Miscellaneous Johnson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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EULA MAE OSBORNE
Eula Mae Osborne, 93, 320 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at her residence. She was a native of Johnson County, and a daughter of the late Lonzo and Hattie Morley Mullins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roby Columbus Osborne, in 1980 and by a son, Jerry Randall Osborne, one daughter, Shelby Jean Osborne, four brothers and one sister. She was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church. 
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Henderson, Bristol, Tennessee; Barbara Medley, Kingsport, Tennessee; one brother, Otho Mullins, Mountain City, Tennessee; three sisters, Opal Shoun, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania; Ruby Clark, West Chester, Pennsylvania; Pearl Potter, Kingsport, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Randy Medley, Kingsport, Tennessee; Lisa Pollard, Butler, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Brown and Rev. Kreg Smith officiating. 
Burial followed in the Osborne Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Glen Shupe, John Burrow, Roby Phillippi, Harold Phillippi, Bob Mullins, Lonnie Pleasant, Bud Arnold and Roy Dale Arnold. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

CHESTER ARNOLD
Chester Arnold, 74, 476 Millard Cooper Lane, Mountain City, died Thursday, March 29, 2001 from injuries sustained in a tractor accident. He was a native of Johnson County and was a son of Pearl Arnold, Mountain City and the late Clyde Arnold. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie and Lester Arnold. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his mother, Pearl Arnold, Mountain City; his wife, Willa Mae Arnold, Mountain City; one sister, Virgie McGlamery, Trade, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Campbell officiating. 
Burial followed in the Arnold Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Jeff McGlamery, Lawrence McGlamery, Charles Arnold, Dallas Arnold, Tracy Arnold, Clay Osborne. 
Honorary pallbearers were John Arnold, Clint Howard, J.R. Arnold, Selmer Potter, Alf Wilson, Sam Wilson, Danny Arnold, Dr. John Whitlock, Fayette Arnold, Dan Arnold. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

FRED SLUDER
Fred Sluder, 87, 11054 Highway 421 North, Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at his residence. He was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina and was a son of the late Amos and Abby Greer Sluder. He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Sluder and Teddy Sluder. He was a former employee of Tipton Construction of Bristol, Tennessee for 45 years and a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F&AM for 52 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Faye Sluder, of the home; seven sons, Bill Sluder, Abilene, Texas; Jim Sluder, Tonica, Illinois; Harold Sluder and David Sluder, both of the home; Walter “Tiny” Sluder, Florida; Earl Sluder and Tommy Sluder, both of Shady Valley, Tennessee; three daughters, Margaret Hing, New Johnsonville, Tennessee; Debby Richards, Bristol, Tennessee; Connie Cook, Knoxville, Tennessee; two sisters, Edna Blevins, Shady Valley, Tennessee; Faye Rozzia, Coatesville, Pennsylvania; one brother, Ottis Sluder, Shady Valley, Tennessee; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Peake officiating. 
Masonic services will follow the funeral service. 
Graveside and interment were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Shady Valley Memorial Gardens. 
Pallbearers were Craig Sluder, Chad Sluder, Alex Richards, Calvin Sluder, Steven Sluder and Charles Cook. 
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Tipton, Howard Campbell, Joe Bell, David Roark and Gerald Buckles. 
Memorials may be made to the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F&AM, Building Fund, c/o Bill McGuire, 1018 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

RAY DWIGHT WARD
Ray Dwight Ward, 59, 3706 Jamestown Road, Morganton, North Carolina, died Saturday, March 10, 2001 in the Caldwell County Hospice, Lenoir, North Carolina. He was a native of Carter County but had made his home in North Carolina for several years. He was a son of the late Bill and Florence Proffitt Ward and was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Smith. He was a truck driver and a member of the Sink Valley Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Thomas Ward, of the home; two daughters and three sons; four brothers, Deck Ward and Billie Jack Ward, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; T.W. Proffitt and Junior Proffitt, both of Elkhart, Indiana; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the Harmons Cemetery, Butler, Tennessee with Rev. Harvey White officiating. 
Burial followed in the Harmons Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were William Ward, Michael Ward, Kirk Murphy, Roster Gregg, Billy Smith and Steve Gregg. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

JAMES CARL GUINN
James Carl Guinn, 60, 108 Quinn Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at his residence. He was a native of Johnson County, a son of the late James Nathan and Venie Guy Guinn. He had lived in Elizabethton for several years. He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge #360. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Gilbert Vines, Bluff City; one son, Mark Guinn, Elizabethton; two sisters, Blanche Berry, Butler and Dorothy Sizemore, Houston, Texas; three brothers, Oscar Guinn, Bluff City; Danny Guinn and Odell Guinn, both of Mountain City; his fiance, Ann Blevins; special nieces, Betty Crumley Sims and Linda Peterson; a special friend, Jim Buckles and several other nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Peterson officiating. 
Interment followed in the Shipley Cemetery, Hickory Tree. 
Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. 
Honorary pallbearers were George Campbell and Joe Dumic. 
Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. 

ROLAND HANNA
Roland Hanna, 73, 184 Old Noah Snyder Road, Mountain City, died Monday, April 2, 2001 in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but had made his home in Johnson County for the past few years. He was a son of the late Roland Ira and Hilda Margaret Chambers Hanna and was preceded in death by two brothers, John and David Hanna. He attended the Church of God in Mountain City and was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World War II with The 808th Air Engineer Squadron. 
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Roark Hanna, of the home; two daughters, Nancy Syco, Bradenton, Florida; Patricia Goodwin, Rising Sun, Maryland; two sons, Daniel Hanna and Wayne Hanna, both of Beckley, West Virginia; one sister, Faye Hanna, Mountain City, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Walker and Rev. Spencer Roark officiating. 
Graveside service and burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Veterans National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home Chapel. 
Friends may call at the funeral home or the residence, 184 Old Noah Snyder road, Mountain City, at anytime. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

ERMA QUINN
Erma Quinn, 85, 116 Mulberry Lane, Mountain City, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 in the Johnson County Health Center. She was a native of Lester, West Virginia but had made her home in Pennsylvania and Mountain City for several years. She was a daughter of the late Norman and Florence Weddle and was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Quinn, who died in 1986, also by two sons, Russell Hawley and Ernest D. Hawley, also by 12 brothers and six sisters. She and her husband was the co-founder of the Mountain City Senior Living Center. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and had taught Sunday School for 20 years in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tommy Wilson, Mountain City, Tennessee; two sisters, Norma Meador, West Patterson, New Jersey; Lavada Ara, Sophia, West Virginia; three grandchildren, Thomas D. Wilson and Vicky Stout, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; Judy Sidenstricter, Nottingham, Pennsylvania; seven great-grandchildren; an extra special niece, Cathy Souder, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Gordan Rawls and James Norman officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers will be Vicki Stout, Thomas D. Wilson, Jr., Gibb Barlow and Jimmy Mason. 
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday from the Funeral Home Chapel or at the residence at anytime. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

EDWARD DANIEL TUCKER
Edward Daniel Tucker, 73, 1258 West Main Street, Mountain City, died Sunday, June 3, 2001 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late Lee and Inez Dunn Tucker. He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Tucker and was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty Tucker, of the home; one daughter, Linda K. Savage and husband Gary, Hendersonville, Tennessee; two step-sons, Steven Roark, Jefferson, North Carolina; Michael Roark, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia; one step-daughter, Susie Yoggerest, Mountain City, Tennessee; one brother, Paul Tucker, Mountain City, Tennessee; one sister, Ruby Weaver, Bristol, Virginia; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Reece officiating. 
Military graveside services and burial were conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Veterans National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee. 
Pallbearers were Robert Reece, Bill Reece, Jim Reece, Terry Reid, Jimmy Dunn, Donnie Weaver, Tim Weaver and Kemp Lewis. 
Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Arnold, Stanley Snyder and Junior Nichols. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

RICHARD C. STANTON
Richard C. Stanton, 63, 155 Old Draft Road, Butler, Tennessee, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at his residence. He was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late Kemp D. and Mollie Jane Dugger Stanton. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilce Park Stanton and a sister-in-law, Jessie Lee Stanton Milam. He was a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Elma Ruth Bunton Stanton, of the home; one sister, Norma Kay Pennington, Mountain City, Tennessee; three nephews and five nieces. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Derl H. McCloud and Rev. Doug Ranshaw officiating. 
Music was under the direction of the Sugar Grove Quartet and Terry Dugger. 
Graveside services and burial were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Bakers Gap Cemetery. 
Active pallbearers were Johnny Stanton, Timothy Stanton, Bobby Stanton, Charles Thompson, Shannon Greene, Kevin Greene, Shane Greene and Dennis Campbell. 
Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Wilson, Charles Odom, Roy Greene, Bob Greene, Harold Stanton, Tony Milam, John David Greene, Darrell Greene and Jady Stanton. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

DEALIA DENNY
Dealia Denny, 91, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, passed away Friday morning in the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, North Carolina. She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late William Elbert and Nora Turnmire Lipford and was a housewife. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Emmitt Lipford, Glen Lipford and Marvin Lipford; one sister, Mae Lipford Pope. 
Survivors include one son, Wayne “Sammy” Lipford Burgaw, North Carolina; two sisters, Nell Lipford, Mountain City, Tennessee; Lorene Johnson, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; one uncle, John K. Turnmire, Sr.; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 3, 2001 at 8 p.m. from the Henson Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Baker officiating. 
Pallbearers were Lynn Courtney, Alan Lipford, Mark Lipford, Warren Lipford, Timmy Church and Blaine Lipford. 
Honorary pallbearers were Sam Nelson, Glen Lipford Jr. and Billy Lipford. 
Graveside services and interment were conducted Monday, June 4, 2001 at 10 a.m. from the Johnson Cemetery, Fall Branch Road, Mountain City, TN. 
Henson Funeral was in charge of the arrangements. 

ALLIE A. HAYWORTH
Callie A. Hayworth, 98, 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Dave and Elmina Wilson Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Hayworth in 1968 and by ten brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of the Valley View United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include one sister, Doll Wilcox, Crab Orchard, West Virginia; a special nephew and wife, Offie and Betty Sue Hayworth, Mountain City; their sons and wives, Bryan and Cindy Hayworth and family, Kingsport, Tennessee; Kevin and Kim Hayworth and family, Mountain City, Tennessee; Jeff and Sherry Hayworth and family, Piney Flats, Tennessee; and several other nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 4, 2001 at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Henson Funeral Home with Bill Cahill, Kenneth Pierce and Randy Hensley officiating. 
Music was under the direction of the Valley View Church Choir. 
Pallbearers were James Hayworth, Carroll Hayworth, Dean Hayworth, Bryan Hayworth, Kevin Hayworth and Jeff Hayworth. 
Honorary pallbearers were Derl Swift, Carl Wiggins, Jake Lewis, Tom Payne, Emory Fenner, Jim Wills, Jim Payne, Willie Forrester, Shuff Mains and Bill Gentry. 
Graveside services and interment were conducted Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Phillippi Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Valley View Memorial Fund, c/o Jo Henson, 1433 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

CHARLES E. EGGERS
Charles E. “Buddy” Eggers, 48, 164 Johnson Hollow Road, Mountain City, died Friday, May 25, 2001 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late Charles Jones and Beulah Mae Greer Eggers. He was a TV repairman. 
Survivors include his wife, Danetta “Dee” McKenzie Eggers, of the home; four step-children, Robert Lee Owens, Wooster, Ohio; Shelia May Frazier, Charles Owens, both of Rittman, Ohio; Tresa Marie Owens, Arkansas; one uncle, James Coy Greer, Mountain City; one very special cousin and fiance, Billy James Greer and Shannon Johnson; one nephew, Steven Murray, Atlanta, Georgia; one niece, Stephanie Murray Collins, Saltville, Virginia and several half-sisters and cousins. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Herman Trivette officiating. 
Burial followed in the Sunset Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers were Gerold Testerman, Buddy Osborne, Robbie Osborne, Kirk Norris, Larry Snyder and Kenny Johnson. 
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Lipford, Tommy Jack Lipford and Orvil Vanover. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

CECIL F. JOHNSON
Cecil F. Johnson, 84, 1901 Highway 133, Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 1, 2001 in the Johnson County Health Center, Mountain City, Tennessee. He was a native of West Virginia, a son of the late Walter and Lena McGuire Johnson. He was a retired coal miner, a former New York state Civil Service employee, member of the United Mine Workers of America, and attended the Shady Valley Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Kelsey and a brother, Alfred Johnson. 
Survivors include his wife, Georgia O. Johnson, Shady Valley, Tennessee; three sons, Robert Johnson, Lyons, New York; Donald Johnson, Abingdon, Virginia; Jason Johnson, Stoney Creek, Tennessee; three daughters, Dolores Farley, Shady Valley, Tennessee; Margaret Greco, San Marcus, California; Brenda Wolf, Walworth, New York; two brothers, Bernard Johnson, Lorain, Ohio; Eugene Johnson, Hickory, North Carolina; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the Shady Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Porter and Rev. Russell Ward officiating. 
Pallbearers were grandsons. 
Interment followed in the Blevins Cemetery in Shady Valley. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

ROBERT GLEN DELOACH
Robert Glen Deloach, 79, 335 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tennessee, died Friday, June 1, 2001 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home. He was a native of Butler, a son of the late Nat and Pearl Whaley Deloach. He was a retired painter and farmer. He was a Army Veteran of World War II where he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. The Oak Leaf Cluster and four Bronze Service Stars. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Manuel and Spencer Deloach. He was a member of the Pierce Baptist Church, Butler. 
Survivors include three sisters, Ina Mae Deloach, of the home; Pauline Poole, Elizabethton, Tennessee and Effie Garland, Butler, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Oddis Dugger, Jr and Rev. Russell Potter officiating. 
Graveside service and interment were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the National Cemetery, Mountain Home, with Rev. Harvey White officiating. 
Music was under the direction of Kathy Pierce and Gail Elliott. 
Active pallbearers were Junior McQueen, John Hammitt, Johnny Pierce, Darrell Ward, Ronnie Oliver, Harvey White and Montie Pierce. 
Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews and many special friends. 
Military graveside honors were conducted by VFW Post 2166, Elizabethton. 
Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. 

ROBERT J. HEATH
Robert J. Heath, 82, Glade Spring, Virginia, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Virginia. He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Virginia and was a son of the late Ed and Mary Jane Winegar Heath. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. Heath. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. 
Survivors include two daughters, Janie R. Terry, Glade Springs, Virginia and Mandy Jane Bise, Marion, Virginia; four sons, Junior Heath, of the home; Edgar Eugene “Joe” Heath, Abingdon, Virginia; Robert Health, Glade Spring, Virginia; Roy Heath, Pennsylvania; one step-son, Venton Thomas, Glade Spring, Virginia; one sister, Gertrude Greer, Blountville, Tennessee; one brother, Charlie Heath, Freeland, Maryland; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mahlon Wyatt officiating. 
Committal services and interment was conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Rush Creek Cemetery, Glade Spring, Virginia. 
Johnson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

ETHEL INEZ WILLIAMS
Ethel Inez Williams, 80, 310 Dotson Lane, Mountain City, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late Rainer and Lillie Greer Williams, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Jody Williams, three sisters, Shellie Roark, Blanche Lewis and Faye Pennington. 
Survivors include one sister, Beatrice Stewart, Mountain City, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Jodi Lynn Farmer, Mountain City, Tennessee; Kathy Miller, Fleetwood, North Carolina; Elizabeth Miller, Elkton, Maryland; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, August 25, from the Henson Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Walker officiating. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

REECE KYTE
Reece Kyte, 79, 137 Dugger Hollow Road, Butler, Tennessee, died Tuesday, August 21, 2001 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson County, a son of the late William and Maggie Stalcup Kite. He was a retired truck driver with Inland Container of Elizabethton. He was an active member of the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church. He was a Army Veteran of World War II where he was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 61, Mountain City. He was past president of the Watauga Sportsman Club. He had served for several years as Wagon Master on wagon trains in and around Johnson County. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cassie Reed and Clemetis Buck and four brothers, Ed Kite, Conley Kite, Holland Kite and Homer Kite. 
Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Beulah Lipford Kyte; two daughters, Nyoka Kyte Weaver and her husband Melvin Weaver, Butler and Barbara Kyte (B.K.) McCloud and her husband Jim McCloud, Raleigh, North Carolina; one son, Garry G. Kyte and his wife, Barbara Kyte, Butler; one grandson, Alan Todd Kyte and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Cunningham and Rev. Bruce Simcox officiating. 
Graveside services and interment were conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Butler Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Sherwood Durkee officiating. 
Music was provided by the Cobbs Creek Baptist Church Choir. 
Active pallbearers were Bobby Garland, Junior McQueen, Ralph Danner, Junior Davis, Darrell Ward, Melvin Huyard, Charlie Monday, Tom Kite and Joe Lipford. 
Honorary pallbearers were Haskiel Pierce, Stanley Largent, John Long, Theodore Roberts, Eddie Forbes, Danny Huddleston, Boyd Peterson, Henry Lawrence, Robert Shelton and members of the Watauga Sportsman Club. 
Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. 

HELEN CROWE STEPHENSON
Helen Crowe Stephenson, 79, Tampa, Florida, died Sunday, August 19, 2001 in the Town and Country Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She was a native of Washington County, Virginia and was preceded in death by her first husband, Morris Crowe in 1954 and a daughter, Vivian Thomopoulos Burke in 1997. 
Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Stephenson, Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Marie Corbett, Cleveland, Ohio; Lynn Harmon, Brunswick, Ohio; two sons, Morris “Bud” Crowe Jr., Cleveland, Ohio and James Crowe, Strongsville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 23 at 10 a.m. in the Old Glade Presbyterian Church in Glade Spring, Virginia with Bill Reece officiating. 
Burial followed in the Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

EDITH NELSON MEADOWS
Edith Nelson Meadows, 78, Damascus, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. She was a native of Meadowview, Virginia and had lived most of her life in Damascus, Virginia. Her husband, Leonard Meadows, preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Damascus and the Damascus Senior Citizens. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. 
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia M. Hott and her husband Jim, Nokesville, Virginia; one son, Richard L. Meadows and his wife Jean, Emory, Virginia; grandchildren, Eric Hott and his wife Nicole, Chris Hott, Kristal Hott, Carla Matney and her husband Steve, Donna Meadows and David Meadows; one great-granddaughter, Ashton; one step-great-grandson, Corey; one sister, Mrs. James (Elsie) Hurt, Abingdon, Virginia and several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Lynn Lethcoe, whom she loved like a daughter. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Sunset Memorial Park with Rev. Wayne Parsons officiating. 
Pallbearers were David Meadows, Eric Hott, Michael Ashley, Kenny Ashley, Robbie Lethcoe and Ronnie Campbell. 
Honorary pallbearers were Sam McCall, Jimmy Cato and William “Buster” DeBusk. 
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

MILLIERUTH GREER
MillieRuth Greer, 99, of 861 North Flatwoods Road, Creston, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2001 in the Ashe Living Center, Jefferson, North Carolina. She was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late John and Cora Coldiron Davis, was preceded in death by her husband Frank Greer and one great-grandson, two sons, three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Greer was a homemaker and a member of the Big Laurel Baptist Church. 
Survivors include one daughter and husband, Mary and Raymond Osborne, Beckley, West Virginia; one son and wife, Ferd and Doris Thomas, Newark, Delaware; two daughters-in-law, Betty Greer, Creston, North Carolina, Fern Greer, Delslow, West Virginia; four sisters and husbands, Mattie and Bud Sorrell, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Olive and A.C. Cole, Elizabethton, Tennessee, Opal Odom, Hampton, Tennessee, Edna Blevins, Elizabethton, Tennessee; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Percy-Hux Funeral Home with Rev. Spencer Roark officiating. Burial followed in the Price-Allen Cemetery in Ashe County, North Carolina. 
Pallbearers were friends and family. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

REBECCA MONTINE POTTER CLAWSON
Rebecca Montine Potter Clawson, age 49, of Walhalla, South Carolina, passed away on Sunday August 26, 2001 at her residence. She was a native of Carter County, Tennessee and had lived in Butler before moving to South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Phillip O. Potter and Mrs. Doris Potter of Butler, Tennessee. She was a member of the Grace Independent Baptist Church in Walhalla, South Carolina. 
Survivors include her husband, Bill Clawson of the home; her mother, Mrs. Doris Potter, Butler, Tennessee; three sons, Teddy Joe and wife Angie Clawson, Butler, Tennessee, Phillip and wife Christine Clawson, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jayson Clawson, Walhalla, South Carolina; one daughter, Catrine and husband Steve Poole, Butler, Tennessee; two brothers, Bud and wife Ruth Potter, Butler, Tennessee, Turban and wife Edith Potter, Mountain City; four sisters, Ell Louis and husband Paul Flatter, Butler, Tennessee, Eleven and husband Jesse Cable, Butler, Tennessee, Jeanette and husband Ray Greene, Vilas North Carolina 
Roetta and husband Ronald Harmon, Boone, North Carolina; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2001 from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Greene and Rev. Rick Okelley officiating. Burial followed in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Homer Clawson, Beryl Clawson, Delbert Clawson, Paul Clawson, Roscoe Clawson, Ernest Pope, and Tony Swift. 
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Lee, Alton Ramey, Gene Phillips, and Hospice of the Foothills employees of Synnicia, South Carolina. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

REV. BILLY RAY BREWER
Rev. Billy Ray Brewer, 53, of 1410 Rainbow Road, Mountain City died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Brewer was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late Thomas A. and Bertha T. Brewer, and was preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Brewer. He was a carpenter worker with the Wilson Construction Company in Zionville, North Carolina and was a member, deacon and song leader at Rainbow Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Howard Brewer, of the home; four daughters, Kathy and husband Allen Faulks, Lenoir, North Carolina, Barbara and husband Shawn Jennings, Mountain City, Rebecca and husband Scott Shipman, Mountain City, Jessica Brewer, of the home; four brothers, Fred Arvel Brewer, Blountville, Tennessee, Bobby Joe Brewer, Mountain City, James Robert Brewer, Mountain City, Tommy Roger Brewer , Mountain City; two sisters, Mary Lou Dugger, Mountain City, Bonnie Ruth Jones, Jonesborough, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were help at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26, from the Rainbow Baptist Church with Rev., J.C. Green, Rev. Harold Danner and Rev. Ray Vaught officiating. 
Pallbearers were Tom Wilson, Glenn Shook, Johnny Brown, Donald Hess, Jared Ward, Ken Ward, Russell Johnson, Steve Brown, T.J. Wilson, Tim Pierce, Wayne Thomas, and Bentley Parlier. 
Honorary pallbearers were all the nephews, Deacons of Rainbow Baptist church, Doug Tester, Clyde Campbell, Billy Wilson, and Travis Dillard. 
Percy-Hux Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

FRANCES GENEVA SLEMP 
Frances Geneva Slemp, 82, 266 Sprucey Lane, Mountain City, died Thursday, August 23, 2001 in the Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, Tennessee after a brief illness. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Ella Tester Forrester. Mrs. Slemp was a member of the Little Doe Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a helper in the Vacation Bible School. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Worley Slemp, May 15, 1980; by a grandson, Jon David Gentry; and four brothers, John, Hubert, Haywood and Dan Forrester. 
Survivors include three daughters, all of Mountain City: Glenda Sue and husband Glen Good, Linda and husband Burnice Gentry, and Mary Catherine Slemp, of the home; two sons, Jackie Charles and wife Jody Slemp, Ferndale, Washington, Larry Paul and wife Debbie Slemp, Mountain City; three sisters, Bernice Garland and Geraldine Cable, both of Butler, and Emma Ruth Phillips, Harrington, Delaware; three brothers, Earl Forrester, Piney Flats, J.C. Forrester, Butler, and Denver Forrester, Glen Burnie, Maryland; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m., Monday, August 27 in the Little Doe Baptist Church with the Rev. Kreg Smith and Dr. Dwight Hobbs officiating. Graveside service and interment were at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Rock Springs Cemetery. 
Pall bearers were grandsons and nephews. 
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Kyte, Paul Lowe, Richard Cable, Clayton Brown, Everett Brown, Fred Stout, Wayne Peters, Dr. Floyd Barker and Klan Pleasant. 
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, was in charge of the arrangements.

THOMAS R. NEWMAN
Thomas R. Newman, 42, 525 South Depot Street, Mountain City, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001 at his residence. He was a native of Sevier County, Tennessee but has made his home in Johnson County for the past few years. He was a Security Police for NECC and was a Veteran having served in the US Air Force as a Security Police. He was a member of Roan Creek Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Melissa Scruggs Newman, of the home; two sons, Dennis Newman, Mountain City; Seth Newman, Sevierville, Tennessee; two step-sons, Alex Hammons and Justin Hammons, both of Mountain City; his parents, Dennis and Helen Newman, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; four sisters, Denise Cooke, Bossier City, Louisiana; Pam Newman, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Diane North, Richmond, Virginia; Laura Christie, Grand Rapids, Michigan; one brother, Mike Newman, Plainsboro, New Jersey and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Roan Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Derl McCloud, Dwayne Dickson and Rev. Norman Reece officiating. 
Pallbearers were Angelo Giarusso, Gary Shaffer, bob Snyder, Billy Hammons, Scott Tinch, Jim Vincill, Jim Neaves and Steve Terrill. 
Honorary pallbearers were Employees of NECC, Dr. Jim Shine, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Dr. David Wiles, Gordon Sension, Bobby Eggers and Dan Hammons. 
Military graveside services were conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard at the Sunset Memorial Park. 
Memorials may be made to the Johnson City Medical Center Hospice or the Roan Creek Baptist Church Building Fund. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

PAULINE BROOKSHIRE
Pauline Brookshire, 93, formerly of Courtyard Apartments, 710 E. Second St., Elizabethton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 in the Hillview Health Care, Elizabethton, following an extended illness. She was a native of Johnson County, the daughter of the late James and Rhoda Hicks Lowe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Windom Porter Brookshire, July 14, 1983 and two brothers, Paul and Bill Lowe. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a retired employee of S.H. Kress & Co., after 19 years of service. 
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Wilkie and Carol Shell Brookshire, Elizabethton; one sister, Pansy Phipps, Powell, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Ronnie Brookshire, Nashville, Tennessee; John Brookshire, Johnson City; Christy Tyree, Hampton and Chris Brookshire, Sandpoint, Idaho; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Wyatt, Hunter, Remington and Curtis; and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services and interment will be conducted Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Brookshire Cemetery, Johnson County (Doeville Community) with her son, Rev. Wilkie Brookshire and Rev. Ron Owens officiating. 
Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and family attending the graveside service. 
Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is in charge of the arrangements. 

EARL BEBBER
Earl Bebber, 80, Taylor Valley, Virginia, died Monday, October 15, 2001 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. He was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and was a son of the late John and Betty Widener Bebber. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War Ii and was a member of the VFW Post No. 9830 in Damascus, Virginia. He was a long time devoted supporter and umpire for the Damascus Little League Baseball Program. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. 
Survivors include his wife, Marie Bebber; one son, Rick Bebber, Hickory, North Carolina; three daughters, Sherry Balogh, Damascus, Virginia; Debbie Pentecost, Mountain City, Tennessee and Donna Thompson, Memphis, Tennessee; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 19, 2001 in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Hugh Hatfield officiating. 
Burial followed in the New Lutheran Cemetery in Meadowview, Virginia with the VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post No. 6975 conducting military graveside rites. 
Pallbearers were Jacob Pentecost, Jason Bebber, Bob Balogh, Chris Phipps, Tom Lethcoe and Keith Morefield. 
Honorary pallbearers were Connie Mack Steele and John Yates. 
Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

WILLIAM LARRY DUNN
William Larry “Big L” Dunn, 30, 1979 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, died Monday, October 22, 2001 in Lenoir, North Carolina from injuries sustained in a truck accident. He was a native of Johnson County and was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Doran Shoun. He was a construction worker and was a member of the Hammons Chapel Christian Church. 
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Reba and Jack Taylor, Mountain City; his father and step-mother, Larry and Darlene Dunn, Mountain City; one brother, Robert B. Dunn, Mountain City; one sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Bill Allen, Mountain City; one step-brother, Doug Price, Erwin, Tennessee; one niece, April Allen, Mountain City; maternal grandmother, Dolly Shoun, Mountain City; paternal grandmother, Addie Horne, Mountain City; paternal grandfather, Ottis Horne, Mountain City; several aunts, uncles, cousins and great-cousins. 
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Woods and Mike Smith officiating. 
Graveside services and entombment will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum of Love. 
Pallbearers will be Eric Hill, Billy Icenhour, Scott Tester, Johnny Eastridge, Billy Heck, Don Taylor, Doug Taylor, Sam Icenhour, Danny Wilson and Dan Taylor. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Jones, James Rash, Greg Snyder and Jamie Blevins. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

YVONNE REBECCA JOHNSON
Yvonne Rebecca Johnson, 65, Oxford, Pennsylvania, died December 11, 2001 at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of the Oxford area. She was a business woman and enjoyed current events, reading and knitting. She graduated from Oxford High School Class of 1954. She graduated from Millersville College, Millersville, Pennsylvania, Bachelors of Science in Business, Class of 1959. She was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church. She was baptized April 16, 1954, Good Friday at the Oxford United Methodist Church. She was a daughter of the late Andrew L. and Maude Eugenia Graybeal Johnson. She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her companion, I. Donald Tice November 5, 2001.
Survivors include several cousins.
Funeral services were conducted December 15, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison Street, Oxford, PA 19363.
Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.

JEAN S. MCNEIL ARNOLD
Jean S. McNeil Arnold, 65, 1834 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2001 in the Watauga County Medical Center, Boone, North Carolina. She was a native of Johnson County and was a daughter of the late Paul J. and Nell H. Osborne McNeil and was preceded in death by a nephew, Eddie Thomas. She was a homemaker and a graduate of the Johnson County High School Class of 1954. She was a member of the Shouns United Methodist Church and former pianist of the church and a member of the WMU.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Arnold, of the home; one daughter, Cindy K. Guy and husband Eddie, Foscoe, North Carolina; one son, David B. Arnold and wife Tracie, Boone, North Carolina; three sisters, Janice L. Hawkins and husband Dayton and Lola B. Laxton, both of Mountain City; Nancy J. Gurley and husband Louis, Bristol, Tennessee; two brothers, Jerry P. McNeil and wife Susanne, Roanoke, Virginia; Tom McNeil and wife Karen, Elizabethton, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Melissa D. Robinson and husband William, Mountain City; Tonya M. Burton and fiancee, Thomas, Zionville, North Carolina; Brian Farmer, Atlanta, Georgia; special friends, Shelia, Larry and Joey Triplett and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Shouns United Methodist Church with Bill Kayhill and Burl Greer officiating.
Burial followed in the Shouns United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Shouns United Methodist Church.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

TEDDY BOYD PIERCE
Teddy Boyd “Ted” Pierce, 70, 400 Pierce Road, Mountain City, passed away Monday, December 17, 2001 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late Clifton and Dora Shoun Pierce. He was a member and Deacon of Bethel Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, a farmer and an agent for Johnson County Mutual Insurance Company, materials person for Johnson County Board of Education and served on the Board of Directors of Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Matherly Pierce, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Lynn Greever, Johnson City; Gina and Michael Boven, Powell, Tennessee; one sister, Lenore Pierce, Mountain City, Tennessee; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Marulla Pierce, Tallmadge, Ohio; Dr. Truett and Wanda Pierce, Sneidville, Tennessee; Bennie and Mary Pierce, Kingsport, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Ashley Boven; three grandsons, Adam Greever, Samuel Boven, Isaac Boven; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 7 p.m. from the Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Rev. William Harrell officiating.
Military graveside services and burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Butler Memorial Cemetery Accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers were Elbert Matherly, Jessie Davis, Don Rankins, Dale Sampson, Rhudy Mahner, Mark McEwen, Hiram McEwen and D. H. Lowe.
Honorary pallbearers were Dean Arnold, Blaine Greer, Bob Lowe, Roby Howard and Directors of Johnson County Mutual Insurance Co., Board of Directors of Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan Bank.
Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Baptist Church.
Friends may call at the residence, 400 Pierce Road, Mountain City at any time.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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