Anthony Oscar

Anthony Delaine “Drill Bit” Oscar, 39, of Jonesborough, TN, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Asbury Place in Johnson City, TN.
Anthony made his career as a truck driver in the transportation industry and was of Baptist faith.
He is survived by (Daughter) Sierra Oscar, of Erwin, TN; (Parents) Delmar (Debbie) Oscar, of Harrisburg, VA, & Susan (Joe) Cole, of Johnson City, TN; (Brothers) Jerry Bowling (Sally) of IN, DeWayne Oscar (Darlene), of Erwin, TN & Daniel Oscar (Abbie), of Harrisburg, VA; (Sisters) Kristen (Ben) Irby, of IN, Katrina Ray, of VA & Melissa Oscar, of VA; (Very Special Friend), Cliff Barnes, of Jonesborough, TN; Host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Family and Friends. Special thanks to Lester and Patricia Rogers.
A graveside service was conducted Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Bumpass Cove Cemetery under the direction of Rev. Rick Chapman.
Online condolences are available at Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN.

Cynthia Sparks

Cynthia Estepp Sparks, 50, of Johnson City passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 30, 2013 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and was the only daughter of Carolyn Miller Estepp of Johnson City and the late Bruce Estepp.
Cynthia was a member of the 1981 graduation class of David Crockett High School and had attended ETSU.
She had a deep spiritual faith since her youth. In addition to her father Cynthia was preceded in death by her first husband, Sgt. Gordon M. (Duke) Dewey who was tragically killed on the Army base at Ft. Campbell; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Miller of Hwy 107, Jonesborough.
Leaving behind to cherish her memory is her beloved son, Gavin and her mother, Carolyn Estepp; uncles and aunts, Don Miller and wife, Joan, A.J. Miller and wife, Barbara all of Jonesborough and Bobby Estepp and wife, Joyce of Limestone; also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Cynthia was conducted Friday, October 4, 2013 at Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Chatman officiating. A private interment for family members will be held at a later time at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Carroll Sparks.
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Billy Joe Clouse

Billy Joe “Abner or Robert Briggs” Clouse, age 73, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Clouse was born in Madison County, NC and lived in Washington County most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fannie E. Davis Clouse, parents, Della Mae Clouse Miller Campbell and Joe English; two brothers, Lattie Miller and Willard Miller; brothers-in-law, Lewis “Joe” Davis, Leon Davis and his wife, Juanita Myers Davis; step-daughter, Margaret Petterson and father and mother-in-law, Namon & Ruby Ricker Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Kephart Clouse, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Brian K. & Tammy Lyons Clouse, Jonesborough; daughter, Amber Clouse; step-daughter, and son-in-law, Rick & Eileen Poore; three sisters, Betty Ann Miller, Daytona, Florida, Carolyn Hammons, Unicoi and Louise Hayle, Cleveland, TN; four brothers, William “Marion” Clouse, Dandridge, Lowell Miller, Cleveland, Howard Miller, Martinez, SC and Doug Miller, Washington D.C.; half-brothers, Jerry and Tommy English, Unicoi County; grandsons, Brian K. Clouse, Jr., Anthony Saults and Chris Poore; granddaughters, Destiny Clouse, Rebecca Saults and Jennifer Poore Ragan and husband, Joshua; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 7, 2013, at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Truman Ferguson. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.

John ‘Bill’ Squibb

John William “Bill” Squibb 85, Jonesborough, born June 2, 1928, entered into rest on September 25, 2013, at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee, surrounded by his loving family.
A native of Washington County, Mr. Squibb lived in the Sulphur Springs Community on the Squibb Family Farm his entire life. He was the eldest child of the late William Hal and Verna Maude Sherfey Squibb.
He was salutatorian of the Class of 1946 at Sulphur Springs School.
Mr. Squibb is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alma Lee Gray Squibb; two sons: John William “Johnny” Squibb Jr., of Jonesborough, and Hal Mark Squibb and his wife, Cheryl of Bristol, VA; four daughters: Ramona Leigh Squibb Bird and husband, David, Paula Elizabeth Squibb Maupin and husband, Rick, Paulette Elaine Squibb Winkle and husband, Robert, and Sarah Ileana Squibb, all of Jonesborough; ten grandchildren: John William “Billy” Squibb III, Amber Leigh Squibb, Catherine Maude Squibb, of Jonesborough, Brittany Rebecca Bird Phillips (Eric), of FL, Andrew David Bird, Jonesborough, Andrea Nicole Maupin Smith (Zach), of Jonesborough, Richard Christopher Maupin, Johnson City, Jessica Ann Winkle Barrett (Joseph), and Christopher Paul Winkle, all of Jonesborough, and Rachel Morgan Leonard, of Knoxville; one brother, Donald Shelton Squibb and Marsha Faye Squibb, of Jonesborough, and Martha Kaye Squibb Atwood, of Mountain City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Squibb worked as a farmer for his entire life. He was also a Rural Mail Carrier for both the Jonesborough and Gray Post Offices for 41 years. Mr. Squibb also worked as a substitute teacher and bus driver for Washington County Schools. He worked as a carpenter for Harold Larimer Construction.
Mr. Squibb was very community-minded and served as a volunteer in many organizations. He was a member of the Washington County Board of Education for 29 years. He also served as a member of the Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department as president and member of the Sulphur Springs Ruritan and Community Chest, and as a Trustee of Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Squibb loved his church, Sulphur Springs United Methodist, where he was a lifelong member. He served as the Sunday School Superintendent at the young age of eighteen and served as Chairperson of the Administrative Board for over 35 years. He also served as a Sunday school teacher for most of his adult life. In addition, Bill served as a song leader, choir member and member of various other committees in his beloved church. His wonderful church family held a dear and special place in his heart.
Bill loved baseball and played many years as both a team and an adult. He loved coaching community youth baseball teams and watching his beloved New York Yankees. In his later years, Bill especially enjoyed “loafing” and playing rook with his cronies at Benny Massengill’s Food Shop in Sulphur Springs.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 29, 2013. at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. Lauri Jo Cranford officiating. Interment services were conducted Monday, September 30, 2013, at Sulphur Spring Cemetery.
Pallbearers will included Billy Squibb, Andrew Bird, Christopher Winkle, Ricky Maupin, Henry Walker, Bruce Bacon, Joe Bacon and Dale Sanders. Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Men’s Sunday School Class and his cronies at Benny’s Food Shop in Sulphur Springs. Officiating Clergy were Reverend Lauri Jo Cranford and Reverend Zach Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sulphur Spring United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1432 Gray Station Sulphur Springs Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821

Samuel Eanes

Samuel Powell Eanes, 38, 1477 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013, in Greeneville.
He was a native of Kingsport and was a son of Maria Barnett Eanes-Broyles and the late Michael D. Eanes.
Mr. Eanes was a welder and carpenter and had worked for several contractors through the years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Mr. Eanes was well loved by his friends and family and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, J.C. and Elizabeth Barnett; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Kathryn Eanes.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Maria Barnett Eanes-Broyles and Sammy W. Broyles, of Port Orange, Florida; a daughter, Taylor M. Eanes, a son, Parker Eanes, both of Johnson City; a sister, Karen Eanes Lewis, Charleston, SC; a brother, Michael D. Eanes Jr., of Morristown; a nephew, Michael (Buck) Eanes III; four aunts, Ann Shoun, Sheila Eanes, Ann Bradley and Pat Eanes; three uncles, Johnny and Bobby Barnett and John Eanes; his former wife and mother of his children, Natalie Eanes; his extended family, The Rose Family; also several cousins.
A Funeral Mass for Mr. Eanes was conducted Friday, September 27, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Johnson City with Father Peter Iorio officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to his children: Natalie Eanes, 3715 Kimrod Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Condolences may be made at Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City. 928-2245

Peggy Daniel

Peggy Mitchell Daniel, 76, of Fall Branch, left for her heavenly home Wednesday, September 18, 2013 following a brief illness.
She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. Peggy spent her life taking joy in being an instructional aide to the children in the Washington County School System and caring for her family, friends and neighbors.
Her parents, J. D. and Irene Mitchell preceded her in death.
Peggy is survived by son, Dr. John Daniel of Gray; daughter, Kim Carberry and husband Gary of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Cody Carberry, Chelsea Daniel, Jonathan Daniel, and Megan Daniel; three sisters, Martha McCray and husband Vernon of Kingsport, Karen Setser and husband Jackie of Greeneville, Jody Mitchell of Kingsport; brother, Duane Mitchell and wife DeAnne of Fall Branch; and niece, Laura Shields and husband Scott of North Carolina.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Louise Carberry, Angie Musick and the caring staff of Wellington Place, Colonial Heights.
Services were held Friday, Spet. 20, with Rev. Harold Morelock officiating. Graveside services were held Saturday at Bacon-Kinchloe Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. John Daniel, Jonathan Daniel, John T. Brown, John W. Brown, Duane Mitchell, and Cody Carberry.
Visit to leave an online condolence. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch is serving the family of Peggy Mitchell Daniel.

Kenneth Thornton

Kenneth E. Thornton, pastor of Enon Baptist Church from 1953-1955, passed away Sept. 16 at Alexian Health Care Center in Signal Mountain, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. William Dudley and the Reverend Margaret Ferguson presiding.
Memorials may be made to the Alexian Village Residents Scholarship Fund at 437 Alexian Way, Signal Mountain, Tn. 37377.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. Visit

Lawrence Gregg

Lawrence “June” Gregg, Jr., 70, Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesborough.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Jessie Mae Gregg and three brothers.
June is survived by three brothers, Paul Gregg, Fall Branch, Johnny Gregg, Jonesborough, Kenny Gregg, Blountville; sister-in-law, Ann Gregg; several nieces, nephews, and one great-nephew.
Funeral services took place Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Hamlett-Dobson, Fall Branch with Pastor Eddie L. McAmis and Brother Charles Byrd officiating. A graveside service was held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Bacon- Kincheloe Cemetery.
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Ben Byers

Ben Byers, 78, of Telford, passed away on September 11, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Bailey Byers; his father, Ben Byers Sr.; and brother-in-law, Johnny Waldrop.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cathy Byers; his son, Ben Thomas Byers; two daughters, Alice Elizabeth (McClellan) and Ann Margret (Riddle); four grandchildren, Leah McClellan Welty, Courtney Riddle, Towler McClellan and Daniel Riddle; three brothers, Rev. Robert Byers (Dita), Michael Byers (Beth), Jerry Byers (Elaine); and a sister, Ann Byers Waldrop.
Born January 4, 1935 in Mooresville, North Carolina, he attended Davidson College for a two-year period and then joined the U.S. Army and became a parachute jump school instructor at Fort Benning, GA, during a three-year enlistment.
He completed his undergraduate education with a degree in Mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1960. Afterwards, he began a long career in the then new field of computer programming with various engagements, including the U.S. Army Arsenal, Eastman Kodak, Liggett & Myers, Duke Power, NC Baptist Hospital, Stuart Furniture, Storage Technology and Banks of Iowa.
He also enjoyed teaching computer science courses part time at Kirkwood Community College (Iowa) and taking various courses at many schools. His lifelong love of learning led him to complete a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies at East Tennessee State University in 2005.
He also possessed a lifelong love of music and was an amateur musician proficient in piano, tuba, guitar, banjo and harmonica. He also enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the Senior Center, festivals and events in Jonesborough.
Mr. Byers’ memorial service will be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough on September 17 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Robert Byers officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jonesborough Senior Center, 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821

Richard Hart

Mr. Richard Frederick Hart, age 73, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Hart was born in Detroit, Michigan, and son of the late Richard F. & Francis Van Every Hart. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Atkinson.
He was a member of Highland Baptist Church. He served as Chaplain for the Veteran Administration and worked with the Prison Ministries. He served as Pastor for 25 years in Tennessee and Georgia.
Mr. Hart attended TN Temple University for seven years, earning a Doctorate Degree. He was a United States Naval Chief Petty Officer, retired, having served for 22 years.
Mr. Hart was a HAM Radio Operator.
Survivors include his wife, Mary “Pauline” Whaley Hart, Jonesborough; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill & Cherie Hart, Jacksonville, FL, and Robert & Michelle Hart, Union Grove, NC; grandchildren, Shannon Hart, Heather Navarro (Stephen), Ryan Hart (Lisa), Lindsay Hart, Sydney Hart, Robert Hart Jr., Jacob Hart and Henry Hart; great-grandchildren, C.J. Hart, Lillian Lutz and Lillian Hart.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Highland Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne White officiating. Interment services were conducted Friday, September 13, 2013, at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
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Mildred Constable

Mrs. Mildred “Mill” Constable, 81, Jonesborough, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was a native of Unicoi County and was the daughter of the late Robert Earl and Della Higgins Tilson.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to quilt and collect clowns because she thought everyone should be happy. Mrs. Constable was a homemaker and attended Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church when her health permitted. She was saved in a little river rock church in Erwin, Tenn.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Jones and Earlene Briggs; one brother, David Tilson; and by two special grandparents, Roy Tilson and Emma Foster Tilson.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 43 years, Edward “ Eddie” Constable of the home, one son Robert Lloyd and wife Jane; four sisters, Wanda Mermon, Johnson City, Margaret Richardson and husband Ernest, Erwin, Mary Hoilman and husband Marvin, Erwin; Bobbie Webb, Erwin; and one brother Billy Ray Tilson and wife Rene, of Erwin. Two stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at 8 p.m. from Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Perry Cleek and Rev. Darrell Edwards officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. from Cherokee Baptist Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends and family. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Donations may be made to Cherokee Baptist Cemetery fund c/o Mrs. Samuel Greenwell 527 Meadow Brook Ave., Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659.
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Mary Blanche Loudy

Mary Blanche Loudy Jones, age 93, of Fairview Community, Jonesborough, passed away early Sunday morning, September 8, 2013, at Four Oaks Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
She was a daughter of the late Harry E. Loudy and Frances Milhorn Loudy. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Joseph Jones in September 2012; one son, Dennis Randy Jones of California in 1988; brothers, Eugene Loudy and David Loudy; sisters, Margaret Helena Loudy and Barbara June Bennett.
Survivors include sons Frank Jones and Rebecca Norman of New Hampshire; Oscar Lee and Judy Jones of Jonesborough; daughters, Margaret and Ray Denton of Mt. Carmel, Ann and George Morelock of Jonesborough; one brother, William Fred Arthur of Oregon; one sister, Betty Witt of Midway; eight grandchildren, Harold Denton, Richmond, VA, Angela Sammons of Gray, Greg (Deborah) Morelock of Morristown, Chris (Andrea) Morelock of Telford, Jennifer (Ray) Eckhoff of New Jersey, Jada (Scott) Kavanagh of Michigan, Leslie (Chris) Watson of Fall Branch, Joe (Tracy) Jones of Jonesborough; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel and anytime at the home of her son, Lee Jones. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 with Pastor Jim Griffith officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fairview Cemetery (Old Hwy 81). Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Fairview Cemetery Association, c/o Jim Anderson, 1104 Boones Creek Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Amy Dennis

Amy Renee Dennis, 28, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013, in her home.
She was born in Johnson City, to Dwight L. Douglas and the late Teresa Hankel Sanders.
Amy graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Class of 2003, and was a member of Crossroads Christian Church. She loved cars and enjoyed the water.
In addition to her father, survivors include two sisters, Angel Sparks and Ashley Moore; and a brother, Dylan Douglas.
A Memorial Service was held in honor of Amy’s life on Aug. 29, 2013, at Crossroads Christian Church with Pastor Clint Andrews officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Johnson City Animal Shelter or Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter of Johnson City.
Online condolences may be sent at or by sending an e-condolence to [email protected] Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, 5913 Kingsport Hwy. Gray.

Calvin Brow

Calvin Lambert Brow, 86, of Seminole, FL, died August 9, 2013.
He was born in Green Cove Springs, Fla., and has been a resident of Seminole since 1960.
He was a retired firefighter for the City of St. Petersburg.
Mr. Brow was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WW II in the Pacific.
He was a member of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post 400 in Seminole.
He is predeceased by his wife Ann Brow.
Survivors include a son, Bert Brow, of Kileen, Texas; and Dee Dee Carron, of Seminole; and two grandchildren.
There are no visitation hours planned. Burial will take place in Bay Pines National Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home; Seminole, Fla.

Edith Ferguson

Edith Combs Ferguson, 82, of Jonesborough, died Monday, August 19, 2013, at her home.
Born September 28, 1930 in Kingsport, TN, she was the daughter of the late W.J. and Amanda Bacon Combs. Edith graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended East Tennessee State University.
She was a long time employee of Kings Department Store, Johnson City, TN, in the cosmetics department.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Ferguson in 2004.
She is survived by her sister, June Whittamore and husband, Maurice of Johnson City, TN; nephew, Mark Whittamore and wife, Lesa of Johnson City, TN; niece, Karen Greene and husband, Jim of Leesburg, FL; great-niece, Amanda Parker of Princeton, NC; and many special friends.
Funeral services were held Aug. 21, 2013, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch, with Rev. Victor Wallace officiating. Graveside services were held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at at Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry McMakin, Terry Joe McMakin, Harold White, David Grindstaff, Jonnie Cockran, Jerry Hall, Jimmie Hartman and Billy Paul Bacon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 2517 Hwy 81 N, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
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Justin Francis

Mr. Justin John Lee Francis, age 37, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Nashville.
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Second Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, 1718 Hwy. 81 South, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821

Earl Campbell

Earl L. Campbell, 86, Limestone, died at home after gradually declining health on August 22, 2013.
Mr. Campbell served in the US Army Air Corps from 1945-47 during the occupation of Japan. He was a farmer, Supervisor at Ball Metal and Chemical and TN Cellulose Insulation. He was a past member of Limestone Ruritan Club and Limestone Vol. Fire Dept.
Mr. Campbell was a member of the Church of Christ and last attended Limestone United Methodist.
He was a NASCAR and football fan.
Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his wife: Mildred Claunch Campbell; father, Fred C. Campbell; mother, Thelma Marshall Campbell; sister, Helen Broyles; Nephew, Laird Broyles; Great Aunt, Dorothy J. Marshall; Brother, Robert M. Campbell.
Survivors include, Son: Lynn Campbell, of Limestone; Daughter: Sharon and husband, Gene Payne, of Limestone; Grandchildren: Neil Campbell and wife, Tracy, of Baileyton, Deonne Campbell Duncan and husband, Jeff, of Greeneville; Phillip Campbell, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Hannah Payne, of Limestone; Great grandchildren: Garrett Campbell, Taylor Campbell, Jonathan Mitchum; Step great grandchildren: Austin Moss, Zachary Moss, Matthew Moss, Gage Duncan, McKensie Duncan; Special friend, Sue Hubbard, of Greeneville.
The funeral service was held Friday, August 23, 2013, at Jeffers Funeral Chapel in Afton with Rev. Joe Miller and Rev. Stephen Spell officiating. The graveside service was held Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Providence Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at Jeffers Funeral And Cremation Services

Ernest ‘Buck’ Travis

Ernest “Buck” Travis, Limestone, died Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Lakebridge Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.
A lifelong native of Johnson City, Mr. Travis was a son of the late Home and Evelyn Bell Travis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Airborne Infantry during Vietnam.
Mr. Travis was a member and past President of the Tennessee Dirt Karting, the World Kart Association and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed working on Harleys and was a Harley Motorcycle Mechanic.
Mr. Travis is survived by his wife, Carol Tipton Travis, of the home; three children, Lieutenant Junior Grade Travis Travis, currently stationed with the Naval Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, Yigo, Guam, Myra Travis, Cookeville, TN, Lora Travis, Limestone; two special cousins, Alice Zinkevich, Mass., and Veda Travis, Salt Lake City, UT.
The military graveside service and internment was conducted Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604.
Memories and condolences may be shared at Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, 928-6111.

John Kiser

John Anderson Kiser, age 71, of John West Road, Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 19, 2013, at his daughter’s residence in Clanton, Ala.
He was retired and was a member of Boone Trail Baptist Church.
John was a local performer of country and gospel music who helped raise funds for St. James Community Center.
He had a band, “Johnny Kiser and the Southern Sounds.”
Survivors are his wife: Beth Downs Kiser; son and daughter-in-law: Jonathan A. and Michelle Kiser; daughter and son-in-law: Amanda K. and Casey Varden; two grandsons: John David and Jackson Waltrip “J.W.” Kiser; siblings and their spouses: Lowell D. and Linda Kiser, Gladalea K. and Lowell Collins; several nieces and nephews.
He was the son of the late James D. Kiser and Vivian Bowers Kiser.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Larry Moore and Rev. Mark Harrod officiating. Interment was held Friday at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or
Online condolences may be sent at
Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home, 125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville. 636-8007

Ricky Bryant

Mr. Ricky Lee Bryant, 49, Jonesborough, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
He was a native of Mitchell County, N.C. and son of Troy and June Buchanan Bryant of Bakersville, N.C. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edgar and Allie Buchanan and Dave and Rosa Bryant.
He was a graduate of Haywood Community College with a degree in Lumber Specialist. He was a lumber grader for many years and owner of Bryant Lumber Company. He went on to join his father at B&B Stone Company in Johnson City.
Rick was an avid sports fan and a wonderful father who loved his children dearly. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband and a loyal friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was a lifelong member of Big Rock Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville, N.C. and attended the First Baptist Church in Jonesborough.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife Beth Bryant, Jonesborough; one son, A.J. Bryant; one daughter, Kellie Bryant; two sisters, Gail Gouge and husband Ron, of Johnson City and Amy Hoilmon and husband Johnny, Bakersville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service was held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Jonesborough, with Rev. Joel Cook and Rev. James Harrison officiating. Music was provided by Bill Hurd.
Condolences may be sent to the Bryant family online at
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