Woodrow Scott Orndorff, Jr.

 

Woodrow Scott Orndorff, Jr, age 49, of Abingdon, VA and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his residence.  He was born on May 29, 1969 in Welch, West Virginia to Gloria Shores Taylor and the late Woodrow Scott Orndorff, Sr.  In addition to his father, Scott was preceded in death by his dad Conley ‘Bud’ Taylor and by his son, Joshua Dollar.

Scott enjoyed collecting brass things and antiques. He liked Nascar and just being outdoors. Scott loved helping others and especially spending time with his family and those who knew him best knows he had a good heart.

He was a member of Ackerson Creek Christian Church and had been attending the Apostolics of Abingdon, VA.

Those left to cherish his memories include his mother, Gloria Taylor; son, Woodrow Scott Orndorff, III, sisters, Darlene Orndorff and husband Charlie, Michelle Salyer and husband Dennis, brothers, Lance Taylor and wife Joanna, Preston Orndorff and Eddie “Bo” Taylor, grandchildren; Gage Dillon Grissom and his pride and joy Woodrow Scott Orndorff, IV, several nieces and nephews, special niece and friend Keishia Taylor and several great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Billy Morefield and Tim Furches officiating.  Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Taylor Cemetery (Redbrush Rd.).  Pallbearers will be Isiah Ross, Todd Morefield, Robbie Morefield, Danny Eastridge, Travis Grindstaff, Joseph Orndorff and Brian Shelton, Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Heath, Tandy Williams, Steven Salyer, Tim Furches, Lamar Bowman, Chris Arnold, Jeremiah Burns, Rick Grindstaff, Dallas Furches and Jesse Grindstaff.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 1638 Redbrush Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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

The family of Woodrow Scott Orndorff, Jr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.

Charles D. Dixon

Charles D. Dixon

 

Charles D. Dixon, age 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Charles was born in Johnson County, TN on May 5, 1947, to Roy Dixon and Nellie Church Dixon. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jessie, Raymond, and Bill Dixon, and sisters Fannie Brown and Betty Hammons.

 

Those left to cherish memories of Charles are his daughters, Crystal Dixon of Johnson City, TN and Stephany Dixon of Mountain City, TN, a son Michael Dixon of Mountain City, TN, sisters, Evelyn Woodfin and Ruby Blevins of Johnson City, TN, brothers, Johnny Dixon of Mountain City, TN and his twin Carl Dixon of Johnson City, TN, 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many, many special friends.

 

Charles enjoyed fishing, gardening, his dogs, old cars, and cracking jokes.

 

Services for Mr. Dixon will held at 4pm on Friday, March 8, 2019, in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Dixon, Casey Adkins, Vincent Price, Michael Elliott, Aaron Dixon, Gary Salas, Bruce McCoy, and James Cole.

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mt. City, TN.

 

Online condolences can be submitted via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

Buddy Petit

 

Luther “Buddy” Petit, age 71, of Trade, Tennessee, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Buddy was born in Selma, North Carolina on January 29, 1948, to the late Johnny and Rachel Petit. In addition to his parents, Buddy is preceded in death by his sister, Loretta Petit.

 

Buddy spent his adult life working in the saw mills of North Carolina and NE Tennessee. He enjoyed boating on Watauga Lake, tending to his horses, shooting, and spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren. Buddy was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and enjoyed worshiping the Lord there.

 

Those left to cherish memories of Buddy are his loving wife, Reba, his daughters, Christy Lewis, Deborah Kindley, and Ashley Petit, his grandchildren, Bronson and Destiny Price, Maleighia, Hailey, and Haiden Lewis, and Jerry Cook, his sisters, Bonnie Worley and Debbie Petit, his brother, JJ Petit, several nieces and nephews, and his doctor and friend, Dr. Raina Sluder.

 

Services for Buddy will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 12pm in the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11am -12pm prior to the services. Kenny Ray Vaught will officiate the services.

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mt. City, TN.

 

Online condolences can be submitted via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

Jolene Gernentz

 

Jolene Gernentz

 

Jolene Gernentz, age 80, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away in her home on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Jolene was born in Johnson County, TN on October 6, 1938, to the late Elbert and Annie Wilfong. In addition to her parents, Jolene is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, brothers, Jack and Donald, and a great-nephew Jeremy Dunn.

 

Jolene worked for AT&T telephone company for many years. She enjoyed reading in her free time. Jolene was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church.

 

Jolene’s memory will live on in those left to carry on in her absence, her sister Gladys Gambill of Mountain City, her nieces, Ila Mink, Donna Dunn, Nancy Hayes, Darlene Engle, and nephew, Jack Wilfong Jr. special friends Bo and Rosie Thomas and Muriel Payne.

 

Graveside services for Jolene will held at 2pm Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Dunn Cemetery on Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN. Josh Giddings will officiate the service.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Dunn, Justin Rider, Jack Wilfong, Jr., Chip Hayes, Adam Wilfong, Sam Wilfong, and Al Hayes.

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mt. City, TN.

 

Online condolences can be submitted via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

Tyler Harrison Hamm

 

Tyler Harrison Hamm, 20, of Charlotte, North Carolina died in a snowboarding accident at Snowmass Village in Aspen, Colorado on February 10, 2019. He was in his second winter season in Aspen, where a love of gourmet cooking and snowboarding led him to consider the town his new home.

 

Tyler was born on April 29, 1998 in Matthews, North Carolina to his parents, Tracy and Debbie Hamm of Charlotte. Tyler is a 2016 graduate of Ardrey Kell High School and attended Central Piedmont Community College, where he first learned that his future might include the culinary arts.

 

Tyler lived life to the fullest and knew only one direction – forward. An aspiring chef, Tyler began his culinary career in summer 2017 at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge in Talkeetna, Alaska. His experience there led to an opportunity to hone his craft at The Sundeck and Elk Camp restaurants in Aspen that following winter. Tyler would return to Alaska for one more summer in 2018 before returning to Aspen last fall to work under Chef Brett Thompson at Lynn Britt Cabin in Snowmass Village. Tyler’s next adventure was to have begun on April 29, 2019 – his 21st birthday – at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

 

Tyler will be remembered for his emerging culinary expertise, fearlessness on the slopes and off, and for being an all-around good guy. His friends and colleagues loved him like a brother and considered him a kind and generous soul who put the interests of others before his own. Tyler’s younger brother Dylan especially misses his first and best friend and cherishes the snowboard his brother left behind.

 

Tyler is survived by his parents, Tracy and Debbie Hamm; brother Dylan, 16; paternal grandparents Robert and Jewell Hamm; maternal grandparents Sharron Hamilton and Gay and Linda Hamilton; and aunts and uncles Stella Hamilton, Shannon Hamm Ellis, Brad Ellis, Cecil Hamilton and Brenda Massey Hamilton. Tyler also leaves behind extended family and many close friends in North Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado and Alaska, as well as his beloved dog Molly.

 

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 23 at Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, North Carolina 28134. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m.

 

Arrangements are in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colorado Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.

 

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Lilly Hope England

Lilly Hope England

 

 

Lilly Hope England, age 76, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was born in Welch, West Virginia on February 19, 1943, daughter of the late Golden Theodore and Olga Taylor England. In addition to her parents, Lilly was preceded in death by two sisters, Sylvia Bialy and Elizabeth Salmons and one brother, Howard England.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include her three children, Sandra Mullis (Jamie) of Kannapolis, NC, Christi Blankenbeckler (David) of Mountain City, TN and Grady Runyon Jr. (Rebecca) of Ironton, OH; sister-in-law, Susan England of Crookston, MN; grandson, Christopher Moore of Kannapolis, NC; granddaughters, Whitney Blankenbeckler of Mountain City, TN, Logan Blankenbeckler of Elizabethton, TN and Sarah Runyon of Ironton, OH; one great granddaughter, Adalyn Taylor Long of Ironton, OH; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

 

No formal services will be held per Lilly’s wishes. The family held a private Celebration of Lilly’s life.

 

At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1131 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, TN

 

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

The family of Lilly Hope England has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

 

 

 

Moveta Barlow

 

Mathew 19; 26

“But Jesus Beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

 

Moveta Barlow

 

Moveta K. Baird, Barlow age 79, of 5787 Highway 67 West, Mountain City, Tennessee went to be with her Lord on Friday February 22, 2019 at her residence. Moveta was born on June 13, 1939, in Mountain City, TN to the late Byron Baird and Myra Buchannan Baird. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Earnest Gibb Barlow, and sisters Marilyn Vaught, Marietta Forrester, and brothers, Charles Jody Baird, and Denver Baird. She Loved Witnessing for the Lord, singing with her nursing home ministry, flower gardening, music.

 

 

 

She is survived by 2 sons Darryl Barlow and wife Denise, Mountain City, TN

Brian Barlow, Mountain City, Tn.

Her grandson who was like her son B.J. Barlow of the home.

Sister Marlene Dodgion, Mtn City, TN.

Brother Sonny Baird, Mtn City, TN.

Granddaughter, Tara Barlow, Mtn City, TN.

Great Grandchildren Chasity and Clayton Osborne.

Special friends Kim Jennings, Bob Forrester, Sue Baird, Joyce Gregg, and the residence and staff of Mountain City Care Center.

 

 

Funeral Services for Moveta Barlow will be conducted at 7pm on Monday February 25, 2019, in the Bethany Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5pm – 7pm prior to the funeral service. Gale Hartley will officiate the services.

 

Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday February 26, 2019 in the Sunset Memorial Park.

 

Honorary Pallbearers: John Brookshire, Darrell Junge, David Barrett, Kenny Gregg, John Davis, and Burl Johnson.

 

 

Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

Willa Dean Wood Calhoun

Willa Dean Wood Calhoun

 

Willa Dean Wood Calhoun, age 74, of Creston, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Willa Dean was born in Ashe County, NC to the late Henry and Ida Riley Wood. Willa was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Calhoun, three sisters, Eula Wood, Judy Blevins, and Maude Calhoun, and two brothers John and Earl Wood.

 

Willa Dean is survived by her daughter Brenda Kay and fiancé Tim Church of Miller’s Creek, NC, two sisters, Mary Nell Blevins and Elsie Barr of North Carolina, four brothers, Frank and James Wood of Tennessee and Charles and Lee Wood of Maryland, three grandchildren, Adriane Miller, Dennis Miller, and Katlin Greer, as well as 7 great-grandchildren.

 

Willa Dean enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, and gardening, but more than anything, she loved going to car shows with her loving husband, Ray.

 

Services for Willa Dean will be held at 7pm Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN with Kenneth Barr officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30pm – 7pm prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted by James Barr at the Calhoun Cemetery in Creston, NC at 11am on Friday, March 1, 2019.

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mt. City, TN.

 

Online condolences can be submitted via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

Kay Ferraro

Kay Ferraro

 

Kay Ferraro, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Kay was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 9, 1945, to the late John and Evelyn Kyser.

 

Kay worked for many years as a Registered Nurse in the Home Health field, a Montessori teacher and as a volunteer teacher of geography at Roan Creek Elementary. When Kay was not working, she enjoyed reading, listening to music, and playing the piano. A lucky few knew her killer instincts, which led to her winning nearly every family game of Scrabble. Kay was a member of St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church in Mountain City, TN.

 

Kay is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Anthony Ferraro of Mt. City, daughters, Michelle, Lauren, Debbie, and Erin, sisters, Joyce Williams and Lynn Bartanen, grandchildren, Alan, Taneia, Eli A.J., John, James, George, and Calianna, as well as several nieces and nephews, many special friends, especially her Bible study group, and her loving dog, Bonnie.

 

Funeral mass for Kay will be conducted at 11am Saturday, March 2, 2019, at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church in Mountain City, TN. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 10am. There will also be visitation for Kay on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6pm – 8pm at the Charlie B. Hux Memorial Chapel at Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home of Mt. City, TN.

 

Online condolences can be submitted via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Sullivan

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Sullivan, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2019. Betty, daughter of William Young and Margaret Edith Hill, was born in Shouns, Tennessee on April 15, 1927. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William and her sister Janice.

 

Betty graduated from University of Tennessee in 1948 with a BS in Education. After graduating from UT, Betty began teaching school in Oak Ridge, TN. It was there that she met Earl Raymond (Ray) Sullivan, Jr. at the Mayflower restaurant, and they were married on August 4, 1951 in Shouns, TN. They have two children, Dennis Sullivan (Rosa) of Kentfield, CA and Margaret Howard (Greg) of Ellisville, MO. They also have five beautiful granddaughters, Tori (Howard) Mai, Erin Sullivan, Erica Howard, Elena Sullivan and Alexandra Howard.

 

Betty loved anything to do with sewing, cooking, jigsaw puzzles and, most of all, her family. Her spunky humor, abundance of stories and southern charm will be missed by all.

 

Services: Funeral service at Living Word United Methodist Church, Wildwood, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Living Word United Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Association. Visitation at the church, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until time of service. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

 

Betty is the family of Mrs. Evelyn Hill and children.

Malcolm Stuart Howard Jr.,

Malcolm Stuart Howard Jr., age 62, of Roanoke, Virginia and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Johnston Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on April 22, 1956 to Malcolm Howard Sr. and the late Sue Smith Howard, who passed away June 7th, 2018. In addition to his mother Malcolm was preceded in death by his grandparents.

 

Malcolm was a 1974 graduate of Johnson County High School. Throughout his school days he was active in football, 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, Drama Club and the FFA. He attended college at ETSU and obtained a degree in banking from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. While Malcolm worked as a banker, he was a true salesman by nature, never meeting a stranger. He sold cars, mobile homes, furniture and antiques. He was co-owner of Donnelly House Antiques and Collectibles for more than 20 years. At the time of his passing, Malcolm was still working in antiques, traveling the country selling through his independent business, High Noon Antiques.

 

His passion in life was his family, but he also enjoyed football, food (especially a Bizzie Burger) and community theatre. He last performed in a play directed by his mother, entitled ‘Our Town’.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his ‘Darlin’, Donna, his girlfriend of 11 years; father, Malcolm Howard Sr.; daughters; Rita Reese (Lars), Mandy Reichenbach (Chris) and Ashley Howard; brother, Randal Howard; sister, Dottie Sue Phipps (Mark);grandchildren, Aubree, Raelynn, Milianna, Norman, Alaina, Mya, Piper, and another grandchild on the way; many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends, Steve Arnold, Jesse Ludy, Richard Wittenberg, Robert ‘Shines’ Pastoreck, Charles and Pam Burke.

 

The family will receive friends from 12:30 -2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dwayne Dickson officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Cousins and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Arnold, Jesse Ludy, Richard Wittenberg, Robert ‘Shines’ Pastoreck and Charles Burke.

 

At other times, the family will receive friends at his father’s home, Malcolm Howard Sr., 542 Dry Stone Branch Road, Mountain City, TN.

 

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

 

The family of Malcolm Stuart Howard Jr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

John Tracy Feret

John Tracy Feret

 

John Tracy Feret, age 65, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in the comfort of his home. He was born on July 17, 1953 to the late John P. Feret and Olga Grischuk Feret. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Nancy J. Feret, who passed away on January 15, 2019.

 

John was a former aircraft mechanic at Northrop Grumman and ship builder at Treeworgy Yachts. Following his retirement he still did mechanic work. He especially enjoyed working on airplanes, boats and motorcycles. He loved riding ATV’s and his tractor. He was always willing to help others in any way that he could. John loved his home on Pleasant Valley Road in Tennessee and enjoyed telling people about growing up in Florida.

 

Those left to cherish his memories include his sons, who John had a close bond with; Jason, Joseph, and John Travis, all of the home; fiancé, Emily; uncle, Walter Feret and many cousins in the New England area.

 

A special thanks to the Fritz and Veclotchs Families and to all of John’s close friends in Florida.

 

It was John’s wish to be cremated. A private service will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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

Joann Wyatt

Joann Wyatt

( February 15, 1938 – February 16, 2019 )

Joann Wyatt, age 81 of 919 Medical Park Drive, Mountain City, Tennessee, and formally of Trade, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Saturday February 16, 2019 in the Mountain City Care Center. Joann was born February 15, 1938 in Shulls Mill, N.C. To the Late Kermit Cornett and Lois Michael Cornett and was also predeceased by her husband Wayne Wyatt Sr. Two brothers James and David Cornett. Joann enjoyed spending her time cooking and caring for others.

Joann was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory include, Son; Wayne Wyatt Jr. of Trade, TN, Brother; Bill Cornett of Wilkesboro, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive, her special friends from her Sunday school class at Evergreen Baptist and her friends at the Mountain City Care Center.

Funeral Services for Joann Wyatt, will be held Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 from the Evergreen Grove Baptist Church at 1:30 PM with Tony Potter and Derrick Wilson to officiate. Visitation for friends and family will be held from 12:30 until 1:30 PM prior to the funeral service. Graveside services will be held in the Old Taylor Cemetery following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Eddie Tester, Jon Price, Michael Slate, Cody Slate, John Cornett, Rick Hoosier.

Honorary Pallbearers: Brandon Dotson, Frank Liberstein, Billy Ray Rash, Roger Jackson, Bob Pardue. And the Staff of the Mountain City Care Center.

Friends may call at her son Wayne Wyatt  Jr’s residence 213 Michael Road, Trade, TN.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at huxlipfordfh.com

Arrangements for Joann and her family are in the care of Hux Lipford Funeral Home.

Jeffrey Cole Howard

Jeffrey Cole Howard

April 25, 1956 – February 19, 2019

 

Jeffrey Cole Howard, 62, was born in Shady Valley, Tennessee on April 25, 1956, to Earl B. Howard, Sr. and the late Capriece Cole Howard. Jeff departed this world to be with the Lord on February 19, 2019, at his residence in Shady Valley, TN.

 

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Capriece Howard (Nov. 10, 1927 – Dec. 22, 2010) and an infant sister, Sarah Elizabeth Howard.

 

Those left to cherish their memories of Jeff are his beloved son, Jeremiah Cole Howard; his father, Earl B. Howard, Sr; a brother, Earl B. ‘Erby’ Howard, Jr. and wife Dianna Pleasant Howard; a niece, Tuesday Howard Pope; a nephew, Joseph B. Howard and wife Ashleigh Maze Howard; two great-nephews, Gavin I. Pope and Bridon K. Pope; as well as many extended family members and friends.

 

Jeff was a life long resident of Johnson County and graduated from Johnson County High School in 1974. After graduation he attended Virginia Highlands Community College and National Auto & Diesel College, graduating at the top of his class. Jeff was member of Shady Valley Presbyterian Church. He had a humble kind spirit and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. In his spare time, Jeff enjoyed hands-on activities like cooking, woodworking, artistry, and working on automobiles and other machinery.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Rescue Dog,977 Harbin Hill Rd, Mt. City, TN 37683.

 

Memorial services will be announced at a later time.

 

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

 

Professional services are being provide to the Jeff Howard family by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

 

Joe Kenneth Holman

Joe Kenneth Holman, 84, of Hydes, Maryland, passed away at home on January 12, 2019 surrounded by his family, after a two year battle with cancer. He was born in Zionville, North Carolina to Reeves and Mary Miller Holman, where he developed a lifelong love of farming. He enjoyed sharing fruits & vegetables from the large garden he tended each year.

He moved to Maryland in the 1950’s where he helped build and maintain high tension power lines throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. He purchased Lamp Lighters Corp. in 1978, a highway Safety Company, which he managed until his death.  He also developed commercial properties in the Essex and White Marsh areas.  He took very little vacation time, preferring to spend time with his family.

He was part of the great American Generation who believed in hard work and honest effort.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine Wallace Holman.  Daughters:  Donna Kuhn (Fred) of Kingsville, MD, and Sheila Johnson (Chris), Middle River, MD. He treasured his time with his grandchildren, Joseph Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Courtney Kuhn Callegary (Henry), and Allison Kuhn. Also surviving are his brother, Alfred Holman (Judy) of Mountain City, TN and sister, Pauline Rominger (Alfred) of Banner Elk, NC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Dare Lowe.

The family received guests at the E. F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P. A. Kingsville, MD on Tuesday January 15th.  Funeral services were held on January 16th.

Pallbearers:  Joseph Johnson, Rocky Wallace, Herbert Tart, Richard Holman, Jeremy Freeman, and Henry Callegary.  Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD.

Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC

Robert Lee Tester

Robert Lee Tester

 

Robert Lee Tester, age 61, of Banner Elk, North Carolina, passed away on Jan 27, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. Robert was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 12, 1957, to John Henry Filius and Geraldine Tester. Robert is preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

 

Those left to cherish Robert’s memory are his daughter Desiray Tester of Kentucky, his son Robert Tester, Jr. of Blowing Rock, NC, special friend Douglas Beverly of Spruce Pine, NC, and several nieces and nephews.

 

It was Robert’s wish to be cremated and no services held.

 

You can send condolences to the family via our website: www.huxlipfordfh.com

 

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

Dora Dean Welch

Dora Dean Welch, 81, of Landenberg, PA passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at her home.

She was the wife of the late Ira Calvin Welch and was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbert Feltner.

Born in Thomasville, NC she was the daughter of the late Edward and Amanda Walker Hughes.

Dora enjoyed gardening, bird watching and especially spending time with her family.

She is survived by eight children, Sharon Mains (Kenny) of Mt. City, TN, Susie Holman (Dan) of Mayodan, NC, Wilbert Feltner of Palmer, MA, Bonnie Geiser of Crumpler, NC, Liz Arnold (Mike) of Avondale, Johnny Feltner (Kathy) of Lincoln University, Walt Feltner (Sis) of Elkton, MD, Tiger Welch of Butler, TN; 33 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bobby; and two sisters, Barbara and Betty.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sam Feltner and a daughter, Kitty Holman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 16, at the Bible Evangelical Church of Kennett Square, 500 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square. Friends and family may visit on Friday from 6-8 pm at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford and Saturday from 10-11 at the Church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Nottingham.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford, PA.
On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

 

Sharon would like to thank Johnny and Kathy, Walter and Della, Liz and Mike and Susie for taking such wonderful care of their Mom.

 

As requested, this obituary provided by Mountain City Funeral Home.

 

 

Frances Wilson Smith

Mrs. Frances Wilson Smith, age 92, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Mountain City Care Center.

 

Mrs. Smith was born on November 11, 1926 to the late Tyler and Anna (Wills) Wilson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Fred Lee Smith Jr. who passed away in 1985; two brothers, J.T. Wilson and Paul Wilson and one sister, Mabel Shoun.

 

Mrs. Smith was a member of First Christian Church of Mountain City, Friendship Sunday School Class, H.I.S (His In Service), Nellie Bryan Guild (Ladies organization) and member of the church choir. She was a member of the following community organizations: Eastern Star, Rotary Club, Family and Community Education Club, Retired Teachers Organization and the Wednesday Music Club, where she held various roles through the years.

 

Mrs. Smith received her BS and Masters Degree + 45 hours from the University of Tennessee. She retired from the Johnson County School System in 1998 after being employed for 46 years. During this time she was Vocational Director the last 15 years and was very active in the community and state activities. Mrs. Smith was instrumental in development of the Aquaculture Program at the Johnson County Vocational School.

 

In 1998 she received the Honorary FFA Degree and the FFA Eagle Award. In 2004 she was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. She loved her community and her county and was always volunteering for various charities.

 

Mrs. Smith was a big UT football and basketball fan. She had even played basketball at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN and University of Tennessee.

 

Those left to cherish her memories include a daughter, Gaylia Leigh Whetsel; grandson, Eric Lee Whetsel, all of Johnson City, a sister, Mary Earle Elliott of Gate City, VA, special niece, Dinah Jeffries; nieces, Anna Catherine Graunke and JoAnn Elliott; nephews, Paul Shoun Jr., Wilson Elliott and Marshall Elliott and several great nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the First Christian Church. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Dwayne Dickson officiating. Eulogy will be given by Minnie Miller and special prayer by Buddy Zuercher. Special music will be under the direction of Nancy Davis and Annette Greer.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Phillippi Cemetery. First Christian Church Elders and Deacons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Shine, Dr. Khan, Daniel Jones, John Payne and Eastern Star and Rotary Club Members.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund,401 W. Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683 or Johnson County Rescue Squad, 213 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN.

 

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff of Mountain City Care Center for the compassionate and loving care given to Frances.

 

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

 

The family of Mrs. Frances Wilson Smith has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Bernard Robert Nichols

, 88, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on February 11 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Bob was born in Ashe County, North Carolina to Effie Farmer Nichols and David Wildie Nichols on October 14, 1930. He married Kay Riffe in Elkton, Maryland. Bob retired from General Motors after thirty-plus years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army. He was hard-working, fun-loving, kind, and enjoyed gardening.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kay Nichols,

2 sisters, Bernice and Ritha, 1 brother, James, and grandson Evan Nichols.

Mr. Nichols is survived by daughter, Elaine Nichols (Phillip), son Dave Nichols (Brittany), and step-daughter Pam Thomas (Joe). Grandchildren Chris Herman, Larkin Thomas, David Nichols, Rockwell Nichols, Rudolf Nichols, Valgar Nichols, Phinehas Nichols, and Rhys Nichols. Great Grandchildren, Gabby Herman, Landon Thomas, Braxton and Aspen Nichols.

Pallbearers will be: David Nichols, Rockwell Nichols, Rudolf Nichols, Valgar Nichols, Robert Price, and Bryan Terrill.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, Monday, February 18 at Hux and Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Gary Gambill of Rainbow Mennonite Church, and Pastor Larry Denny officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park with military honors according by the Johnson County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be given to Rainbow Mennonite Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huxlipfordfh.com

Professional services are being provided by Hux & Lipford Funeral Home.

 

Ronnie Lee Gentry

Ronnie Lee Gentry

 

Ronnie Lee Gentry, age 59, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born February 21, 1959 to Virgie Gentry and the late Lillard Gentry. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Diane Gentry.

 

Ronnie was a hardworking man. He was also a very giving person, willing to help anyone at any time. He loved spending time with his nephews and also enjoyed going places with his family. He was a very good small engine mechanic and enjoyed working on lawn mowers.

 

Ronnie was a member of Stateline Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Virgie Gentry, sisters Shelby Roark and husband Joseph, and Wanda Gentry and husband Charlie, two brothers, Danny Gentry and Earl Dean Able, and two very special nephews, Joseph Roark and Daniel Gentry.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Bud Gentry officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Stateline Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Mountain City Funeral Home.

 

At other times, the family will receive friends at 1670 Slabtown Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

 

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

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