Angela Denise Murray Perkins, age 54, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at her home. She was born on June 14 1965 in Bristol, to Frederick Wilson Murray, III and the late Carolyn Louise Self Isaacs (July 4, 2019).
Angela loved scrapbooking, gardening, reading and beading. She used to make jewelry. Angela loved her little dog “Fluffva”.
She is survived by her son Jacob Perkins and girlfriend Beth Price, sister, Tina Isaacs and husband Tommy, father, Frederick Wilson, Murray, III, half-brothers, Derrick Murray and Dale Murray, nephew, Zachary Isaacs and Angela was a second mom to Trevor Reece, Codty Newman, and Willy Osborne. Special friend Barbara Hopkins.
There will be a graveside service Monday November 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Sunset Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Angela Denise Perkins has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
William Lloyd Wilson, Sr., 89, of Avondale, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Twin Pines Health Care Center, West Grove.
He was the husband of Janice Marie Greer Wilson with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
Born in Mt. City, TN he was the son of the late Alfred and Lola Belle Eggers Wilson.
William was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving in Korean War.
William was Baptist by faith.
He was a self-employed truck driver delivering hay and straw to the local horse farms and was also retired from Hudson Farms in West Grove.
He enjoyed taking care of his yard, working on cars and trucks and spending time with his family and pets.
He is survived by his wife; one son, William Lloyd Miles of AZ; one daughter, Judith Casanta (Leonard) of West Grove; four step-children, Jerry Ricky Price (Sue) of New London, Linda Pastorius (Bob) of West Grove, Edward Price (Sally Mull) of Rising Sun, MD and Christine Rickabaugh (Paul) of Cochranville; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Boyd Wilson of Mt. City, TN, Stacey Wilson of Nottingham, Nell Greer of Toughkenamon, Curtis Greer of Quarryville and Gordon Wilson of London Grove.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Wilson Brown; one grandson, Eric Price; one great-granddaughter, Aria Sydenstricker and one brother, Tom Wilson.
Funeral services will be held 11 am on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford, where family and friends may visit from 10 – 11 am.
Interment will be in New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Elsmere Veterans Administration Hospital, 1601 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19805.
On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.
Willie Arizona Proffitt, age 93, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away on October 30, 2019. She was born on May 15, 1926 in Tom’s Creek, Virginia, to the late William and Mary Wilson Canter. Willie is preceded in death by her first husband, Bruce Reece in 1977; second husband Sam Proffitt; sons, Sherry Reece, Norman Reece and Wayne Reece; daughter, Linda Green; sisters, Ruby Canter, Nettie Canter, Dora Potter, Carolee Porter and Lettie Miller; grandchildren, Travis Reece, Gary Thomas and Amanda Costigan.
Willie was a hard worker and spent many years between Leco, Levi Strauss and Mountain City Care Center. She spent approximately 18 years at Mountain City Care Center as a loving caretaker and nurse assistant.
Willie had a special love for being at home where she could work in her flower gardens, crochet and she even loved doing her house work. Willie was a member of Centerview Church of Christ.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Audrey Thomas and husband Larry, Hope Reece, Jane Barnett, Tammy Bryant and husband Dennis; Son, Joe Reece; and many adored grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a private memorial service.
The family will receive friends at the home of Audrey Thomas, 1024 Bulldog Rd, Trade, TN 37691.
Mae Wilson Fritts Gentry, age 90, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on October 30, 2019. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Lenoir, North Carolina, to the late Jesse and Pansy Bryant Wilson. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband Andy Gentry and first husband Robert Fritts.
Mae cherished her family and had a special love for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was everyone’s “Happy Grandma”. Mae had a special cat named Oreo that had become her constant companion and best friend. Mae was a member of Stateline Baptist Church and was a founding member of the Stateline WMU.
Those left to cherish her memory include her Sons, Jeff Fritts and wife Pam, Bob Fritts; Step-Sons, Steve Gentry and wife Mary, Mark Gentry and wife Kim; Brother, Clay Wilson and special friend Linda Brown; Grandchildren, Jessica Shearin and husband Dustin, Stephanie Rucker and husband Lawrence, Stephen Gentry and wife Retha, Andrew Gentry and wife Chelsie; Great Grandchildren Aaron Shearin, Noah Shearin, Ryan Gentry, Andilyn Gentry; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Stateline Baptist Church, with the service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Pastors, Paul Graybeal and Michael Icenhour will be officiating and special music will be provided by Kathy Green, Sharon Winters and Sherry Stout. A graveside service and burial will follow the service at Stateline Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Morefield, Mike Lewis, Larry McCloud, Dustin Shearin, Lawrence Rucker, Andrew Gentry and Steven Gentry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Van Neely, Stacy Greer, David Pennington, William Greer, Derrell Gentry, Jim Neaves, Jim Whitesell, Larry Wilson, Jeff Wilson and Derl McCloud.
The family will receive friends at the home of Jeff Fritts, 8549 Hwy 91 N, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, 37680.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons or to the Stateline Cemetery Fund, 3800 Sugar Creek Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN, 37680.
The family would like to thank the Johnson County Rescue Squad and Johnson County Community Hospital for their help and compassion.
Travis P. Good, 44, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went to hunt and fish along the banks of heaven on October 23, 2019 after an unexpected illness. He was born in Boone, NC on November 11, 1974. He was preceded in death by his mother; Glenda Good, grandmothers; Frances Slemp and Maude Good, and grandfathers; Clyde Worley Slemp and William Good.
While he was here, he most loved hunting, fishing and time spent outdoors and with his boys. The many adventures he went on with his soulmate and wife of twenty-two years. He also loved riding his Harley through the back roads of Tennessee.
Those left to cherish his memories of his love for the outdoors and riding free are his wife; Gina Good, two amazing sons; Hunter Good and Chris Good, his father; Glenn Good, brother and sister-in-law; Rick and Joyce Good, Sisters-in-love; Chrissy, Shelly, Allie and Katherine. Two brothers-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate and honor the life of Travis P. Good will be conducted at 7:00 PM, Sunday October 27, 2019, in the Chapel of Hunter First Baptist with Pastors Jim Price, Mark Colley and Steven Nauman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, prior to the service on Sunday or at any of the family’s residences at any time.
The graveside service will be conducted at Garland Cemetery Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1:00PM. Active pallbearers will be Brad Blair, Johnny Fugate, Jason Chambers, James Clark, Charlie Morefield, Jonathan Rounds, and Randy Freeman. Honorary Pallbearers are Rick Good, Jason Seatz, Josh Stidhams, A.J. Forrester and Denver J. Forrester. Those wishing to attend the graveside service need to arrive at Hunter First Baptist no later than 12:15 PM.
Melissa Rose Burniston Bratton, 35, of Columbia, passed away on October 27, 2019, after a very short but valiant battle with an aggressive brain tumor. She was the firstborn to Harvey and Maureen Burniston on November 11, 1983 in Boone, North Carolina. She was the oldest of three girls. Being the bigger sister to Michelle and Mallarie, she planted roots of courage and ambition for them to follow.
With her father as an agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor, the love of agriculture was instilled in her at a young age. And no surprise, when she reached high school she became a dedicated member of the Johnson County FFA chapter. Her roots continued to run deep in the blue corduroy jacket as she served Tennessee FFA from 2002-2003 as the East Tennessee State Vice President.
She attended Tennessee Tech University where she double majored in agricultural education and agricultural communications, and after interning with Tennessee Farm Bureau in 2004, she quickly realized her passion was for communicating the story of agriculture. Farm Bureau knew she was something special and brought her on board fulltime in 2006 as assistant director of communications. Melissa took over the role as editor of Tennessee Home & Farm and Tennessee Farm Bureau News in 2013. But the biggest event in her life that year was marrying Kyle Bratton October 19, 2013 at her favorite place on Earth – her parent’s home in the mountains of Butler, Tennessee.
Even more than the love of those mountains was her desire to be a mother, and in 2015, Melissa and Kyle were blessed with their daughter, Madelyn Rose. Thinking life couldn’t get any better, in 2017 Liam arrived and gave the Burnistons a much-anticipated boy. Everyone who knew Melissa knew she had a heart after God and daily she poured her strong faith over her children, singing Amazing Grace and Jesus Loves Me to them at bedtime.
Melissa attended First United Methodist Church of Columbia where she and Kyle spent countless moments with their dear friends in Sunday school. She was a servant and a light to all who crossed paths with her. Her contagious smile and love for all was evident always. She cherished her precious family, many friends and the work she did for people. The root of the matter is: she was taken from this world too soon, but in the time she had here everyone she touched was blessed with her presence and love.
She is survived by her loving husband, Kyle Bratton; children, Madelyn and Liam Bratton; parents, Harvey and Maureen Burniston; sisters, Michelle (Ricky) Hansen and Mallarie (Cody) Graybeal; grandfather, Harvey Burniston, Sr.; father- and mother-in-law, Ronny and Debbie Bratton; sister-in-law, Kelly (Matthew) Priest; nieces and nephews, Braylin Hansen, Rylin Hansen, Emilia Graybeal, George Graybeal; Garrett Priest, Audrey Priest; aunts and uncles, Kathy Burniston, James (Susan) Burniston, Laurie Dunn, Tom (Becky) Burniston, Tom Gasper; great aunt, Barbara Brennan.
She is preceded in death by grandparents, Carter Burniston, George and Rosemary Gasper; uncle, Bill Gasper; aunt, Kathy Welch.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 CST at First United Methodist Church, 222 W. 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401.
Visitation Thursday, October 31 from 2:00 to 3:00 CST will be at the First Baptist Church (The First Family), 2790 Pulaski Highway, Columbia, TN 38401 with a celebration of Melissa’s life at 3:00. Graveside services will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.
Honorary pallbearers are their Family Night Group.
Donations can be made to the Ronald Kyle Bratton Benefit Account at any First Farmers and Merchants branch in Middle Tennessee or mailed c/o Ronald Kyle Bratton Benefit Account, PO Box 1148, Columbia, TN 38402-1148. For questions call 931-388-3145.
FFA Foundation contributions can be made online in memory of Melissa at tnffa.org/donate-now (include within the comment section c/o Melissa Burniston Bratton Memorial) or mail to: Tennessee FFA Foundation, c/o Melissa Burniston Bratton Memorial, Box 5034, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505.
Deborah Mast Aldridge, age 51, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on October 27, 2019. She was born on June 9, 1968 in Boone, North Carolina, to Carl and Phyllis Mabe Mast of Mountain City, Tennessee.
Deborah had a special love for reading and writing poetry. She also had made a hobby of making wreaths and being active within the community through “Girls in Action” for eight years. She was a member of Nelson’s Chapel Church.
Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Carl and Phyllis Mast; sons, Caleb Aldridge of Charlotte, NC, Antonio Holland of Johnson City, TN; daughter, Maggie Aldridge of Nashville, TN; sister, Diana Wagner and husband Jeff of Mountain City, TN; brothers, Phillip Mast and wife Susan, David Mast and wife Amanda; nieces, Nikki Mast, Lori Harr; nephew, Austin Mast and wife Jessica; great nephews, Levi Harr, Logan Harr; special friends, Debbie Snyder and Deena Icenhour.
There will be a graveside service held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Dunn Cemetery in Mountain City, Tennessee, with Pastor Sam Icenhour officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff Wagner, Austin Mast, Scott Mast, David Mast and Phillip Mast. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ross and Stacy Dowell.
The family will receive friends at the home of Carl and Phyllis Mast, 1905 Forge Creek Rd, Mountain City, TN, 37683.
Terry Steven Thompson, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away October 22, 2019 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1942 in Banner Elk, NC to the late Tommy Thompson and Annis Mottern Thompson, he was welcomed to a loving home full of adoring aunts, and often spoke of his happy childhood.
Mr. Thompson was a member of Liberty Christian Church. He was a United States Army Veteran, and he was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 243 F&AM, Jericho Temple, and a Johnson County Shrine Club Roadrunner. He loved fishing, spending time with friends and family, and his 1972 Chevy truck.
Terry was fond of his army years and made efforts to keep in touch with people from his unit. In that time he met his wife Sharon in Missouri, and they were married on September 7, 1963. He was a member of the 1958 JCHS football team and a1960 graduate of Johnson County High School.
A lifelong Democrat, Terry believed passionately in our democracy and worked with the Election Commission for decades to ensure people of all beliefs could exercise their right to vote. He loved his community in Mountain City and was known as a friend to all, Republicans and Democrats alike.
Retired from Mountain Electric, Terry spent his early career as a lineman, and retired as a Manager of the organization. Terry tended a large garden on his property for many decades, and commonly helped his neighbors however he could, including rescuing pets and engaging in extracurricular mowing. He was a devoted family man and loved people. In his retirement years, he struggled mightily with new technologies, but he was determined to be a part of the new social media landscape. Indeed, he will be missed by many that came to know him through his Facebook account, which he loved as a way of connecting to others.
Those left to cherish his memory include Sharon Thompson, his loving war bride and devoted wife of 56 years. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Swanay and husband, Bob, of Carmel IN, and his beloved granddaughter Susan Swanay, of Johnson City, TN and his beloved cat “Kitty Kitty” Thompson. Special friends Tammy Welch and neighbors Linda and Robert also survive.
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow with Mr. Travis Long officiating. Masonic rites will follow the funeral service. Military graveside service accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard will then follow in Philippi Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials be made through donations to the Johnson County Shrine Roadrunners, 219 Shoun Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Mary Marjorie Ginolfi, age 96, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Mountain City Care Center. She was born February 22, 1923 in the Neva Community of Johnson County to the late Ott M. Bunting and Ina Stout Bunting. She was a member of Bakers Gap Baptist Church and she enjoyed cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas, three sisters: Virginia Snyder, Opal Susi and Kathleen Bunton and five brothers: Marshall, Fred, Barton, Jim and Doran.
Survivors include: Stepchildren, Mary Ann Kallas, Hurley, Wi. And Michael Ginolfi of Utah. Sister; Shirley Bunting, Mtn City, Tn. Brothers; Doug (Mac) Bunting (Connie) Walls, MS. Harold Bunting (Lynda) Mtn City, TN. Sister in Laws; Vida Bunting, Mtn City, Tn. Wilma Bunting Kingsport, TN. And Sue Bunting, Mountain City, Tn. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
A special thank you to the Staff of the Mountain City Care Center.
Funeral Services for Marjorie will be conducted on Friday October 25, 2019 at 2 pm from the Bakers Gap Baptist Church with Dennis Peterson and Bryant Collins to officiate. Visitation will be prior to the funeral from 1 until 2 pm. the Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Burial will follow in the Bakers Gap Cemetery.
Our beloved mother, Lennis Clara Combs, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee and formally from Watauga County, North Carolina; went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Lennis was born on March 19, 1946 in the Bethel Community of Watauga County, North Carolina to the late Bonnie Mae Love Combs and Robert Paul Combs. Along with her parents, Lennis was preceded in death by her sisters: Earlene Skinner and Mary Norman; and brother, Reggie Combs.
Lennis graduated from John Powers Beauty College in Cincinnati, Ohio and began modeling and designing hair in 1960. She later relocated to Vilas, North Carolina so her daughters would have the pleasure of growing up in the country. Lennis was amazingly talented as a model, hair designer, seamstress, painter, poet, bass player, homemaker, banker, retail manager, bus driver and job coach. She had an extraordinary love for children and was a foster parent for two decades in North Carolina. She had the privilege of aiding many children during the years, with one exceptional child, Beth Rubio. It was her love for children that empowered her to be a job coach for the special education department and bus driver for the Johnson County School Systems. This career spanned 32 years across both the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. She retired from the Johnson County School System in 2004. Many knew her best for her role as a banker with North Western Bank in Boone, North Carolina and Johnson County Bank in Mountain City, Tennessee.
Those left to cherish her memories include: two daughters, Monica Lynn Hollar Krenz and husband Michael David Krenz of Texas and Tammy Hollar Scott and husband David Hunter Scott of South Carolina; two sisters, Helen Taylor and Irene Smith of Liberty Township, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service for Lennis will be conducted on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Guy/Combs Cemetery with Pastor Eric Cornett officiating. Special music will be provided by Chuck Hollar. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Lennis Clara Combs has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Mary Lynn Cornett, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on March 1, 1929 in Johnson County, TN to the late Johnny Edward Slemp and Maude Ann Arnold Slemp. In addition to her parents, Mary Lynn was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cornett; sister, Ethel Woods, brothers, Earl Slemp, Bascom Slemp and Ray Slemp.
Mary Lynn enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and working puzzles. She enjoyed a lifetime of fishing. Mary Lynn was also very proud of her grapevine. She was a member of Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Millie Arnold and husband Willie, Judy Ellison and husband Jerry; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Arnold and wife Cheryll, Kristy Livermore and husband Eugene, Wesley Arnold and wife Sybil, and J.R. Ellison, great-grandchildren, Kaden Livermore, Ezra Livermore, Parker Derry, sister, Nell May, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 from the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Shannon Courtner officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will follow at the Slemp Cemetery (Slemp Branch Rd.). Pallbearers will be, Steve Dunn, Wayne Vaught, Warren May, Ben May, James Brewer and Keith Gwinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Mullis, Danny Eller, Ed Walker, Willie Arnold, J.R. Ellison, Jerry Ellison, Wesley Arnold, Jeffrey Arnold, and Eugene Livermore.
The family would like to express the sincere thanks and appreciation to Margaret “Granny” Trivette for her vigilance, Mountain City Care Center staff and Amedysis Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 203 Forge Creek Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683 or to Locust Gap Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1600 Mill Creek Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home of her daughter Millie Arnold, 356 Arnold Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.
Brandon James McCoy, age 33, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was born on May 25, 1986, to the late Junior Franklin McCoy II and Sandra Lynn Coffey.
Brandon, lovingly referred to as “Gimp” by some of his friends, was larger than life. He loved to make everyone he came in contact with smile and especially loved to make them laugh. He tried to find enjoyment in everything he did. He recently had a close friend get him a job at Shatley Paving, and despite his hard work, grueling hours, and working harder than any job he previously had; he was finally happy to have a job he looked forward to. Despite how tired he may have been, he always came home with a story to tell, to make his family laugh or something interesting about his day.
Brandon was a one of a kind friend to everyone he knew and especially loved being an uncle to his nephew, Ashtin. He was like an uncle to his young cousins, Xavier and Alan Lunceford III, and came to their defense regardless if they were around or not. Along with loving his new job and being around family, Brandon loved motorcycles, tractor and trailers, and all big trucks.
He was especially close his aunt Barbara Lunceford and his cousin Alan Lunceford Jr, who he looked up to and was more like a brother. Brandon had family and many friends that he was very close to throughout the years that will miss his presence here on Earth!
Other family members left to cherish his memories include his sisters, Christal Estep and husband Barney, Leslie Forrester and husband Shawn; brothers, Brian McCoy and wife Ashley Smith, Billy Jack Taylor and wife Susan; Aunt, Barbara Lunceford and husband Keith; several nephews including Ashtin McCoy, Jacob Estep, Lucas Estep; several cousins, aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group or sent to Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Mountain City Funeral Home with a service to follow. Pastor Shannon Courtner will be officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Kevin Guy, C.J. Hampton, Alan Lunceford, B.T. Taylor, Bud McComas and Barney Estep.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 222 Cressview Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Hollis Franklin Corley, age 85, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on June 14, 1934, in Collins, Mississippi to the late William and Kate Corley. In addition to his parents, Hollis was preceded in death by his loving wife Bettie Carolyn Corley; sister, Linda Gregory of Mountain City; brothers, Paul Corley of Nevada, Dud Corley, Ralph Corley, Winston Corley and James Corley, all of Mississippi.
Hollis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had a strong belief in the defense of the United States. Although he was known as a quiet man, he loved his family, children and grandchildren very much.
Hollis is survived by a family that loved him very much; daughter, Audra Corley Vannoy and husband Brian of Boone, NC; son, Heath Corley and wife Jaime of Barnwell, SC; grandchildren, Brett Vannoy and William Vannoy, Griffin Corley, Sydney Corley and Abigail Corley; brothers, Sneo Corley and wife Anne of Alexandria, LA, Pete Corley and wife Peggy of Clinton, MI, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 13 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Mountain Home Cemetery on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Steven Spencer officiating. Pallbearers will be Griffin Corley, Sydney Corley, Abigail Corley, Brett Vannoy, William Vannoy, Gregory Sholar and Gabriel Sholar.
The family will receive friends at the home, 2007 Jenkins Hollow Rd, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Mrs. Donna Jean Holten Johns age 82 of Mountain City, TN, passed away at Wakeside Cancer Center on October 8, 2019. Donna was born on January 31, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Olaf A. Holten and Myrtle Anderson Holten. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death in April of this year by her beloved husband of 50 years, Mort. Those left to cherish her memory are Dorothy Johns, her Sister-in-Law, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many, many friends who have shown her deep love and caring after the loss of her beloved husband, Mort.
Donna attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. She worked for many years in sunny California as a Computer Analyst/Consultant. While working as a Team Project Leader, she met and fell in love with Mort. Their first date was flying high in Mort’s Cessna over the California landscape. After marriage, they lived the California dream: they worked together and entertained friends by hosting Mystery Dinner Parties and Singalongs where Donna regaled them with her impressive soprano vocals. They enjoyed gourmet meals which Donna excelled at creating. Mort and Donna left the California coastline for the beautiful green mountains of Blowing Rock, North Carolina where they were proprietors of the Parkway Motel for many years until retiring to Mountain City.
Through the years, Donna was a supportive member of the Chamber, the Republican Party, the Rotary Club, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Mountain City First United Methodist Church. In the month’s following Mort’s death, she resumed her love for playing bridge, attended her weekly bible study, and continued to read veraciously.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Warren Stewart officiating. Eulogy will be given by Donna’s niece, Cindy; reading from Psalms will be Donna’s niece, Amy and special music by Carol Huff. Graveside and burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Pallbearers will be the members of the Johnson County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Donna Jean Johns has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Gerald Steven Dugger, age 63, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 9, 1956, to the late Norman and Mary Louise Dugger. Gerald was preceded in death by his loving brother, Carroll Dugger.
Gerald (Steve) Dugger was known as a good man with a strong faith. He was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish his memories include his soulmate, Lisa Stout Dugger; sister, Linda Patton, half-sister, Mary Catherine Carroll, and several nieces and nephews.
The Dugger family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the home, 512 Norman Dugger Road, Butler, TN, 37640, on Friday evening, October 4, 2019. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Sugar Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Ray Greene officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff West, James Fields, Andy Phillips, David “Duck” Dugger, Craig Peters and Aaron Cornett
Special thanks to James and Beth Fields, Comedy Rhonda, Jeff West and Tammy, Terri, Mack and Phyllis Matherly for their care and compassion.
Linda Sue Moretz, age 63, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born December 1, 1955 to the late William Chester Isaacs and Trula Lowe Isaacs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Maybell Hatley, and by a brother, Mike Isaacs.
Linda was a person who loved the outdoors and loved all animals, especially birds. She was a loving mother and grandmother who always thought of others before herself. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Moretz, son, Billy Moretz, sisters, Mary Cable and husband Tommy, Dorothy Isaacs, brothers, Kenneth Isaacs and wife Linda, David Isaacs and wife Janet, Rob Isaacs and wife Phyllis, grandchildren Summer Moretz, Maya Ward, and Jared Weldon, special friend Kenny Mays, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Isaacs Cemetery in Doe Valley with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating. Pallbearers will be Robbie Isaacs, Jamie Campbell, Kevin Curd, Tommy Cable, James Carver, and John Gregg.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mary Cable, 468 Rabbit Hollow Road, Mountain City, Tennessee.
Willard Coy Roark, age 72, of Mountain City, TN passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Watauga Medical Center. He was born August 9, 1947 to the late Hilman Roark and Ann Roark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Price.
Mr. Roark was a wonderful person. He was an outstanding father and was a person that people enjoyed being with. Without exception, his family always came first. He loved to play Yahtzee and working puzzles. He was dearly loved by many and will be missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Margaret Teague, daughters, Brenda Presnell and husband Dean, Barbie Davidson and husband Dexter, Michelle Maney and husband Jeff, a son, Tommy Lewis, a half-brother, Bruce Price, special cousins Beulah Stout and Wilma Price, several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many more special friends and neighbors.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2484 Stage Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Willard Coy Roark has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
David H. Atwood, age 57, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with complications of surgery. During the past 13 months David fought time and time again to recover from numerous complications, hoping to make it back home to spend more time with his young grandchildren. David was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of Joe and Darlene Atwood.
He was a 1980 graduate of Johnson County High School and served with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Tucson, Arizona, working on the Titan Missile project. He was an employee of Johnson County School System, and was also videographer for the basketball and football teams. David enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Lisa. Daughter Geena, sons Joseph and Jesse (Justine), grandchildren Corbin and Raya Atwood, brothers Mike and Austin (Shana), sister Valerie Flint (Bryan), brother in law Dennis Fain (Gladys) and mother in law Shirley Michael (Bill). David also had many nieces and nephews who loved “Uncle Dave”.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor’s Ricky Campbell and Sam Icenhour officiating. Graveside service and burial will be on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Sunset Memorial Park.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 187 J. Cress Road, Mountain City, TN.
Albert Glenn Holman, Sr., age 80, of Waters Road, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Albert was born in West Jefferson, North Carolina on May 5, 1939, to the late Clifford Holman and Flora Brown Holman. In addition to his parents, Albert is preceded in death by his son, John Wayne Holman, his sister, Bessie Mae, and brothers Benny, Sylvester, and Bill Holman.
Albert had many jobs over the years. He worked in the sawmills in Ohio, did general maintenance at Blevins Tractor in Shady Valley, and farmed for the major part of his life. When Albert wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending his time on the banks of a creek fishing or doing puzzles books.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Thelma Williams Holman of the home; children, Becky Dowell and husband Bobby, Albert Glenn Holman, Jr and wife Angela, all of Mountain City, TN, and Walter Glenn Holman of Morganton, NC; a brother, Tony Holman of Mountain City; grandchildren, Victoria, Krissy, Nicky, Shandi, Sherman, Steven, and additional grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:30pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.