Nancy Creed Booth

Nancy Creed Booth, age 79, of Erwin, TN, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center, following a battle with cancer. Born December 21, 1939, in Mount Airy, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Kathleen H. Creed. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard L. Booth.

Nancy was a former teacher and proud graduate of E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg and of Lynchburg College. She was an avid supporter of Virginia Tech Athletics, the College of Engineering, and the Corps of Cadets. She enjoyed many fall seasons traveling to Blacksburg, VA, to cheer on the Hokies.

She called Erwin home for 45 years total on 3 different occasions. She was a long-time member of Erwin Presbyterian Church and chairwoman of the EPC Women’s Association. She was active with service to the community through her participation in the Lanier Club, as a long-standing officer in the GFWC Monday Club, and Wednesday Morning Club, in addition to serving on the CHIPS board. Nancy enjoyed many hobbies including being a decades-long member of the Parnassus Book Club and several bridge clubs.

Survivors include sons Brian D. Booth of Leander, TX, and wife Michelle; Thomas A. Booth of Christiansburg, VA, and wife Derley; siblings James E. Creed of Huntersville, NC, and Dianne C. Burnett of Danville, VA; grandsons Andrew L. Booth and Nicholas A. Booth and step-grandchildren Morgan and Bailey Wyche of Leander, TX, as well as two nephews and a niece.

Her family would like to thank the many caregivers in the community, including the staff at Christian Care Center and Home Instead, for providing comfort, companionship, and care to her during her illness.

The family will accept visitors from 7-9pm, on Friday, July 19, at Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN. A funeral service will be at 2pm on Saturday, July 20, at Erwin Presbyterian Church, 105 N Elm Ave, Erwin, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in memory of Nancy be made to Erwin Presbyterian Church.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Nancy Creed Booth through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

Joann Foust Parsley Cook

Joann Foust Parsley Cook, aged 88, a long-time resident of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.  She was born on May 29, 1931 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the late George Claflin Foust and Rose Moon Foust.  She attended Florida State University and moved to Erwin in 1956.

Ms. Cook was a very active member of the community and a friend to many.  In addition to helping others during her years working in the insurance business, she was generous with her time and talents in many local causes.  She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where she was a formerly a board member.  She served on the Erwin Chamber of Commerce for many years and was a past member of the board of the Erwin YMCA.  She was an accomplished and highly competitive bridge player and frequently hosted a lively group of friends in her home for cards and camaraderie.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Cook was preceded in death by her first husband Frank T. Parsley, Sr., second husband Allen Cook, Sr. and grandson Trey Parsley.  Ms. Cook is survived by son John S. Parsley (Nancy) of Houston, Texas, Frank T. Parsley Jr. of Erwin, Tennessee, and Robert F. Parsley (Michal), of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and grandchildren Nolan Parsley Carleton, Meredith Parsley, Alexa Parsley, Maggie Parsley, Lawson Parsley, Charlotte Parsley and great-grandchildren Weston Carleton and Porter Carleton.

A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 20, 2019 followed by a memorial service at noon with Rev. Kim Isley officiating at Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Avenue in Erwin.  The family will attend a private graveside service prior to the visitation.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the Unicoi County High School or to the Erwin YMCA.

Condolences and memories may also be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Joann Foust Parsley Cook through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

Doris Bennett

Doris Bennett, age 76, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Center on Aging and Health. She enjoyed dolls and coloring.  In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by her brothers: Tony, Joe, and Fred; and sisters: Bonnie, Nell, Roxy Jerry, Ethel and Tiny.

Doris Bennett leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Brother: Ted Bennett;

Sister: Minty Adkins.

The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of the Center on Aging and Health for their loving care and kindness.

Doris was laid to rest on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Garland Cemetery.  Reverend Kevin Laws officiated the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Center on Aging and Health, 880 South Mohawk Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Doris Bennett through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

Estellene “Peanut” Johnson

Estellene “Peanut” Johnson, age 86, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Governor’s Bend. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Turner Elliott and Josie Riddle Elliott.

Estellene was a devoted member of Ninth Street Baptist Church for over sixty-five years and loved her Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker. Estellene was an excellent cook and enjoyed feeding everyone who came into her home.

She loved her flowers, decorating and cross-stitching. Estellene and Ed made many beautiful quilts together over the years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: William Turner Elliott, Jr and infant brother, Herman Elliott; two sisters: Cleo Peterson and Novella Boone.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Charles Edgar Johnson, whom she would have been married to for seventy years on August 15, 2019; one son, Charlie Johnson (Angela); one daughter, Teresa McFadden (John), all of Unicoi; one granddaughter, Andrea McFadden and fiance, Chris Stevenson, Johnson City; one brother-in-law, Doug Johnson (Laraine); six sisters-in-law: June Elliott, June Dills, Barbara Tapp, Shirley Stevenson, Claudette Johnson and Lilly Elliott; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the loving care provided by Kiersta Copp, Teresa McNalley, Donna Miller, Governor’s Bend Staff and Caris Healthcare Staff.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. David W. Elliott will conduct the 7:00 PM funeral service and Teresa McFadden will share memories of her mother. Committal will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Cline, Gerald Green, Tim Harmon, Bob McFadden and Gregg Copp. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 AM on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made in memory of Estellene to: Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 Ninth Street, Erwin, TN 37650 or their favorite charity.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Johnson family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com

Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Johnson family.  (423) 743-1380.

Nora Olivie Galloway

Nora Olivie Galloway, 88, longtime resident of Norcross, GA, passed away on July 6th, 2019.  Daughter of the late Mary Kathleen Tucker Grumney, of Erwin, TN, and Samuel Dell Grumney, she was born in Banner Elk, N.C., November 11, 1930.  She attended high school in Erwin, TN, where she met her husband, Warren E. Galloway. They were married in 1951, moved to the Atlanta area in 1957, and were married for more than 61 years prior to his death in 2012. She retired from her position as Director of Human Resources at Murex in 1998 and spent her retirement years enjoying her family, her friends and her garden. She is survived by her daughter Teresa M. Judd and her husband Ronald, son Michael A. Galloway and his wife Donna, and two grandsons, R. Tucker Judd and Blake D. Galloway.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4882 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA, on Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry Fund.

 

Shirley Jane King Decker

Shirley Jane King Decker, 76, of Jonesborough died July 6th 2019 at Lakebridge Healthcare Center.  We wish to thank them for the wonderful care of her! Before Lakebridge she resided at Governors Bend in Erwin TN.  She loved it and loved the friends she made there. Our family thanks you!

She was a native of Erwin TN, daughter of the late Claude & Bonnie King.

Shirley Jane was a 1965 ETSU graduate and taught business classes starting out at Unicoi County High School, Washington College Academy, and Northeast State before settling into her clerical job (and most favorite job) at ETSU college of Medicine where she retired from. Between her earlier careers in education she was a wonderful mother to her sons Tim and David.

She was of Baptist faith and loved her last Sunday school class, the Agape class at First Baptist Jonesborough, where she was active in many committees and activities.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Claude and Bonnie King, her husband, Blaine T Decker and two brothers, Don and Bruce King.

Survivors include her two sons Timothy L. Decker and wife Crystal and David A. Decker and wife Tammy, grandson Caleb Rogers, granddaughters Kaley Decker and Ariana Decker, sister Faye Higginbotham and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Decker will be conducted 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor John Edwards officiating. Music will be provided by Julie Masters. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service.

Graveside service will  be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Seviers United Methodist Church Cemetery. If you wish to be in the funeral procession meet at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home at 10:15 am.

Condolences may be sent to the Decker family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821

Verl H. Stephenson

Verl H. Stephenson, age 96, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Center on Aging and Health. She lived most of her life in Unicoi County and was a daughter of the late Spencer and Ethel Chandler Hoyle.

Verl was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. She retired from Morrill Electric after several years of service.

Verl was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, cooking and canning. Verl always kept herself busy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Mike and Bruce Stephenson; four brothers: Robert, Grady, Hual and Vanas Hoyle; four sisters: Vera Carter, Delia Hoyle, Edna Davis and Una Blankenship.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Tony Stephenson (Pat), Unicoi; one daughter, Regina Blakely (Melvin), Winston Salem, NC; two sisters: Phyllis Hoyle and Shirley Fender, both of Erwin; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Monday, July 8, 2019 in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bill Ponder will officiate at the 1:00 P.M. funeral service. Interment will follow in the Clear Branch Cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers.   

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Stephenson family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Stephenson family.  (423) 743-1380.

Sherry Ann Cheney Hague (Ollis)

Sherry Ann Cheney Hague (Ollis), age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home.  A native of Atlanta, GA, Sherry is a daughter of the late John “Guy” Cheney and the late Betty (Boone) Meers.  She is a member of Maranatha Tabernacle and retired from Property Management.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, visiting with her daughters and grandchildren, family and friends.

Sherry Ann Cheney Hague (Ollis) leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Loving companion: J R Ollis;

Daughters: Monica Jo McLaughlin Pedersen,

Meredith Ann Hague Mann,

Amanda Katherine Hague,

Allison Rachel Phillips;

7 grandsons;

1 granddaughter.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Sherry Ann Cheney Hague (Ollis), in a memorial service to be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, July 1, 2019 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend E.L. Wheeler will officiate.  Musical selections will be provided by Queenie Wheeler.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Sherry Ann Cheney Hague (Ollis) through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

James Robert Miller, Sr.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith 2 Timothy 4:7

James Robert Miller, Sr., 92, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Sunday, June 23, 2019. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of the service. Entombment with military honors will follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

James was born September 13, 1926 in Erwin, Tennessee. He will best be remembered as a man of integrity, a steadfast follower of Jesus Christ, a fun-loving brother, a loyal husband, adoring and supportive father. He was “Gpop” to many grandchildren and “Uncle Jimmy” to his nieces and nephews. He was an avid Clemson fan, having played for Coach Howard all the way to the 1949 Gator Bowl win. Football continued as a hobby, he officiated for the ACC, then the Ohio Valley Conference after moving back home to TN. There he taught Agriculture and became high school principal to all 5 of his children. He proudly served in the United States Army and Army Reserves for 20 years. He then retired from the TN Education Association and he and his wife relocated to the Isle of Palms. He was a volunteer at the Charleston Air Force Base Medical Clinic and an active member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant.
He is survived by his children, Donna M. Booker (Troy) of Pensacola, FL, Diana M. King (Bill) of Mt. Pleasant, Jamie M. Sweeney of Mt. Pleasant, Jim Miller of Mosheim, TN and Kim Miller (Barbara Bates) of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Lane Booker, Kara Greene, Will King, LeighAnn K. Alexander, Rachel Hall, Kristopher Miller and J.P. Miller; four step-grandchildren, Jonathan Hance, Ashley Stone, Lauren Bates and Erin Price; many great grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred M. Silvers and Brenda M. Kegley, both of Erwin, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Stillman Miller, two grandchildren, Shayne Toney Cuzell and Nicole Miller and a son-in-law, Tom Sweeney.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Fisher House Charleston, P.O. Box 1678, Charleston, SC 29402 orwww.friendsoffisherhousecharleston.org
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com .

Robert H. (Bob) Crowder

Robert H. (Bob) Crowder, 77, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at The Wexford House after a long illness.

Bob was a native of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and served his country in the United States Army for three years. He then went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.  After retiring from a thirty year career in the Accounting and Engineering Division at Eastman Chemical Company, he had the opportunity to travel extensively with both his son and wife to many destinations over the last 20 years. Bob was the youngest son of James and Edna Crowder of Erwin, TN. He was a member of the Kingsport Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he served as an Elder, Treasurer, and Teacher over the past 30 years. Bob was a dedicated Christian, and he was a loving father, brother, and husband to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edna Crowder; sisters, Joyce Washburn, Joan Thompson, Stella Zara, and Judy Lane.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Crowder of Kingsport; one son, Eric Crowder of Kingsport; one daughter, Kimberly Anne Crowder; of Johnson City; brother, James M. Crowder and wife Lee  of Columbus, GA; brother-in-law Richard M. Edwards and wife Cindy of Gallatin, TN; and mother-in-law, Charlotte Edwards of Erwin, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Ryder and Hal Peggau officiating.

Bob’s burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, TN.  A military graveside service will be at on June 27th, 2019 at 11 AM at 1100 7thSt., Erwin, TN 37650. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Crowder family.

Michael A. Shelton

Michael A. Shelton, age 67, of Marshall, NC, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at his home.  A native of Marshall, Michael was a son of the late Hobart Thelmer “Bug” and Hazel Rosy (Cutshall) Shelton. He was a mechanic and enjoyed piddling with lawnmowers and automobiles. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death one brother, Whetsel Shelton and one sister, Doris Shelton.

Michael A. Shelton leaves behind to cherish his memory:

Son: Joshua Willis;

Sisters: Edna Williams and husband, Carl,

Brenda Figgins;

Brother: Fred Shelton;

Special nephew: Alvis Shelton;

Special niece: Jody Gragg;

Nephews: Robert Figgins,

Tim Harris;

Nieces: Brandy Silvers,

Pamela Roosa.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Michael A. Shelton in a graveside committal service to be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm in Stockley-Cutshall Cemetery, Shelton Laurel, NC. Those attending the graveside service will meet at the cemetery by 12:50 pm on Friday. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 pm and continue until 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Michael A. Shelton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

John Cousins

John Cousins, age 92, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Center on Aging and Health while he was surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He is a son of the late Noah and Martha Miller Cousins. John was a native of Yancey County, North Carolina but lived most of his life in Unicoi County.

He was a Christian and attended Ernestville Freewill Baptist Church. John retired from General Shale Brickyard after thirty-two years of service.

He loved his family dearly and was a devoted family man. John enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Gus, Paul, Frank, Worley and Nelse Cousins; three sisters: Judy Vance, Marry Mitchell and Bessie Cousins.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of sixty-six years, Mamie Engle Cousins; two sons: Larry Cousins (Diana) and Johnny Cousins; two daughters: Cathy Williams (Garrison), Kim Edwards (Todd); one sister, Kathleen Whitson, all of Erwin; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 21, 2019 in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Robert Waddle will officiate at the 7:00 P.M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Reverend Aaron and Lora Waddle. Committal will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Cousins family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Cousins family.  (423) 743-1380.

Fred Hartsell Cochran

Fred Hartsell Cochran, age 74, was born in Erwin, TN on April 27, 1945. He went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 14, 2019 on his mountain in Limestone Cove, TN. He graduated in 1963 from Unicoi County High School and graduated from Berea College with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.

He joined the US Army in 1968 and served as a Medical Corpsman in Ft. Meade, MD during the Vietnam war with the 82nd Airborne Division as a Ranger; Special Forces, where he received The National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Sharpshooter Badge rifle M14, and Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M16, and was honorably discharged in 1971. His love for the environment guided him to careers as a Concessions Manager at Mammoth Cave, KY; Olympic National Park, WA; Big Bend National Park, TX; Everglades National Park, FL; Southwest National Park Service Regional Office, Santa Fe, NM; and Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi, TX.

Fred was an avid environmentalist and loved all animals. He loved music, dancing, nature, and shared all these loves with his family.

Fred is preceded in death by his father, Frank Cochran; mother, Volena Cochran; brothers, Frank James and Gary Cochran. He is survived by his wife, Alma T. Cochran; daughter, Christina Maria Cochran Lenaghan (John); stepson, Alex Amador (William Parish); granddaughter, Emily Rose Lenaghan; sister, Sue Havola Bruns (Bob); brothers, Robert Cochran (Sharon); Rocky Cochran; Steven Cochran; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loving cat, Lincoln.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Unicoi Funeral Home. Rev. Brett Jones will officiate at the 7:00 p.m. funeral service. Interment will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with military honors at the Buchanan Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the Unicoi Funeral Home by 1:30 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Warren Davis, Glen Davis, Tim Hardin, Kim Carter, Ronnie Shelton, Nathan Cochran will serve as pallbearers. Kimmel Boyd will serve as honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s name to St. Jude Hospital, Shriners, or Feeding America.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Cochran family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com

Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Cochran family.  (423) 743-1380.

Robin Street

Robin Street, age 55, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at her home.  A native of Erwin, Robin is a daughter of Burnice (Bailey) Binkley.   She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and more recently as a Pharmacy Tech at Unicoi County Hospital.  She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed the lake, painting and family events.  Robin was Pop Culture connoisseur who loved watching TV and movies and discussing the content and what was going on.  She loved her daughter and son very much. Robin is preceded in death by her grandparents: Bernie Bailey and Rachel Williams Bailey; numerous uncles and cousins; father-in-law: Bill Street; and grandmother-in-law: Pearl Strickland.

Robin Street leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Husband of 19 years: David Wayne Street;

Daughter: Sarah Elizabeth Burton and husband, Ryan;

Son: Ethan Street and Maggie Kapitan;

Sisters: Shelly Higgins and Husband, Kitt,

Leslie Henley and husband, Dwayne;

Brother: Stacy Binkley;

Sister-in-law: Brenda Oeff and husband, Kevin;

10 nieces;

Mother-in-law: Norma Street;

Aunt: Janice Ivers.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Robin Street in a Funeral service to be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 16, 2019 Centenary United Methodist Church.  Reverend Kim Isley will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 2:00 PM and continue until service time at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Robin Street through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

Rebecca Ann Brown McNally

Jesus says…Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:18

Rebecca Ann Brown McNally, age 63, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and is now resting with Jesus, her personal Savior, after years of battling pain and illness.

A native of Erwin, Becky is the daughter of the late Pat E. and Ellen Moss Phetteplace Brown.  She was a member of Canah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.  Becky was born on March 5, 1956 and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1978.

When she was well, Becky enjoyed doing for others; she built a website for Matthew’s House, an orphanage in Romania.  She loved her animals, enjoyed baking and working in her beautiful flowers.

Most of all, Becky loved her family with her whole heart.  Her greatest joy was spending time with and talking about her fun, loving granddaughters, as well as her special nieces and nephews.  She enjoyed hearing all about their lives, hopes and dreams and in turn, liked to offer a little advice from time to time.

Rebecca Brown McNally leaves behind to cherish her memory:

Jeff McNally, her best friend and husband of 22 years, who was both selfless and unwavering as her loving caregiver;

Son:  Jason Lee McNally;

Adored granddaughters:  Ashlyn Parker McNally and Alexis Paige McNally;

Mother-in-law:  Mae McNally;

Father-in-law:  Lee McNally;

Sisters and brothers-in-laws:  Patricia and Walter Harris, Mary Lou and Pete Petterson;

Brothers-in-law:  David and wife Penny McNally, Darrel and wife Sina McNally;

Several nieces and nephews;

Special friends:  Lisa Hughes and Sheila Thomas.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Becky’s name to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650 or to Matthew’s House, c/o Nathan and Kathy Coggins, 255 Taylor Bridge Road, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Rebecca Ann Brown McNally through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

Jack Henry Lane

Jack Henry Lane, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home.  A native of Gate City, VA, Jack is a son of the late Louary Henry and Hobert Levi Lane, Sr.  He loved animals, people drag racing, NASCAR and University of Tennessee football.  In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by brothers: Harold, Clyde, Guy, Ed, Flem, H.L., Jr., Ralph, Jimmy, Richard, Jerry and Mack, who just passed away on May 16, 2019; sister: Mary Louise Gillenwater.

Jack Henry Lane has left behind to cherish his memory:

Wife of 66 years: Mary Ella (Bennett) Lane;

Daughters: Judy Crouch and husband, Daniel,

Kathy Beard,

Brenda Rice and husband, Harold;

Grandchildren: Kevin and Shaun Mitchell,

John Loyd,

Rachael Loyd and fiancé, Max;

Great-grandchild: Presleigh Mitchell;

Sisters-in-law: Mildred Lane,

Louise Gardner;

Beloved niece and nephew: Patty and Larry Gortney;

Several other nieces and nephews and lots of friends.

The family would like to offer very special thanks to Jack’s niece Linda Aiton and her husband, Gordon, and to Billy Gillenwater and his wife, Robyn, for all the love, support and help you have shown this family.  Special thanks are also offered to the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department for their help and to all of Jacks friends who looked after him.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may also be shared with the family and viewed at  HYPERLINK “http://www.valleyfuneralhome.net” www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Jack Henry Lane through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

Opal Minnie Hood Leedy

Opal Minnie Hood Leedy, age 109, Johnson City, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019 in The Waters of Johnson City. She was one of ten children born on December 27, 1909 to Thomas Dutton Hood and Mary Alice Fink Hood. Opal was a native of Sullivan County before moving to Unicoi County in 1928. She had been living in Johnson City since 2004.

Opal married her late husband, David on December 20, 1925. She was a homemaker, seamstress for her family and was a great cook. Opal was very creative and thrifty, having survived The Great Depression without her family ever going hungry. She took excellent care of her husband, three children and their home.

Some of her cherished memories were remembering her father read the newspaper during WWI and cry. Opal remembered when women were allowed to vote. Her mother dressed up in her Sunday Bonnet and went with her father to vote for the very first time.

Opal became a member of Unicoi Freewill Baptist Church on January 31, 1937. She was very active in the church, serving in many different ways. Opal was an active member of the local and district Women’s Auxiliary. She graciously served her community and neighbors in many ways.

In addition to her parents, Opal was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, David B. Leedy on January 3, 1989; one son, John R. Leedy; one daughter, Helen L. Linville; five brothers: Herbert, Elmer, Clyde, Beryl and Claude Hood; three sisters: Hazel Dillow, Nellie Hood and Myrtle McCrary.

She leaves behind to cherish many wonderful memories, one daughter, Robbie L. Higgins; five grandchildren: Patricia L. Holbert, Gordon D. Linville, J. Craig Higgins, Scott B. Higgins and Johnny Glen Leedy; five great grandchildren: Hunter Higgins, Alexandra Higgins, Tyler Higgins, Casey Rupp and David Linville; three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Glay Hood; sister-in-law, Reba Leedy; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Friday, May 31, 2019 in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Thurman Sullivan and Chaplain Richard Long will officiate at the 2:00 P.M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in memory of Opal to:  Free Will Family Ministries, 90 Stanley Lane, Greeneville, TN 37743 or online www.fwbfm.com    

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Leedy family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com

Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Leedy family.  (423) 743-1380.

Roger Lee Foster

Roger Lee Foster, age 70 of Kodak, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019.  Roger was a native of Erwin, Tennessee and the son of Orville and Stella Foster.  In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brothers:  Johnny Foster and Teddy J. Foster.

Roger has left behind to cherish his memories his Loving Wife: Joyce Foster; Daughter: Misty Stewart; Granddaughter: Shelley Ward and husband Terry; Great Grandchildren:  Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Noah Ward; Sisters: Lois Ann Edwards of Swartz Creek, Michigan and Barbara Sue Moore of Erwin, Tennessee; Brothers:Wayne Foster of Erwin, Tennessee and Tony foster of Johnson City, Tennessee; Several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 5-6 PM Monday, June 3, 2019 with funeral service following at 6 PM in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Minister Katherine Harrison officiating.  Interment 2 PM Tuesday in East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post # 104.  Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tennessee.  Online condolences may be made atwww.atchleyfuneralhome.com.

Audrey Keever Bowman

Audrey Keever Bowman, age 88, Johnson City, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019 at The Waters of Johnson City.  She is a daughter of the late Claude and Myrtle Bennett Keever. Audrey lived in Erwin and Johnson City all her life.

She was of the Baptist Faith. Audrey worked in retail sales at Savings Center, Shoe Parlor, Nettie Lee Shop and JCPenney.

Audrey was an avid sports fan. She loved all University of Tennessee sports and the Atlanta Braves. She enjoyed watching golf and played on a women’s softball team. Before her husband, Dana passed away, they loved going to flea markets and garage sales.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dana Bowman on May 26, 2010; two brothers: Joe Keever and Claude Keever, Jr.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Roger Bowman (Cherie) and one brother, Glen Keever (Betty), all of Johnson City; two nieces: Pam and Latina; four nephews: Ricky, Steve, Sam and Larry Joe; several great nieces and nephews also survive.

The family would like to thank all Audrey’s caregivers and staff at The Waters of Johnson City and the nurses with Amedisys Hospice for taking such wonderful care of her.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. John Bannister will be sharing remarks and stories at the 7:00 P.M. service. Committal will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Ricky Keever, Sam Keever, Calvin Renfro, Brian Renfro, Jim Randolph and Junior Wright will serve as pallbearers. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 A.M. on Thursday.

Flowers will be accepted and those wishing may make donations in memory of Audrey to: Washing County Animal Shelter, 3411 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601, www.wcjcanimalshelter.org or to: Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or https://parkinson.org      

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Bowman family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bowman family.  (423) 743-1380.

James G. Brummett

James G. Brummett, 91, Gray, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, following a brief illness.

James was a native of Unicoi County, former resident of Erwin, and lived in Flat Rock, Michigan most of his life before moving to Gray in 1992.

He was a son of Henry Austin and Martha Phillips Brummett.

James was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

He retired in 1986 from the Chrysler Corporation where he worked as a machine operator for thirty-five and a half years. James was a longtime member of the United Auto Workers Local #372, Trenton, MI.

He was a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.

In Addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred “Millie” Gortney Brummett, in 2016, an infant daughter, Karen Brummett, three brothers, infant Lindy Brummett, Joseph Galbraith and Robert Austin Brummett, two sisters, Vearl Helton and Uteta Harris.

He is survived by his son, John W. Brummett and wife Cheryl, Brownsville, TX; his daughter, Billie Jo Shutters, El Cajon, CA; six grandchildren, Rebekah Brummett Hawk, Flat Rock, MI, Lisah Brummett DeSenglau, Chesterfield, MI, Janel Brummett Takacs, Southgate, MI, Beth Coon Long, El Cajon, CA, Jimmy Brummett, Portland, OR, and Jackie Bolam Walker, Lincoln, MI; thirteen great-grandchildren, Hayden, Trinity, Gavin, Kai, Collin, Avery, River, Jasmine, Riker, Lily, Connor, Nora and Hunter; several nieces and nephews; close family friend, Cora Beaumont.

The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1:30 P.M., from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Kyker, officiating.

The graveside committal service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, with Rev. Jason Royston officiating. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Brummett, Jim Takacs, Ron Bray, Fred Malone, Bill Riddle, Mike Chapman and Johnny Fields.

The family will receive friends prior to the service Saturday from 12:00-1:30 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.

Those who prefer to make donations in-lieu-of flowers, please do so to Boones Creek Baptist Church, 304 Pickens Bridge Rd., Johnson City, TN 37615.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.

Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN, is serving the Brummett family. (423)928-6111