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Selected 2004-2006 Obituaries


Obituaries from "The Tomahawk"

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


January 20, 1999

BOWMAN, Dalton, 74, Butler, TN, January 15, 1999. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of the late Tom T and Mollie Moody Bowman. Preceded in death by brother, Darcy Bowman and sisters, Sudie Russell and Sergia R. Bowman. Survivors include brothers, Dennis Bowman, Mountain City; Ernest Bowman and Junior Thomas Bowman, both of Flint Michigan and sister Georgia Bowman, Butler TN. Burial: Bowman Family Cemetery.
GENTRY, Coy D., 78, Mountain City, TN, January 15, 1999. Native of Johnson Co., TN, won of the late John andEthel Fenner Gentry Davidson and step-father, Cain Davidson. Preceded in death by sisters, Hazel Mullins and Elsie Adkins and brother, Ross Gentry. Member of the Dewey Christian Church. Survivors include wife, Hazel H. Gentry. Burial: Wilson Cemetery.
DISHMAN, Mary Sue Eggers, 72, Zionville, NC, January 13, 1999. Born November 6, 1926 in Watauga Co, NC, to the late Johile and Bula Johnson Eggers. Member of Mabel United Methodist Church. Survivors include husband, Mack P. Dishman, brother, Brandon Eggers, Zionville, NC and sister Ruby Butler of Bluff City, TN. Burial: Mabel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
LEWIS, Raymond Paul, 81, Mountain City, January 15, 1999. Native of Ashe Co., NC, son of the late Willie and Rosie Stanley Lewis. Attended the First Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Ruth Lillian Lewis, brother, Wade Lewis, Mlountain City, TN; sisters Loretta Fenner, Est Virginia, Marie McGlamery and Ruth Pierce, both of Mountin City, TN. Interment: Phillippi Cemetery.
SMITH, Velva J., 91, Damascus, VA, January 9, 1999, Chilhowie, VA. Native of Scott County, VA. Member of the First Baptist Church in Damascus. Preceded in death by her first husband, Ben F. Shoemaker and her second husband, Hayes Smith; sisters Rosa Brown and Jessie Arnold; five brothers, Ray Arnold, John Arnold, Carl Arnold, Clay Arnold and Irland Arnold. Survivors include sister, Bertha Ellis, Flint, Michigan; brothers James Arnold, Kingsport, TN and Walter Arnold, Pontiac, Michigan. Burial: Mock Cemetery.
GREER, Albert R., 72, Laurel Bloomery, TN, January 14, 1999. Native of Green Cove, VA. Member of the Green Cove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Walls Greer. Survivors include his step-mother, Pauline Greer, Troutdale, VA; sisters, Opal Greer, GreenCove, VA, Ruth Dollinger, Fairfax, VA; Betty Pennington, Konnarock, VA and Mary Anderson, Sugar Grove, VA and brothers, Robert Greer and Jess Greer, both of Green Cove, VA; Spencer Greer and Elmer Greer, both of Midland, VA; Howard Greer, Konnarock, VA; Harlan Greer,Sugar Grove, VA and Harold Greer, Elverson, PA. Burial: Green Cove Church Cemetery.

January 13, 1999

BUNTING, Theo Dewey, 100, Mountain City, TN, January 6, 1999. Native of Johnson Co., TN son of the late Walter and Mary Arnold Bunging. Preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Stout Bunting, May 26, 1973; three brothers and one sister. Member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church and attended the Bakers Gap Baptist Church. Burial: Bakers Gap Cemetery.
DAVIS, Stella Carpenter, 85, Creston, NC, January 8, 1999. Survivors include brother, Rev. General Carpenter, Creston, NC; sisters, Irene Poe, Kennett Square, PA, Cora Stidhams and Volray Miller, both of Lansing, NC. Burial: Davis-Cox Cemetery.
ARNOLD, Orvil J., 85, Doe Valley, TN, January 11, 1999. Son of the late Wilburn Arnold and Elvie Arnold Stout. Member Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Edith O. Arnold. Burial: Butler Memorial Cemetery.

January 6, 1999

REECE, Kermit, 82, Mountain City, TN, December 31, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., son of the late Conor and Lillie Belle Wagner Reece. Member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include wife, Rebecca J. Reece. Burial: Phillippi Cemetery.
WEAVER, Doris, 73, Mountain City, December 30, 1998. Native of Ashe Co., NC, daughter of the late Eli and Virginia Clyde Davis Coldiron. Preceded in death by husband, Albert George Weaver. Member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include sisters, Opal Welch, Mae Tedder, Betty Joe Reece and Marie Spears, all of Mountain City and brother, Denver Coldiron, Warrensville, NC. Burial: Flatwoods Cemetery.
MAHALA, Reba P., 68, Mountain City, January 2, 1999. Natvie of Ashe Co., NC, daughter of the late Earl and Mamie Martin Snyder. Survivors include husband, Ottis Mahala, sisters, Betty Hicks, Butler, TN and Lena Mae Greer, Mountain City, TN. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.
MATHESON, Joan "JoAnn", 67, Mountain City, TN, January 4, 1999. Native of Johnson Co., TN \. Preceded in death by her father, Dewey Austin Church and brothers, Monroe and Hobert Church. Member of the Dewey Christian Church. Survivors include husband, Billy H. Matheson, mother Mae Church, Mountain City; brothers Ernest Church, Charlotte, NC, Lester Church, Ashboro, NC, Michael Church, Mountain City; three sisters, Wilma Sue Howard, Charlotte, NC, Barbara Grindstaff, Mountain City and Mary Corum, Casa Grande, Arizona. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

December 30, 1998

BUNTING, Ina L., 101, Mountain City, December 24, 1998. She was born July July 24, 1897 at Beaver Dam, North Carolina and had lived most of her life in Johnson County. Daughter of the late Elbert and Maggie Stout, member of Bakers Gap Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Ott Bunting in 1973 and sisters, Ethel Bunting, Mattie Stout and Nora Reece. Interment: Bakers Gap Cemetery.
NEELEY, Samuel Van, 88, Mountain City, December 27, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of the late Oliver and Ekliza McQueen Neely. Preceded in death by brothers, Dewey Neely, Walter Neely, Bill Neely and Jim Neely and sisters, Crete Mosier and Della Nelly. Member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Anna Runney Neely. Burial: Acrefield Cemetery.
PHILLIPS, Richard, 67, Mountain City. Native of Coatesville, PA. Son of the late Luther and Elsie Forrester Phillips and preceded in death by brother Wayne Phillips. Survivors include wife, Thelma Phillips, brothers, Bill Phillips, Howell Phillips, Edward Phillips and J.R. Phillips, all of Mansfield, OH and sister Wilma McQuisten, Mansfield, OH. Entombment: Mausoleum of Love, Sunset Memorial Park.
LETHCO, Vada Mink, Rural Retreat, VA, December 25, 1998. Born January 22, 1915 in Neva, Tennessee, daughter of the late David W. and Maggie Vaught Mink. Preceded in death by hustand, William Nelson Lethco, Sr. and brothers, Ralph and Kelly Mink. Susvivors include brothers, R.V. Mink, Hampton, TN; D.C. Mink, Elizabethton, TN; John Mink and Arley Mink, both of Mountain City, TN and sisters, Ethel Ledbetter and Mucy Milhan, both of Mountain City, TN; Ella Schipsi, Atlantic City, NJ. Member of Sharon Baptist Church in Rural Retreat and interment followed in the Church Cemetery.
WARD, Marinelle, 69, Johnson City, TN, December 25, 1998. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Rev. Wiley W. and Nelle C. Davis Ward. Member of Hunter First Baptist Church. Interment: Happy Valley Memorial Park.
ELLER, Nel, 93, Mountain City, December 26, 1998. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Tom and Emeline Friddles Icenhour. Preceded in death by sister, Hattie Green and brothers, Sam Icenhour, Charlie Icenhour, Roy Icenhour, Jonie Icenhour and Millard Icenhour. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include husband, Edward R. (Bill) Eller, Mountain City and sister, Belle Horne, Mountain City. Burial: Phillippi Cemetery.
NEELY, D. Elmer, 89, Damascus, VA., December 17, 1998. Lifelong resident of Damascus, VA. Member of the Laurel Community Church in Damascus. Preceded in death by a daughter, ghree brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Bess Nelly, sister, Goldie Hodgson, Alpine, CA and brother Edward Neely, Tucson, AZ. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus, VA.

December 22, 1998

GLENN, Mae, 80, Mountain City, December 17, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Glenn. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Johnand Venia Sevier Garland. Also preceded in death by brother, James Lester Garland, sisters Pearl Campbell and Opal Tester. Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
FENNER, Berthal, 94, Mountain City, December 17, 1998. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late William B. and Winnie Phipps Wilson. Preceded in death by husband, Dayton C. Fenner and by brothers, Wade J. Wilson, Bruce Wilson and Worth Wilson and sisters, Ima Fenner and Ruby Forrester. Member of the Dewey Christian Church. Survivors include sisters, Cladys Lowe, Mountain City; Grace Gouge, West Grove, PA and Beulah Needham, Avondale, PA. Burial: Wilson Cemetery.
TESTER, Clyde, 87, Mountain City, December 19, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of the late John and Vergie Tester. Preceded in death by his wife,Opal G. Gester, March 10, 1998 and brothers, Clay and Joe Tester; sisters, Bertie Proffitt, Venie Brown, Maude Tester and Carrie Tester. Member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
BAUMGARDNER, Edd J., 79, Mountain City, December 18, 1998. Native of Watauga Co., NC, son of the late Frank and Rosa Thomas Bumgardner. Survivors include wife, Helen G. Bumgardner, brother Earl Bumgardner, Trade, TN; sisters, Ruth Cornette, Zionville, NC; Wilma Richardson, San Antonio, TX; Bertha Tester, Zionville, NC; Geneva Wilson, Bristol TN and Ella Carrier, Bristol, TN. Interment: United Methodist Church Cemetery, Trade, TN.
ROBERTS, Maggie, 72, Johnson City, TN, formally of Johnson Co., TN, December 19, 1998. Native of Johnson County and was a daughter of the late Brownlow (Walter) and Melissa Arnold Walker. Preceded in death by husband, James Fred Roberts in 1969. Survivors include sister, Dorthy Sweeney, Elizabethton, TN and brothers Joseph Walker and Loyd Walker, both of Elizabethton, TN. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

December 16, 1998

KIMBERLIN, David Clifford, 85, Mountain City, December 9, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of the late A.D. and Sarah Etta Proffitt Kimberlin. Preceded in death by wife, Maude Stevens Kimberlin, July 15, 1980 and by three brothers and one sister. Burial: Bradley Cemetery.
KNIGHT, Mary Lee, 73, Creston, NC, December 12, 1998. Native of North Carolina, daughter of the late Roby P. and Alverta Nell Barlow Lewis. Member of the Green Valley Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Knight in 1991. Survivors include sister, Meane Wilson, Zionville, NC. Interment: Knight Family Cemetery.
PARKER, 68, Landenburg, PA, December 12, 1998. Born in Ashe Co., NC, daughter of the late Rayburn and Ethel Price Snyder. Attended Kennett Square Bible Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Waldo Parker, a twin brother, Darrell Snyder, Zionville, NC and sisters, Corine Snyder, Creston, NC and Betty Jane Howard, Mountain City, TN. Interment: Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.
MAINES, Glenna M. Reynolds, 63, Mountain City, December 13, 1998. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Edward Blaine and Fannie Lee Byers Reynolds, brother, Edward Odell Reynolds and sister, Mary Lee Reynolds. Survivors include husband, Kenneth Maines, and sisters, Ethel Thompson and Barbara Osborne, both of Mountain City, TN. Entombment: Sunset Mausoleum.


December 9, 1998

JOHNSON, Bertha Garland, 83, Mountain City, TN, December 4, 1998. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Charlie Blevins and and Mattie Commer Blevins. Preceded in death by first husband, Ambrose Garland and by four brothers, Reece, Paul, Harvey and Jessie Garland. Survivors include husband, Isaac Johnson, Green Mountain, NC and sisters, Opal McQueen, Shady Valley, TN and Edith Mays, Millington, Michigan. Burial: Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN.
ARNOLD, Betty L., 64, Mountain City, TN, December 5, 1998. Native of West Chester, PA, daughter of the late William and Freda McCallaster Latham. Survivors include husband, I.D. Arnold, brother Sunny Latham, Lancaster, PA, sister, Ann Mahaffey, Oxford, PA and aunt, Lillie Parsons, Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial: Arnold Cemetery.
PAYNE, Marion R., 66, Colora, MD, November 28, 1998. Born in Mountain City, TN to Dana H. and Iva Shoun Payne. Preceded in death by wife Hope Madron Payne in 1982. Survivors include brothers, Don Payne, Mountain City, TN, C.R. Payne of Georgia and sister, Mary Ella Miller, Mountain City, TN. Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
COUCH, Arvil Harold, 75, formerly of Coeburn, VA, December 4, 1998. Survivors include wife, Virginia Couch, brothers, Hubert Coudh, Coeburn, VA and Willard (Bud) Couch, Dover, Delaware and sisters, Mae Reynolds, Coeburn, VA and Ruth Hamm, Kingsport, TN. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Coeburn, VA.


December 2, 1998

HAWKINS, Della M., Mountain City, 88, November 25, 1998. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late W. W. Hawkins, Sr. and Cora Warden Hawkins. Survivors include brother Malcolm B. Hawkins, Mountain City, TN. Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain City, TN.
ANDERSON, Marie L., 74, North Wilkesboro, NC, November 29, 1998. Native of Wilkes County, NC, daughter of the late Reuben and mada Josie Bullis Anderson. Preceded in death by her husband, George Anderson and two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include brothers, Welborn and Carl Anderson and sisters Louise Johnson and Hazel Phillips. Burial: Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, North Wilkesboro, NC.
PAYNE, Marion R., 66, Colora, Maryland, November 28, 1998. Born in Mountain City, TN. Preceded in death by his wife, Hope Madron Payne in 1982. Survivors include, brothers, Don Payne, C.R. Payne, both of Mountain City, TN and sister, Mary Ella Miller, Mountain City. Burial: Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.
BLEVINS, Catherine Ardena Vanover, 71, Lenoir, NC, November 26, 1998. Native of Sullivan Countym, daughter of the late Melvin Jacob and Elvira Mayne Vanover. Preceded in death by sister, Ruth Wolfe and three brothers, King Vanover, Warren Vanover, and Clifton Vanover. Survivors include sisters, Sannie Rinehard, York, PA, Lissie Phillips, Briston, TN; Myrtle Null, Bristol, VA; Rheadelll Weston, Bristol, VA. Burial: Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley.


November 24, 1998

DUNN, Ernest Albert, 62, Mountain City, November 18, 1998. Native of Johnson County, TN son of the late Hugh and Winnie Phillips Dunn. Preceded in death by brothers, John Dunn, Wiley Dunn and Dayton Dunn and sister, Goldie Forrester. Survivors include wife, Elizabeth M. Dunn, brothers Barton Dunn and Ulysses Mains, both of Mountain City, TN and sisters Jane Main, Mountain City and Ella Rose Hamm, Nortingham, PA. Interment: Johnson Cemetery.
STOUT, Pauline E., 93, Mountain City, November 19, 1998. Native of Johnson County, TN, daughter of the late Wilburn Thomas and Susan Caroline Arnold Ward. Preceded in death by brothers, Herman A. Ward, Robert F. Ward and Woodrow M. Ward and sister, Beulah Victoria Ward Stout. Survivors include, sisters, Wilma Arnold of Hampton, TN, Emma Mast, Mountain City, TN and Ruth Dowell, Cincinnati, Ohio. Interment: Bakers Gap Cemetery.
McCONNELL, 77, Damascus, VA, November 17, 1998. Native of Hickory, NC. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Washington Co., VA.


November 18, 1998

HOLLAND, Jewel E, 67, Mountain City, TN, November 10, 1998. Native of Lilbourn, MO. Son of the late William and Carrie Brooks Holland and proceded in death by brother Albert Holand. Survivors include wife, Margaret Holland and daughters, Patricia Penrod, Davison, Michigan; Mary Zoellner, Perryville, MD and Nancy Bowen, Grand Blanc, Michigan and Vicky Wandrie, Mountain City, TN. Interment: Phillippi Cemetery, Johnson Co., TN.
MILLER, William S., 62, Mountain City, November 10, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of Russell and Inez Eggers Miller. Survivors include his parents; wife, Mary Ward Miller; sisters Lucy Mae Stout, Mary Nell Lewis, Louise Matheson, Josephine Vaught, all of Mountain City and Maxine Miller, Johnson City, TN. Interment: VA National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN.
GUINN, Ethel M., 76, Mountain City, TN, November 12, 1998. Native of Johnson County, daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl Donnelly Morefield. Preceded in death by husband, Charles David Guinn and two brothers, Robert Morefield and Oliver Morefield. Survivors include brother, Elbert Morefield, Mountain City, TN. Burial: Stout-Matheson Cemetery.
EGGERS, Selmer, 84, Mountain City, TN, November 14, 1998. Native of Johnson County, TN, son of the late Roy and Maude South Eggers. Preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Eggers, August 29, 1997. Survivors include brothers, W.F. (Bill) Eggers, Grassy Creek, NC and Shyaw Eggers, Culliman, Alabama.
STUMP, Lillian Mae, 86, Christiana, PA, November 8, 1998. Born in Hemlock, NC, daughter of the late Frank and Rose Eastridge Jones. Survivors include her husband, Maurice C. Stump; brothers Elmer Jones, Mountain City, TN; Carl Jones and Conley Jones, both of West Grove PA and sister, Bonnie Gambill, Mountain City, TN. Interment: Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, PA.
HENRY, Carolyn Ralston, 66, Damascus, VA, October 25, 1998. Native of Grundy Co., Iowa. Lived in Damascus since 1984. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Washington Co., VA.
MILLER, Blain D., 89, Butler, Tennessee, November 16, 1998. Native of Boone, North Carolina, son of the late Avery and Mary Burton Miller. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Gryder Miller in 1989, five brothers, Jake, Frank, Clyde, Raymond and Joe and sister Edell Colandria. Survivors include brother, Abraham (Abe) Miller, Longview Washington and sister Martha McGee, Phoenix, Alabama. Interment: Miller Cemetery.


November 11, 1998

WILSON, Dosha Cable, Mountain City, TN, November 8, 1998. Native of Watauga Co., NC, daughter of the late William Lee and Sena Lou Johnson Cable. Preceded in death by husband, Dallas Wilson. Survivors include sister, Hazel Farthing, Vilas, NC; brothers, Frank Cable, Howard Cable, of Sugar Grove and Hal Cable of Lenoir, NC. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN.
HAMPTON, Margie K., 88, Erwin, TN, November 6, 1998. navibe of Ashe Co., NC, daughter of the late Roby and Lou Rominger Knight. Preceded in death by husband, David D. Hampton in 1989 and by five brothers and one sister. Survivors include brother, Fred Knight of Bristol, TN and sister, Nesie Osborne of Jonesborough, TN.
WALKER, Nye N., 91, Shady Valley, TN, November 10, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of the late N.J. and Elvie Garland Blackburn. Preceded in death by husband Charles Rusell Walker, June 18, 1977. Survivors include sister, Vie Blackburn of Shady Valley, TN. Burial: Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN.


November 4, 1998

MOREFIELD, Mary Everett, 79, Mountain City, TN, October 28, 1998. Native of North Carolina, daughter of the late Floyd and Lottie Norris Miller. Preceded in death by brothers, Arlie and Clyde Miller. Survivors include husband, Carroll Morefield. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
PRICE, Effie Jones, 79, Mountain City, TN, October 28, 1998. Native of Grayson, North Carolina and lived in Johnson County most of her life. Daughter of the late Frank and Rosa Eastridge Jones and preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Tedder and Ollie Willen and brother, Roy Jones. Survivors include brothers, Elmer Jones, Mountain City; Carl Jones and Conley Jones, both of West Grove, PA; sisters, Bonnie Gambill, Mountain City and May Stump, Cristina, PA. Burial: West Cemetery.
TESTER, Albert W., 64, Mountain City, TN, October 24, 1998. native of Johnson County, son of the late Fonzo and Dottie Proffitt Tester and preceded in death by brother, Hoover Tester and sister, Opal Arnold. Survivors include wife, Virginia S. Tester, sisters, Ellen K. Tester, Mountain City, Alma Mains, Kennett Square, PA and Mary Kate Woods, Evondale, PA. Burial: Reece Memorial Cemetery, Johnson County, TN.
HORNE, William (Bill) H., 65, Mountain City, October 28, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of the late Robert William and Susan A. Heaton Horne. Preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Roderick and Rayborn Horne. Survivors include brothers, Herbert Horn, Otis Horn and Joe Horn, all of Mountain City, TN. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain City, TN.
STANLEY, Harley, 78, North Carolibna, October 28, 1998. Survivors include wife, Annie Miller Stanley, brothers, Joe Stanley and Ray Stanley of PA; Edgar Stanley, Bob Stanley, Tom Stanley, all of Mountain City; sisters, Birdie Eastridge, West Jefferson, NC, Stella Blevins and Ruth Denny, of Wilkesboro, NC, Lizzie Hodson and Lessie MacDainel, of PA. Burial: Ashelawn Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC.
SLUDER, Walter M., 62, Glen Rock, PA, October 31, 1998. Born October 15, 1936, Shady Valley, TN to the late Joseph C. and Mary Brookie(Wood) Sluder. Survivors include wife, Christine (White) Sluder, sisters, Mildred Upchurch, Damascus, VA, Adelphia B. French, Sumpter, SC, Dorothy E. Fullen, M. Delores Behrens, both of New Freedom, PA, Darla J. Evans, Nebo, Kentucky; brothers, Roby Jack Sluder, Mountain City, TN, Eugene Sluder, Mimms, Florida and William D. Sluder, Bristol, TN. Burial: Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, PA.
HENRY, Carolyn Ralston, 66, Damascus, VA, October 25, 1998. Native of Grundy Co., Iowa. Lived in Damascus since 1984. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Washington Co., VA.


October 28, 1998

REESE Pearl Pennell, 93, Mountain City, TN, October 24, 1998. Born September 25, 1905 in Watauga County, NC to Larkin and Emma Lawrence Pennell. Preceded in death by her husband, James Clay Reese. Survivors include sister, Martha Pardue, Mountain City, TN, brothers, Clay Pennell, Zionville, NC and David Pennell, Baden, PA; half-sister, Mary Isaacs, Zionville, NC; half-brothers, Max Pennell, Jefferson, NC and Johnny Pennell, Boone, NC. Burial Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery, Watauga Co., NC.
BLEVINS, Pauline, 82, Formally of Shady Valley, TN, October 18, 1998. Native of Shady Valley, TN, daughter of the late C.W. and Annie McQueen. Preceded in death by husband Blane Blevins. Survivors include brother, Edgar McQueen, Shady Valley, TN and sisters, Viola Blevins, Shady Valley, TN, Wilcie Fleenor, Blountville, TN; Glenna Trent, Kingsport, TN. Burial: Eden Cemetery, Crescent City, Florida.
Garland, 86, Mountain City, TN, October 24, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., TN, daughter of the late Major and Laura Garland Campbell. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Garland. Burial: Gentry Cemetery, Johnson Co., TN.
TESTER, Albert W., 64, October 24, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of the late Fonzo and Cottie Proffitt Tester, preceded in death by a brother Hoover Tester and sister Spal Arnold. Survivors include wife, Virginia S. Tester. Burial: Reece Memorial Cemetery.
CULLOP, Ora Moorefield, Abington, Va, October 25, 1998. Lifelong resident of Washington Co., VA, daughter of the late Jessee Grant and Stella Able Morefield. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Cullop and three sisters and two brothers. Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Damascus, VA.


October 21, 1998

BLEVINS, Virdie K., 82, October 11, 1998. Native of Shady Valley, TN, daughter of the late Tom and Leona Bright Kinser. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl Blevins, June 1, 1997. Burial: Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, TN.
GENTRY, Eleanor M., 67, Bristol, TN, October 16, 1998. Native of Washington Co., VA. Widow of Mack Gentry. Survivors include sisters, Mildred Rouse, Glade Spring, VA; Virgie T. Abel, Arlington, VA and Viola Adams of Powell, TN and brothers, Herbert Parker, Cedar Bluff, VA and Robert Parker, Kingsport, TN. Burial: State Line Cemetery, Laurel Bloomery, TN.
WYATT, Blaine H., 82, Konnarock, VA, October 17, 1998. Native of Ashe Co., NC. Survived by sister, Carrington Miller of Konnarock, VA. Burial: Konnarock Community Cemetery.
TUCKER, 79, Butler, TN, October 17, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of the late Herbert and Matilda Burton Tucker. Preceded in death by sister Rhoda T. Shuey and brother, Charles Tucker. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Knott Tucker, brothers, Troy Tucker and Elbert Tucker of Bristol, VA and Warren Tucker of Jacksonville, Florida and sisters Louise T. Pleasant and Florence Tucker, both of Butler, TN. Interment: Butler Memorial Cemetery.


October 14, 1998

ARNOLD, Lloyd, 65, Mountain City, TN, October 11, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of the late Clarence and Alice Snyder Arnold. Preceded in death by brothers, Glen Arnold and Bruce Arnold and sister, Ruth Craven. Survivors include his wife, Hope Arhold, 7 brothers, John Arnold, Earl Arnold, J.D. Arnold and J.R. Arnold, all of Mountain City and Wade Arnold, Hockessan, Delaware, Bud Arnold, West Grove, PA and Ronnie Arnold, of West Virginia and sisters, Arzella Combs, Osbord, PA and Holly Greer, Prices Corner, Delaware. Burial: Arnold Cemetery.
HOWARD, Wade R., 79, Mountain City, October 8, 1998. Native of Johnson County, son of the late Charlie and Sarah Hammonds Howard. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Frances Howard, July 9, 1998. Interment: Phillippi Cemetery, Johnson Co., TN.
WIDENER, Willard E., 69, Glade Spring, VA, October 8, 1998. Lifelong resident of Washington Co., VA. Survivors include wife, Mary M. Widener, sisters, Maggie Thomas and Margie Stanley, both of Glade Spring, VA and Helen Compton of Maryland; brothers, John Widener, Jim Widener, June Widener and Alfred Wiedner, all of Glade Spring, VA and Marvin Widener of North Carolina. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Glade Spring, VA.
BUMBARDNER, 80, Mountain City, October 7, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., TN, son of the late Grant and Hollie Wilson Bumgardner. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Grindstaff Bumgardner, June 15, 1994 and by sister, Irma B. Mast. Entombment: Sunset Mausoleum.
DUNN, Margaret Leffman, Laurel Bloomery, TN, October 8, 1998. Native of Johnson Co., TN and preceded in death by her father, Carl Leffman and husband Anderson Millard Dunn and brother Paul Leffman. Survivors include her mother, Anna May Leffman of Laurel Bloomery, TN and brothers Charles Leffman and Johnny Leffman, both of Laurel Bloomery, TN. Burial: State Line Cemetery.


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