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DORIS ILEEN HOWARD -
Doris Ileen Howard, 91, of Ashland, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at Crystal Care Nursing Home in Ashland. She was born April 28, 1923, in Mountain City, Tennessee, and was the daughter of Lawton and Nellie (Gentry) Harper.

JOHN HOWARD BERNHARDT -
John Howard Bernhardt, 71, of Jonesborough, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Mountain City, TN.

RAY ALVIN PRESNELL -
Mr. Ray Alvin Presnell, age 66, of Dry Hill Road, Butler, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 18, 2014 at home. Born March 25, 1948 in Avery County, he was a son of the late Samuel Craft and Delphia Presnell. Mr. Presnell was a US Navy Veteran and served in Vietnam. Alvin was a man of many talents, he owned and operated Craft Wood Products for twenty years and The Barn restaurant for a number of years and raised Dexter cattle on his farm.

ROBERT GARLAND SOUTH -
Robert Garland South, age 80, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born April 1, 1934 in Taylors Valley, VA to the late John Smith South and Pearl Elizabeth Chambers South. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a son, Robert Stacy South, and by several brothers and sisters.

RUBY FRANCIS GILBERT -
Ruby Francis Gilbert, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born March 18, 1941 to the late Robert Egar Fenner and Mattie Elizabeth Richardson Fenner. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by sisters: Jackie Lowe and Betty Pardue and brother, Jerry Fenner.