Kathleen Fain Scott Mount

Kathleen Fain Scott Mount was born on July 16, 1929 in Bristol, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Conley S. Scott Sr. and the late Kathleen Fain Scott.

She graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School, Sullins College and the University of Tennessee, where she majored in bacteriology. She was employed by the State of Tennessee in the Central Laboratory in Nashville before moving to Johnson City.

In Johnson City, Mrs. Mount was a substitute teacher prior to accepting a position at Stratton Elementary School where she taught sixth grade. While living here, she was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. She was active in the Junior Monday Club and Monday Club Auxiliary. She played with the same bridge club for many years.

In 1972, Kathleen married B.K. ‘Bud’ Mount of Mountain City where she has been very active. She served on the Board of Frontier Health representing Johnson County, served as president of the Johnson County Unit of the American Cancer Society, which she activated from an inactive unit. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving two terms as Regent. She served on the board of Heritage Hall for a short time during which she made the contacts to obtain a new piano for Heritage Hall. She was a member of the Wednesday Music Club since 1972, serving twice as president. She started the concert series presented by the club for twelve years. Kathleen was a charter member of what became known as the Friday Bridge Club for over thirty years and she also enjoyed activities of the Red Hat Society.

Mrs. Mount was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Mountain City where she served on the Board of Trustees, the Administrative Board and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Mount served on the Johnson County Library Board of Trustees for thirty years (1979-2009) serving several years as chairman. She also served as treasurer and publicity chairman. Along with Jim Vincil and while serving as chairman, Mrs. Mount was instrumental in the planning, raising of funds and construction of the first phase of the Johnson County Public Library. She also helped in the planning and raising of funds to supplement the grant from the state to construct the two wings added to the library. The meeting room is named the Kathleen S. Mount meeting Room. On July 16, 2009, Kathleen Mount was honored by the library board at a retirement reception.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Mount was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, B.K. “Bud” Mount, who passed on February 7, 2014, her brother, Conley S. Scott Jr who passed in 2009 and her first husband William M. Torbett who passed in 1968.

Mrs. Mount is survived by her sister-in-law, Sarah S. Scott of Bristol, TN; two nephews, Dr. David G. Scott and wife Cindi of Roswell, GA and Jeffrey W. Scott and wife Melanie of Knoxville, TN; two nieces, Jenny Scott Avery and husband Matthew of Edmond, OK and Linda Scott Roe and husband Vance of Nashville, TN; eleven great nieces and great nephews; sister-in-law, May Brown Mount Roark; nephew-in-law, Wiley Roark and wife Caroline of Mountain City, TN and their children, Bart Roark and wife Sara and Mary Katherine Harbin and niece-in- law, Mary Dawn Roark Hewittt.

Funeral service for Kathleen Mount will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Church Street, Mountain City, TN, with Rev. Warren Stewart officiating. Music will be provided by Nancy Tolliver, pianist and Sandra Fortune, organist and Alyssa Scott soloist. Graveside service and interment will follow from the Mount Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Skip Wills, Bart Roark, David Scott, Jeffrey Scott, Matthew Avery and Vance Roe. Honorary pallbearers are Wiley Roark, Tom Worley, Howard Moon and Doug Hawkins. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Frist United Methodist Church Pantry Fund, c/o Bobbie Smith, PO Box 278, Mountain City, TN 37683, or the Johnson County Public Library Imagination Library Fund, PO Box 107, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.

Kathleen Fain Scott Mount has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

Rachel Pauline Brown

Rachel Pauline Brown age 90 of Richmond Hill, Georgia, formally of Memphis and Mountain City, Tennessee, passed on Thursday July 4th, 2019, at Baptist Hospital of Memphis.

She was born November 12, 1928, in Mountain City to the late Asa Main and Ella Reece Main. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in death by her husband Harold Neal Brown and 4 children Jeff Brown, Jerry Brown, Diane Morris, and Sid Brown.

Those left to cherish her memory are her Grandchildren, Brian Brown of Richmond Hill, Ga and Elyesa Haney of Memphis, TN; her sister, Patricia Fincher of Queen City, Texas; 5 Great grandchildren, and special friend Debra Lockard of Memphis also survive.

Services for Rachel will be 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, in the Charles B. Hux Chapel of Hux & Lipford Funeral Home with visitation from 10 to 10:30 am. Pastor Dwayne Dickson will officiate.

Interment will take place in the Main Cemetery following funeral services. 

Online condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 Professional services for the Brown family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

Phillip David Warden

Phillip David Warden

 

 

Phillip David Warden, age 74, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at his home. He was born August 26, 1944 in Johnson County, Laurel Bloomery to the late Earl Jesse Warden and Ruth Esther Lewis Warden.

 

David was a graduate of Johnson County High School Class of 1962. He worked for many years at the Johnson County Highway Department and later with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in maintenance before his retirement.

 

He was very creative and artistic. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature, gardening and fishing. He had a special four legged friend, his dog, Bella, who he adored. More than anything, he loved being ‘Dadar’ and was a great father, grandfather and friend.

 

*David wanted this message relayed to all, ‘If you think you might possibly have the Shingle’s virus, Do Not delay getting checked out by a doctor.*

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his daughters, Laura Warden Cleaver and husband Richard, of the home and Rebecca Warden Hooker and husband Jimmy; half-sister, Julie Adams and husband Benny of NC; grandchildren, Jonathon Antrobus, Sarah Antrobus, Caitlin Knight, Timothy Hooker and Mary Antrobus; four great-grandchildren and several cousins.

 

A private service was held on July 10 and a Celebration of His Homecoming will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Taylors Valley Community Center. An open forum will be held for those who would like to speak.

 

The family will receive friends at the home 7097 Hwy 91 N; Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Phillip David Warden has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Jennifer Jordan Campbell

Jennifer Jordan Campbell

Jennifer Jordan Campbell, age 47, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  She was born on February 7, 1972 to Nancy Lewis Guy and John Blaine Jordan.

Jennifer was beautiful inside and out.  She was very intelligent, outgoing and really loved helping people.  She had a special love for animals, especially her dogs.

Those left to cherish her memories are her parents, Nancy Guy and John Jordan; son, Jesse Cross; brother and sister-in-law, Michael ‘Red’ Jordan and wife Kim; grandmother, Melba Lewis; nephew, Cody Jordan; aunts and uncles; Benny and Francis Brooks, Doug and Mackie Hammons, Junior and Trish Eastridge, Bob and Melinda Heck; special friend, Kevin Dickens.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m.  Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Heavenly Light Baptist Church, located on Blant Road, Mountain City, TN with Jennifer’s brother, Michael ‘Red’ Jordan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

The family of Jennifer Jordan Campbell has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Jahala Thomason

Jahala Thomason

 

 

 

Jahala Thomason, age 62, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went on to be with the Lord Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born July 13, 1956 in Watauga County, NC.

 

Jahala enjoyed her yearly vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina with her family and to go on the Gospel Cruise called singing at sea each year. She was a teacher’s assistant for many years at Mountain City Elementary School and loved the school kids and the teachers. Most of all she loved her family and being with them. Jahala was Nana J. to Violet and Everett. She will truly be missed by all.

 

She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish her memories included her husband of 40 years, Rick Thomason, sons and daughters-in laws, Jonathan Thomason and wife Shawna of Elizabethton, TN, Josh Thomason and wife Leticia of Mountain City, TN, two grandchildren, Violet Elaine Thomason and Everett Samuel Thomason, mother, Ilene Wilcox Cuddy, sisters, Pam Icenhour and husband Billy Ray, Angela Hawkins, Robin Greene and husband Chris all of Mountain City, TN and Toby Riley and husband Thomas of OH, brothers, Tony Nelson and wife Barbara of New York and Scott Wilcox and wife Maxi of Mountain City, TN, mother-in-law, Dorothy Akard, sisters-in-laws, Susie Carter and Cindy Hines and husband Denley, several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles also survive.

 

The family will receive friends on Monday July 15, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick Thomason, Brother Frank Woods and Brother Ray Branch officiating. Graveside service and burial will be Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Reece Memorial Cemetery (Liberty Church Rd.) with Brother Mike Penley to officiate. Pallbearers will be Brian Wilson, Travis Holt, Jonathan Bauguess, Faron Greene, Richard Calhoun and Brad Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Arnold., Blake Fenner and men of Central Baptist Church.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 333 Rhea Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Jahala Thomason has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Angela Dawn Stout

Angela Dawn Stout

 

Angela Dawn Stout, age 38, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was born on July 10, 1980 to Charles ‘Tony’ and Kathy Collins.

 

Angela was an employee at the Johnson City Medical Center where she worked in the Cath Lab Scheduling Department. She loved to travel and support the children’s hospital in Johnson City. She was very kind hearted and loved everyone, especially her friends and family, who she cherished. Angela had a special love for animals, especially her puppies, Lexie and Guss.

 

Angela loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of House of Prayer of Bristol, TN.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 5 years, Matt Stout; parents, Charles ‘Tony’ and Kathy Collins; brother, David Collins and wife Keelie; aunts, Carolyn Offield and Linda Frittts and husband Donnie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sonny and Wanda Stout; grandmother-in-law, Margie Stout; step-sister, Kim Overman; aunt, Linda Nelson and husband Bob; sisters-in-law, Jeanie Bower and Missy Haney; special friends, Amy Olmedo, Karen Goodard and Kim Bryan; many more special friends.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of life will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Jimmy Phillips officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Reece Memorial Cemetery (Liberty Church Road, Mtn. City, TN). Pallbearers will be David Collins, Sonny Stout, Elvis Olmedo, Tony Collins, Matt Cornett and Johnny Bryan. Honorary pallbearers are John Foley and Joe Navarro.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rescue Dog & End of Life Sanctuary, 977 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 or at their website at rescuedogandendoflifesanctuary.org

 

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to all of Angela’s friends that have given so much support during the last several weeks. They would also like to thank the Nursing Staff of JCMC and Amedysis Hospice for all of their kindness and care.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 480 Sleepy Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Angela Dawn Stout has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Gary W. Wagner

Gary W. Wagner

 

Gary W. Wagner, age 69, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 01, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born on March 24, 1950 in Elizabethton, TN to the late Melvel Vaught Wagner and Bonnie Maude McQueen Wagner. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Hyder Wagner, who passed away on July 5, 2018 and a sister in law, Tresie Wagner.

 

Gary was an outdoors person and loved to hunt and fish. He was an Electrician and formally worked for Texas Instrument and Siemens.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his son, Trafton Wagner and his wife Kristy and their children, Hunter and Chloe Wagner; brother, Mel Wagner; Aunt Kate Potter; nephew, Jody Wagner and wife Kala; cousin, Ann Potter Tuttle and mother in law, Helen Hyder of Erwin and friend, John Blackmore.

 

The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Don Winters officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is John Blackmore.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sugar Grove Baptist Church, 925 Sugar Grove Church Road, Butler, TN 37640.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 296 Bonnies Lane, Butler, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.

 

The family of Gary W. Wagner has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Donald Scott Lathrop

Donald Scott Lathrop

 

Donald Scott Lathrop, age 68, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away in his home on June 30, 2019. Donald was born in Abingdon, Virginia on Sept. 20, 1950, to the late Merrick and Dorothy Lathrop. Donald is also preceded in death by his birth mother, Irene Haga.

 

Donald had a big warm heart and loved people. He brought life and laughter anywhere he went, which is why everyone loved to be around him. He loved making people laugh and seeing those around him happy. Donald gave the kind of hug that would make you forget all your worries…they were the best. He liked to take care of the people in his life, often stepping in as a father figure to those who needed him. Donald could often be found outside, sitting on his porch drinking coffee and enjoying the sounds of nature, mowing or taking care of the yard and house.

 

Donald is survived by his two daughters, Kristen Casperson and Jamie Lathrop; two brothers, Douglas and Larry Haga; granddaughter Lauren Gilley. Several nieces, nephew, other family members and close friends also survive.

 

The family will have a private service for Donald at a later time.

 

Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Professional services for the Lathrop family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Carolyn Louise Isaacs

Carolyn Louise Isaacs

 

Carolyn Louise Isaacs, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 following a lengthy illness. She was born on December 12, 1949 to the late Howard and Agnes Adell Self.

Carolyn was an avid animal lover, especially dogs. She and her dog, Simon, who she loved dearly, were inseparable and constant companions. One of the most heartbreaking experiences of Carolyn’s life was the death of Sarah, a little dog that she so dearly loved. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren who she was so very proud of.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband, Paul Isaacs; daughters, Betina Isaacs and husband Tommy and Angela Murray; grandchildren, Zachary Isaacs and Jacob Perkins; mother-in-law, Ruth Isaacs and many more special family and friends.

It was Carolyn’s wish to be cremated and that no formal service be held. Private services will be held at a later date.

The family thanks the Staff of Mountain City Care Center, ICU Staff at Sycamore Shoals and the Emergency Room Staff of Johnson County Community Hospital for all of your wonderful care and compassion given to Carolyn over the last several months.

The family of Carolyn Louise Isaacs has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Clifton Charles Dunn

Clifton Charles Dunn

 

Clifton “Cliff” Charles Dunn, age 72 of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 05, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN. Cliff was born on July 23, 1946 to the late Charles Brownlow Dunn and Blanche Pauline Hartman Dunn. In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Perkins; three brothers, Dale, Jim, and Roby Dunn.

 

Cliff was very active in his community. He served 20 years as a Johnson County Commissioner, 22 years in Johnson County Emergency Management, former Veterans Service Officer, former Civil Defense Coordinator, and was in charge of solid waste. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and traveling. He was an active member of the Doe Valley Sportsman Association. Cliff was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

 

Cliff was a United States Army and National Guard Veteran.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 52 years, Callie Ann Osborne Dunn; son, Charles Dunn, Jr and wife Julie of Greenfield, Iowa; sisters, Sharon Stout and husband Jack and Barbara Dunn; brothers, Benny Dunn and wife Donna and Steve Dunn and wife Marie; grandchildren, Logan Dunn and wife Deidre, Kristin Harrison and friend Jeremy State and Hollie Harrison and friend Michael Weaver, several nieces and nephews, and special friends and neighbors.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the service to follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Kenny Ray Vaught officiating. Eulogy will be given by Cliff’s son, Charles Dunn. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Sunset Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers are Billy Jack Stout, Brad Dunn, Jason Dunn, Sam Dunn, Frank Osborne and Keith Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Ray Pardue, Paul May, Dan Osborne, Dick Grayson, Tom Reece, Doe Valley Sportsman Members, David Shupe and Jessie Perkins.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 600 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, TN.

 

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church,

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Clifton C. “Cliff” Dunn has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Virginia Lee ‘Toots’ Harmon

Virginia Lee ‘Toots’ Harmon

 

Virginia Lee ‘Toots’ Harmon, age 86, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on April 11, 1933 to the late Martin and Crissie Grindstaff Smith. In addition to her parents, Toots was preceded in death by her husband, Gedar Harmon, who passed January 13, 2013; daughter and son-in-law, Patsy McNulty and husband Daniel; granddaughter, Brenda Gail Allen; sisters, Connie Smith, Geneva Stansberry; brothers, J.D. Smith and Carl David Smith and an infant brother and daughter-in-law, Kathy Harmon, great-grandson, James McNulty.

Toots worked at a chair factory for several years and also worked on their family farm. She loved to grow her own vegetables and especially enjoyed canning and preserving their food for winter months. Toots loved to play Bingo. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. She always enjoyed when her family and friends would come for visits.

Toots was a member of Sink Valley Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Glenda Greer and husband Larry of Butler, TN, and Glenn Harmon of Butler, TN; sisters, Nell Harper and Judy Parson, all of PA; grandchildren, Annette Garland, Anita McNabe, Angela Mahala, Elizabeth Harmon, Crystal Gail Jacobs, Stacie Norris, Jamie Allen, Carl David Harmon; twenty four great grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews and many special friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Harvey White to officiate. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at the Harmon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Annette Garland, Ethan Harmon and other family and friends.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 2639 Sink Valley Road, Butler, TN.

The family of Virginia Lee ‘Toots’ Harmon has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

Scarlet Faye Laws

Scarlet Faye Laws

 

Scarlet Faye Laws, age 99, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was born on February 1, 1920 to the late Frank Pierce ad Myrtle Reece Phillips. In addition to her parents, Scarlet was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Tommy Laws; daughters, Mary Ruth Thomas, Jewel ‘Judy’ Laws.

 

Scarlet was known by many for her beautiful vegetable gardens. She loved working in her gardens and was blessed to be able to do so until the young age of 97.   She was a hard worker and if she wasn’t in her gardens she was working around the farm and house. She never met a stranger and once you met Scarlet Faye, you never forgot her. She was a frisky, high energy, full of energy lady who loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Scarlet also loved to travel.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Shirley Campbell and husband David of Butler, TN, Darlene Howard of Mountain City, TN and Charles Edward Laws and wife Sue of Butler, TN; sisters, Bonnie Dunbar and Nell Crawford; special grandson, Ricky Laws; several more special grandchildren; several great grandchildren; special niece, Emma Jean Hampton; several more special cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Leonard Fletcher officiating. Music will be provided by the Fletcher Family. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Laws Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Laws, Larry Grindstaff, Hayden Sizemore, Jesse Fletcher, Joe Fletcher, Rick Townsend, Rick Campbell and Jim Phillips.

 

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff of Avalon Hospice, especially Scarlet’s wonderful nurses, Rebecca Rose and Pati Kinkead and Dr. Jim Shine.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 3401 Little Dry Run Road, Butler, TN 37640.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Scarlet Faye Laws has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Odell Johnson

Odell Johnson

 

Odell Johnson, age 82, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home. Odell was born November 16, 1936 in Johnson County, TN to the late Don Allen Johnson and Geneva Belle Edminsten Johnson. In addition to his parents Odell was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lucille Owens Johnson, his second wife, Martha Louise Arnold Johnson, brother, Allen Johnson and nephew, Bill Johnson.

 

Odell was a 1955 graduate of Johnson County High School. He retired from Burlington Industries. He was with the Johnson County Rescue Squad for 15 years, Johnson County School Board 10 years, Johnson County Planning Commission 20 years, and Tri State Growers for 10 years. Odell was a member of the American Legion and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association. All who knew him knew he loved to work the farm, garden and travel.

 

Odell was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his wife, Laura Grinstead Johnson; brothers, Frank Johnson and wife Betty, Scott Johnson and wife Linda all of Mountain City, TN and Glenn ‘Cotton’ Johnson and friend Shirley of Bristol, TN; stepdaughters, Abigail Beale and husband Jerry of Greensboro, NC and Laurie Conrad and husband Jeff of Vansant, VA; stepsons, James L. Huggins and Joseph E. Huggins of Ashtabula, OH; step grandchildren, Natasha Keen, Jeffrey Conrad, Reanna Conrad, Ronnie Conrad, Lindsay Campbell, Niveta Beale; step-greatgrandchildren, Annaleigha Keen, Kaiden Keen and Grayson Conrad; special cousins, William Edminsten, Baxter Edminsten, Joe Edminsten, Nancy Trexler, Mary Shores and Reecie Craig; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Terry Reece, Coy Miller, Aaron Miller, Larry Triplett (who passed away 2 weeks prior to Odell), Ronnie Triplett, Mike Reece, Mary Jane Johnson, Rick Thomason, Jana Lee Thomas, Darrell Thomas, Hilda Wilson, Derick Wilson, Joe and Fran Phillips.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Billy Morefield and Odell’s brother, Preacher Frank Johnson officiating. Special music will be provided by the Laurel Creek Boys.  Pallbearers will be Bob Stansbery, Rocky Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Zach Johnson, Jerry Beale and Shawn Perry. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Triplett, Mike Wills, Chris Reece, George Lowe, James Icenhour, Tom Nelson, Glenn Robinson and Johnny Robinson. Graveside service and burial with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard will follow the funeral at the Phillippi Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 639 Huggins Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Odell Johnson has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Mary JoAnne Bloomfield

Mary JoAnne Bloomfield

 

Mary JoAnne Bloomfield, age 84, of Fall Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at her residence on the evening of July 4, 2019.  Mary was born in Valdosta, Georgia on April 9, 1935, to the late Johnnie and Annie Cornelius.  Also preceding Mary in death are her sister Janice and her daughter, Teresa Applegate.

Those left to cherish memories of Mary are her daughter, Mary Hattaway; sons David Bloomfield, Russell Durden, and John Whitesell; siblings, Judy, Reed, John, and Jet; grandson and caregiver, Sean Bergeron; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

It was Mary’s wish to be cremated.  The family will hold a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your local Sierra Club or charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be sent to the family through our website:  www.huxlipfordfh.com

Professional services for the Bloomfield family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.

Betty June Garland

 

Betty June Garland

 

Betty June Garland, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. She was born on February 4, 1935 to the late Tom and Perdie Willen Neatherly. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Harold Garland, who passed in 2016; brothers, Bob Neatherly and Harold Neatherly.

 

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed growing and canning vegetables from her garden. She loved to bake and was known for her delicious cakes and pies that she would cook for her family and friends. Betty also enjoyed quilting and made beautiful quilts that her family will treasure.

 

Betty loved her family, especially her grandchildren, who she was very proud of. She had a wonderful sense of humor and made everyone smile and laugh with her no non-sense, give it to you like it is attitude.

 

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish her memories and sense of humor are her daughter, Vicky Reece and husband Marty of Zionville, NC; grandchildren, Shana Scott and husband Paul of Zionville, NC, Stephanie Tolbert and husband Darrin of Boone, NC, and Jeremy Reece and girlfriend Alisha Cornell of Vilas, NC; great grandchildren, Mackensie Scott, Shayne Scott, Elijah Scott, Autumn Scott, Kenleigh Scott and Levi Scott and Briana Tolbert; sisters, Marie Jennings, Kathy Clawson and Martha Neatherly; brothers, George Neatherly and wife Diane, John Neatherly and Tommy Neatherly; special brother-in-law, Norman Garland and wife Judy; special friends, Bill and Mary Nell Reece and Bill and Nancy Hughes; special caregivers, Kelsey Buchanan and Hannah Ligon.

 

Funeral service for Betty will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ricky Campbell officiating. Special music will be provided by Danny Cullop. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Bill Hughes, J.P. Stanberry, Shayne Scott, Elijah Scott, Jeremy Reece and Paul Scott. Honorary pallbearers are Darrin Tolbert, Norman Garland, Bill Reece, John Payne, Dr. Donald Walters and many more special friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 1223 W Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Betty June Garland has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

Vickie Marie Courtner

Vickie Marie Courtner

 

Vickie Marie Courtner, age 60, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 following a lengthy illness. She was born on November 22, 1958 to the late Jess and Ella Mae Morefield Owens. In addition to her parents, Vickie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. ‘Jack’ Courtner.

 

Vickie had been sick for several years and was not able to do the things she would have liked. She was able to do the one thing that she enjoyed most, spending time with her family. She had four legged friends that she loved deeply, Lady and Meanness. Vickie also enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, Marie Gates and husband Mike; sons, James Courtner and wife Angel, Donald Courtner and wife Stephanie, Tommy Courtner and wife Amanda and Kenneth Courtner Jr.; sisters, Judy Dunn and Linda Hayworth; brothers, Ronnie Owens, Jim Owens and Donnie Owens; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; special friends, Dorothy Canter and Denise; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Shannon Courtner officiating. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Dickens, family and friends. Honorary pallbearer is Marvin Courtner.

 

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 357 Atwood Street, Mountain City, TN.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Vickie Marie Courtner has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

 

John Anthony Morefield

John Anthony Morefield age 46 of 994 Slemp Branch Road Mountain City, Tennessee passed away following a motorcycle accident on Friday June 14, 2019. John enjoyed the outdoors and was a carpenter and painter by trade. He loved music and was always willing to help others.

Survivors include:

Mother- Peggy Wallace and husband Tim of Mountain City, TN

Father – Johnny Caldwell of Butler, TN.

Brothers and Sisters:

Bill Tester and wife Shirley of Elkton, MD.

David Tester of Boone, NC

Susan Sanchez and husband Carlos of Mountain City, TN.

Charlie Morefield and wife Kim of Butler, TN.

Four children:

Tristen, Morgan, Casey and Joshua

Also, several nieces and nephews.

Special friend:

Leandra Owens

At John’s request a small graveside service will be held for his family with Gary Bowman and Billy Joe Tester to officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlos Sanchez, Matthew Tester, Antonio Sanchez, David Tester, Thomas walker, Jerry Tester, and Timothy Wallace.

Online condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Professional services for the Morefield family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.

 

Rev. Raleigh Mack Arnold Sr.

Rev. Raleigh Mack Arnold Sr.

 

 

 

Rev. Raleigh Mack Arnold Sr., age 78, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went on to be with the Lord Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1940 in Mountain City, Johnson County, TN to the late Raleigh Duff Arnold and Nellie Rhea Tester Arnold. In addition to his parents Mack was preceded in death by a baby sister Alice.

 

Mack was a pastor for 33 years at the Porters Grove Baptist Church in Conowingo, MD where he retired. After he retired he returned to Mountain City, TN where he did pulpit fill-ins and revivals for the remainder of his life. He was in the pulpit filling in at Antioch Baptist 2 weeks prior to his death. He loved the Lord, his family and was well respected. Mack loved to fish, hunt and enjoyed Ginseng and wild egg hunting as well. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten or equaled. In his ministry there were over 2,000 souls saved.

 

Those left to cherish his memories included his wife of 59 years, JoAnn Parish Arnold, son, Mack Arnold, Jr. and wife Mary, grandsons, Justin Arnold and wife Josie and Luke Arnold, great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Arnold, great-grandsons, James Arnold and John Arnold, sisters, Mary Bishop and husband Joe and Phyllis Anglemeyer, brothers, Jack Arnold and wife Fern, Johnny Arnold and wife Teresa and Jett Arnold.

 

The family will receive friends on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 3-5:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Dan Sheffield the director of Susquehanna Baptist Association and Rev. Mack Arnold, Jr. officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow from the Bakers Gap Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Arnold, Luke Arnold, John Parish, Brian Parish, Isaiah Penley and Ron Billiot. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Arnold, Johnny Arnold, Jett Arnold, Barry Bishop, Frank Bishop and Trenton Wilson.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home 822 Sandy Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com

 

The family of Rev. Raleigh Mack Arnold Sr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Linda Louise Ludy

Linda Louise Ludy

 

Linda Louise Ludy, age 70, passed away at her daughter’s residence on Monday, June 17, 2019. Linda was born August 15, 1948, to Harvey and Hazel Focht in Pottstown, PA. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 15 yrs., Joseph Pagano, and her toy poodles, Julie and Lisa.

 

Linda was a graduate of Pottstown Senior High School and a member of the Class of ’66. She spent her life taking care of her home, loved caring of her family, and working in her flower garden.

 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Jesse Ludy, who resides in Downing, PA; her loving daughter Lisa Pagano and husband Mark Gibble of the home; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Nicholas Gibble.

 

It was Linda’s wishes to be cremated and remain with her daughter.

 

Professional services for the Ludy family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN

 

Online condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Mary A. Potter

 

Mary A. Potter, 82, passed on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Mountain City Care Center.

 

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

 

Online condolences can be sent to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Professional services for the Potter family are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.