Miscellaneous Johnson County, Tennessee Obituaries

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JAMES W. REECE
James “Jim” W. Reece, 77, 1250 Jack Shoun Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2003, in the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a native of Johnson County, Tennessee and a son of the late David Eugene and Bertie Phillippi Reece. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Hubert Reece, Robert Reece, Charlie Reece, Luther Reece and Walter Reece and one sister, Alice Knight. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended the Valley View United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Novella Reece, of the home; two sisters, Margaret Cornett, Damascus, Virginia and Betty Knight, Orleans, Indiana; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the Henson Funeral Home Chapel with William “Bill” Cahill, Rev. Randy Hensley, Rev. Donnie Harris and Jim Hutchinson officiating. 
Burial followed in the Phillippi Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were nephews and niece. 
Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Paxton, Berlie Barry, Steve Billings, Harold Crowder, Dr. Peter Haibach, Ernest Warren, members of the Johnson County Rescue Squad, James Pennington, W.L. Davis Jr., of Erwin, Pennsylvania, Paul Cornett, Jay Trivette and Carroll Reece. 
Memorials may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

MINNIE PEARL LUNCEFORD HENSON
Minnie Pearl Lunceford Henson, 99, 502 Hillside road, Mountain City, passed away Monday, January 27, 2003 in the Mountain City Care Center after an extended illness. She was born June 30, 1903 to the late Vaught Grindstaff and Alice B. Holden. She was also preceded in death by husbands Barney Lunceford and Allen Henson, three sons, Gordy, Edward and James R. Lunceford, a brother, Lester Campbell, two sisters, Rosa Fritts and Hester Guy. She was a member of the Doe Valley Baptist Church, enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. 
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Velma Ruth Isaacs, Mrs. Francis Oliver, both of Mountain City; Lillian Arnold, Butler; one son, Max Lunceford, Troy, Virginia; two sisters, Brenda Pass and Laura Lunceford; two brothers, Robert Grindstaff and Joe David Grindstaff. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 28 at 8 p.m. from the Henson Funeral Home with Jim Hutchinson and Gordon Rawls officiating. 
Pallbearers were grandsons. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Whitlock, members of the Johnson County Rescue Squad and the staff of Mountain City Care Center. 
Interment was conducted Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Memorial Park. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

NORA LYNN SUTPHIN
Nora Lynn Sutphin, 41, 122 Dyer Street, Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2003 at her residence following a brief illness. She was a native of Pontiac, Michigan and was born May 30, 1961 to the late Paul and Geneva Howard Roskie. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jerri Sue Jones, and a nephews, Jo Jo Eller. 
Survivors include two sons, Matthew Sutphin, of the home; Kenny Roskie, Johnson City, Tennessee; five sisters, Shirley Morris, Johnson City, Tennessee; Kathy Eller and Bobbie Lane, both of Mountain City; Brenda Edwards, Jonesborough, Tennessee; Anaila Coward, Knoxville, Tennessee; five brothers, Bruce Roskie, Harland, Kentucky; Glenn Roskie and David Roskie, both of Knoxville, Tennessee; Steve Roskie, Mountain City and Jeff Roskie, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Woods officiating. 
Pallbearers were Earl Campbell, Steve Roskie, Jeff Roskie, Gary Honeycutt and Rodney Eller. 
Memorials may be made to the Trust Fund Matthew, c/o Kathy Eller, 519 Liberty Church Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

ANN PETERS
Ann Peters, 67, 119 Margaret Street, Mountain City, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2003 at the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a native of Old Butler and was born to the late Clarence Roberts and Francis Mast Roberts Smith, of Butler on March 31, 1935. She was a homemaker and m ember of Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Peters, in 1997; and grandparents, Don and Addie Baird Mast and Charles and Josie Hicks Roberts. 
Survivors include one daughter, Catletha Parks, Mountain City, Tennessee; three sons, Bruce Peters, Kingsport, Tennessee; Frank Peters, Mountain City, Tennessee; Danny Peters, of the home; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cecil “Nick” Bradshaw officiating. 
Pallbearers were Doug Osborne, Ralph Matheson, Glenn Shupe and Sam McEwen. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Buddy Clayton, Dr. Hodges, Dr. Robert Taylor, Johnson County Home Health Care Associates, Vicki Gregg and Vicki Gwinn. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

VERLIN S. WORLEY
Verlin S. “Pete” Worley, 85, Meadowview, Virginia, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2003 at his residence. He was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and was the son of the late John Henry and Louisa Anna Dye Worley. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Faulkner Worley, one daughter, Minnie Louise Worley, one brother and six sisters. 
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Ritchie, Damascus, Virginia and Joyce St. John and husband Cecil, Chilhowie, Virginia; two sons, Everett Worley and wife Irene, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland and James Worley and wife Martha, Purcellville, Virginia; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 27, 2003 at 8 p.m. in the Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Critcher officiating. 
Committal services and interment were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, Virginia. 
Pallbearers were Scott St. John, Donnie Ritchie, Gary Ritchie, Billy Ritchie, Richard Worley and Melvin Ritchie. 
Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Magnuson and Bobby Manuel. 
Memorials may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236. 
Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

BILL DUGGER
Bill Dugger, 69, 2222 Hinkle Road, Kingsport, died Saturday, January 25, 2003 at his residence. He was a native of Carter County, a son of the late Nat Ed and Dorothy Pierce Dugger. He had lived a number of years in Pennsylvania before returning to Kingsport in 1998. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of the Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Oliver and Ronnie Oliver. 
Survivors include five sons, Billy Dugger, Kingsport; Billy G. Dugger, Mountain City; David Dugger, Erwin; Verlin Hort, Avondale, Pennsylvania; and James Edwin Dugger, Oxford, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Mary Duvall, Avondale, Pennsylvania and Regina Walsh, Rehoboth, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mary Kate Arnold and Betty Pritchard, both of Butler; two brothers, Tony Pierce, Hampton and Frank Oliver, Butler; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Saturday, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harvey White officiating. 
Graveside service and interment were conducted Monday in Butler Memorial Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were selected from family and friends. 
Memorial Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. 

MAE T. SUTHERLAND
Mae T. Sutherland, 81, 432 Pinecrest Street, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Friday, January 24, 2003 in the Mountain City Care Center, Mountain City, Tennessee following an extended illness. She was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina made her home in Johnson County most of her life. She was born November 14, 1921 to the late Dewey and Carrie Sluder Trivette. She was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. 
Survivors includes three sons, Joe Sutherland, Jack Sutherland and Jerry Sutherland, all of Mountain City; one brother, Glenn Trivette, Mountain City; three grandsons, David, Jeff and Blake Sutherland, all of Mountain City; one granddaughter, Donna Sargent, Mountain City; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 8 p.m. from the Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Morefield and Rev. Clyde Campbell officiating. 
Graveside services and burial were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sunset Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers were Terry Reece, Craig Reece, Jimmy Garr, Ricky Garr, Paul Morrison and Rick Widener. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

VIRGIE IRENE BROWN
Virgie Irene Brown, 57, 140 Springfield Lane, Shady Valley, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tennessee after a brief illness. She was a native of Mountain City, and was born to the late John and Mary Kate Jones Roark on July 13, 1945. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and sewing. She was a member of Crandull Church of Christ and was preceded in death by one brother, J.D. Roark. 
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Irene Woolley, Shady Valley, Tennessee; one son, George Brown, Shady Valley, Tennessee; one sister, Ruth Campbell, Shady Valley, Tennessee; five brothers, Wayne Roark, William Roark, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; Don Roark, Ronald Roark, both of Shady Valley, Tennessee; Dave Roark, Gate City, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Woolley, Shady Valley, Tennessee. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Harmon’s Chapel Christian Church with Jim Hutchinson and Donald Nicklow officiating. 
Burial followed in the Woods Scott Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Bill Sheperd, Gary Roark, George Garland, Rick Campbell, Terry Campbell and Gerald Campbell. 
Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Howard and Taylor Scott. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

BLETIE FLETCHER REECE
Bletie Fletcher Reece, 81, Hwy 321 Butler, Tennessee, died Wednesday morning, January 22, 2003 at Pine Ridge Health Care Center in Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was born April 5, 1921 in Johnson County, Tennessee. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Reece, her mother, Vestie Fletcher Phillips, two brothers, Joe and Omar Fletcher and three nephews, Tommy, George and Glenn Fletcher. 
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Reece, Sugar Grove and Ernest Reece, Elizabethton, Tennessee; one sister, Opal Presnell, Mocksville, North Carolina; five nieces and one nephew. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Quincy Norris and Rev. J.T. Barley officiating. 
Burial followed in the Mtn. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 
This obituary is a courtesy of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

JENNIFER JEAN MCPHERSON
Jennifer Jean McPherson, 21, 103 Reid Street, Sharptown, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at her residence. She was a native of Boone, North Carolina and was born on November 21, 1981 to John and Norma McPherson. She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Rae O’Neil, maternal grandfather, Rod Parsons and paternal grandparents, Horace and Catherine McPherson. She was a member of the Mountain City Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one sister, Valerie Mae McPherson, Seaford, Delaware; one brother, John Thomas McPherson, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Etta Mae Parsons, Mountain City, Tennessee; one niece, Emily Deamron McPherson, Seaford, Delaware and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Henson Funeral Home with Jennifer’s Uncle, Brother Jeff Warren, officiating. 
Interment was in the Reece Memorial Cemetery. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

THEOLA G. MAY
Theola G. May, 93, 2354 Bulldog Road, Trade, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 4, 2003 in the Mountain City Care Center following an extended illness. She was a native of Johnson County and was born May 23, 1909 to the late Billy and Della Pierce McGlamery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray M. May, who died January 9, 1971, also by a son, Carson May and wife Helen, Mack Arthur May and daughter Juanita May. She was a homemaker and worked in Lesito Mushroom Cannery in Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Mountain City Church of Christ. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mazella Eggers and husband Millard, Landenberg, Pennsylvania; Mary Tester and husband Bob, Trade, Tennessee; three sons, Arlton May and wife Charlotte, West Grove, Pennsylvania; Arvellee May and wife Louise, Nottingham, Pennsylvania; Donald May and wife Sue, West Grove, Pennsylvania; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Hutchinson and Rev. Frank Woods officiating. 
Burial followed in the Reece Cemetery, Trade, Tennessee. 
Pallbearers were grandsons. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Michael Kimbo, Odell Johnson, Justin Robinson, Darrell Reece and Bobby Reece. 
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

JESSE A. CLAWSON
Jesse A. Clawson, 76, 578 Robe Shull Road, Mountain City, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton after an extended illness. He was a native of Carter County and was born on May 26, 1926 to the late John and Sarah Hollyfield Clawson. He was retired from North American and was a member of Poga Christian Church. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. 
Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Clawson, of the home; two daughters, Cathy Clawson, Mountain City, Tennessee; Lytha and husband Mike Sprouse, Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Norman Clawson and Timmy and wife Norma Clawson, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; one sister, Iva Lee Clawson, Elizabethton, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Travis and wife Susan Clawson, Jesse Bradley Sprouse, Elizabeth Clawson and Laura Baird and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Farrow officiating. 
Burial followed in the Brown Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Leslie Morgan, Eric Clawson, Tim Phillips, Johnny Stanton, Mike Sprouse, Travis Clawson and Kevin Osborne. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Buddy Clayton and staff, Johnson County Rescue Squad, and House Call Hospice Staff. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

CECIL C. GENTRY
Cecil C. Gentry, 71, Nottingham, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee to the late Ferd and Belvey Leffman Gentry. He was a mushroom worker retiring in 1971. He was a member and past director of Church Bible Study of Porter’s Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mindy Nicole Gentry, also one brother and three sisters. 
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Martha Lucill Woods Gentry; two sons, Garry Gentry, Kirkwood, Pennsylvania; Thomas Gentry, Aberdeen, Maryland; three daughters, Betty Sprouse, Nottingham, Pennsylvania; Bonnie Schmidt, Quarryville, Pennsylvania; Kathryn Taylor, Rising Sun, Maryland; one step-son, Jimmy Woods, Nottingham, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 11 a.m. from Porter’s Grove Baptist Church. 
Burial followed in the Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Nottingham, Pennsylvania. 
Memorials may be made to the Porter’s Grove Baptist Church, 475 Connelly Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911. 
Edward L. Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

JOHNNY KERT HARMON
Johnny Kert Harmon, 39, 515 Meadowview Church road, Butler, Tennessee, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003. He was born September 4, 1963 in Boone, Watauga County, to Mildred Edmisten Harmon Cornett and the late George William “Bernard” Harmon. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kent Harmon. 
Survivors include one son, Christopher Allan Stanbery, Creston, North Carolina; his mother, Mildred Cornett and husband Ellard Cornett, Mountain City, Tennessee; one brother, Keith Harmon and wife Sherry, Sugar Grove, North Carolina and three sisters, Gaye Graham and husband Dennis, Stuart, Florida; Kay Presnell and husband Butch, Zionville, North Carolina and Kathy Gibson and husband Jay, Kingsport, Tennessee; one grandson, Dalton Stanbery and one granddaughter, Kirstin Stanbery, both of Creston and four nephews, Dustin Graham, Culbera Island, Puerto Rico; Bradley Graham, Kings Bay, Georgia; Gregory Harmon, Sugar Grove and Travis Presnell, Zionville, North Carolina. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Quincy Norris and Rev. Bill Warren officiating. 
Burial followed in the John Harmon Family Cemetery in Elk Park. 
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements. 

VENTON SNYDER
Venton Snyder, 87, a resident of the Toughkenamon area for over 50 years, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, Pennsylvania. She was the widow of John Earl Snyder, who passed away in October 1998, and with whom she had shared 68 years of marriage. She was born in Shouns, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Noah and Stella Thomas Snyder. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening, especially her roses. She was a former member of the Daughters of America. 
Survivors include one son, Tam Snyder, Monroe, Maine; one daughter, Juanita W. Johnson, Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Sarah Wilson, Norris, West Virginia; Edith Sagner, Lincoln, Delaware; Beulah Wallace, Shouns, Tennessee; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. 
Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 11, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery, N. Union Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. 
Memorials may be made to the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church, 408 Bayard Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 
Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

THOMAS ALBERT MANUEL
Thomas Albert Manuel, 88, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Pocopson Home, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the husband of the late Eunice Walsh Manuel, who passed away in 1988, and with whom he had shared 49 years of marriage. He was born in Creston, North Carolina, the son of the late Jim Pless and Vennie Manuel. For 25 years he was a crane operator for Koppers Wood Preserving in Newport, Delaware, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed the outdoors and animal life. 
Survivors include four sons, Anthony E. Manuel, Hockessin, Delaware; Thomas J. Manuel, Wilmington, Delaware; Lewis E. Manuel and Wayne E. Manuel, both of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Betty Turnbaugh, West Chester, Pennsylvania; Patti Barkley, Chichester, Pennsylvania; one brother, Ervil Manuel, Mountain City, Tennessee; one sister, Oval Brown, Mountain City, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery, N. Union Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 428 Exton Commons, Exton, PA 19341. 
Kuzo & Gofus Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

SAMUEL WILLIAM ORLANDO
Samuel William Orlando, 42, 276 Watauga Village Drive, Boone, North Carolina, passed away Monday, March 31, 2003 at his residence in Mountain City, Tennessee. He was a native of Camden, New Jersey and was born on February 5, 1961 to the late Michael Orlando and June Orlando, Mountain City. He served as priest in the Charlotte Diocese for six years. He received his B.A. from Guilford College in 1984. He was Sr. Meinrad Seminary M. Div in 1991. He also attended Appalachia State University. He taught at Caldwell Community College until his death. 
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Alicia Logan Orlando, of the home; two sisters, Dennise Orlando, Danielle Vondra; two brothers, Michael Orlando and Andrew Orlando. 
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Linville Falls Church in Linville, North Carolina with Rev. Larry Bond officiating and also Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone, North Carolina with Father John Snyder officiating. 
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Community College, c/o the Samuel William Orlando Scholarship Fund. 
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

ROBY EARL MILLER
Roby Earl Miller, 75, Fairview Drive SW, passed away Thursday, April 3 in Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born in Watauga County on July 11, 1927 to the late James Donnelly and Melinda Roseallie Greer Miller. He was a construction and plumbing contractor. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Thelma Miller, a brother, Thomas Lovell Miller. 
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Potter Miller, Lenoir, North Carolina; five sons, Cecil T. Miller, Hudson, North Carolina; R. J. Miller, Newton, North Carolina; Earldean Miller, Morganton, North Carolina; Glen Franklin Miller and Keith Allen Miller, both of Lenoir, North Carolina; one daughter, Wilma Miller Bryant, Ferguson, North Carolina; one two brothers, Robert J. Miller, Lenoir, North Carolina; George Thomas Miller, Hickory, North Carolina; one sister, Geraldine Miller Livingston, Sawmills; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lenoir Church of Christ with John Mayo and Jim Pharr officiating. 
Pallbearers were John Corum, Jeffrey Miller, Tommy Miller, Scott Miller, Derek Miller, Daniel Bryant, Kevin Miller and Christopher Miller. 
Pendry’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 
This obituary is a courtesy of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home. 

DOLORES U. BENNETT
Dolores U. Bennett, 70, 3250 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, March 31, 2003 at her residence. She was a native of Arkansas, but made her home in Johnson County for the past few years. She was a former employee of Pepperridge Farms and was a member of the Christ Community Fellowship in Illinois, but attended the First Assembly of God of Mountain City, Tennessee. 
Survivors include her husband, Malone Bennett, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Lynn Carpenter, Lincoln, Illinois; one sister, Charlene Sawyer, Benton, Illinois; one brother, Richard Owens, Lincoln, Illinois; an aunt, Myrtle Aiken, DuQuoin, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Henson Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Quintana officiating. 
Graveside services and burial were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Bennett Cemetery in Green Mountain, North Carolina. 
Pallbearers were friends of the family. 
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

HERBERT CHARLES BENTLEY
Herbert Charles “Herby” Bentley, 45, Old Clayton Greene Road, Boone, North Carolina, died Thursday morning, April 3, 2003 at home. He was born September 16, 1957 in Caldwell County. He attended the Central Assembly of Gods Church in Boone and was a building contractor. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Fannie Townsend and Dave and Ruie Bentley and three uncles. 
Survivors include one son, Robert Charles Bentley, Granite Falls; one daughter, Tonya Elizabeth Bentley, Lenoir; his parents, Bill and Mabel Frances Townsend Bentley, Boone; three brothers, David Bentley and wife Anita, Mountain City, Tennessee; Don Bentley and wife Elizabeth, Lenoir and Mark Bentley, of the home; one sister, Sandra Kincaid and husband Buddy, Lenoir. 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Central Assembly of God Church with Rev. Rom Hagan and Rev. Bill Wright officiating. 
Burial followed in the White Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Watauga County, 136 Furman Road, Boone, NC 28607 or to Central Assembly of God, PO Box 2108, Boone, NC 28607. 
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 
This obituary is a courtesy of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.

MATTHEW WESLEY DUNN
Matthew Wesley Dunn, 19, 390 Morley Street, Butler, Tennessee, passed away Friday, May 23, 2003 at his residence due to an accident. He was a native of Johnson County and was born September 23, 1983 to Kenneth Dunn of Mountain City and Barbara Thompson Dunn, of the home. He was previously employed by Mountain City Hardwood and was working on a great future. He loved the outdoors, playing baseball, fishing, racing, life and was surrounded by his many friends.
Survivors other than his parents include three sisters, Linda Woods, Angie Dunn and Jenny Dunn, all of Mountain City, Tennessee; two brothers, Steve Tester and Michael Dunn, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; his girlfriend, Shannon Thomas, Mountain City, Tennessee; niece and nephew, Savannah Lewis and Ethan Tester and many special friends.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Henson Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey White officiating.
Graveside and burial were conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Butler Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were friends.
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

CAROLYN ROBERTS WRIGHT
Carolyn Roberts Wright, 54, 144 Rine Street, Mountain City, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 10, 2003 at her residence, after a lengthy illness. She was native of Johnson County and was born May 14, 1948, to the late Clyde and Ella Mae Roberts. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Lonnie Roberts. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and was a member of the First Assembly of God.
Survivors include her husband, Dallas Wright, of the home; two daughters, Ashley Wright and Sara Shoemaker, both of the home; four sisters, Peggy Hawkins, Eva Horne, Lois Wilson, all of Mountain City, Tennessee; Dorothy Miller, Warrensville, North Carolina; four brothers, Jack Roberts, Theodore Roberts, J.L. Roberts and Johnny Roberts, all of Mountain City, Tennessee; one grandson, Nathanael Shoemaker, Mountain City and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 8 p.m. from the Chapel of the Henson Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Meadows officiating.
Graveside services and burial were conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Roberts Cemetery.
Henson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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