painter (Jackie) and Connie Stafford; uncles, Eddy Martin (Helen), Tommy Martin (Lois) and Joe Martin (Gena); great-uncle, Freddie Squibb; special family friends, Bill and Mary Louise Broyles; and many cousins and a host of friends and pets too numerous to mention. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Philadelphia Cemetery with Pastor Robert Grimes officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Martin, Michael Martin, Daniel Martin, Jakob Martin, Ralph Green and Bill Broyles. Because of Melony’s intense love of animals, memorial donations are requested to be made to take care of rescue animals ℅ Linda Painter, 224 Walter Martin Rd., Limestone, TN 37681. The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muhammad Akmal at Takoma Regional Hospital and to Dr. Stanley Hodges at Indian Path Medical Center and all of the wonderful nurses that helped take such good care of Melony. Also, thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful prayers and thoughts extended during this extremely difficult time. Condolences may be sent to the Martin family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • RAPHAEL E. MARTIN - FLOURVILLE
  • Raphael E. Martin, age 87, Flourville community, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Life Care Center of Gray. He was the son of the late Hack and Maude Bacon Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Martin; one brother, Donis Martin; brother-in-law, Charlie Thompson. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of Boone Trail Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force during the 1940’s. Before retiring, he was self employed. He loved to portray Daniel Boone. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Sam Martin, Donnie and Jackie Martin, all of Jonesborough; one step-daughter, Pat Tucker of Georgia; one sister, Betty Jean Martin Thompson of Gray; four grandchildren, Sammy Martin and Jan Hubbard of Johnson City, Chris Martin of Gray, Jerone Martin of Yokosuka, Japan; three step-grandchildren, Sara, Troy and Brian Tucker of Georgia; six great-grandchildren; one niece, Liz Martin of Johnson City. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, February 3, 5-7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel and services will be held at 7 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Connell officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mr. Martin. Note posted by his sister Betty Thompson.... "After being ill for only 3 weeks my brother Raphael E. Martin, age 86, died. His pain and suffering is over. Rejoice in the Lord for His promise of eternal life"

  • STEPHEN RAY MARTIN KINGSPORT
  • St. John 6:40: And this is the will of Him that sent me “that everyone which seek the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up the last day.” Stephen Ray Martin, 59, born February 3, 1951, passed surrounded by angels and family May 11, 2010. Steve was very proud of his family and loved them dearly. He was a Godly man who loved the Lord and provided for his family as long as he could fight the battle. During his brief illness he always gave testimony to everyone with whom he came in contact, and he praised the Lord. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company with 31 years of service, and was currently employed by TDOT. He was a member of the Kingsport Masonic Lodge and served in the National Guard. He was on the team at TEC which received an award from President Bill Clinton for Dirt Reclamation, and was highly decorated, holding many certificates as a heavy-equipment operator. He was an accomplished mechanic, building race cars which he raced at various area dirt tracks. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Ray Martin; his paternal grandparents, Rollie and Willie Martin; and his maternal grandparents, Alonzo and Ethel Shelton. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Patricia Malone Martin, of the home; his daughter, Kimberly Collier and her husband, Brad, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Madison Rayann Martin, Raiden Collier and Savannah Collier; precious mother, Vanas Robbins, Johnson City, TN; sisters, June M. Chapman and husband, Bill Galbraith, Manassas, VA, Valerie Swartz and husband, Gary, Gray, TN; brother, Michael Martin and wife, Cathy, Kingston, TN; several nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces, as well as cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:00 by Kingsport Masonic Lodge #688 F & AM, with services conducted by Pastor Gene Lasley and Pastor Jody Jenkins to follow. Military graveside rites by American Legion Posts 3/265 will be conducted on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Mottern, Kenny Miller, Tim Morgan, James Jones, John Martin, Warren Davis, Joe Moody and Pete DeEcann. Honorary pallbearers are TDOT employees and the Earth Moving Crew at TEC. Special thanks to Kingsport Hematology and especially to Misty Venett, RN, with Bristol Wellmont Hospice for all her love and care. Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Wellmont Hospice, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to send an online condolence to the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is serving the family of Stephen Martin


  • Trula Shipley Martin
  • Trula Shipley Martin, 95, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City. She was a resident of the Appalachian Village. She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and housewife who enjoyed gardening and traveling. Her love for her family will never be forgotten and can never be replaced. She worked in her church at the Piney Flats First Baptist Church and enjoyed the fellowship with the members of her Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, David Shipley and Matilda Anderson Shipley. She was also preceded by her husband, Cecil Martin; brothers, Edward Shipley, Dee Shipley and Herbert Shipley; sisters, Jamie Isley, Sara Elizabeth Bays, Ella Mae Sells and Verna Catherine Shipley. Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy “Dan” Martin and his wife, Katherine, Bobby Allen Martin and his wife, Judy; Grandchildren, Sherri Phillippi, Scott Martin, Amy Raines and Alison Bryan; Great Grandchildren, Samantha Greenway, Stacie Phillippi, Chloe and Braden Bryan, Sarah and Emma Martin; Great great Grandchild, Mason Greenway; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their thanks for the wonderful care of the employees and staff of Appalachian Christian Village and the Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, from the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Dr. Allen Davis and Rev. Reed Mullins will officiate. Burial services will be held at the Monte Vista Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. Thursday. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home for a procession to the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com.

  • Mrs. VELMA LOUISE DEPEW MARTIN GRAY
  • Mrs. Velma Louise DePew Martin, 92, 310 Ford Creek Road, Gray, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Appalachian Christian Village after a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong Washington County resident and a daughter of the late Charlie Doak DePew and Lola Mae Sherfey. Mrs. Martin was a member of Gray United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a farmer. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Martin; and one grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Smith, Jonesborough, and Mrs. Lennis Jones, California; four grandchildren, Kim Castle and Cherie Foutch, both of Jonesborough, Craig Jones, London, and Miquitte Butler, San Jose, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Velma Louise Depew Martin, 92, 310 Ford Creek Road, Gray, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Appalachian Christian Village after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Doak DePew and Lola Mae Sherfey. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County. Mrs. Martin had been a member of Gray United Methodist Church since 1954. She was a housewife and a farmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Martin; and one grandson, Jeffery Smith Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jeff “Carolyn” Smith, Jonesborough, and Mrs. Tony “Lennis” Jones, California; four grandchildren, Kim Castle and Cherie Foutch, both of Jonesborough, Craig Jones, London, and Miquitte Butler, San Jose, Calif.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the Gray Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Henry officiating. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • JOHN MATTHEWS, SR - JONESBOROUGH

  • Mr. John Alfred Matthews, Sr., age 76, Jonesborough, passed away October 22, 2010, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Matthews was a native of Washington County and son of the late Edward N. & Maude Shanks Matthews. He was the youngest of six children. In addition to his parents, Mr. Matthews was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Reeser and Margaret Martin. He was a graduate of Washington College High School. Mr. Matthews worked for the Washington County Purchasing Office, was a Washington County Commissioner and a member of the Washington County Equalization Board. John was an avid sports fan, follower of the UT Volunteers and Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His love of fishing came from his father and continued with his nephew, Miles, who was like a brother. Mr. Matthews was a Charter Member of Limestone Fire Department and former member of Limestone Ruritan Club and a member of Limestone United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jane Young Matthews, of the home; daughter, Florence Matthews, Woodstock, GA; son, John A. Matthews Jr., Jonesborough; brother, Ed Matthews Jr. Johnson City; sisters, Ida Fanduzz, Shady Valley, and Virginia Glaze, Limestone; two granddaughters, Nikki Matthews, Jonesborough, and Alison Matthews, Georgia; several nieces, nephews; and special in-law-families, Jack & Mary Ann Young and Aldaree Young; special nephew, Brian, who was like a grandson. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Memorial services will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Limestone United Methodist Church with Dr. Joe Miller and Rev. Brandon Berg officiating. John was a strong supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Salvation Army. Memorial donation may be made to St. Jude’s Research Center (for Johnson City Medical Center) 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105; or Salvation Army 204 W. Walnut Street Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the Matthews family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • SAMUEL D. MAY
  • Samuel D. May 77, 110 Jackson Lane, Jonesborough died Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home. Mr May was Washington County native and a son of the late Blaine and Pearl May. He was a member and deacon of Jonesborough Presbyterian Church. Mr. May was a former Jonesborough alderman. He was a member of the Civitan and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. May was an electrician and owner of Jonesborough Hardware. He was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran having served in China for three years. Mr. May was a graduate of Washington College, Limestone. He was preceded in death by one son James B. May. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jane May; one daughter Theresa Bryant, Lynchburg, Va., one sister, Ruth Robinson, Jonesborough; three grandchildren, James Scott May and April Anne May, both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla; and Justin Bryant, Lynchburg; and seveal nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor was in charge



  • ELIZABETH GRAY MAYS - GLEN ALLEN, VA
  • GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Elizabeth Gray Mays, 90, of 3600 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, in the Elizabeth Adam Crump Manor in Glen Allen. Mrs. Mays was a native of Gray, Tennessee, and a daughter of the late James P. and Nancy Hall Gray. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Fred C. Mays and daughter, Nancy Lemon of Chesapeake and daughter-in-law, Jean Mays of Glen Allen; and three brothers, Ralph Gray, Niles Gray and Howard Gray of Gray, TN. She was a longtime member of Rosalind Hills Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA and South Norfolk Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA. Survivors include her son, James T. Mays of Glen Allen; a son-in-law, Robert A. Lemon of Lynchburg; two granddaughters and their husbands, Beth Lemon Fogelgren and Mark Fogelgren of Virginia Beach and Carly Mays Murphey and Rusty Murphey of Richmond; two grandsons and their wives, Robert A. Lemon Jr. and Tamara Lemon of Lynchburg and James T. Mays Jr. and Kim Mays of Roanoke, Va.; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Gray and Bonnie Gray of Gray, TN; and many nephews and nieces. The funeral service for Elizabeth Gray Mays will be conducted at 11 AM Monday, December 17, 2007, in the Chapel Mausoleum At Washington County Memory Gardens in Johnson City, TN. Rev. Ramon Torres will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Monday in the mausoleum chapel prior to the service. Active pallbearers will be: Johnny Gray, Richard Gray, Eddie Gray, John Arney, Roger Kennedy, Jay Matherly, Tom Mays, Rusty Murphey, Mark Fogelgren and Robert Lemon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Building Fund, 11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Memories and condolences may be sent to the Mays family via www.morrisbaker.com. These arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City


  • GEORGE F. MCCOLLUM JOHNSON CITY
  • George F. McCollum, 77, of Johnson City, passed away on February 2, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Limestone, TN, he was the son of the late Mercer and Anna Margaret Anderson McCollum. Mr. McCollum was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Kiserslaughtern, Germany, in the early 50s. He retired from the U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., in 1991 after approximately thirty years of service. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and antique car buff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta Lynn McCollum. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Amanda Ford McCollum; brother, William E. McCollum and sister-in-law, Nell McCollum, of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday at 7:00 PM at Tetrick Funeral Services with Rev. James Bennington and Rev. Paul Seay officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the service. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be chosen from nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Second Friday Luncheon Group. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:15 for procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Dr., Greeneville, TN 37743. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423) 610-7177. Arrangements for the McCollum family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604


    EUNICE KEEFAUVER MCCOY

    Ms. Eunice Keefauver McCoy, age 82, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. McCoy was a daughter of the late Robert & Fannie Milhorn Keefauver. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert McCoy; one sister, Edith Clark; and two brothers, Bill Keefauver and Gene Keefauver. Survivors include a son, Joe McCoy and wife, Cathy; daughters, Elizabeth McCoy and Jeanette McCoy Miller; daughter-in-law, Belinda McCoy; grandchildren, Christy Gibbs, Laura Johnson, Julia Haston, Tyler McCoy and Jonathan Miller; great-granddaughter, Tia Laws; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Ms. McCoy received a B.S. Degree from ETSU in 1954. She taught school in Arlington, VA, and Jonesborough High School. She served as a Hostess at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center until she retired in 1997. She was an avid reader. She supported the Washington County Library and was a member of the Friends of the Library. Her church membership was at Central Christian Church of Jonesborough, however in recent years attended Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church. A special thanks to her caregiver, Melissa Painter, and to her loyal friends and previous employees, Lois Kyker, Sara Ferguson and Jenia Saylor. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Perry Cleek officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler McCoy, Jonathan Miller, Mike Johnson, William Haston, Alan Keesecher and Dr. Dan Slonaker. Condolences may be sent to the McCoy family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • CHARLES MCCRAY - LIMESTONE
  • Charles W. McCray, age 87, of Limestone, passed away December 6, 2005, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Greene County and lived in Limestone his entire life. He was a farmer and a member of the Limestone United Methodist Church. He was a past teacher of the Men's Bible Class for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles S. and Sarah McCray, and two sisters, Ann Squibb and Lucille Squibb of Limestone. Survivors include his sister, Nell Harrison of the home; Three nephews, Larry Harrison of the home, Richard Squibb and Ross Squibb of Limestone; one niece, Gail Morris of Limestone; three great nephews, Jonathan Morris, Scott Squibb and Wesley Squibb of Limestone; and one great-niece, Courtney Squibb of Greeneville. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home


  • ADA ELIZABETH FITZGERALD MCCRAY- Gray

  • Ada Elizabeth Fitzgerald McCray, of Gray, passed away Friday afternoon, November 11, 2011, at LifeCare Center of Gray. Mrs. McCray was a member of Marvins Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a daughter of the late Gene and Ethel Barnes Fitzgerald. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McCray was preceded in death by her husband, James “Bill” McCray, in 2007; three sisters, Ruth Crouch, Louella Hale, and Josephine Ford; five brothers, Billy Fitzgerald, Raymond Fitzgerald, Foy Fitch, Clinton Fitzgerald and Adron Fitzgerald. She is survived by two sons, Billy and Becky McCray, James A. and Dawn McCray, all of Gray; three daughters, Jean Crawford and Nancy Edwards, of Gray, Cathy and Sammy Jackson, of Boones Creek; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Drew McCray, Larry Crawford, Sammy Jackson, Tony Edwards, Tony Hatcher and Robert Willis. Honorary pallbearer is Terry Bacon. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 13, 2011, from 12 noon-2 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel and services will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Calvin Clower officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 14, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mrs. Ada McCray


  • CATHERINE CROSS MCDANIEL - OOLTEWAH

  • OOLTEWAH — Catherine McDaniel, 66, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, in a local hospital. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class. She attended Tennessee Tech and majored in Home Economics, where she met her husband, Tommy. She retired in 1999 as a teacher at Ooltewah High School. She was a wonderful wife of 40 years, a caring, loving mother and a compassionate, loving friend. She was active with several charities, especially Volunteers in Medicine. She loved quilting, gardening, and the outdoors. She is survived by her husband, Tommy McDaniel, Ooltewah; daughter, Elizabeth Anne McDaniel, Harrison, TN; son, John McDaniel, Ooltewah, TN; sister, Ann Goss, Nashville, TN; brother, Dan A. Cross, Jonesborough, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens East. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute. Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers in Medicine, P.O. Box 81057, Chattanooga, TN 37414. The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Tuesday and 12-1 PM Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 3742

    Johnson City Press Obituary

    Catherine McDaniel, 66 of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, in a local hospital. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class. She attended Tennessee Tech and majored in Home Economics, where she met her husband, Tommy. She retired in 1999 as a teacher at Ooltewah High School. She was a wonderful wife of 40 years, a caring, loving mother and a compassionate, loving friend. She was active with several charities, especially Volunteers in Medicine. She loved quilting, gardening, and the outdoors. She is survived by her husband, Tommy McDaniel, Ooltewah; daughter, Elizabeth Anne McDaniel, Harrison; son, John McDaniel, Ooltewah; sister, Ann Goss, Nashville; brother, Dan A. Cross, Jonesborough, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute. Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers in Medicine, P.O. Box 81057, Chattanooga, TN 37414. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. today and noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga


  • TOMMY LEON MCDANIEL - Environmental Engineer With TVA

  • Tommy Leon McDaniel, 66, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. He was the son of the late Allie and Julia Blankenship McDaniel. Tommy graduated from Baylor and Tennessee Tech. He was an environmental engineer with TVA before retiring in 1999. Tommy was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class. He was involved with several charities, especially Volunteers in Medicine and the Kidney Foundation. Tommy was a member of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Planning Commission and was active in various outdoor activities. He was a wonderful and loving father, brother and uncle, who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Tommy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Catherine McDaniel. Survivors include his son, John McDaniel, Chattanooga; daughter, Elizabeth Anne McDaniel, Harrison; brother, Lamar (Jane) McDaniel, Ooltewah; sister, Trudy (Terry) Payne, Ooltewah; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Bill Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and to view the memorial tribute. Memorial contributions can be made to Volunteers in Medicine, P.O. Box 81057, Chattanooga, Tn. 37414. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. Posted December 1, 2010


  • FAYE MCLAIN - JONESBOROUGH
  • Charlotte Faye McLain, 53, Jonesborough, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A Greene County native, she was a daughter of the late Dana and Ozetta Charlton. She’s lived in Washington County for the past 20 years and was a teacher’s assistant at Gray Elementary School for the past 13 years. Mrs. McLain enjoyed her work and loved the children she taught. Mrs. McLain was a Christian lady who greatly desired to see others come to know Christ, and she was a wonderful wife and mother. She was a faithful member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. McLain is survived by her husband, Roy McLain, of the home; a daughter, Amy Snapp and husband, Bill, of Piney Flats; a son, Aaron McLain and wife, Maria, of Vineland, NJ; a sister, Ina Elkins, of Kingsport; and grandchildren, Mitchell and Morgan Snapp and Ellie and Kaleb McLain; two half sisters and a half brother; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Faye McLain will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 27th, at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church in Gray, TN, with Preacher Robert Fultz officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 27, at Buffalo Ridge Church in Gray, TN, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Lovelace Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at Buffalo Ridge Church at 10:00 a.m. for the processional. Pallbearers will be Gerald Gray, Terry Nunley, Robin Horner, Chris Wilson, Matt Gilmore and Terrill Milburn. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may send donations to the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 8956, Gray, TN 37615. Please visit hamlettdobson.com for online condolences. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch, is serving the family of Faye McLain


  • THOMAS DWIGHT MILBURN GREENEVILLE
  • GREENEVILLE — Thomas “Dwight” Milburn, 96, Milburnton community, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Milburn was a son of the late J.J. and Mattie Baskett Milburn. He was a farmer. Mr. Milburn was a member of Milburnton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Brown Milburn, on May 5; seven brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews. Kiser (638-3121) Funeral services for Thomas "Dwight" Milburn, 96, Milburnton community, who died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2001, at the Kiser Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Paul B. Elmore officiating. The eulogy will be given by Nancy Murdock. The interment will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Milburnton Cemetery. The body is at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, Tenn., (423) 638-3121, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday for the graveside service


  • Mrs. MARY HARTMAN MITCHELL
  • Mrs. Mary Hartman Mitchell, 66 died in Appalachian Hospital at 4:30 a.m. yesterday. She is survived by her husband A. G. Mitchell of Jonesboro, Route 7 ; two sons Hargis of Jonesboro and J.C. of Burlington, N.C., one daughter Mrs. Norene Traynham of Burlington and three grandchildren. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Methodist Church. Year of death unknown


  • Mrs. MARYLAND T. CHASE MITCHELL
  • Mrs. Maryland T. Mitchell, 92, Harmony community, Jonesborough, died Saturday in Asbury Center. Mrs. Mitchell was a native of Sullivan County and moved to Washington County, where she spent most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Cox Chase. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Double Springs Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland E. Mitchell, in 1962. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bernelle Johnson Jonesborough; one son, Clyde Mitchell, Jonesborough, one granddaughter, two great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Gray is in charge


  • WILLIAM H MITCHELL
  • Mr. William H. Mitchell, of 452 Bacon Branch Road, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 6, 2011. He resided the past nine years with his daughter and son-in-law at 1214 Old State Route 34, Jonesborough. Mr. Mitchell was son of the late John & Nellie Gobble Mitchell of Johnson City. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mitchell was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Parker Mitchell; three brothers; and six sisters. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the European Theatre (North Africa and Italy). He was the recipient of four bronze stars. Mr. Mitchell was the oldest member of Cherokee Baptist Church. He retired from Gordon’s Furniture and also worked at Empire Furniture. Survivors include one daughter, Paulette Mitchell Odom and son-in-law, Kenneth; one grandson, Keith Odom and wife, Donna; a special sister-in-law, Louise McKee, all of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews. Our special thank you to the special nurse, Shon Blevins, for the loving care she provided. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Cameron and Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the Mitchell family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • EVELYN LOUISE SMITH MOLES- JOHNSON CITY

  • Evelyn Louise Smith Moles, age 95, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Moles was a native of Greene County and daughter of the late Noah Alvin & Nellie Foulks Smith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moles was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Emet Moles; and two brothers, Jack and Billy Smith one sister Alleen Keebler. She was on the roll at Providence Presbyterian Church, Limestone, since 1919 and a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church. Mrs. Moles was a retired teacher in the Washington County School System with 22 years of service. She was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She also belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Good Will Circle, Garden Club, and gave to many favorite charities. She was co-author of “The Road to Providence,” a book on country humor, which she wrote with her daughter. Survivors include one daughter, Jody Moles, Jonesborough, whom she cherished; three sisters-in-laws, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 — 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, January 28, 2010, at Providence Presbyterian Church, Limestone, with Rev. Carl Van Der Merwe and Rev. Robert Parker officiating. Interment services will follow at Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the Moles family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • JAMES WOODS MORROW Sun City Center, FL
  • James W. Morrow, 86, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on August 16, 2004. A World War II Army veteran, he had lived in the local area for 20 years. Mr. Morrow was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by his sons, Richard, John, Thomas and Jeffery; sisters, Jane Roller and Margaret Spaulding; 10 Grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2004, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, Fla. Flowers will be gladly accepted, but for those who wish, donations, in lieu, may be made to The American Cancer Society. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME. Published in the TBO.com on 8/18/2004.Tampa Tribune


    JAMES "TARP" MURRAY


    James Adam “Tarp” Murray, of Gray, went to be with the lord on Tuesday, February 28, at the home of his fiancée, Kim Brown. He was preceded in death by: his parents Roby B. and Laura Dean Murray; brother, Jeffery Lee Murray; sister, Jannie M. Reese; and niece, Laura Leigh Reese Carrier. Survivors include: two sons, James Mathew (Beaky) Murray and Adam Shane Murray; sister, Jennie M. Johnson; grandchildren, Cassidy Murray, Jessie James Murray, Mathew Murray, Sophia Murray and Emily Honeycut; three nieces; and five great nieces. Services will be held at Fountain of Life Bible Church from 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012. The family would like to thank all of his many friends, old and new, for the happiness they brought to his life, and a special thanks goes to Kim Brown and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fountain of Life Bible Church. Arrangements by Clinch Mountain Chapel and Crematory


  • MARY MURRAY - GRAY, GA
  • Mary "Granny" M. Murray, 85, of Gray Creek Court, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, in Jonesborough, Tenn., with burial in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the services in the church. Rev. Harold Jones and Rev. Jim Gilmore will officiate. Gray Funeral Home in Gray, Tenn., has charge of arrangements in Tennessee. Mrs. Murray was born in Jonesborough, Tenn., and had lived in Jones County for the past 24 years. She was the daughter of the late Hubert Thomas Bacon and Laura Gibson Bacon. Mrs. Murray was a homemaker and was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Thomas Murray. Mrs. Murray is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan Collins Hudgins and Mike Hudgins Sr., of Jones County; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Cindy Collins Dumas and Greg Dumas Sr., of Jones County; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Chris and Susan Collins; great-grandsons and great-granddaughter-in-law, Greg and Kim Dumas Jr., Colby Collins, Connor Collins, Calen Collins, Christian Collins and Cameron Collins; and by her great-great-granddaughter, Madison Alexa Dumas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Williamette St., Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401. Gray Funeral Home, Gray, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. Mary Bacon Murray daughter of Hubert T. and Laura M. Gibson Bacon. Mary is the granddaughter of Jacob and Mary Elizabeth Gresham Bacon and the great Granddaughter of Thomas and Sarah Barron Bacon


  • VINCENT HUGH MURRAY- KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT — Vincent Hugh Murray, 84, Kingsport, was called home by his loving Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. Mr. Murray was a born again child of God. Vincent and his wife of 64 years, Anna Lee, read scripture from God’s Holy Bible every night. They always talked with God in prayer remembering their sons, family members, and friends. Mr. Murray was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for several years and he served as a lay minister for several years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1974. His parents, Adam Lee and Mary Agnes Bacon Murray, and brothers, James Thomas “J.T.” and Roby Burel, preceded him in death. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Anna Lee Wheelock Murray; sons, Vincent Murray Jr. and wife, Ruth, Blountville, C.L. Murray and wife, Myra, Erwin, Randy Murray and wife, Mada, Chattanooga; six grandchildren, Karin and husband, Mike Burnette, Brett Murray and wife, Heather, Cheryl and husband, Scott Wampler, Jessica, Lauren and Dusty; four great-grandchildren, Sara, Ty, Clay and Meg; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fordtown Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Proffitt and Rev. Bryan Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the Fordtown Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brett Murray, Jim Strickler, David Strickler, Leonard Chase, Dennis Chase and Laland Hamilton. Honorary pallbearer will be Onnie Chase. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Fordtown Baptist Church, 444 Old Fordtown Road, Kingsport, TN 37663; or the Fordtown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Edith Maden, 616 Proffit Lane, Kingsport, TN 37663. E-mail condolences may be sent to hamlettdobson@charter.net. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Vincent Murray


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  • DONNIE F. NELSON Jonesborough
  • Donnie F. Nelson, age 56, 119 Bayless Rd., Jonesborough, died Wednesday September 10, 2003 at his residence. He was a native of Washington County and son of the late Hansel “Doc” and Elsie Cochran Nelson. He was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and was in the Tennessee National Guard. He was a Fireman with Johnson City Fire Department and former Chief of Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Donnie was instrumental in the building of the Sulphur Springs Firehall. He was also active in many community activities. Survivors include his fiancé: Lisa Barnes, Sulphur Springs, 1 son and daughter-in-law; Andy and Shannon Nelson, Sulphur Springs, 1 daughter and son-in-law; Donna and Brandon Barnes, Sulphur Springs, 1 grandson; Drew Nelson, Sulphur Springs, and 1 granddaughter; Olivia Barnes, Sulphur Springs, 1 brother and sister-in-law; Jack and Diane Nelson, Johnson City and several cousins. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Jonesborough, TN


  • DORIS LENA ATWOOD NELSON - BRISTOL
  • Doris Lena Nelson, 90, of 3209 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, died Thursday, October 7, 2010, at the NHC of Johnson City. She was a native of Old Butler, daughter of the late Vernie and Judy Bowman Atwood. Doris was a homemaker and member of the Boones Creek Bible Church. Formerly of the Boones Creek area for 60 years. She was an avid gardener and a graduate of Watauga Academy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam H. Nelson, in 1986; five brothers, James, Wylie, Lewis, Bill and Joe Atwood; three sisters, Pearl Perkins, Maude Trussell and Beatrice Barnes; also a niece, Joan Sumpter. Survivors include: two sons, James V. Nelson and his wife, Mary Ann, of Sulphur Springs, a son, Ronald G. Nelson, of Piney Flats; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Bill Flanary, of Asheboro, NC; one special sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and D.W. Reese, of Butler; several half brothers and sisters; a special niece, Peggy Emmert and her husband, Kenneth, of Johnson City; two grandsons Jay Flanary and his wife, Paula, Sam R. Nelson; a great grandson, Samuel Jackson Flanary; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. John Perkins (nephew) and Rev. Harold McNabb. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. A committal service will be conducted in the Highlands Church Cemetery, Jonesborough, following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be: Charles Nelson, James Barker, Carl Kinnick, John Henry Kinnick, Monroe Ellis and D.W. Reese. Honorary pallbearers will be: Clay Atwood, Clint Perkins Jr., Kenneth Emmert, Earl Atwood and Bob Atwood. The family would like to offer special thanks to: the NHC staff, especially, Steve Gurley, Anthony Webb, Carol Shull, Leona Barnette and Sonja Tipton; also Caris Health Care. Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN


  • MARGARET JEAN NICHOLSON - Boonton, New Jersey

  • Margaret Jean (Dyment) Nicholson, 71, Boonton Township, NJ passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. She was born in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, on August 17, 1940 and came to the U.S. settling in Boonton Township in 1967, where she has resided ever since. Margaret worked for Gemini Consulting in Florham Park before retiring several years ago. In addition to spending time with her six grandchildren, she enjoyed photography, going to the theater, travelling and skiing as well as getting together with her good friends and family. She is survived by her two daughters, LeeAnne LaBanz and her husband Joseph of Jupiter FL., and Kerrie Espuga and her husband Robert of Cranford, NJ, a twin sister; Ann Warden of Melbourne, FL., a brother Jack Dyment of Kanata, Ontario, Canada; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 4:00 PM until service time at Mackey Funeral Home, (mackeyfh.com), 107 Essex Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 PM in the funeral home. Contribution's in Margaret's memory may be made in her honor to two of her favorite charities: Paper Mill Playhouse ( www.papermill.org), 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn, NJ 07041 or to the Limelight Theatre ( www.limelight-theatre.org) Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084


    <"O"> BETTY J. FRIDAY O'CONNOR -Torrington, CT

    TORRINGTON - Betty J. O'Connor, 87, of McKinley Street, died Friday, February 24, 2012, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. O'Connor, Sr. Mrs. O'Connor was born in Torrington on April 16, 1924, daughter of the late Howard J., Sr. and Anita E. (Bolcher) Friday and was a lifelong Torrington resident. She was a retired Bank Teller with Brooks Bank and Torrington Savings Bank, retiring in 1986 with over 20 years of service. Mrs. O'Connor was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and was a member of the Torrington Women's Club and the Torrington Mother's Club. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Survivors include two sons; John J. O'Connor, Jr. and his wife, Diane and Tom E. O'Connor and his wife, Cathie, a daughter; Paula J. Hackett and her husband, William, all of Torrington, four brothers; Howard J. Friday, Jr. of Bristol, Donald Friday of Lake George, NY, Richard Friday and Keith Friday both of Torrington, two sisters; Eunice Killian and Alice Canfield, both of Torrington, six grandchildren; John J. O'Connor, III, Kelly Pergola, Erin Hackett, Colleen Leifert, Ashlee O'Connor and Chelsea O'Connor, seven great-grandchildren; John J. O'Connor, IV, Mary O'Connor, Alyssa O'Connor, John Pergola, Sophia Pergola, Alexis Leifert and Madysen O'Connor and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. O'Connor was predeceased by a brother, James Friday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m.from The Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect Street, Torrington, to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 160 Main Street, Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington. Friends may call Monday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church Roof Repair Fund, 160 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. To offer an online condolence, please visit www.gleesonryanfuneralhome.com Published in The Register Citizen on February 26, 2012


  • DIANA ROSE PETITT ODLE - JOHNSON CITY

  • Mrs. Diana Rose (Petitt) Odle, 64, of Johnson City and Nickelsville, Virginia, died Thursday, November 18, 2010, at her home. She was born in Staunton, Virginia, the daughter of the late John E. and Rose W. Petitt, January 6, 1946, and grew up in Hampton, Virginia. Mrs. Odle was the wife for 39 years of Dr. George Odle, a clergyman of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. They resided in both Johnson City and Nickelsville the last few years as she and her husband served the Nickelsville Circuit. Most recently she was employed as a part-time clinical instructor for the ETSU School of Nursing after a year of teaching at King College. Previously she was a nurse educator and oncology nurse specialist at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City for twenty years, and had taught nursing at the University of Arkansas, ETSU and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also taught many CPR courses for hospital staff and industrial personnel. Her nursing career spanned forty years. She was involved in several professional nursing organizations and did volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. She received her B.S. in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University, her Master’s degree in nursing from Emory University and a M.S. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She did post-graduate studies at M.D. Anderson Research Hospital in Houston, Texas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mrs. Odle was a member of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and affiliate membership with Nickelsville Circuit. She was proud to sing in the Nickelsville Community Choir at Annual Conference and Camp Meeting at Sulphur Springs Survivors include: her husband, Dr. Odle and other extended family members in Virginia and many friends and work colleagues. Funeral services will be Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Community Ministry Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee, with visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The reverends Jeffrey Moncier, Randall Frye, Bradley Call and Gerald Hunter will officiate. The Chancel Choir will present special music. Entombment will be Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Boones Creek, TN. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery by 9:45 a.m. Pallbearers will be: Randy Johnson, Dan Cross, Tommy Hale, Willie White, Kenneth Meade and Jeff Stapleton. A memorial service will be held that Tuesday, evening, November 23, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at Nickelsville (VA) United Methodist Church, with the Reverends Archer Coppedge and George Odle officiating and special music by the Nickelsville Community Choir. An informal reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Nickelsville Circuit United Methodist Churches, P.O. Box 135, Nickelsville, VA 24272-0135; or Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601


  • ROBERT ALAN O'NEAL July 13, 2008
  • ROBERT ALAN O'NEAL passed away peacefully Sunday evening July 13, 2008 at MD Anderson Hospital after an extended and courageous fight against Melanoma cancer. Born in Houston, Texas on October 18, 1962, Robert is survived by his parents, Merrill and Gladys O'Neal, his brother Michael O'Neal and sister-in-law Debbie, his nieces Crystal and Heather O'Neal and his grand-niece Bianca O'Neal, in addition to many close relatives and friends. Robert graduated from Westbury High School in Houston, Texas and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1984, Robert began working in the computer software industry at Reynolds, and Reynolds, formerly Universal Computer Services where he spend his entire professional career. Robert enjoyed sports and often participated in softball, bowling and golf tournaments. He was also a very avid fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Texan, having season tickets to their games. He loved to play golf and traveled often to play at many of the best golf courses in the country. Robert was loved dearly by his family and all his many friends for his humor, kindness, generosity and the smiles he brought to those around him. All those who knew him will treasure many memories of good times with Robert and he will be missed by all. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, July 15, at Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, 1734 West Alabama. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:00 am, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Robert's honor to either the American Cancer Society or the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/15/2008. Robert was a descendant of Calvin Hicks ; Susannah Carson Hicks ; Nancy Walker Carson Jones ; William & Susannah Graham Walker


  • Dr. OSCAR PAUL ORR - KNOXVILLE
  • KNOXVILLE — Dr. Oscar Paul Orr passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. He was born on July 20, 1918, in Pennington Gap, VA, to Leonard Jackson Orr and Mary Elizabeth Turner Orr. At the age of 16, he professed his faith in Christ and was baptized by the Rev. W.B. Moore at The First Christian Church in Pennington Gap. He was a graduate of Pennington High School, class of 1935. Dr. Orr attended Milligan College for two years and received a B.S. degree in Education from Radford College in 1945. He earned his M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1946 and a Doctor of Education degree from UT in 1965. He was a teacher and principal in the Lee County Public Schools for 9 years. He taught and served as principal in Bristol, TN, Wythe County, VA, Washington County, TN, and Johnson City, TN, public schools. He was principal at Sulphur Springs High School from 1950 through 1955. He was a coordinator of Student Teaching at Appalachian State University and Knoxville College. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Potter Orr, of the home; By one brother, Dr. Clyde L. Orr and wife, Rena, of Johnson City, TN; One sister, Ruby Orr Lewis, of Pennington Gap, VA; a special brother-in-law and caregiver, Walter Potter, of Sun City Center, FL. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA, on Friday, December 7, from 6 until 8 P.M. with funeral services immediately following with Rev. Bob Richards, minister, First Christian Church of Pennington Gap. Entombment Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday in Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, VA. Those attending are asked to meet at the Funeral Home by 9:30 on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from relatives and friends. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The First Christian Church, 428 West Morgan Avenue, Pennington Gap, VA 24277. To view obit and sign guest book visit us at www.sturgillfuneralhome.com. Sturgill Funeral Home of Pennington Gap is in charge of arrangements


  • CARL OSBORNE-Johnson City
  • Carl Osborne, 95, of Johnson City, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010, at his residence. He was a native of Avery County, NC, and a son of the late John Alvin and Martha Adeline Eggers Osborne He had lived in Johnson City since 1922. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Willie Ray Osborne; and by one sister and three brothers. Mr. Osborne was a member of the Watauga Flats 1st Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Lottie; two sons, Homer Lee Osborne and his wife, Tonya, of Kingsport and Benny Ray Osborne and his wife, Tammy, of Johnson City; 3 daughters, Brenda Sammons and her husband, John, of Jonesborough, Georgie Marie Dougherty, of Johnson City, and Martha Pearl Hall and her husband, Ricky, of Jonesborough; seven Grandchildren; five Great Grandchildren; and two step Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2010, from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Rev. Jerry Carver will officiate. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Watauga Flats 1st Church of God, Watauga Flats Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com


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  • NANNIE RUTH HUNT PAINTER - CHUCKEY
  • CHUCKEY -- Nannie Ruth Painter, 80, Ted Brown Road, Chuckey, the South Central Community passed away Sunday, April 16, 2006 at Lakebridge Healthcare Center in Johnson City. Mrs. Painter was born in Johnson City, TN and was the daughter of the late Ada Saylor and the late Gaines W. Hunt. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years: Clarence Ray Painter; four brothers: Harold D. Hunt, Eugene Hunt, Leroy Hunt, and Wayne Hunt; and an infant sister. She was a homemaker and caregiver and a Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church member for 66 years and a charter member of the United Methodist Women for 54 years. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Reba and John Wesley Thompson of Chuckey, Earnestine and Jim France of Jonesborough, and JoAnn and Howard Painter, also of Chuckey; seven grandchildren: Allen and Robin Painter, Jonathan and Susan Painter, Steven Painter, Lisa and Tim Lady, David and Laura France, Kevin Thompson, Leslie and Danny Mathes; 14 great grandchildren: Amber, Elizabeth, Jaclyn, Meghan, Jarrod, Jameson and Jeremy Painter, Seth and Drew Lady, John David and Paige France, Sierra Thompson, Danielle and Stephanie Mathes; one sister: Anita Greer of Richmond, VA; three brothers: William Hunt of CA, George A. Hunt and wife, Mable, Argil Hunt and wife, Hez, all of Johnson City; other family members: William "Bill" Adams and Tamara Adams, of Double Springs, AL; the Harlan and Lynette Painter family of Cleveland, TN; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church at South Central. Internment will take place at Liberty Cemetery with Rev. Anthony Grills, Dr. John Shaw, Erik Fleenor officiating. Pallbearers will be Allen, Jonathan and Steven Painter; David France, Kevin Thompson, Tim Lady, Danny Mathes, Seth Lady, Michael Brown, Ricky Wisecarver, Drew Lady, Bill Hunt, Gary Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Painter, Franklin Painter, Steve Cansler, Clyde Johnson, Floyd Graham, Bill Brown, John Moore, Kevin Laws, Henry Fellers, and the nursing staff of Lakebridge Healthcare Center and Dr. Shoka Hansen. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kiser Funeral Home and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Carmel U.M. Church. The body will lie in state 30 minutes preceding the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, c/o John A. Moore, Treasurer, 2346 Bailey Bridge Rd, Chuckey, TN 37641. Kiser Funeral Home, 401 West Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743, (423) 638-3121


  • EUGENE PARKER - Gray
  • Eugene M. “Bean” Parker, 84, son of the late Stephen A. and Nancy A. Parker journeyed to his eternal home on Friday, January 20, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. Eugene was born in Kingsport, TN, and moved to Gray, TN, at an early age. He was saved at the age of nine in a revival conducted by the late B.R. Lakin in the old Gray School building and was baptized in the creek on the R.N. Brown Farm. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church until he moved to Florida. While in Florida, he was a member of Clearlake Baptist Church in Cocoa, where he was ordained deacon in May of 1962, and served in many capacities until returning to Gray. He united with Beulah Baptist Church and later Tri-Cities Baptist Church, attending regularly until health issues prevented him. Eugene proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, spent eighteen months overseas in England and received an honorable discharge. He was a Charter Member of the Gray Rescue Squad and taught First Aid and CPR classes during his service. Eugene was known for his smile and laugh that would brighten any day. He always looked for opportunities to share Christ with others. He loved the outdoors and the beauty of the mountains. He enjoyed gardening and watching things grow. He often experimented with a variety of vegetables and delighted in sharing his bounty with friends and Second Harvest Food Bank. Besides his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen A. Parker Jr; sisters and their husbands, Ruth Parker Hamilton (Earl), Thelma A. Littrell (Charles), Cora Lee Harkleroad (Dana); a niece, Agnes Hamilton Slagle; a nephew, James Littrell; a brother-in-law, Carl W. Coffman; a sister-in-law, Jean Coffman. Eugene is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Marie Parker; brother, William L. “Cotton” Parker (Ruth), of Old Hickory, TN; special great niece, Ericha Coffman Garrison (Thomas); brothers-in-law, Edward Coffman, Lee Coffman (Wilma), Hugh Coffman ( JoAnn); special cousins, Anthony (Chola), Kristie, Jesse Ford; nieces, Nancy Brinkley, Pamela Collins (John), Patricia Parker, Penny Carter, Pepper Smith (Brad), Mary Morton (Sam), Dorothy Littrell, Kay Diablo, Ruth Coffman Fields (Michael), Katie Coffman, Cathy Coffman; nephews, Donny Littrell (Billie), Stephen Coffman (Linda), Andrew Coffman (Erin), Edward Coffman Jr. (Judy), Darrell Coffman (Jill); several great nieces and great nephews. Services for Eugene will be at Gray Funeral Home, Gray TN. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, with the funeral services following at 2 p.m. Col. David White, Reverend Al South and Dr. Danzel Fink will conduct the Celebration of Life service. Musical service conducted by Andy Coffman, Ericha Garrison, Wilma Coffman and Kay Kay Fields. Military graveside service will be held at Gray Cemetery, Gray TN on Sunday, January 22, 2012, immediately following the funeral service. The American Legion Post 3/265 will conduct the services. Memorials may be given to Tri-Cities Baptist Church Mission Fund, Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund or Gray Community Chest. Pall Bearers: Steve Coffman, Anthony Ford, Jesse Ford, Bill Brinkley II, Ray Stuart, Michael Coby, Steve Elsey, Ben Brinkley, Seth Street and Lee Slagle. Honorary Pall Bearers: Thomas Garrison, Jimmy Chandler, Bill Bashare, Bob Miller, Conrad Everhart, David Arnold and Harold Wolf. The family would like to thank Caregivers: Sandy Witt, Mountain States Home Health Nurses, Hospice and Georgia McCullough with Visiting Angels. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of our friend, Gene Parker. www.grayfuneralhome.net


  • LYNN PETERSON
  • Lynn Peterson, 35, Mayberry Rd., Jonesborough, died Sat, Oct. 19, 1996 at Lakebridge Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Peterson was a Washington County native an a son of the late Melvin and Elsie Marlene Cochran Peterson. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his grandmother, Mary Sue Cochran, Jonesborough and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • ELSIE MARLENE BAILEY PETERSON
  • Mrs Marlene Peterson 62, Lamar community, Jonesborough, died Thursday April 18, 1996, in an accident at her residence. She was a Washington County native an a daughter of Mary Sue Bailey Cochran of the home and the late Hobart Milburn Cochran. Mrs. Peterson was retired from the Dawn of Hope. She was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church. mrs. Peterson was also preceded in death by her husband Melvin S. Peterson in 1991. Survivors in addition to her mother, include one son, Lynn Peterson of the home; two brothers, Harold Cochran, Jonesborough, and Kendall Cochran, Limestone; and several nieces and nephews. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough, was in charge


  • DANNY MACK PIERCE - KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT — Danny Mack Pierce, 57, Kingsport, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Pierce was a Washington County native and a son of Ruth Boyer Pierce, Harmony community, and the late Enos Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a graduate of Fall Branch High School and Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, where he played baseball and was selected as an All-American. He received his master’s degree from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. Mr. Pierce had taught in the Sullivan County School System for the past 35 years and had served as a coach in various sports. Most recently, he was a teacher at Blountville Middle School. Mr. Pierce was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where had been an elder and choir member. He was preceded in death by one niece. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Walker Pierce; one son, David Walker Pierce, of the home; one brother, Dr. Reuben Pierce, Elizabethton; one aunt, Louise Boyer, Johnson City; one uncle, Lake K. Boyer, Jacksonville, Fla.; one nephew; and several cousins. Memorials for Danny Mack Pierce may be given to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663, or the Beth Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sullivan South High School, 1236 Moreland Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664. Arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn., (423) 378-3134


  • RUTH PIERCE - ELIZABETHTON
  • Ruth Boyer Pierce, 98, of 342 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a native of Washington County, daughter of the late Pierce and Achsah Sherfey Boyer. Ruth was a teacher in the Washington County school system for 37 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Enos W. Pierce in 1960; a son, Danny M. Pierce; three brothers, Don, Mack and Lake Boyer; and a sister, Jo Cunningham. She was a former member of the Lovelace Baptist Church and current member of the Harmony Baptist Church. Ruth also was a member of the Washington County Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #57. Survivors include: her son, James Reuben Pierce, of Elizabethton; a grandson, David W. Pierce, of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in the North Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Michael Oaks. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at eleven. A committal service will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jackie Mullins, P.G. Jones, Danny Jones, Sammy Haren, Kent Walker, Bill Gardner, Bo Wheelock, Allan Ferguson and George Moody. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com. In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN. Ruth was the great great granddaughter of Anna Walker Deakins


  • MARY LOU BOOTH ARCHER PLATT - JOHNSON CITY
  • Mary Lou Archer Platt, 81, of Johnson City, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at her residence. She was a native of Johnson City and the daughter of the late Noah and Inga Sue Booth. Mrs. Platt was a member of Grandview Christian Church. She was a graduate of Science Hill High School. She was the second Certified Medical Assistant in the state of Tennessee. Mrs. Platt was the State President of AAMA and had held the Secretary and Treasurer positions with AAMA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren G. Archer; son, Warren D. Archer; and brothers, Ted and N.M. Booth. Survivors include her husband, Dr. John Platt, of the home; son, John E. Archer and wife, Susan J., Johnson City; step-sons, John P. Platt Jr. and wife, Toni, Houston, Texas, James B. Platt and wife, Lisa, Nashville, David K. Platt and wife, Debbie, Laramie, Wyoming, and William M. Platt, MD, and wife, Cindy, Kingsport; step-daughters, Margaret Platt Happel and husband, Thomas, Camden, S.C., and Suzanne Marie Platt and husband, Ron, Colfax, Calif.; fifteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Mrs. Platt will be conducted at 12:00 PM Saturday, March 28, 2009, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Dr. Henry Hill, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be John E. Archer II, William M. Platt, MD, Warren D. Archer Jr., Benjamin Bush Platt, Michael R. Archer and James B. Platt. Honorary pallbearers will be John P. Platt Jr., Benny Garrison, Matthew Platt, John Haynie and Woody Underwood. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2009, from the East Parlor of the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 5835, Kingsport, TN 37663. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Platt family


  • IDA SUE POE - JOHNSON CITY
  • Ida Sue Shipley Poe, age 94, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 01, 2010 at her residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Poe was a Sullivan County native and a daughter of the late Jacob C. and Sarah Geisler Shipley. She was a 1935 graduate of Mary Hughes School and was the oldest living alumnus. Mrs. Poe was also a graduate of Johnson City Business College. She was retired from Federal Land Bank Association where she was an office assistant and assistant manager for more than forty-two years. Mrs. Poe was a member of First Presbyterian Church for more than sixty years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, James G. Poe, eight brothers, Isaac Faustine Shipley, Claude Raymond Shipley, Roby Lawson Shipley, Robert Lee Shipley, C.E. “Gene” Shipley, Roy Shipley, Perry William Shipley and John Fred Shipley, two sisters, Stella Grace Lawson and Mary Frances Shipley. Mrs. Poe is survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Faye Kinley, Joy Greene, Stacie Hensley, Elsie Shelton, Teresa Proffitt, Rita Snodgrass, Christine Archer and to Johnson City Medical Center Hospice. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, September 2, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with Dr. Angus Shaw, III and the Reverend Louis Imsande officiating. Special music will be provided by Larry Dodd. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:30 P.M. until the service hour inthe East Parlor of the funeral home. The graveside committal service will be held Friday at 12:00 noon in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Pat Wolfe, Kelly Wolfe, Lewis Shipley, Lee Shipley, Dean Crumley and David Wood. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 11:30 A.M. Friday to proceed to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The River Ministry, First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Poe family


  • JAMES MOORE POTEAT - JONESBOROUGH
  • James Moore Poteat, age 90, formerly of Jonesborough, died Sunday April 8, 2007, at the home of his son, Steve Poteat in Gray, Tn. Mr. Poteat was a native of Washington County and the son of the late F.B. Poteat Sr. and Viola Phillips Poteat. He was preceded in death by his first wife Peggy Britton Poteat, his second wife, Margaret Freeman Poteat, a son, James Lynn Poteat, his step-mother, Jessie Hilbert Poteat, a sister, Ann P. Childress, and two brothers, John H. Poteat, and F.B. (June) Poteat Jr. Mr. Poteat is survived by one son, Stephen L. Poteat and wife Melba of Gray; daughter-in-law Virginia Gray Poteat, Jonesborough; five granddaughters, Debbie Miller, Vicky Lloyd, Barbara Thompson, Mary Lou Sluss, Amy P. Ledford, and one grandson, David Poteat, all of Jonesborough; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, also surviving is one sister, Becky Sims, and sister-in-law Ruby Poteat also of Jonesborough. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Poteat was the owner of Poteat Trucking Co. for many years before his retirement in 1984. He was a life time member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough, a member of the Rhea Lodge, Jericho Temple, and a former member of the Jonesborough Civitan Club. Mr. Poteat enjoyed fishing, camping and working in his flowers. Funeral services for Mr. Poteat will be conducted at 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from the chapel of Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Joel Cook and Rev. Jon Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:30 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1050, Johnson City TN 37604 or to Caris Hospice, 1409 W. Market St., Johnson City, Tn. Condolences may be e-mailed to the Poteat Family at www.dillow-taylor.com


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  • VIRGINIA SQUIBB RAHM Miami, FL

  • VIRGINIA SQUIBB RAHM 86, Miami resident of 65 years, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2008 at her home. Born in Chattanooga, TN, she attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a scholarship. She was employed by Eastern Airlines until her retirement. An avid golfer, Ginny was a member of Greenway Women's Golf Assoc. and served as secretary for many years of the Eastern Employees Golf Assoc. She was a Certified Professional Secretary. Ginny attended Christ the King Lutheran Church and was a choir member there. Mrs. Rahm was a member of the Everglades Chapter of D.A.R. Beloved wife of the late Edward Rahm III, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Norman May; two nieces, one nephew, all of New Smyrna Beach, FL; two great nieces, two great nephews, and a wide circle of loving friends and neighbors. A visitation will be held at 10:00AM with a 11:00AM Funeral Service following on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Christ the King Lutheran Church 11295 S.W. 57 Avenue a reception will immediately follow the Funeral Service. Stanfill Funeral Home 10545 S Dixie Family Owned/Operated www.stanfilfh.com To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries. Published in The Miami Herald from 7/20 to 7/21/2008


  • LYNN RAMSEY - BLOUNTVILLE
  • BLOUNTVILLE — LYNN RAMSEY 76, of Blountville, Tennessee, died on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Irby Leonard and Bertha Rhea Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Ramsey; and two sisters, Mary and Irene Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey was a U.S. Army veteran, had retired from Sperry/Univac, and enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He was a lifelong member of Blountville Presbyterian Church. He was a 50-year member of the M.M. Martin Lodge #547 F&AM of Piney Flats, a 32nd Degree member of the Scottish Rite Temple of Knoxville, and a member of the York Rite in Bristol, Tennessee, and the Jericho Shrine Temple of Kingsport. Lynn is survived by two sons, Ron Ramsey and wife Sindy, and Allen Ramsey, all of Blountville, Tennessee; two daughters, Sherrie Spiegler and husband, Mike, of Abingdon, Virginia, and Beth Potter and husband, Mike, of Bluff City, Tennessee; sister, Clara Belle Rapp and husband, Bob, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Tiffany Ramsey, Shenna Tinsley and husband, Kenny, Madison Light and husband, A.J., Whitney Ramsey, Justin Ramsey and wife, Christine, Courtney Ramsey, Forrest Ramsey, Abbey Spiegler, Andrew Spiegler, Daniel Potter, and John Potter. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:45 Sunday evening, June 20, 2010, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and other times at the home of Allen Ramsey. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by M.M. Martin Lodge in the funeral home chapel at 8 O’clock Sunday evening. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Sam Haynes and Ike Brighton officiating. The committal service and interment will be held at 1 O’clock Monday afternoon, June 21, 2010, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with military graveside rites presented by the Bristol V.F.W. Pallbearers will be Justin Ramsey, Forrest Ramsey, Andrew Spiegler, Daniel Potter, John Potter, Kenny Tinsley, A.J. Light, Mike Spiegler, and Mike Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Edens, Freddie Oliver, and members of M.M. Martin Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, Tennessee, 37601. The family sincerely appreciates the physicians and staff of the 2nd Floor, CLC Building, V.A. Medical Center. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family and viewed by visiting www.Oakley-Cook.com. Mr. Ramsey and his family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tennessee

  • ROBERT L. "Bob" RANDALL, JR. 56, Jonesborough, died Friday Sept. 8, 2000 at NHC Healthcare. Mr. Randall was a Newport, R.I. native and a son of Elizabeth Mercer Randall, Charlotte, N.C. and the late Dr. Robert L. Randall, Sr. He was a 1962 graduate of Appalacnian High School Boone, N.C. a 1967 graduate of East Tennessee State University where he received a bachelors degree; and a 1972 graduate of Memphis State University, where he received a doctorate of jurisprudence. Mr. Randall had practiced law in Johnson City and Washington County for many years. He was a member and past president of the Bar Association and a member of the Greeneville/Greene County Bar Association. Mr. Randall was a member of the Johnson City Evening Rotary Club, the Bowmantown Ruritan Club and the Exchange Club of Greeneville. He served on the East Tennessee State University National ALumni Board of Directors. Mr. Randall served on the Washington County Courthouse Downtown Centre Building Committee and was involved with the building's transformation to a courthouse. He was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Virgil Anderson Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. Mr. Randall was a past member of the Judiciary Council of the Synodical of the South. Survivors, in addition to his other, include his wife, Mrs. Imogene Bailey Randall; one brother, Dr. William D. Randall, Charlotte; one sister, Dr. Betsy Randall Schadel, Raleigh, N.C.; three nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; one great-nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Appalachian was in charge


  • MARGARET SUSONG RANGE- GRAY
  • Mrs. Margaret Susong Range, age 83, Gray, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Range was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late James Mahlon & Nell Parson Susong. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Range was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jo Susong Jenkins. Mrs. Range was a retired school teacher. She was a graduate of Berea College and taught for 39 years at Gray Elementary and Boones Creek Middle Schools. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ. Mrs. Range held several offices in the Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the DAR. She was a Farm Bureau Board Member and participated in “Ag in the Classroom” organization. Mrs. Range also retired as Director of the Appalachian Fair. Survivors include her husband, Dale Range, of the home; a niece, Kathy Whitson and her husband, Dr. Dale Whitson, Gray; one uncle, Fletcher Parsons, Johnson City; and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Byron Paddock officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Bacon, Mike Hughes, Earl Anderson, Jeff Larimer, Travis Estep, J.D. Hensley and Paul Stover. Honorary pallbearers will be John Hawkins, Minister Ed Hayes, Dr. Ed Brown, Clyde Carter and Jack Sutherland. Memorial Donations may be made to Highland Church of Christ, 485 Highland Church Rd., Gray, Tennessee 37615. Condolences may be sent to the Range family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


    Melissa Ray

    Melissa Dawn Ray, age 41, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, November 11, 2011. Ms. Ray was born in Greeneville, TN, and was the daughter of the late Ronald & Beverly Gray Ray. In addition to her parents, Melissa was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Obie & Helen Ray; and maternal grandparents, Horace and Marguerite Gray. Melissa was a Christian who loved the Lord and expressed that love through her beautiful singing voice in many churches in the area. She sang and performed at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Melissa was asked to perform the National Anthem at the Bristol NASCAR Race and at many other functions. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Grace Garland, Jonesborough; half-brother, Jason Ray, Jonesborough; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Limestone Church of the Brethren, ℅ Don Hilton, 785 Brethren Church Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Ray family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • HAZEL KING REGISTER
  • Knoxville -- Mrs. Arch D. (Hazel King) Register, 86, Hillcrest West Nursing Home, formerly of Greeneville, died Fri., April 18, 1997 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was retired from the Masonic Orphanage, Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Register was a member of the Ft. Worth Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a lifelong and very active Democrat. Mrs. Register was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Register, one son, one daughter, one sister and 2 brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Cook, Knoxville and Betty Washington, Louisville, Texas; two sons, David Welsh, Murfreesboro and Frank Register, Greeneville; 2 brothers, Marion King and Charles King both of Knoxville; two sisters, Ruth Rudder, Knoxville, and Helen Shepherd, Graham, Texas; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial may be made to the Shriner's Burn Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


  • KENNETH D. RHEA - Greeneville Sun
  • Died: 03-19-2005 Kenneth D. Rhea, 90, of the Clear Springs community, Chuckey, died Saturday at Takoma Adventist Hospital. Mr. Rhea was born Feb. 26, 1915, and was a son of the late Frank and Martha Dinwiddie Rhea. He attended Clear Springs Elementary School and was a graduate of Chuckey High School. He was a member of Clear Springs Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Rhea was a lifelong farmer with the exception of more than three years he served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He had spent most of his farming career as a dairy and tobacco farmer. In 1975, he was named Outstanding Conservation Former in Greene County by the Greene County Soil Conservation District and the Rotary Club of Greeneville. Mr. Rhea was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Andrew Johnson Post #1990 of Greeneville. His family noted that he enjoyed farming and country living and talking to people. Survivors include his wife of 55 years: Bertram Pickering Rhea; two sons;: Roger Rhea and Carroll Rhea, both of Chuckey; a sister: Mary Keys of Limestone; a sister-in-law: Edyth Rhea of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; a special cousin: Frances Dinwiddie Mangas of Knoxville; a special friend: Claude Hensley of Jonesborough; and a number of friends and acquaintances. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert Rhea, Ralph Rhea and Dennis Rhea; and a sister: Irene Holland. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Jeffers Mortuary. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Susan Anderson and the Rev. Dwayne Steele will officiate. Interment will follow in GraceLand Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be James Keys, Claude Hensley, John Shanks, Leslie McCracken, Rob Rhea, Chris Holland, Paul Morelock Jr., and Rodger Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Clear Springs Chapel UM Church, Dr. Michael Odell and the nursing staff at Takoma Adventist Hospital, Mike Durham, Joe Reed, Bill Reed, Kenneth Reed, Paul Morelock Sr., Lynn Shanks, Charles Renner, Kyle Scott, Beryl McCracken, Connie Hayes, Pete Hayes, and his friends and neighbors. Memorial may be made to Clear Springs Chapel UM Church, c/o Rev. Susan Anderson, 145 Martin Road, Limestone, TN 37681


  • ROBERT "BOB" JOSEPH RHEA
  • ROBERT JOSEPH "BOB" RHEA - age 60, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Saturday morning, September 14, 2002, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a life long member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A life long member of Kerbela Temple, Knoxville, Scottish Rite 32 Degree KCCh, Greeneville Masonic Lodge No. 3 F&AM, East Tenn. Management Club, past President of the Greene County Chapter of the UT Alumni. For many years he served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Greenville Shrine Club and the Greene County Scottish Rite Club. He was educated in the Greeneville School System, graduated from Greeneville High School in 1960, graduated from Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Ga. in 1962, and graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1964. Served as an officer in the U. S. Army from 1965-1967, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. While in high school he was a member of the VFW Drum & Bugle Corps., The Presidents. He was the son of the late Robert Joseph Rhea, Sr. and Naomi Campbell Rhea. He operated the family business, Rhea's Food Market from 1967 to 1980. He was an avid UT fan and Atlanta Braves fan. His greatest love was Nascar racing and traveling. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. His family was very important to him. Survivors: wife of 31 years, Judye Chesnut Rhea son and daughter-in-law, Robert Joseph "Bob" Rhea, III and Jonna Shipley Rhea of Greeneville father-in-law, Rev. Walter l. Chesnut of Leitchfield, Ky. two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Elaine and Steve Robinson of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Judy Chestnut of Sacramenton, Ky. three nephews, Jeffrey Robinson of North Bend, Wash., Matthew Robinson of Shepherdstown, W. Va., and Michael Chesnut of Memphis, Tenn. several aunts, uncles and cousins, including special aunts and uncles, Edyth Rhea of Knoxville, Tenn., Kenneth Rhea, Chuckey, Mary Keys of Limestone, Tenn., and Mabel Campbell Mercer of Ten Mile, Tenn. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Rev. Roy Blakburn, Rev. Jamie Lively, and Rev. Tom Lynch officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers: Charles White, Joe Henley, Ned Sanders, Dave Saylor, Cliff Owdom, and L. C. Bowers. Honorary pallbearers: Caroll Rhea, Roger Rhea, James Keys, Jim Mercer, Jack Ayers, Kline Jones, Lennis Koontz, Walter Dyer, Don Southerland, Jack Archer and Bill Foland. The body is at Kiser Funeral Home, where it will remain until time to be taken to the church, thirty minutes preceding services. It is requested that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 363, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-0363. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Kiser Funeral Home


  • Virginia Murray Riggs
  • Ms. Riggs was very well-known for always providing her family with beautifully decorated homes and unforgettable home-cooked meals. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, William H. Riggs; a brother, William Howard Murray; and a sister, Charolette Elizabeth Murray. Survivors of Virginia Murray Riggs include two daughters, Jennifer Santilli and husband, Stan (Johnson City, TN), and Elizabeth Wiseley and husband, David (San Antonio, TX); a sister, Merita Hillebrand and husband, George (Jacksonville, NC); four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Virginia Murray Riggs will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens (1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN). Chaplain Dwight MacPherson will be officiating. Inurnment of Ms. Riggs’ cremains will take place following the conclusion of the memorial service. Online condolences may be sent to the family of Virginia Murray Riggs by emailing Snyder’s Funeral Home (snydersfuneralhome@hotmail.com) or by signing the online guest registry found on the funeral home’s website (www.snydersmemorialgardens.com). Serving the family of Virginia Murray Riggs is Snyder’s Funeral Home of Gray, TN


  • SHARON PLEASANT ROBERTS - LIMESTONE
  • Ms. Sharon Kaye Roberts age 59, Bowmantown Rd. Limestone, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ms. Roberts was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Barnett & Rosie Collins Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Ms. Roberts was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Pleasant. She was a member of Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four children, Angela Humphreys, Shawn Hartman, Kevin Hartman and Michael Gamble; grandchildren, Dustin, Jessica, Ty, Tasha, Whitney, Tiffany, Alexis and Kayla; one great-grandchild, Kaylee; sisters, Wanda Carter (Henry), Mary Carter, June Bales, Carolyn Legg (J.R.); brother, Gary Pleasant (Sandy); several nephews, nieces and special friend, John Ferguson. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will follow at Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Jack Dykes officiating. Pallbearers will be Kevin Hartman, Mark Legg, David Legg, Shawn Hartman, Kent Bales, Brian Pleasant, Mikie Bales and Marvin Pleasant. Condolences may be sent to the Roberts family online at www.dillow-taylor.com

  • Albert "Ab" Demarcus Rogers
  • Mr. Albert "Ab" Demarcus Rogers, age 89, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Rogers was a native of Washington County and son of the late Demarcus Jackson & Lola Smith Rogers. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rogers was also preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Moore Rogers; three brothers, Ted Rogers, Charles Rogers and Lawrence Rogers; and two sisters, Lula Pearl Haws and Pauline Ingle. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Mr. Rogers was a Farmer and worked at Tennessee Eastman for 40½ years, retiring in 1981. He was a United States WW II Navy Veteran, Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class serving in England. He was a member of Washington County Farmers Co-op. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Treva & Stan Kinnett, Jonesborough; two sisters, Rebecca Cox and Mary Alice Irwin, both of Jonesborough; grandchildren, Stacy Robinette, Johnson City, Breagan Kinnett, Kristen Kinnett, both of Jonesborough, and Brandon Rogers Kinnett, Gray; great-grandchildren, Abigail Harrison, Emma Robinette, Camden Robinette and McKaleigh Guinn; and several nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Fairview United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Griffin officiating. Interment services will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Bowers, Brandon Kinnett, Gene Tittle, Ned Irwin Jr., Gary Irwin, Rodney Sells, John Guinn, Mark Shelton and Billy Kyle Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Whaley, Bennie Moore, Roger Ingle, Don Tittle, Ned Ingle and Ross Campbell. Condolences may be sent to the Rogers family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • LAWRENCE ROGERS- JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. Lawrence Rogers, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at North Side Hospital. A life-long resident of Washington County, he was a son of the late Demarcus Jackson Rogers and Lola Smith Rogers. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Theodore Rogers; and sister, Lula Pearl Rogers Tittle Haws. He was a teacher and principal, having served at Fairview School, Midway School, Cherokee Elementary School, Fall Branch High School, Sulphur Springs High School, the Laboratory School at Appalachian State University at Boone, NC, and, for the last twenty years of his career, taught English at University High School until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church. He is survived by three sisters, Pauline Rogers Ingle, Rebecca Rogers Cox and Mary Alice Rogers Irwin; and one brother, Albert D. Rogers, all of Jonesborough. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews and several great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Entombment services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Andrew C. Greer officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society 508 Princeton Rd., Suite 102, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601. Condolences may be sent to the Rogers family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • ALBERT BENTON ROGERS - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mr. Albert B. "Ab" Rogers, 86, Jonesborough, TN, passed away Monday, July 17, 2006, at home with his family by his side. He was a son of the late Rutledge and Ida Mae James Rogers. He was also preceded in death by 7 sisters, a brother and a son, Curt Rogers, in 1996. Mr. Rogers retired from Tennessee Eastman after 30 years of employment. He was a veteran of U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Arnold Rogers; one daughter, Gail and husband, Kenny Archer, Johnson City; 2 granddaughters, Kristy and husband, Tom Loflin, Fairfax, VA, and Kelly and husband, Philip Daniel, Kingsport; three great grandchildren, Jessica, Cason and Haven; one sister, Virginia Ball, Johnson City; and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Albert Benton Rogers will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Mark Shelton, Bill Chase, Grant G�Fellers, Steve Campbell, Tim Campbell, Carl Slagle, Jimmy Slagle and Joe Carr. Honorary pallbearers will be Roland Campbell, Derek Bowman, Henry Williams, Ross Deakins, John White, Lester Jones, Hardin Slagle, L.E. Drain, Roy Campbell, Albert D. Rogers, Joe Chase Jr., Ralph Fulkerson and Lee Jones. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006, at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church Building Fund, 878 Highway 81 N, Jonesborough, TN 37659; or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Adventa Hospice Service; Debbie Carr, a dear friend and Parish Nurse; and Carol, Julie and Dan, of Amedisys Home Health Services. Condolences may be sent to the Rogers family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • STEPHANIE GUINN ROLLER - TELFORD
  • Mrs. Stephanie Guinn Roller, age 44, Telford, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at The Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Roller was a native of Washington County and daughter of Jimmy “Pete” Guinn and step-mother, Joy Guinn, Telford, and the late Peggy Guinn. She was a member of Oakland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Stephanie worked for the Johnson City Press for 23 years. Survivors include her husband, Ed Roller, Telford; sister and brother-in-law, Connie & Daxtor Malone; brother and sister-in-law, Junior & Mary Guinn, Telford; Grandmother, Evelyn Henry, Jonesborough; special nephews, Adam Guinn & Ethan McGhee; niece, Sabrina Guinn; several aunts and uncles; special friends, Michael Steele (also a brother-in-law), Jane Rodifer, Sara Rodifer, Nick Rodifer and Glenna Collins and all her special friends, that were like family, at the Johnson City Press; and special canine, “The Late Tator.” The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Grace Brethren Church, 11-E Hwy Telford, with Dr. David Guinn and Pastor Parker Street officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Bradley, Martin Thomas, Jack Aiken, Jeff Aiken, David Roller and Robert Roller. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Bishop and Michael Steele. Condolences may be sent to the Roller family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.

  • CARL H. ROSE
  • Carl H. Rose, 86, Sulphur Springs community Jonesborough, died Wed., Nov 12, 1997 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a Greene County native and a son of the late Anna M. Rose. Mr. Rose retired from Tennessee Wastman Co., Kingsport, after 33 years of service. He attended Crossroads Baptist Church. Mr. Rose was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Effie Keys Rose, one daughter and one sister. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Crawford, Sulphur Springs community; one granddaughter, Rhonda James, Kingsport; one grandson, David Crawford, Harmony community four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Doughty-Stevens Greeneville was in charge


  • VIOLA KATE EDWARDS ROWE- JOHNSON City
  • Viola Kate Edwards Rowe, 100, Johnson City, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 1, 2009, following a lifetime of service to the Lord and others along the way. Mrs. Rowe was a native of Washington County, Tennessee, and daughter of the late Robert G. & Mary Jane Bailey Edwards. Mrs. Rowe was currently a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday School at an early age. She was a graduate of Jonesboro High School. Serving with her late husband, Earnie James Rowe, she organized and directed many youth activities, Vacation Bible Schools, drama programs and church choirs. In addition to her late husband, Mrs. Rowe was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Ernestine Rowe; a daughter-in-law, Carol Simmers Rowe; 7 brothers, Lawrence, Carl, Robert, Herman, Jessie and 2 infant brothers; and 3 sisters, Geneva Onks, Maude Bowman and Lorena Edwards. Survivors include 2 sons, E.J. Rowe, Jonesborough and Robert (Bob) and wife, Joy, of Milford, Delaware; one daughter, Berdene Freeman and husband, Wendell Freeman, Johnson City; two grandsons, Jeryl and wife, Sondra Rowe, Lynchburg, VA, and Brandon and wife, Megan Rowe, Delaware; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Katherine Rowe; three step granddaughters, Beth and husband, Ernie Johnson, Ivanhoe, NC , Amy Freeman, Cary, NC, Wendy and husband, Asher Smale, Guntersville, Alabama; five step great grandsons, Matthew and Michael Matas, Jon Eric Johnson and A.J. and Nathan Smale; and one step great granddaughter, Ariel Smale; and several nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren with Rev. Joe May and Rev. Jim Griffith officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Church of Brethren Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The family would like to express thanks to Gentiva Home Health Care and to a special care giver, Marie McGee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, c/o Berdene Freeman, 117 Dawn Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615-3852. Condolences may be sent to the Rowe family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


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  • PATSY SANDERS-+ - GRAY
  • Patsy Marie Fitzgerald Sanders, 69, of Gray, passed away peacefully at her residence on December 12, 2007, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born to Clyde and Lizzy Ford Fitzgerald. She was a lifetime member of Hales Chapel Christian Church. She was a retired mail carrier and County Commissioner. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Martha Fitzgerald; and one brother, Guy “Toby” Fitzgerald. She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Joe Sanders; daughters, Jolene Swisher and her husband, Richard, Richmond, VA, Arlene Lockhart and her husband, Harvey, Darlene Stephens; one son, Jacky Sanders and his wife, Teresa, and one sister, Mary Lee Barron and her husband, Guy, all of Gray; six grandchildren, Derick Letterman and wife, Denise, Kacie Letterman, Chelsea Swisher, Morgan Lockhart, Abby Sanders and Krisa Stephens; several special nieces and nephews. She also had many special friends, Eulene and James Smith, Doris Whitson and Alice Garland, along with many more. The family will receive friends at Hales Chapel Christian Church on Friday, December 15, 2007, between 5-8 PM with the funeral following at 8:00 PM. Mr. Jim Saunders and Mr. Ed Haynes will officiate. Burial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 16, 2007, at Hales Chapel Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Byers, Jeremy Sanders, Derick Letterman, Todd Anderson, Steve Curtis, John Babel, Charles Muse and James Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Reed, Bill Gray, Harmon Frost, Richard Swisher and Harvey Lockhart. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Hales Chapel Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made through www.morrisbaker.com Morris Baker is serving the family


  • VIRGINIA “Ginny” BARNES SANDERS Gray
  • Mrs. Virginia “Ginny” Sanders, age 89, Gray, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Life Care Center of Gray. Mrs. Sanders was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Paul Sr. & Nell Sherfey Barnes. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sanders was also preceded in death by her husband, Haskel Lee “Hack” Sanders; two brothers, James F. Barnes and D. Paul Barnes Jr.; a sister, Martha Eloise Hall; and a son-in-law, Jerry Wilhoit. She was a lifetime member of Gray United Methodist Church and attended the Mary & Martha’s Sunday School Class. She faithfully attended until her health declined. She loved her church and church family. She was also a member of Gray United Methodist Church “Lively Ladies.” Mrs. Sanders was a Homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Wilhoit, Chuckey; grandson, Robert Broyles III, Pilot Mountain, NC; granddaughter, Kelly V. Johnson, Mooresville, NC; great-granddaughter, Leigha M. Johnson, Mooresville, NC; two sisters, Irma Lucas, and Marjean Alexander, all of Gray; sisters-in-law, Martina Barnes, June Barnes, Mary Sue Fitzgerald, Wanda Sanders and Sarah Sanders; brothers-in-law, Tom Alexander, Kip Sanders (Minnie), Clifton Sanders, Wallace Sanders, (Mary), Bob Douglas, Joe Sanders and Jim Sanders; and many loving and caring nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Gray United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Goddard and Rev. Jodie Ihfe officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Gray Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Lucas, David Hall, Frank Barnes, Travis Sanders, Wesley Storey, Dwight Douglas, Charles Sanders and Jacky Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be Clyde Devault, Walter Leedy, Johnny Shadden, Fred Barnes, Johnny Rogers and Robert Gray. Memorial donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church Building Fund 2108 Oak Street Johnson City, TN 37615. Condolences may be sent to the Sanders family online at www.dillow-taylor.com



  • KENNETH D. "Ken" SELLS - JOHNSON CITY
  • Mr. Kenneth D. "Ken" Sells, 75, Johnson City, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at his residence. A native of Sulphur Springs, TN, he was a son of the late Andrew & Viola Hamilton Sells. Mr. Sells honorably served his country in the US Army. He was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Class of 1952, and attended Steed College. Working as a Quality Control Engineer, Ken retired from Unisys. Ken was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church and served on the Finance Committee. A devoted husband, Ken believed in living life to the fullest everyday.He was proud of his wonderful family and having built his home for them. Ken enjoyed traveling, his church work, being outside, going to baseball games, the beach, fishing, watching NASCAR and especially playing golf. His life set an example by showing people how to enjoy life. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Beulah Blevins Sells, Johnson City; two daughters, Kelly Legler & her husband, Billy, Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Kimberly McKinney & her husband, Kevin, St. Louis, MO; his mother in-law Eva Blevins, Johnson City; two brothers; a step grand-daughter; several nieces & nephews and many special friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sells was preceded in death by two sisters & a brother. A Celebration of the Life of Ken Sells will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, at Tetrick Funeral Services with Dr. Brad Scott, Rev. Steve Parker, and Rev. Larry DeVault officiating. A Committal service will follow in Monte Vista Memorial Park. The family will gather at Jonesborough United Methodist Church following the committal service. Pallbearers will be Jeff Ball, Robert Ball, Bill Garland, Jim Good, Shelby Greene, Dr. Tony Haley, Shawn Judy, and Mike Voitlein. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kyle Colvett, Gordon Hamilton, Dr. John Hathaway, Ken Lyon, William “Dude” McElroy, Dr. Kevin Sweet, and Wallace Taylor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be given to Jonesborough United Methodist Church, 211 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Additionally, the family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice Services for their support. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Sells family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604


  • Richard Shadden
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    Richard Shadden, age 67, of Gray, passed away at home unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 21, 2011. He was born June 1, 1943, in Washington County, TN, to Shirley Longfellow Shadden and the late Huvil Shadden. He graduated Sulphur Springs High School in 1961 and attended East Tennessee State University before joining the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1964. Mr. Shadden was a Washington County Commissioner; he was employed at the Kingsport Press Book Manufacturing Company for 25 years. After his father’s death in 1968, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Fair, serving on several committees and as Vice-President, before being elected to serve as full time Secretary-Manager in 1987. He was a member of the Gray Ruritan Club, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Shrine Club. He served on the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, a Director of the Tennessee Association of Fairs; and was a former President and Vice-President of the Tennessee Fairs Assoc. He received numerous recognition awards for his dedication and commitment to many clubs and organizations, including 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts and local media. His family was recognized as the state 4-H Family in 1990. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Shadden; one sister, Lucille Kiztmiller; brother-in-law, Harold Goodman. In addition to his mother, Mr. Shadden is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sherry Hale Shadden; one daughter, Stephanie Roark and husband Jon; one son, Dr. Bo Shadden; two sisters, Marilyn Shadden Goodman, Beverly Shadden Lovegrove and husband Jerry; a proud grandfather of two beautiful girls, Josie Roark and Mattie Roark; cousin, Bill Longfellow; several nieces and nephews; many, many good friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church Children’s Ministry or Appalachian Fair Youth Scholarship Fund. Richard will be available for viewing and signing of the register book Monday, May 23, 2011, 12 noon-3 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home, prior to being moved to Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, where the family will be present to receive friends 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. at the church with Dr. Jody Jenkins and Rev. Gary Seaman officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens. Anyone wishing to attend graveside service, please meet at the cemetery by 10:50. Pallbearers will be Jerry Lovegrove, Johnny Shadden, Dale Hale, Darrell Hale, Roy Jones, Craig Goodman, Wayne Shadden and Wade Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Appalachian Fair Board, Staff Volunteers; Washington County Commissioners and Sheriff’s Department. Attn. Florists: Please deliver flowers to Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church



  • MARVIN HUBERT SHANKS- Knoxville, TN
  • Marvin Hubert Shanks 83 of Knoxville, TN passed away at his home Saturday, July 18, 2009. Born on October 17, 1925 in Jonesborough, Green County, Tennessee. He was of the Methodist faith, US Navy WWII Veteran and 1951 University of Tennessee graduate. Upon graduation, he taught agriculture at UT and Alvin C. York Institute for several years until he moved to Oak Ridge, TN where he retired from ORNL in 1984 after 25 years of service as an engineer and safety division officer. He also owned Shanks Storm Window Company, Clinton, TN and Crafter's Corner, Jamestown, TN. He was a member of B.P.O.E., American Legion, Tennessee Trails, enjoyed fishing, camping, loved golf (made a hole-in-one), enjoyed ballroom dancing, music, and could play any instrument by ear. Loved life and people, never met a stranger. Preceded in death by parents, George and Lucy Shanks; brother, Fred Shanks and first wife, Maudean Crockett Wright Shanks. Survived by loving wife, Mary Jane Mather Shanks; son, Mark Wright Shanks and wife Tammy Catlin Shanks; stepdaughters, Linda, (Lester) Braman, Ann Arbor, MI, Kathy, (Tim) L'Hote, Marquette, MI, Jerry Rae, (James) Moscone, Lynn, MI; two granddaughters, six grandsons, five great-grandchildren; brother, John Shanks and wife Nancy, Jonesborough, TN; sister, Sue Franklin, Chattanooga, TN; nephew, Sam (Barbara) Shanks; niece, Gail Shanks, Susan, (Jim) West, Audrey Taylor, Leyla, (Mark) Haverlock, Lara, (Rohn) Poe; niece, Karla, (Perry) Gentry; nephew, Jerome Franklin, wife Lesa; several other nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Dolores Powell, Loudon, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Orv and Janet Lefko, Troy, MI; brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Dian Mather, Mikado, MI. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center or charity of your choice. The family will receive friends Saturday July 25, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Service at 1 p.m. Interment, Jamestown, TN. Arrangements handled by Highland West Memorial, 9913 Sherrill Lane, Knoxville, TN. 37932


  • LYNN ALLEN SHANKS - TELFORD
  • Mr. Lynn Allen Shanks, 91, of 167 Shanks Road, Telford, TN, died Monday, January 9, 2006, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1914, in Greene County, TN. His parents were William Ruble and Ella Dotson Shanks, of Greene Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II (1942-43) as a meteorologist. He was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church since 1958. He retired from International Minerals and Chemical Corporation as a fertilizer sales representative when he was 66 years old. He was formerly a merchant and a lifelong farmer. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Broyles Shanks, whom he married November 2, 1947. Other survivors include two sons and a daughter: David Shanks and wife, Pam, of Telford, TN, John Shanks and wife, Janice, of Telford, TN, and Teresa Broyles and husband, John, of Greeneville, TN; Four grandchildren: John David Shanks, of Telford, TN, Rachel Shanks, of Telford, TN, Nathan Broyles, of Abingdon, VA, and Kevin Broyles and wife, Tara, of Greeneville, TN. In addition, he is survived by two sisters: Nola Broyles, of Greeneville, TN, and Georgia Million, of Greene Co., TN; brothers and sisters in law: Esther Shanks, of Washington Co., TN, and Thelma Shanks, of Washington Co., TN; Curtis and Margaret Bitner, of Weaverville, NC., Richard S. and Goldean Greer, of Greeneville, TN, and Neva Rollins, of Greeneville, TN. He is survived by several nephews, nieces, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Roy Shanks, Newton Shanks, Jim Shanks, Luther Shank and Sam Shanks; 4 sisters: Ida Jared Forbes, Anna Lee Mahoney, Margie Staten and Edith Huffman, and an infant sister, Mary Sue Shanks. Also, several brothers and sisters in law preceded him in death. Funeral services for Mr. Shanks will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, TN. John David Shanks, grandson, and Dr. Sam Neeley will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2006, prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Robinson, Bob Slonaker and Paul Armentrout. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2005, at Pleasant Vale Cemetery in Greene Co. Memorial contributions may be made to Jonesborough United Methodist Church , 211 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Shanks family online www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services


  • GRACE ELIZABETH KEYS SHARPE
  • Grace Elizabeth Keys Sharpe went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2011, at the Appalachian Christian Village. She was born and raised in Limestone, TN, and was the daughter of the late Guy Devault and Mary Baxter Keys. Mrs. Sharpe was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Elonzo Frederick “Lonnie” Sharp. Also proceeding her in death were four brothers, Paul, John, Earl, and Samuel Ralph Keys; and two sisters, Molly Ruth and Mildred Keys. Grace graduated from Sulphur Springs High School, attended nursing school and graduated from the Johnson City Business College. She worked at Burlington Industries and the Johnson City Power Board. She was a Girl Scout leader and Pink Lady volunteer at the hospital for several years. Grace had been an active member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. She had been a member of the Solon Gentry Sunday School Class, Circle 9, the UMW and several Bible Studies. She had been an active member of the United Emmaus Community, the Gideon’s International and the Civinette Club. Survivors include her sister, Kate Butt, Johnson City, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Jane Sharpe, Pine Mountain, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and George Horney, Bristol, VA, Phyllis and Butch Buchanan, Greer, SC, and Pam Erwin, Taylors, SC; Grandchildren, Sally and Greg McNamee, Jenny and Daniel Fetterolf, Ben and Ginger Buchanan, Betsy and Walt Tanner, Lydia and Jeff Luke and Marcus Erwin; Nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. The service to celebrate Grace Sharpe’s life will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Taylor and Rev. Michael Lester officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. Friday in the east parlor of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O Box 1336, Johnson City, TN 37605-1336; or to a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Sharpe Family


  • EVELYN WALKER SHELTON - KINGSPORT
  • KINGSPORT — Evelyn W. Shelton, age 88, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord at 11:40 AM on Monday, January 24, 2011, at NHC Healthcare in Johnson City, TN. Evelyn was born in Jonesborough, TN, to the late, Elmer G. and Minnie Jenkins Walker and moved to Sullivan Gardens and was a member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church. She retired from Holston Valley Community Hospital after 27 years as a recovery nurse. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Macoe P. Shelton; daughter, Linda Ann Mitchell; sister, Ruth Walker; and brothers, E.G. Walker, Howard Walker and Bill Walker. She is survived by her son, Daniel Guy Shelton, of Livingston, TX; daughter, Kelley Shelton, of Johnson City, TN; sister, Barbara DeVault, of Gray, TN; one special niece, Sandra Zimmerman, of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 27, 2011, in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow with Reverend Dale Gilbert officiating. Graveside services will be follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gerald DeVault, Don Walker, Matt Zimmerman, Jerry Morrell, Eddie Williams and Tommy Zollman. The family would like to issue a special thank you to the staff of NHC Healthcare and also to Caris Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Alpine United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3200 Glen Alpine Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Evelyn W. Shelton. An online guest registry may be signed at www.oakhillmemorialpark.com


  • Charles “Charlie” C. Sherfey Lakesite, Tennessee
  • Charles "Charlie" C. Sherfey, 94, of Lakesite, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. He was born August 10, 1916, near Gray, TN, in Washington County. Charlie was a construction Civil Engineer and Manager at six TVA dams, three fossil plants and one nuclear plant for 35 years. He had a life-long love of cars and accomplished with pride the complete restoration of a 1926 Ford T-model coupe in his retirement years. Charlie was a devoted husband of 64 years to Mary Sue Keller Sherfey and caring father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Sue; one brother, James Sherfey, of Knoxville; three children, Karen Elizabeth Sherfey (Jim Bilyeu), of Lakesite, Steven Keller Sherfey (Sharman), of Chattanooga, and Cheryl Sherfey Simmons, of Lakesite. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jason Sherfey, of San Diego, Melissa Bradham (Rob), Sarah Sherfey, Rebecca Dean (Chris), all of Chattanooga, Mark Simmons and Todd Simmons, of Memphis, and Paul Simmons and Scott Simmons, of Lakesite, Annette Bilyeu, Tampa, FL; three great grandchildren, Caleb Bradham and Keller Bradham, of Chattanooga, and Cayce Bilyeu-Ferguson, Tampa, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the North Chapel. Services for Charlie will follow at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the North Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com


  • Mrs. JUNE WINDLE SHERFEY- JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. June Sherfey, 402 W. College St., Jonesborough, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center. Mrs. Sherfey was a Loudon County native and a daughter of the late Lloyd Dillon Windle Sr. and Myrtle Fisher Windle. She had attended Virginia Intermont College, Bristol. Mrs. Sherfey received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. She was employed as an educator for 40 years. Mrs. Sherfey was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church. She was a member of several civic clubs. Mrs. Sherfey was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Walter Lee Sherfey Sr., in 1961. Survivors include two sons, Walter Lee Sherfey Jr., Jonesborough, and Lt. Col. Lloyd W. Sherfey, Lansing, Kan.; and two granddaughters, Allison Sherfey, Irvine, Calif., and Catherine Sherfey, Kansas City, Kan. Dillow-Taylor was in charge


  • EDITH BROWN SHIPLEY
  • “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared to her.” — Proverbs 3:15 Edith B. Shipley, 86, departed this world for her heavenly home on August 23, 2011. She was born in Washington County on May 9, 1925, and lived most all of her life in Fall Branch. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and worked at Eastman Kodak for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her parents: Jim and Ella Lovell Brown; her husband of 59 years, William “Billy” Shipley; sisters, Grace Jones and Gladys Hays; brothers, Will Brown and Glenn Brown. Edith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch and also enjoyed attending Sullivan Baptist Church when her health allowed. She enjoyed cooking, visiting with her friends and working in her flower gardens. She was known for her beautiful roses. Pink roses were her favorite. She is survived by her loving and devoted son, Bill Shipley, adopted loving son, Robert “Pete” Peterson, very devoted sister, Lucille Cody, all of Fall Branch; special nephew, Eddie Jones and wife, Emily, of Limestone; Gary Hays and wife, Mary Lou, of Limestone; sister-in-law, Lawanda Brown, of Fall Branch; special cousins, The LeFevere Family, of North Carolina; many special friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 25th, at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch. Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Owens, Rev. Vic Wallace and Pastor Jeff Strong officiating. Friends may also visit at anytime at the home of Edith’s sister, Lucille Cody, Fall Branch. Burial will be at the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch on Friday, August 26th, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Vic Wallace and Pastor Jeff Strong officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home chapel at 12:45 to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers to be family and friends. Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family


    JANE BRUMIT SHIPLEY - Piney Flats

    Mrs. Jane Brumit Shipley age 84, of 324 Jonesboro Rd., Piney Flats, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 21, 2012, after a brief stay at the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Johnson City, TN and lived in Elizabethton and St. Petersburg, FL. She was the daughter of the late Luther William and Frances Pearl Crumley Brumit. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Arthur F. Shipley, one brother, three sisters and one loving granddaughter, Heather Shipley. Mrs. Shipley was a small business owner in Johnson City for many years, and retired from the Election Commission in St. Petersburg, Fl. She was formerly a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and most recently a member of Piney Flats First Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Brown of Pigeon Forge, one son, Richard Shipley and wife, Sue, of Hampton, one grandson, David Brown and wife, Laura, of Knoxville, three granddaughters, Mikki Brown of Pigeon Forge, Missi Brown Emmert and husband, Rodney, of Nashville, and Laura Shipley of PA; two great-grandchildren, Dalton and Brooklin Emmert of Nashville. A graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Happy Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Dr. Allen Davis will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be David Brown, Dalton Emmert, Rodney Emmert, Steve Brown, Joe Brumit, Sam Harvey, Bill Wise, Sr., Bill Wise, Jr., Timothy Wise, Bill Looney, Larry Schwartz, Charles Schwartz, General Fred McCorkle (retired) and Howard Arthur. Those wishing to attend, please meet at the cemetery by 12:45pm on Wednesday. Arrangements are entrusted to Morris Baker Funeral Home, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be made at www.morrisbaker.com


  • LILA LEA MCCRACKEN SHIPLEY - GRAY
  • Lila Lea Shipley, formerly Lila Lea McCracken, age 82, 110 Old Gray Station Rd., Gray, passed away December 10, 2009, at the Life Care Center of Gray after a lengthy illness. Ms. Shipley was born in Springfield, Illinois, on January 11, 1927. Her family moved to this area when Ms. Shipley was young. Ms. Shipley was raised in Pleasant Valley before her family moved to Gray Station. She graduated from Sulphur Springs School and worked a short time at Magnavox in Greeneville before becoming employed at Eastman Chemical Company. Ms. Shipley retired after 37 years of service with Eastman. She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; cooking, sewing and reading before her declining health. Lila also enjoyed trips to the beach. She was a member of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Tennessee. She had recently received her 50 year pin in April of 2009. Ms. Shipley was of the Methodist faith. Ms. Shipley was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence McCracken and Edith Duncan McCracken; two brothers, Clarence (Jr.) McCracken and his wife, Joy, and William (Jack) McCracken. Ms. Shipley was also preceded in death by her former husband, Joseph Edgar Shipley. Survivors include two daughters, Noella Jo Hensley and husband, David Hensley. Noella has two sons, Joey Lee Cloyd and his wife, Tonya, and two daughters, Autumn Lea Cloyd and Sierra Cloyd; and her other son, Scotty James Garvin and wife, Candice, and their son, Dalton James Garvin. Lila’s other daughter, Regina Lea Shipley Hill. Regina’s former husband is Harold Hill, and their daughter, Stephanie Bree Hill. Other survivors include Lila’s sister, Betty Parton, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday, December 14th, from 5-7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 7 p.m. with Pastor J.W. Depew and Jeff Pearce, Minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be David Hensley, Harold Hill, Joey Cloyd and Scotty Garvin. Graveside services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Gray Cemetery. Special thanks to Life Care Center of Gray for all the special care they gave to Ms. Shipley. The family would also like to thank Hospice for their care and support. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Ms. Shipley


  • Rachel Icenhour Shipley
  • Rachel Shipley, 86, 2701 Sunrise Ave., Johnson City, died Sunday, October 9, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Shipley was a native of Lenoir, NC and had been a resident of Johnson City most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Ina Holly Shuford Icenhour. Mrs. Shipley was a homemaker. She volunteered for the Washington County Election Commission for more than fifty years working elections primarily at Town Acres Elementary School. Mrs. Shipley was an active member of Boones Creek Christian Church, where she was a member of the Mary Keefauver Sunday School Class, the Ladies Quilting Society of the church, the widow’s group and treasurer of the Ladies Missionary Society. She loved cooking, gardening and was an avid quilter. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shipley was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Shipley, in 1999, a daughter, Jessie Lynn Jones, in 2008, a granddaughter, Jaclyn Edwards, two sisters, Ruth Barlow and Lilyan Brown. She is survived by one son, Larry Shipley and wife Virginia, Kingsport; one daughter, Patricia Edwards and husband David, Clayton, NC; eight grandchildren, Carol Ann Shipley, Sherry Dockery, Kristi Cain, Scott Edwards, Kati Wilson, Cindy Widener, Casey Jones and Holly Fisher; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 7:00P.M. from the Sanctuary of Boones Creek Christian Church, with Dick Morris, Minister, officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:00-7:00 P.M. in the church. The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at 12:00 P.M. in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Casey Jones, Chris Widener, Tim Fisher, Freddie Jones, Dean Crumley, Ed Bowman, Barry Redman and Perry Rindfleisch. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Cobble, Jim Brant and Eddie McCrary. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 11:30 A.M. Wednesday to proceed to the cemetery. The family requests that in-lieu-of flowers, memorials be made to the Ladies Quilting Society of Boones Creek Christian Church, 305 Christian Church Rd., Gray, TN 37615. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Shipley family


  • LULA MAE DEAKINS SHORT- JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Lula Mae Short, age 96, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Short was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late James Houston & Mary Elizabeth Ford Deakins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Short was also preceded in death by two step-daughters, Ruth McLain and Ina Bowlin; step-great grandson, Benjamin Hill; infant brother, Paul Deakins; and one sister, Pearl Booth. She was the oldest member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rufus Short, Jonesborough; children, Odell Lyttle, Shirley Fugate and husband, Clay, Audley Short and wife, JoAnn, Claudette Jones, Freddy Short and wife, Loretta, and Barbara Britton and husband, Jim, all of Church Hill; a niece, Dr. Louise B. Lyons, Carrollton, KY; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2008, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Keasling and Rev. Harold Shoemaker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service and other times at her residence. Interment services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Condolences may be sent to the Short family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


  • ONA MAE COX SIFFORD - Jonesborough

  • Ona Mae Cox Sifford, age 91, 183 Argil Cox Rd., Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2010, at the Asbury Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Robert and Ollie Cox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Sifford, two brothers, Dean and Argil Cox, and two sisters, Bertha Ford and Erma Ford. She is survived by a daughter, Edna Quast of the home, and a grandson, Philip Quast, also of the home. Three step-grandchildren, Jeannine Bedel, St. Louis, MO, Michael Quast, Cincinnati, OH and Bryon Quast, Washington, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren. Mrs. Sifford retired from Sears. She also worked at London’s Hardware and Kings Dept. Store. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Kay Florence officiating with a visitation from 11:00 am — 1:00 pm prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at other times at 149 Argil Cox Rd., the home of her deceased sister, Erma Ford. Pallbearers will be Carl Ford, Gordon Harrison, David Rush, Cody Rush, Gary Pierson, Jimmie Summie and Kenny Saylor. Condolences may be sent to the Sifford family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • DESSIE LITTLE SIMMONS - JOHNSON CITY
  • Dessie Little Simmons, age 90, of 500 Hillrise Boulevard, Johnson City, Tennessee, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Johnson City Medical Center. The daughter of the late George W. Little Sr. and Maude Kerney Little, Mrs. Simmons was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was an employee of Tennessee Eastman Corporation, retiring after 35 years of service. Mrs. Simmons graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in business. She also was the editor for the Watauga Association of Genealogists, "WAGS". She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. Preceding Mrs. Simmons in death are her husband, Fred Simmons, two sisters, Ougrita Cash and Mable Hill and two brothers, L. K. "Love" Little and Earl Little. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Simmons Long of Gray; two sisters, Lucille Miller of New Hampshire, Jean Vance of Alvin, Texas; one brother, George Little of Florida; two grandchildren, Mark Jennings and wife Liane of Johnson City, Emily Bowman of Johnson City and two great grandchildren, Marlee and Chelsea Jennings. Services for Mrs. Simmons will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 until 1:45 PM at Morris-Baker. For those who wish, contributions can be made to the Miller Cemetery Fund, 500 Hillrise Blvd., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601


  • THOMAS CHRISTLY THOMAS SLAGLE

  • Mr. Christly Thomas “CT” Slagle, age 87, formerly of 5315 Kingsport Highway, Gray, TN passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Four Oaks Health Care Center in Jonesborough. Mr. Slagle was born in Carter County but lived most of his life in Washington County in the Sulphur Springs/Gray area. He was a son of the late E. Claude & Della Lyons Slagle. In addition to his parents, Mr. Slagle was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Slagle and second wife, Margie C. Slagle, two brothers, Clayton Slagle and Kyle Slagle and one granddaughter, Tonya Slagle. He owned and operated Slagle’s Store and Restaurant for many years. He loved music. He sang and played with several groups including the ETSU Dixie Group, Mountain Folks and The Clear Springs Quartet. He was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Mr. Slagle was a Mason and a member of Arcana Lodge #489 F&AM in Limestone. Survivors include three sons, Darrell Slagle, Limestone, Terry Slagle and wife Ann, Kingsport and Ronnie Slagle, Jonesborough; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda & David Keplinger, Jonesborough; twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma Brown and Betty & Lamar Harris, all of Panama City, FL and Theola & Otis Merritt, Alabama; and several nephews and nieces


  • ROBERT R. 'Bob' SLONAKER - JONESBOROUGH

  • Mr. Robert R. “Bob” Slonaker, age 83, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Slonaker was a native of Jonesborough and son of the late Frank B. & Ruby Henley Slonaker. In addition to his parents, Mr. Slonaker was also preceded in death by a brother, John Slonaker He was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church and Open Door Sunday School Class. Mr. Slonaker graduated from Jonesborough High School, University of Tennessee and earned a MA Degree from ETSU. He taught Agriculture for 30 years at Chuckey, Jonesborough and David Crockett High Schools. He served 16 years on the Washington County School Board. He was a lifelong farmer and loved the land. Mr. Slonaker was a charter member of Telford Ruritan, with 47 years of perfect attendance. He was also a member of Washington County Farm Bureau and Washington County Livestock Association. He held a position for two terms on the Tennessee State Soil Conservation Committee. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret Hale Slonaker, Jonesborough; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan & John Jacobs; grandchildren, Logan and Sarah Jacobs, Greeneville; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David & Rose Sara Slonaker, Midland, GA; niece, Dr. Tammy Spears and husband, Michael; nephews, Dr. Richard Slonaker and wife, Odul, Dr. Dan Slonaker and wife, Ramona, Timothy Slonaker and wife, Shay; a great-nieces, Alisa, Laura and Sara Jane; sister-in-law, Mary Emma Slonaker; and his special dog, “Micah.” Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2009, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Parker officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2009, at Telford Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gaye Payne, Logan Jacobs, Dr. Dan Slonaker, Dr. Richard Slonaker, John Jacobs and Jake Slonaker. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Telford Ruritan, Open Door Sunday School Class and Washington County Farm Bureau. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 918, Johnson City, TN 37605; or Jonesborough United Methodist Church, 211 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Slonaker family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


  • DOROTHY LANDRETH SMITH
  • Mrs. Dorothy Landreth Smith, 79, Jonesborough died THurs., Dec. 12, 1996, at her residence. She was a Jonesborough native and a daughter of the late John and Selma Cloyd Landreth. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Bess St. Clair Circle, Jonesborough Schubert Club, Jonesborough Civic Trust and United Emmaus Community. She was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church, where she was a financial secretary. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Wesleyan Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women. She was also preceded in death by ther husband W.H. "Bill Smith" and one son. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara G. Smith of the home; five grandchildren, Rod S. Smith, Jr., and Bret Y. Smith, both of Nashville, Russell Scott Smith, Raleigh, N.C. and Jennifer Roycroft and Janet Luke, both of Charlotte, N.C>; and four great-grandchildren. Dillow-Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • BETTY LOUISE COPAS WALKER SHELLY - Hickory, NC
  • Betty Louise Shelly, 85, formerly of 100 W. Pine Street, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, Hickory, North Carolina. She was a native of Ford town in Sullivan County but had lived most of her life in Washington County. Mrs. Shelly was a daughter of the late Paul Houston Copas and Charmie Poore Copas. She was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church and had also attended Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Shelly worked many years in the food service at Broadway Motel Restaurant and the Veterans Administration Hospital. She loved people and enjoyed giving gifts to friends and family. She will be missed by her family and all who knew her. Mrs. Shelly was preceded in death by her first husband, Roby Gale Walker; her second husband, Kenneth Shelly; a sister, Margaret Copas Bussey; and a brother, Paul Copas Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Walker Jones and her husband, Allen of Jonesborough and Judy Walker-Hyatt Sparks and her husband, Robert of Hickory, NC.; one son, Larry Gene Walker of Daytona Beach, Florida; a brother, Bobby Joe Copas and his wife, Beulah of Jonesborough; a sister, Wanda Lois Copas of Kingsport; five grandchildren, Chris Hyatt and his wife, Gina, Joey Hyatt and his wife, Kelly all of Hickory, NC., Christy Ollis and her husband, Bobby, Johnson City, Paige Russell and her husband, Kevin, Roan Mountain and Travis Walker and his wife, Aylin of Istanbul, Turkey; nine great-grandchildren, Jackson, Peyton, Carlie and Catie Hyatt, Brittany and Dustin Ollis, Faith and Hope Russell and Matthew Walker; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mrs. Shelly will be conducted at 2:30 PM Sunday, June 17, 2007, in the Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home with the Rev. David Dugger and Rev. Larry Chase officiating. Music will be provided by the Duggers. Internment will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 PM until service time. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Lutheran Home-Hickory West, Hickory, NC. Condolences may be online at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 108 W. Watauga Avenue is serving the Shelly family

    Note by jmwwarden; Roby Gale Walker was a brother to Elsie Walker Jones. They were the children of John Jacob Astor Walker and Cornelia J. M. Campbell Walker; grandchildren of Henry M and Hester J. Duncan Walker; great grandchildren of Andrew and Sarah Brown Walker and the gg grandchildren of William and Susannah Graham Walker. On the Campbell side they were the grandchildren of Andrew Jackson and Susan Rebecca Armstrong Campbell; great grandchildren of James Madison and Louisa Crouch Campbell; gg grandchildren of James M. and Elizabeth Snider Campbell ; ggg grandchildren of John and Sarah Taylor Campbell; while on the Taylor side they were the gggg grandchildren of Leeroy Taylor of the Revolutionary War ; his burial in Fairview Cemetery with a war marker


  • HAL WALKER SHERFEY
  • Hal Walker Sherfey, 79, Sherfey Rd., Jonesborough, died Sun., Feb 1, 1998 at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Sherfey was a Washington County native and a son of the late George Bacon and Elizabeth Ann Walker Sherfey. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Mr. Sherfey was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and his stepmother. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hyder Sherfey; one daughter, Nancy Ann Sherfey Hill, Jonesborough, three granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn Hill and Pamela Daqn McCoy, both of Jonesborough and Audrey Ann Simsi, Santee, Calif. and several nieces and nephews. Dillow Taylor Jonesborough was in charge


  • Mrs. JUNE SHERFEY - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. June Sherfey, 402 W. College St., Jonesborough, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Lakebridge Health Care Center. Mrs. Sherfey was a Loudon County native and a daughter of the late Lloyd Dillon Windle Sr. and Myrtle Fisher Windle. She attended Virginia Intermont College, Bristol. Mrs. Sherfey received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. She was employed as an educator for 40 years. Mrs. Sherfey was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church. She was a member of several civic clubs. Mrs. Sherfey was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Walter Lee Sherfey Sr., in 1961. Survivors include two sons, Walter Lee Sherfey Jr., Jonesborough, and Lt. Col. Lloyd W. Sherfey, Lansing, Kan.; and two granddaughters, Allison Sherfey, Irvine, Calif., and Catherine Sherfey, Kansas City, Kan. Memorial services for Mrs. June Sherfey will be conducted 8:00 PM Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth LaDuke officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted 10:00 AM Friday, May 24, 2002 at the Maple Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Sherfey Family via e-mail at dillow@preferred.com. Mrs. Sherfey lived a wonderful and full life filled with love for her family, friends and her books. Survivors include son, Walter Lee Sherfey, Jr., Jonesborough; son and daughter-in-law, LTC Lloyd W. and Linda Deakins Sherfey, Lansing, KS; two granddaughters, Allison Sherfey, Irvine, CA, and Catherine Sherfey, Kansas City, KS. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements


  • Arthur Franklin Shipley
  • Mr. Arthur Franklin Shipley, age 89, of 324 Jonesboro Rd., Piney Flats, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 21, 2011 following a brief illness. He was a native of Jonesborough, TN and lived in Johnson City, Elizabethton and St. Petersburg, FL. He was a son of the late, John D. and Virginia Lena Oliver Shipley. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and one loving Granddaughter, Heather Shipley. Mr. Shipley retired from the Johnson City Fire Department as a Lieutenant, served as Chief at Reddington Beach, FL Fire Department. He was a past president of the Johnson City Optimist Club. He was formerly a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and most recently a member of Piney Flats First Baptist Church. Survivors include; his wife of 67 years, Jane Brumit Shipley; one daughter, Brenda S. Brown of Pigeon Forge; one son, Richard A. Shipley of Hampton; one Grandson, David Brown of Knoxville; three Grand Daughters, Mikki Brown of Pigeon Forge, Missi Brown Emmert of Nashville and Laura Shipley of PA;two Great Grandchildren, Dalton and Brooklin Emmert of Nashville. A graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at 11:30 am Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from the Happy Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Dr. Allen Davis will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Arthur, David Brown, Dalton Emmert, Rodney Emmert, Joe Brumit, Sam Harvey, Bill Wise, Sr., Billl Wise, Jr., Timothy Wise, Bill Looney, Larry Schwartz, Charles Schwartz,and General Fred McCorkle (retired). Those wishing to attend please meet at the cemetery by 11:20 am Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com. Arrangements are by Morris Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City


    Mrs. Jane Brumit Shipley age 84, of 324 Jonesboro Rd., Piney Flats, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 21, 2012, after a brief stay at the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Johnson City, TN and lived in Elizabethton and St. Petersburg, FL. She was the daughter of the late Luther William and Frances Pearl Crumley Brumit. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Arthur F. Shipley, one brother, three sisters and one loving granddaughter, Heather Shipley. Mrs. Shipley was a small business owner in Johnson City for many years, and retired from the Election Commission in St. Petersburg, Fl. She was formerly a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton, and most recently a member of Piney Flats First Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Brown of Pigeon Forge, one son, Richard Shipley and wife, Sue, of Hampton, one grandson, David Brown and wife, Laura, of Knoxville, three granddaughters, Mikki Brown of Pigeon Forge, Missi Brown Emmert and husband, Rodney, of Nashville, and Laura Shipley of PA; two great-grandchildren, Dalton and Brooklin Emmert of Nashville. A graveside service for family and friends will be conducted at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Happy Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Dr. Allen Davis will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be David Brown, Dalton Emmert, Rodney Emmert, Steve Brown, Joe Brumit, Sam Harvey, Bill Wise, Sr., Bill Wise, Jr., Timothy Wise, Bill Looney, Larry Schwartz, Charles Schwartz, General Fred McCorkle (retired) and Howard Arthur. Those wishing to attend, please meet at the cemetery by 12:45pm on Wednesday. Arrangements are entrusted to Morris Baker Funeral Home, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be made at www.morrisbaker.com


  • MIKE SHIPLEY- Johnson City

  • Mike Shipley, age 55, 9 Tara Court, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 11, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Shipley was a self employed auto mechanic and a member of Boones Creek Christian Church. Survivors include his parents: James C. and Shirley Nolen Shipley, Johnson City; maternal grandfather, James R. Nolen, Bybee, TN; one brother, Jeffrey C. Shipley and wife Linda, Johnson City; one sister, Kelly Shipley Cook and husband Jeter Cook Jr., Johnson City; three nieces: Madison, Spencer and Conner Cook all of Johnson City; “heart” daughter, Sarah Truitt, Milligan, one step niece, Jeanna Lee Mathes and great nephew, infant, Lane Mathes, Johnson City. Funeral services for Mike Shipley will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel, Unicoi. Reverend Clint Andrews will officiate. Special music will be provided by pianist, Inez Chandler. Pallbearers will be Mike Davis, Mark Little, Robbie Boy, Chris Carter, Jeff Larimer, Steve Legg, Shane Tolley and Joel Nadeau. The family will receive friends from 5:00- 7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his parents,1884 Carroll Creek Rd. Johnson City, TN. The committal service for Mr. Shipley will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery. Minister, pallbearers, family and those attending the committal are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 AM Friday. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Shipley family through our interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, I-26 exit 32, Unicoi is privileged to serve the Shipley family


  • >Mrs NANCY BROWN SHIPLEY - Johnson City
  • Kingsport times Tuesday Feb 20, 1945 death notices ---Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Mrs Nancy Brown Shipley 85 who died Sunday at 7 a.m. at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary Carathers in Johnson City. She had been ill only a week. Dr.E H Yankee and the Rev George Atkinson will have charge of the services to be conducted at Marvin's Chapel near Johnson City. Brief services will follow at Boone's Creek Christian church and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs Shipley is survived by two daughters Mrs. Carathers and Mrs Hattie McAfee of Diamond Springs, Cal; by two sons Walter B Shipley of Johnson City and Baxter Shipley of Huntington Park Calif; by one stepson Pleasant Asa Shipley of Fresno, Calif. and by 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews residents of Kingsport also survive. Mrs Shipley was expecting to become a great great grandmother within a few weeks. Pallbearers will be Chris Wine, Cleve Hylton, Howard Keefauver, Smith Crouch, A.G. Butler and Wayland Crouch. Flowerbearers will be selected from among womenof the Marvin's chapel Sunday School and great granddaughters of Mrs. Shipley


  • WALTER B. SHIPLEY Johnson City
  • Kingsport News Wednesday, May 29, 1946 --Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for Walter B. Shipley 60 who died Sunday in a Knoxville hospital following a long illness. A resident of JohnsonCity for a number of years, Mr. Shipley was a native of the Boones Creek community and a member of the Boones Creek Church of Christ. Services will be held in the chapel of the Appalachian Fueral Home in Johnson City with the Rev J H Dampier,pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Monte Vista Cemetery. Survivors include his widow Mrs Ala Shipley and a son Joe Shipley of Johnson City; three daughters Mrs Helen Brown of Knoxville, Mrs Evely Darnell of Big Stone Gap, Va, and Mrs Marilyn Hickey of Johnson City; two sisters Mrs Mary Carathers JohnsonCity and Mrs Hattie McAfee Diamond Springs, Calif; and two brothers Baxter Shipley Huntington Park, Calif. and Asa B Shipley Fresno, Calif



  • ARLENE SIMS - JONESBOROUGH
  • Mrs. Arlene Sims, age 68, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Sims was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Guy & Jessie Mae Bacon Harris. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sims was also preceded in death by a brother, Don Harris; and one sister, Martha Lee Nichols. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Sims, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan & Melissa Sims and John and Belinda Sims, all of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Patrick Sims, Ashton Sims, Jack Sims, Haley Sims, Caroline Sims and Logan Sims; brother and sister-in-law, John & Charlotte Sims; three nieces, Janet Nichols, Christy Osborne and Karen Calhoun; and one nephew, Tim Harris. Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Murray officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Private graveside services will be conducted. Memorial donations may be made to Missionary Flights International (missionaryflights.org), 3170 Airmans Dr., Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 for the benefit of Ray & Tammy Oostdyk. Condolences may be sent to the Sims family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, {Grandparents : Henry Haws Bacon & Martha Elizabeth Sellers ; Great grandparents : Isaac Bacon & Nancy Keebler ; Great Great grandparents : Thomas Bacon & Sarah Barron and Jacob Armay Keebler, III & Mary Haws}


  • JOE SLONAKER - JOHNSON CITY
  • Joe T. “Pops” Slonaker, age 81, 604 Ridgeview Dr., Johnson City, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Joe was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. He was a son of the late Jacob Paul “Jake” and Sarah Amanda Bacon Slonaker. Joe retired from Parks-Belk in 1990 following thirty-eight years of service. Following retirement he was employed with Mize Farm and Garden for several years and currently with Champion Chevrolet Cadillac. Joe worked many years with the Washington County Election Commission and could always be found stationed at a voting machine at Town Acres Elementary School during a general election or the Washington County Court House in Jonesborough for early voting. He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church, the Homebuilders Sunday School Class and was well known as the “candy man” on Sunday mornings as he always supplied tootsie rolls to the church, especially for the children. Joe was an avid gardener and had a special love for roses, having over one hundred bushes at one time. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Robert Slonaker and three sisters, Jeanette Slonaker Shannon, Betty Slonaker Cox and Verna Mae Morrell. Pops is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mary Etta Martin Slonaker; daughter Debbie and Rick, Gray; son David and Carol, Gray; granddaughter, Brittany, Gray; grandson, Joseph, Gray; special “sister” Lucille “Loosewheel” Meredith; several nieces and nephews, including special nieces and nephews Susan, “Pud”, Jeannie, Annie, Martha, Jake and Jimmy; several great-nieces and nephews, including special great-niece, Jerica; dear friends, Jimmy Shipley, Tammy Payne and Dr. Burgin Dossett; granddogs, Missy, KCee, Katie and Sam; grandcat, Annabelle; great-granddog, Bailey. The family would like to express a special thank you to all the staff on 2800 at the Johnson City Medical Center. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 8:00 P.M. from the Sanctuary of Boones Creek Christian Church with Mr. David Clark and Mr. Charles Reece, Ministers, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, former co-workers and friends of Parks-Belk, Mize Farm and Garden and Champion Chevrolet Cadillac. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the church sanctuary. The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. in Washington County Memory Gardens with Mr. Dick Morris, Minister, officiating. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 6:50 P.M. Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to the Boones Creek Christian Church Building Fund, 305 Christian Church Rd., Gray, TN 37615, or The Salvation Army, 204 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Slonaker family


  • PAUL SNAPP - GREENEVILLE
  • GREENEVILLE - Paul Howard Snapp, age 70, of South Main Street, Greeneville, died Monday, September 25, 2006, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. He was retired from Phillips, Inc., after forty years of service. During the 1950s he was a pitcher for the Magnavox Baseball Team. He served in the US Army from 1958-1964. He was a member of the Greeneville Masonic Lodge #3, Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies, Kerbella Temple and the Lions Club. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he served as treasurer of the Sunday school for many years. Mr. Snapp was active in sports, especially baseball and golf; he also coached Little League teams. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Blonda Wilhoit Snapp; one brother and sister-in-law, Rhea and Mildred Snapp; two sisters, Mrs. S.G. (Rena) Hensley and Mrs. Doug (Jenny) Keebler; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, Jake and Katie Wilhoit, Hoover and Carol Wilhoit, Gene and Charlotte Wilhoit, Haskell Wilhoit, Lyda Wilhoit, Wanda and Billy Jeff Burns and Ray and Carol Ellenburg; several special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orell and Mary Ellen Humphreys Snapp; two brothers, Harold Snapp and Robert Snapp; two sisters, Wilma Broyles and Juanita Sinks; two sisters-in-law, Letha P. Wilhoit and Nebraska Wilhoit. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday from the chapel of Rose Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Wakefield and Pastor Jeff McNabb officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at Rose Hill Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Tuesday to go in procession to Andrew Johnson National Cemetery for the 11:00 AM committal service. The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM Sunday preceding the service at Rose Hill Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Wayne Sinks, Ronald Snapp, E. Grant Crum, Bill White, Victor Wilhoit, Tim Humphreys, Kenny Ricker, John T. Sinks III, Billy Jeff Burns and Ray Ellenburg. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Sams, James "Cotton" Whittenburg, David "Timer" White, Gary Duff, Dewey Dyer, Johnny Morelock, Lewis Debusk, Dave Carpenter, Johnny Reagon, Eual Shelton, Brumley Greene, Mike Lee, Harris "Casco" Havely, Dr. Ronald Cole, Dr. Brooks Morelock, the ICU staff of Laughlin Memorial Hospital and the men of First Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to the Snapp Family at www.rosehillfuneralhome.com. Rose Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


  • EULA JANETTE DIEHL SQUIBB- NICKELSVILLE, VA

  • NICKELSVILLE, Va. -- Mrs. Eula Janette Diehl Squibb, age 80, Nickelsville, VA, went to be with her Lord Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Holston Valley Hospital following a brief illness. Janette Squibb was an ETSU graduate and an educator in Washington County, Tennessee, schools for over thirty years. Upon retiring, she pursued her interest in genealogy and art. When not tracking elusive ancestors to complete her family tree, she perfected her painting skills and produced a small gallery of original watercolor florals, still life and landscapes. She was a member of the State of Franklin Chapter of the DAR, serving as both Regent and Secretary/Treasurer. She was also a member of the Jonesborough Schubert Club, Goodwill Circle and the Jonesborough Garden Club. She attended First Baptist Church in her adopted home of Nickelsville, VA. She was blessed with intelligence, a great sense of humor, and a kindness and generosity of spirit which will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by her husband, Gerald A. Squibb, Johnson City, TN; mother and father, Lydia R. Diehl and Robert Christian Diehl, Jonesborough, TN; one brother, John Richard Diehl Sr., Jonesborough, TN. Also preceding her in death was special friend Mildred Skeen, Mother of son-in-law, Eddie Skeen. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Robin Squibb Skeen and Eddie N. Skeen, Nickelsville, VA; one sister, Barbara Carson, Telford, TN; and one sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ralph Maden, Jonesborough, TN. She was known as "Aunt Nette" to eleven nieces and nephews as well as several grand-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steven Collins and Rev. Brad Scott officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Carson, Pat Maden, Chris Diehl, Jared Diehl, Joey Diehl, Kent Maden, Brian Maden and Mark Ratcliff. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Squibb, Pete Squibb, Jim Johnson, Darrell Elam, Todd Elam, Doyle Smith, Mark Robinson and Dennis Skeen. Janette loved to garden, so flowers are always welcome. Those wishing to make charitable donations can make them to: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 192, Nickelsville, VA 24271; or, Jonesborough United Methodist Church, 211 W. Main St., P.O. Box 115, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Squibb family online at www.dillow-taylor.com


    FREDDY SQUIBB -Limestone


    Mr. Freddy Squibb, age 85, Limestone, a loving husband, father, papaw, great papaw, and friend to all, went to be with his personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a member of Oakland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. Mr. Squibb was a charter member of the Washington County Soil Conservation District Board until time of death. He was recognized last year for his years of service. Mr. Squibb was one of the founding members of Bowmantown Ruritan Club at which he was honored this past November for 50 years of service and dedication to the community. He was a Washington County Magistrate. He served on the board of Tennessee Farm Bureau. Freddy was a retired self-employed farmer and owner/operator of a lime spreader truck for Rainbow Chemicals. He was a retired floor manager at Big Burley Warehouse in Johnson City. Upon retirement, he enjoyed his family, attending his son Richard’s basketball games, daughter Gail’s school and church music programs, and watching his grandsons play sports and work on the farm. A favorite pastime was playing rook-especially winning rook tournaments at the Bowmantown Ruritan Club and Pioneer Grocery. He also enjoyed showing his antique tractors with the Antique Tractor Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Paul Squibb and Loretta Estella Squibb, Lucille McCray Squibb, beloved wife of 48 years, brother, Carl Squibb, sister-in-law, Ann Squib, sister, Ruth Stafford, brother-in-law, A.J. Stafford, brothers-in-law, Charles McCray and C.L. “Bud” Harrison, and nephew Terry Stafford and great niece, Melony Martin. He is survived by his son, Richard Squibb and wife, Linda, daughter, Gail Squibb Morris and husband Jeff, three grandsons, Wesley Squibb and wife Rachel, Scott Squibb and Jon Morris and a great grandson, Weston Frederick Squibb, special sister-in-law, Nell Harrison, favorite nieces, Kathy Stafford Martin, nephews, Ross Squibb and Larry Harrison, cousins and wonderful friends. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bob Grimes officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday prior to service. Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Oakland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Wesley Squibb, Scott Squibb, Jon Morris, Ross Squibb, Gippy Martin, Ronald Dykes, Eddie Remine, and Anthony Norton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Washington County Soil Conservation District Board. Memorial donations may be made to Oakland Presbyterian Church c/o Mrs. Glenda Ayers 803 Oakland Rd. Telford, TN 37690 or Bowmantown Ruritan College Scholarship Fund c/o Chris Correll 434 Oakland Rd. Limestone, TN 37681. Condolences may be sent to the Squibb family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough


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    JOAN N. WILLIAMS - Johnson City

    Mrs. Joan N. Williams, age 74, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in Limestone, TN, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Williams was born in Johnson City and daughter of the late Austin & Pearl A. Sheets Campbell. In addition to her parents, Ms. Williams was also preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Williams; three sisters, Francis Riddle, Jean Renfro and husband, Harold, and Edna Mae Bootle; and two brothers, Billy Joe Campbell and Larry Wayne “Bud” Campbell. She was a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Henry Blake & Linda Williams, Telford; grandchildren, Harrison Williams and Hudson Williams, both of Telford, whom referred to her as “Murr” and she would say to them “love you to pieces,” and two additional grandchildren, Jonathan & Joshua Lewis; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby & Robert Hunter, Adrian, Michigan, Lou Ellen & Wayne Taylor, Johnson City, and Delores Castle, Amory, Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Nancy Campbell, Clarion, Pennsylvania, and Nora Campbell, Johnson City; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Crossnoe officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family & friends. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Northeast Tennessee Chapter, 207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500 Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the Williams family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough

    Emily Austin Winegar - Telford

    Mrs. Emily Austin Winegar, age 86, Telford, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. Mrs. Winegar was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Kate Austin Sentman. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Winegar was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Robert W. Winegar Jr. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Winegar was a faithful member of Bowmantown Baptist Church, attending until her health prevented. She enjoyed playing and winning Rook at the Jonesborough Senior Center and Bingo at Lakebridge Healthcare Center. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. & Shelley Winegar, Chillicothe, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Linda & Steve Greenwell, Telford; four granddaughters, Heather Honaker and husband, Nathan, Elyria, Ohio, Kristal Woods and husband, Jim, Antioch, Tennessee, Angela Greenwell and Stephanie Greenwell, both of Telford; three great-granddaughters, Molly & Josie Honaker and Kate Woods; and several nephews, nieces and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Lakebridge Healthcare Center for their loving care of “Mrs. Emily” and special thanks to the many that prayed for her and brought joy into her life. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Crossnoe officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan Honaker, Jim Woods and Deacons of Bowmantown Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Hensley, Jake Southerland, Fred Southerland and Glenn Arnold. Memorial donations may be made to Bowmantown Baptist Church, 418 Bowmantown Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Condolences may be sent to the Winegar family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN