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Carolyn Nelson, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, May 17, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 11, 1943 in Johnson County to the late Doran Lowe and Julita Pleasant Lowe. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Elaine Price; grandson, Christopher Proffitt, and son-in-law, Mike Hedrick.

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 Carroll “Tom” Holden went to meet the Lord at the age of 48. He was born May 6, 1967 to Jess and Elsie Holden. He was a member of Butler Baptist Church. Tom loved his music “all kinds,” loved playing his musical instruments and singing with his Dad. He also loved fishing, watching “Fred Sanford” and “Good Times” but he loved a little boy named Liam that was his sunshine in the morning and his stars at night. Tom was loved by everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a loving uncle, Will Norris.

Cecil Odell Farmer, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on May 30, 1924, in Wyco, West Virginia to the late Carl Farmer and Lillie Denny Farmer. In addition to his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Farmer; sisters: Minnie Bell Harlow, Helen Franklin, and a brother, Haden Farmer.

Lisa Ann Osborne Ramirez, age 45, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Caldwell Hospice in Lenoir, NC. She was born April 1, 1970 to Ray and Katherine Osborne. She was a night auditor for Comfort Inn of Lenoir, NC. She was a member of Big Laurel Mennonite Church and she enjoyed reading. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Bonnie Gambill and John and Stella Osborne; and two aunts: Linda Osborne and Shirley Lipford; brother-in-law Jimmy Anson.

“Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies.” Proverb 31:10

Nicholas, Molly and Harper Blackwell -
Nicholas Robert Blackwell, age 24, Molly Michelle Henson Blackwell, age 23, and Harper Willow Blackwell, age 11 months, all met their Heavenly Father together on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Patricia Gayle, 68, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at home surrounded by loved ones. Beloved and cherished wife of Jerry Hermes Sr. for 49 adventure-filled years, Patricia enjoyed traveling throughout the country, seeing new sites and making new friends. A very active woman, she appreciated the outdoors and took part in kayaking, powerboating, hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, camping and bird watching throughout her life. She was also very creative and liked to cook up new dishes in the kitchen – a skill she happily shared with all of her children – and working in arts and crafts, with stained glass being her latest creative passion.

William David Mullis, age 48, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born on November 4, 1966 to Carolyn Eller and the late William Charles Mullis Jr. In addition to his biological father, William was preceded in death by a son, William Daniel Mullis, USAF, who passed away on May 13, 2012.