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Obituaries from "The Tomahawk"

People 65 and over will be included and pertinent information will be given.


December 30, 1997 issue

DUGGER, Lorraine, 68, of Laurel Bloomery, TN, December 19, 1997. Native of West Virginia, daughter of late Dona and Eliza Jane Belcher Lester. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Dugger in 1977. Survivors include, brothers, Ray Lester, Herndon, W.VA,; Paul Lester, Hellen, W.VA; and Patton Lester, Budd, W.VA; sisters: Rita Ann Laden of Reno, Nevada and Mae Cook, of Sophia, W.VA. Interment: Bakers Gap Cemetery.
WILSON, Paul L., 86, of Elizabethton, December 24, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Clyde and Dottie Arnold Wilson. Preceded in death by wife, Alma Reynolds Wilson, December 20, 1997. Survivors include, brothers, Barton Wilson of Bristol, TN; Walter Wayne Wilson of Los Alamos, NM; Jack Wilson, Colorado Springs, CO and sister Ruby Moody of Mountain City. Entombment at the Mausoleum of Hope, Happy Valley Memorial Park.
WILCOX, Floy Norris, 83, of Boone, NC, December 21, 1997. Born December 29, 1913 in Watauga Co., NC. Survived by husband, Ardren Wilcox, Interment: Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
ESTEP, Golda D., 91, Butler, TN, December 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late Grant and Cora Davis Arnold. Preceded in death by husband, W.J. Estep in 1987. Survivors include sister, Onnie Pleasant, Johnson City, TN; two brothers, Windom Arnold and Stancil Arnold, both of Butler, TN. Interment: Nave Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN.


December 22, 1997 issue

BLEVINS, Ressie H., of Greencove, (no age given) VA, December 13, 1997. Native of Ashe Co., NC. Widow of Charles M. Blevins. Survivors include, children, ggrandchildren, and gggrandchildren. Interment: Greencove Church Cemetery.


December 17, 1997 issue

Arnold, Spencer, of Bel Air, MD, December 13, 1997. Son of late James and Elizabeth Swift Arnold and preceded in death by wife, Viola Gay Arnold. Survivors include brothers, Gatha Arnold, Mountain City, TN and John Arnold, Newark, DE; sisters, Pearl Hubbard and Betty Collins, both of Elizabethton, TN. Interment: Phillippi Cemetery, Johnson Co., TN.
LEFFMAN, Johnny Glen, 62, Laurel Bloomery TN, December 13, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., son of late Carl Leffman and Annie Mae Leffman. Preceded in death by brother, Paul Leffman, Aunts, Martha Leffman and Jessie Sherman. Survivors include his mother, Annie Leffman, Laurel Bloomery, TN; brother, Charles Leffman and sister Margaret Dunn, both of Laurel Bloomery. Interment: Sunset Mausoleum.


December 10, 1997 issue

ROARK, Arlis Ray, 78, of Zionville, NC, December 3, 1997. Native of Ashe Co., NC, born January 5, 1919, son of late Roby and Julie Roark. Preceded in death by sister, Ruby Roark and brothers Ed Roark and an infant. Survivors include wife, Gladys Shelton Roark, sisters, Ozal Shelton of Zionville, Opal Shelton, of Creston, NC; Virgie Self, Abingdon, VA; Louise Henry of Zionville, NC; Shelby Branson, of Hudson; brothers, Clarence Roadk of Briston, TN; Joe Roark of Abingdon, VA and Ralph Roark of Trade, TN. Interment: Potter-Main Cemetery.
PETERS, Carl M., 67, Mountain City, December 4, 1997.. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Bruce and Ivalee Reed Peters. Survivors include wife, Ann Peters; brothers, Wayne Peters, Knoxville, TN; Robert (Bob) Peters, Johnson City, TN; sisters, Ada Chambers, Elizabethton, TN; Rosa Peters, Butler, TN; Dessie McCarty, Coeburn, VA and Bonnie Reynolds, Wilmington, DE. Interment: Mast Cemetery.
HALEY, Sr., Jack Rich, of Butler, November 30, 1997. Native of Nashville, son of late John R. and Grace Hall Haley. Survivors include wife, Trula. Interment: Butler Memorial Cemetery.
ROGERS, Nellie Linkous, 81, of Damascus, VA, December 1997. Native of Montgomery Co., VA. Survivors include sisters, Evelyn Price, Blacksburg, VA; Virginia Blackwell, Carrollton, VA and Viola Norfleet, Suffolk, VA; brothers, Beauford Linkous, Buddy Linklou, Robert Linkous and Charles Linkous, off of Blacksburg, VA. Interment: Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, VA.
MOREFIELD, Dora Belle, 85, of Oxford, PA, December 8, 1997. Born in Mountain City, TN, daughter of late Ransom and Annie (Corum) Jenkins. Widow of Clarence E. Morefield who died in 1982. Interment: Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett, PA.


December 3, 1997 issue

JORDAN, Bea Loggins, 70, of Mountain City, TN, December 1, 1997. Native of Carter Co., TN, daughter of late Clint and Mary Pleasant Loggins. Survivors include husband, Russell Jordan and brother, Frank Loggins. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.
WILSON, Allen, 82, of Trade, TN, November 27, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Marvin and Freda Wilson. Widower of Helen Grace Wilson. Survivors include: sisters, Ruth Arnold, of Butler, TN; Vergie Eggers and Nancy Stout, both of Lenoir, NC; half-sister, Helen Wilson, of Mountain City. Interment: Wilson Family Cemetery.
ROBINSON, Ralph, 83, of Mountain City, November 30, 1997. Native ofo Ashe Co., NC, son of late Dave and Vada Osborne Robinson. Preceded in death by brothers, Harold and D.W. Robinson and sisters, Uva Pennington and Aster Mae Robinson. Survivors include wife, Mary G. Robinson, sister Faye Street, Mountain City; brothers, Vaughn Robinsin, Mountain City; Joe Robinson, Abingdon, VA. Interment: Phillippi Cemetery.
ATWOOD, Velma K., 78, of Elizabethton, TN, December 1, 1997. Native of Watauga Co., NC, daughter of late Oscar and Bitha Roberts Kirby. Preceded in death by brothers, Ed and Earl Kirby. Survivors include sister, Ina Richardson, of Elizabethton, brothers, Estil Kirby of Elizabethton and Vance Kirby of Hampton. Interment: Happy Valley Memorial Park.
FRANKLIN, Mattie, 91, of Mountain City, TN, December 1, 1997. No known survivors. Interment: Reece Memorial Cemetery.
LAWS, Gladys A., 68, of Johnson City, TN, December 1, 1997. Native of Bakersville, NC, daughter of Bonnie Garland Burleson of Spruce Pine and late Tarp Burleson. Survivors include husband, Dewey Laws, sisters, Georgia Miller of Gray, TN and Ethel Forbes of Johnson City, TN. Burial: U.S. National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Johnson City, TN


November 25, 1997 issue

REECE, Maggie M., 83, Mountain City, TN, November 16, 1997. Native of Watauga Co., NC, widow of Hobert Reece who died in 1969, daughter of late Claude and Effie Brown Miller. Preceded in death by 2 children, sisters, Lula Greer and Hazel Main and brother, Clarence Miller. Survivors include half brother Clayton Miller of Boone, NC half-sister, Etta Ellison, Mountain City, sister, Pearl Reece, Trade TN. Interment: Trade United Methodist Church Cemetery.
O'KAY, Della M., 83, Laurel Bloomery, TN, October 27, 1997. Widow of Frank O'Kay who died in 1991, daughter of late David and Clydia Belle Swift Lewis. Survivors include brother, Ernest H. Lewis, Blountville, TN. Memorial service from the Corinth Baptist Church.
JENKINS, Richard C., 72, Mountain City, TN, November 21, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Maynard and Ettie Church Jenkins. Survivors include wife, Opal B. Jenkins, sisters, Hazel Webb, Rising Sun, MD, Bessie Lee Moretz and Kate Wilcox, both of Bristol, VA; Pearl Shupe, Marion VA. Interment: Reece Memorial Cemetery.
STOUT, Lena Kate, 83, Mountain City, November 24, 1997, daughter of late Asa and Anna Price Stout. Interment: Nave Cemetery.


November 19, 1997 issue

HODGE, Annie Virgie, 102, Oxford, PA, November 15, 1997. Daughter of late David W. and Victoria Romanger Wilson and preceeded in death by husband, Boone F. Hodge, June 23, 1962, son, Stacy Hodge, daughters, Ruby and Fern Graybeal, sisters, Flossie Milton and Sue Clift and brothers Charles and John Wilson. Survivors include brothers, Joe and George Wilson, both of Zionville, NC. Interment: Reece Cemetery.
RAMBO, Argil G., 89, Butler, TN, November 12, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., son of late Sam C. Rambo and Venie Shoun Rambo and wife Gladys Snyder Rambo, brothers, Ohlan, Windell and Earl Rambo and sister, Beulah Goodwin. Survivors include brother, S.C. Rambo, Salem OR and sister, Vee Tester, Knoxville, TN. Interment: Rambo Cemetery.
FARRIS, Mary Ruth, 81, Mountain City, TN, November 14, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., daughter of late M.E. Farris and Nora Guthrie Farris. Preceded in death by sisters, Fay and Pauline Farris, Ann Smythe and Louise R. Adams. Survivors include brother J.E. Farris, Jr., Mountain City. Interment: Mountain View Cemetery.
CHARSHA, Wilma Louise, 64, Mountain City, November 15, 1997. Native of Johnson Co, daughter of late Arthur and Edith Parsons Fenner. Preceded in death by brother, Frank Fenner. Survivors include, brothers, Arthur Fenner, of Maryland; James Fenner, Mountain City, sisters, Julia Ward, Elizabethton, TN; Mary Woody, Johnson City, TN; Jane McCormick,of MD. Interment: Jack Shoun Cemetery.
BLEVINS, William Reece, 79, Shady Valley, TN, November 14, 1997. Native of Troutdale, VA, son of late Charlie and Mattie J. Comer Blevins. Preceded in death by brothers, Jessie, Paul and Harvey Blevins and sisters, Laura Blevins and Virginia Blevins. Survivors include wife, Linda Blevins, sisters Opal McQueen, Shady Valley, TN; Bertha Johnson, Mountain City; Edith Mays, Millington, MI. Interment: Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley.
REECE, Maggie Leola, 93, Trade, TN, November 16, 1997. Born August 3, 1904 in Trade, TN, daughter of late Robert and Jennie South Reece. Preceded in death by sister, Blanche Reece Miller and brothers James and Howard Reece. Survivors include brothers, Oscar Reece and Rhonda Reece of Trade, TN, Ray Reece of Mountain City. Entombment in Zionville Mausoleum.
TAYLOR, Velma Cole, 83, Damascus, VA, November 10, 1997. Life long resident of Washington Co., VA. Widow of Clifton Taylor, Sr. Survivors include sisters, Sara Cole Aubitz, Abingdon, VA and Jean Cole Doss of Damascus, VA and brother, Bob Cole, Dmascus, VA. Interment: Mock Cemetery.


November 12, 1997 issue

BLEVINS, Bruce Hamilton, Sr., 77, Chrlotte, NC, November 7, 1997. Born January 30, 1920, Shady Valley, TN to late Oscar M. and Victoria Reece Blevins. Preceded in death by brothers, Walter G. and Dwight Blevins and sisters, Ruby Pickle and Grace Reed. Survivors include wife Sarah B. Blevins, brother Nila Ray Blevins, Lenoir, NC. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery.
WAGNER, Ella Mae, 80, Mountain City, November 8, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late Ben and Hattie Thomas Main. Preceded in death by husband, Jacob D. Wagner, September 27, 1979 and brothers, Burman Main and Dale Main. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.
MAY, Grady, 73, Trade, TN, November 7, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Garfield and Polly Hodge May. Survivors include wife, Vergia R. May and brother Fred May, Trade, TN. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.
HORNE, Burnis S., 77, Mountain City, November 5, 1997. Native of Johnson Co, son of late Samuel Stephen and Nancy Lewis Horne. Survivors include wife, Elizabeth Horne, sister, Velma Snyder, York Nebraska. Interment: Reece Memorial Cemetery.
BLEVINS, Hazel M., 72, Konnarock, VA, November 7, 1997. Lifelong resident of Konnarock, VA. Survivors include husband, Wayne L. Blevins, sisters, Louise Hoback, Wytheville, VA; Peggy Absher, Troutdale, VA and Faye Blevins, Konnarock, VA; brothers William Blevins, Elverson, PA and Edward Blevins, Colonial Beach, VA. Interment: Azen Cemetery.
WILSON, Beulah June, 77, Mountain City, November 10, 1997. Native of Johnson County, daughter of late James H. Wilson and Betty Snyder Wilson. Preceded in death by husband, Jim Frye, brothers, James H. Wilson Jr.; Lester Wilson and Fred Wilson and sisters Mattie Sue Wilson; Verna Mae Wilson and Helen Wilson. Survivors include sisters, Lucille Miller, Zionville, NC; Mary Lipford, Mountain City, brothers, Millard Roby "Dick" Wilson, Mountain City and Elmer L. Wilson, The Dales, OR. Interment: Arnold Cemetery.


November 5, 1997 issue

FORRESTER, Dexter H., 71, Butler, TN, November 1, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Helbert and Texie Greenwell Forrester and preceded in death by brother, Barton Forrester. Survivors include wife, Norma B. Forrester, sisters, Lena Crockett and Loraine Tester, both of Butler. Interment: Dry Hill Cemetery.
DONNELLY, Pauline M., 83, Shady Valley, TN, October 30, 1997. Native of Ashe Co., NC, daughter of late William Hamilton and Emma Price Wilson. Survivors include husband, Roger Donnelly, son, William G. Roark, Creston, NC; sisters, Jean Ellison, Creston, NC; Mable Barlow, Newark Delaware. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN.
BROWN, Irene, 76, Erwin, TN, October 26, 1997. Native of Damascus, VA. Survivors include sisters, Cora Lee Raccioppo and Vivian Hill, both of Briston, TN, brother, Robert Foster, Abingdon, VA; half-brother, Bert Foster, Hopewell, VA. Wright's Chapel Cemetery, Damascus, VA.
DOSS, Dennis R., 70, Damascus, VA, October 26, 1997. Native of Damascus, VA, son of late Charles Clifton and Rosa Lee Spriggs Doss. Survivors include wife, Faye Clark Doss, sisters, Wanda Doss, Damascus, VA and Wilma Ballou, Abingdon, VA; aunt, Rada Rosenbaum, Norfolk, VA. Interment: Mock Cemetery.
STOUT, Paul O., 75, Mountain City, November 4, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN son of late Stacy A. and Bessie Mae Stout. Preceded in death by brother, Fred Stout. Survivors include wife, Venia Stout and sister Hazel Loggins, Johnson City, TN. Burial Sunset Memorial Park.


October 29, 1997 issue

WARD, Susie Ellen, 69, Colora, MD. Native of Mountain City, TN, daughter of late Lloyd and Mary Idell Woods. Preceded in death by husband, John Raymond Ward, Sr. Interment: Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rising Sun, MD.
WILLS, Raymond E., 81, Laurel Bloomery, October 22, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., son of late Charlie and Lura Widener Wills and preceded in death by wife, Ernestine June Wills, August 30, 1983. Survivors include sister, Willie Greer, Laurel Bloomery, TN. Burial State Line Cemetery.
OSBORNE, Callie Neeves, 91, Damascus, VA, October 22, 1997. Native of Glade Springs VA, daughter of late William David and Willie Riddle Neeves. Preceded in death by husband, David William Osborne. Survivors include sisters, Ann Rupard, Chilhowie, VA and Dot Norris, Bristol, VA and brothers, Roy Neeves, Bristol, VA and William Neeves, Myrtle Beach, SC. Interment: Mock Cemetery.
REECE, Cebert "Bebe", 86, Shadey Valley, TN, October 23, 1997. Native of Johnson Co, son of late Homer and Winnie McNeil Reece. Preceded in death by wife, Alma Brooks Reece. Survivors include brothers, Harold Reece, Port Orford, OR; Jim Reece, Oak Ridge, TN; Bill Reece, Bellevue, NE; Jack Reece, Oklahoma City, OK; Ralph Reece, Arristron, AL. Interment: Billy Hill Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN.
CALLAHAN, Betty Trent, 66, Abingdon, VA, October 19, 1997. Lifelong resident of Washington Co., VA. Survivors include husband, Henly Callahan, Interment: Wrights Chapel Cemetery.
WARD, Woodrow "Chuck", 83, Elizabethton, October 27, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., (Old Butler), son of late James C. and Lillie G. McQueen Ward. Preceded in death by wife, Alma Lucille Cable Ward, January 26, 1990. Interment: Happy Valley Memorial Park.
FARMER, Margie Sturgill, 91, Mountain City, October 15, 1997. Native of Ashe Co., NC, daughter of Claudie and Millie Blevins Sturgill. Interment: Ashelawm Memorial Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC.


October 22, 1997 issue

FARMER, Margie Sturgill, 91, Mountain City, October 15, 1997. Native of Ashe Co., NC, daughter of Claudie and Millie Blevins Sturgill. Interment: Ashelawm Memorial Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC.
PROFFITT, Bessie Mae Hicke, 83, Todd, NC, October 16, 1997. Native of Watauga Co., NC, daughter of Nathan and Corena Hicks. Survivors include brother, Ray hicks of Banner Elk, NC and sister, Nell Preston, of Dunn, NC. Interment: Millsaps Cemetery, Bethel, NC.
SAMMONS, Ornar Faye, 89, Mountain City, October 18, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late David and Cora Osborne Smith. Preceded in death by husband, Dayton Sammons, May 16, 1991. Survivors include, sisters, Frances Paul, Norristown PA and Ada Gentry, Longview, WA.
MINK, Velma A., 83, Mountain City, October 18, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late John Hamilton and Rachel Victoria Tester Arhold. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Milk, March 4, 1987 and brother Marshall Arnold. Survivors include brother, Duff Arhold, Mountain and sister Sarah Tester, Mountain City. Interment: Gambill Cemetery.
HUDSPETH, 85, Boone, NC, October 19, 1997. Born December 14, 1910 in Jonesville, Tadkin Co., NC to late William and Mary Lee Everidge Reece. Preceded in death by husband, William Hudspeth, two brothers and five sisters. Interment: Hollywood Cemetery, Elkin, NC.


October 8, 1997 issue

DAY, Clara E., 90, September 30, 1997. Born Doeville, TN, daughter of William V. DeLoach and Esther E. Grindstaff. Widow of Theodore T. Day. Survivors include sister, Mildred Davis of Charleston, SC. Interment: Bethany Cemetery, Charleston, SC.
SPRIGGS, Henrietta "Etta", 80, Damascus, VA, September 29, 1997. Lifelong resident of Washington Co., VA, widow of Eugene Spring. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.


October 1, 1997 issue

BOWER, Rev. Marvin T., 69,Mountain City, TN, September 25, 1997. Native of Washington Co., VA, son of late Dewey L. and Clara Stevens Bower. Survivors include wife, Louise Bower, Mountain City, brothers Dewey Bower and Donald Wayne Bower of Biglerville, PA; J.E. Bower, Chamberburg, PA and sisters, Carol Rhea, Bristol, VA and Shirley Thomas, Biglerville, PA. Interment: Cleveland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Washington Co., VA.
FUSSELL, 78, Mountain City, September 26, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late Jacob and Maggie McElyea Neatherly. Preceded in death by brothers, Charlie Neatherly, Joe Neatherly, William Neatherly and Bruce Neatherly and by sisters, Nell Tester, Nettie Farthing and Long Wilson. Survivors include, husband, John D. Fussell and brother, Oliver Neatherly. Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
JONES, Virginia L., 75, Damascus, VA, September 25, 1997. Lifelong resident of Washington Co., VA and preceded in death by husband LeRoy J. Jones. Survivors include brothers, Charles Kenneth Richardson, Richmond, VA; Robert Arnold Richardson, Damascus, VA and Vance Asbury Richardson, Lebanon, VA. Interment: Mock Cemetery, Damascus, VA.
VANOVER, David M., 75, Mountain City, September 24, 1997. Native of Washington Co., VA, son of late Calvin and Lucy Vanover. Preceded in death by sisters, Nell Hillard and Marrey Bumgardner. Survivors include wife, Ellaree Snyder Vanover, brothers, Wallace Vanover and Bud Vanover, both of Mountain City and sisters, Hattie Vanover and Belle Daughtery, both of Washington Co., VA. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.
DeBUSK, John S., 83, Glade Springs, VA, September 23, 1997. Hative of Washington Co., VA, son of late Thomas and Lola Cook DeBusk. Widower of Gladys Blevins DeBusk who died in 1988. Survivors include brothers, Preston DeBusk, Glade Springs, VA; Jack and Clarence DeBusk, Damascus, VA and Joe DeBusk, Cabot, AR and sisters, Eula McVey, Tazewell, VA; Mable Bowman, Briston, VA , Reba Banner, Welch, W. VA and aunt, Edith Widener, Glade Springs, VA.
BROYLES, Walter Paige, 77, Butler, TN, September 24, 1997. Native of Sullivan Co., TN, son of late Henry Luther and Senia Comer Broyles. Preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters. Survivors include wife, Lola Pierce Broyles and sister, Dorothy Crowe, Elizabethton, TN. Interment: Butler Memorial Cemetery.
GARLAND, Cleo T., 84, Butler, TN, September 24, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., son of late L.M. and Cora Tillery Garland. Preceded in death by first wife, Virginia Stout Garland in 1963 and by eight brothers. Survivors include wife, Bernice Forrester Garland. Burlal: Garland Family Cemetery.
GREGG, Linell, 67, Mountain City, September 29, 1997. Native of Johnson Co, son of late Leason Gregg and Myrtle Gregg. Survivors include wife, Goldie Maud Gregg. Interment: Morley Cemetery


September 24, 1997 issue

STOUT, Eyle U., 90, Elizabethton, September 21, 1997. Born Johnson Co., TN August 29, 1907 to late James K. and Naomi Robinson Stout. Preceded in death by sister, Leda Grindstaff and brothers Clo, Grady, Stan and Don Stout. Survivors include wife, Gladys Morley Stout. Interment: Happy Valley Memorial Park.
WHITE, Nellie M., 81, Mountain City, TN, September 18, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late Aurthor Main and Winnie Phillips Main Dunn. Preceded in death by brothers, Aurthor, John Lewis and Walter Main and sister, Goldie Forrester. Survivors include brother Ulysses Main of Mountain City, sister, Elizabeth Lester, New Holland, PA, half-sisters, Jane Mains, Mountain City, Ella Rose Hamm, Oxford, PA and half-brothers, Barton Dunn, Ernest Dunn and Dayton Dunn all of Mountain City. Interment: Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
STOUT, Vernon C., 68, Butler, TN. Native of Doeville, TN, son of late Edward Stout. Preceded in death by brother, Glen Stout. Survivors include wife, Beulah Stout, mother Rosa Fletcher Stout, Butler, TN. Interment: Butler Memorial Cemetery.
HOLLOWAY, Elsie P., 93, Butler, TN, September 22, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN daughter of late W.S. and Rebecca Church Potter. Preceded in death by husband, Franc Holloway in 1994. Burial Sugar Grove Cemetery.


September 17, 1997 issue

COMBS, Robert Lee, 81, Troutdale, VA, September 10, 1997. Life resident of Konnarock, VA, son of late Eli and Bertie Combs. Survivors include wife, Naomi Blevins Combs, brother, Manuel Combs, Troutdale. Interment: Laurel Valley Cemetery.
WILSON, Robert J., 72, Mountain City, September 12, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Shelton and Emma Duvall Wilson. Survivors include wife, Della W. Wilson, brothers, John L. Wilson, New Lyme, OH; Charles E. Wilson, Princeton, W.VA; half-sisters, Virginia Nappi, Ashtabula, OH; Ludema Potts, Atlanta, GA and Rosemary Beckslen, W.VA. Interment: Shoun Cemetery.
McELYEA, Stacy W., 70, Mountain City, September 14, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., son of late Robert Floyd and Mary Alice Proffitt McElyea and brothers, Carl and Edgar McElyea. Interment: Wesley Chapel Cemetery.


September 10, 1997 issue

LIPFORD, Sarah Elizabeth, 100, Mountain City, September 1, 1997. Native of Watauga Co., NC, daughter of late Jack nd Della Dowell May. Survivors include daughters, Anna Lee Price and Ruth Allen, of Mountain City and Mildred Miller, Kennet Squire, PA and sister, June Maze, Mountain City. Burial Kennett Square, PA.
MILLER, Anna Pearl Church, 70, Elizabethton. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late Jim and Arrie Church. Preceded in death by husband, Howard Lee Miller, brother, Claude Church; sister, Nella Faye Church, three half-brothers, Denver Church, Mitchel Church and half-sisters, Georgia Seagraves, Ethel Defriece and Gertie White. Survivors include brother, David Church, Mountain City, sisters, Stella Smiley; Marjorie Church; Lois Gurney, all of Mountain City; Della Mae Magnus, British Columbia, Canada; June Hedger, dallas, TX and half-sister, Grace Padgett of Erwin. Burial Evergreen Cemetery.
BAUMGARDNER, Doris Wilson, 85, Zionville, NC, September 4, 1997. Born March 18, 1912 in Beaver Dam Community of Watauga Co., NC. Preceded in death by husband, Farris D. Baumgardner and sister, Ruby Miller. Survivors include brothers: Howard Miller, Boone, NC; Burl Miller and Bobby Miller of Zionville, NC and Jack Miller of Vancouver, WA. Entombment: Cove Creek Mausoleum.


September 3, 1997 issue

EGGERS, Blanche, 78, Mountain City, TN, August 29, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of late Edward and Zola Morefield Moody. Survivors include husband, Selmer Eggers, Mountain City, TN, sisters, ennie Lee Moody, Lola Mae Pardue and Mary Ellen Greer all of Mountain City, TN; Eula Taylor and Ruth Taylor, both of Elizabethton, TN. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City.
WORLEY, Jennie Wgner, 89, August 27, 1997. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of Clyde and Ada Wills Wagner, widow of Rev. Tom P. "Preacher Tom" Worley who died in 1991. Preceded in death of brothers Dick and Dayton Wagner. Survivors include sister Naomi Brown, Clarkston, Washington. Interment: Shouns United Methodist Church Cemetery.
STOUT, Alex, 86, Butler, TN, August 29, 1997. Lifelong resident of Johnson Co., TN, son of late Joe and Nancy Grindstaff Stout. Preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include wife, Grace McEwen Stout. Burial Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton.
PERRY, Lundy H., 86, Creston, NC, August 25, 1997. Native of Ashe Co., NC, son of William and Alice Denny Perry. Widower of Bessie Matilda Lewis Perry. Survivors include brother Woodrow Perry, West Jefferson, NC and sister Stella Creed of Boone, NC. Burial Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN.
WILSON, Ann, 77, Kingsport, TN, August 26, 1997. Born Watauga Co., NC by resided Kingsport most of her life. Daughter of William E. and Bertie Gregg, widow of John K. Wilson, Jr. Preceded in death by parents, husband and brother Roy Gregg. Burial Phillippi Cemetery, Mountain City, TN.
McLOUD, Dicy Forrester, 78, Lenoir, NC, August 31, 1997. Daughter of late Charlie F. and Eva Lewis Forrester. Preceded in death by husband, Ira Clarence McLoud and brothers Otis and Conley Forrester. Survivors include sisters, Lennith Arnold, Edith Hall, Marie Stencil of Tennessee and Ruth Parsons, Lenoir, NC; brothers Ernest Forrester, Dewey Forrester and Glenn Forrester all of Tennessee. Interment: Blue Ridge Memorial Park.


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