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    Eddie Lee Perkins

    On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Eddie Lee Perkins, Johnson City, loving son & father of four, passed away at age of 52 from complications of a fall. Eddie was born November 28, 1966 in West Chester, Pa. to Janice Kay White & Lee David Perkins. He had three children, Amber, Ashley & Sammy Perkins. Eddie loved to play the Guitar and write songs. He was an avid NASCAR Fan and often followed his Uncle Dale Keesee when he raced his Jet fueled car. He had a great faith in the Lord Jesus and often shared his testimony of what life can be like with and without the Lord in your…

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    Levi Arnold

    Levi Arnold 80 went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2019. He was born on Sunday, July 7, 1939 to Alfred & Mary Arnold. Levi died peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family as he made his Journey home. Levi retired from Raytheon in Bristol. He was a minister for 50 years; he loved to talk to others about his Lord and Savior and cared for others. He loved CB Radios and went by “Bumble Bee”. He loved spending time with his loving family. Preceded in death by his loving wife; Emma Jean Arnold, parents; Alfred & Mary Arnold, sister; Dorothy Hamilton,…

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    Ronald “Ronnie” Dale Ferguson

    JONESBOROUGH – Ronald “Ronnie” Dale Ferguson, 72, of Jonesborough, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper. Memories and condolences may be viewed at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Ferguson family.

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    Kirk P. (K.P.) Stafford

    GRAY – Kirk P. (K.P.) Stafford, 80, of Gray, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at NHC Health Care, Johnson City. He was a native of Carter County and son of the late Thomas Harvey and Mina Franklin Stafford. In addition to his parents, K.P. was preceded in death by his sisters: Betty Stafford, Diane Stafford, Gladys Eller, Rheanna Stafford, Christine Laws, and Nelta Potter; brothers: Larry Stafford, Thomas (Buster) Stafford, Jerry (J.D.) Stafford, Bill Stafford, and Earl Stafford. K.P. attended Strong Tower Baptist Church. He constructed cabinets for Magnavox for 18 years before going to work for the city of Johnson City for 19 years. Those left to…

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    Virginia “Toots” Renfro Peterson

    Virginia “Toots” Renfro Peterson, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at her daughter’s home, where she had lived for a little over a year. She was a native of Yancey County, North Carolina, and a daughter of the late Tilmon and Alma Renfro. Toots worked very hard raising her family and loved them dearly. She also worked very hard in her earlier years in the gardens and tobacco fields; she loved chewing her tobacco. She was a member of Berea Free Will Baptist Church, where she enjoyed attending service and fellowship with her Christian family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband,…

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    Marion Gertrude Harris Ledford

    ERWIN – Marion G. Harris Ledford, age 97, of Erwin passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Governor’s Bend Retirement & Assisted Living in Erwin. She was born August 9, 1921, the only child of George Reubin Harris and Alice P. Johnson Harris, Knoxville, TN, who were married on November 24, 1919. When only a young child her Mother passed away and for a time she was raised by her father’s sister, Aunt Jennie in Louisville, KY. Upon her Father’s marriage to Hazel Irene Rankins in Knoxville on March 1, 1930, Marion returned to Knoxville to live with her Father and Step-Mother Hazel, who was a loving Mother to…

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    Charles Mack “Pup” Smith

    ELIZABETHTON – Charles Mack “Pup” Smith, 81, Elizabethton passed away Saturday July 13, 2019 after a brief illness in the Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Smith family.

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    Master Sargent Wiley Carroll Carver, United States Air Force retired

    Master Sargent Wiley Carroll Carver, United States Air Force retired, St. Cloud, FL, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, TN. Born January 8, 1926, in Knoxville, TN, he was son of Charles Francis and Della Jane Leach Carver. His family moved to Greeneville, TN where his father was a superintendent at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Wiley Carroll attended school in Greeneville, TN before moving to Johnson City, TN where he attended and played fullback for the Science Hill Hilltoppers. Before graduating, he enlisted in the Unites States Army Air Corps at 17 during World War II. Wiley Carroll also served in the…

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    Angela “Angie” R. Southerland

    BLUFF CITY – Angela “Angie” R. Southerland, 56, Bluff City, TN went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 11, 2019. Angie was born in Beaufort, SC, the daughter of Inez Miller the late Allen Miller, of Piney Flats, TN. She loved the outdoors, especially boating and fishing. She enjoyed the ocean, lakes and the river they live on. She enjoyed the view of the mountains from her deck watching her beloved birds and hummingbirds fly between their feeders and bird houses. She loved nature and all animals. With her enthusiasm for life, “Positive Pete” lit up every room no matter how sick she was. Angie was a member…

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    Lee Whitehead

    Lee Whitehead, age 83, of Elizabethton joined his beloved wife in eternal life on Thursday, July 11, 2019 while holding his beloved granddaughter’s hand at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Lee was born in Hampton, Tennessee to the late John Whitehead and Bessie Townsend Whitehead. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of fifty-nine years, Peggy Lorraine Guinn Whitehead on March 13, 2018; his brothers, Ernest Whitehead, Mack Whitehead, Bynom Whitehead, Stewart Whitehead and Sam Whitehead; his sister, Christine Rainbolt; his brothers-in-law, Bob Guinn, Carl Guinn and Dean Guinn; and one sister-in-law, Pauline Keller. Lee was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother…

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    Benjamin Allen Brumit

    JOHNSON CITY – Benjamin Allen Brumit, 49 of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home. Born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, he is the son of the late Ronald and Shelby (Hughes) Brumit. Those left to cherish Ben’s memory include: Fiancée, Nikita Johnson; sons, Jeremy Brumit, Urijah Johnson, and Wyatt Johnson; daughter, Vanessa Sparks; several step-children; and brothers, Jerry and Billy Brumit. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.mtnempirecbs.com . Mountain Empire Cremation & Burial Services, 125 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 3, Jonesborough, TN 37659, (423) 547-0379 is honored to serve Mr. Brumit’s family.

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    Kathleen Fain Scott Mount

    Kathleen Fain Scott Mount was born on July 16, 1929 in Bristol, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Conley S. Scott Sr. and the late Kathleen Fain Scott. She graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School, Sullins College and the University of Tennessee, where she majored in bacteriology. She was employed by the State of Tennessee in the Central Laboratory in Nashville before moving to Johnson City. In Johnson City, Mrs. Mount was a substitute teacher prior to accepting a position at Stratton Elementary School where she taught sixth grade. While living here, she was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. She was active in the Junior Monday Club…

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    Jo Ann (Toot) Bishop Carver

    JOHNSON CITY – Jo Ann (Toot) Bishop Carver, 85, Johnson City went to be with her heavenly father on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. Jo Ann was the daughter of Worley and Mary Eliza Jordan Bishop. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Brothers Ishmael, Harold, Tommy, Charles, Jack, John Henry and Bob and her sisters: Anna Faulkner, Gussie Ison, Ruth Cornett, Juanita Cooley and Frances Sams. Jo Ann was also preceded in death by a son Michael Nelson. Jo Ann graduated from Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University with a degree in nursing. She was…

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    Mr. Charles P. Stone

    On the afternoon of July 8, 2019, Charles passed away peacefully in the company of members of his family and friends at the The Waters in Johnson City, Tennessee. Recently preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rita, Charles was a loving and devoted father and husband. Charles was 89 years old. Charles is survived by his son, Charles Pepper Stone of Waynesville, NC, and daughter, Pepper Ann Stone of Gloucester, MA, and preceded in death by his son, Paul Lewis Stone and sister, Cornelia (Stone) Jones. Charles is survived by seven grandchildren, Melanie Stone Owens and her husband, Patrick Owens of Park Ridge, Ill, Sherod White of Jonesborough, TN, Paul Stone, Jr. of Asheboro,…

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    Sherry Dawn Whitson Sproles

    ELIZABETHTON – Sherry Dawn Whitson Sproles, Elizabethton went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born December 18, 1950 to the late Horace M. & Dorothy Morley Whitson. Sherry was the fourth of five children. Sherry grew up on Big Springs Road and was a lifelong member of Big Springs Baptist Church. Sherry held many positions within the church, serving with love and thankfulness to help grow God’s Kingdom here on earth. Sherry loved and cared deeply for her church family. She was affectionately known as “Ezee” a nickname given by her father. As a child she would go off for hours and play with her dolls. She…

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    Donald Thomas Burleson

    Donald Thomas Burleson, age 66, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Don was born on April 5, 1953 in Bakersville, North Carolina to the late D. H. and Lucille Woody Burleson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Beth Burleson. Don was co-owner of Burleson Electric Company, Inc. for close to 30 years. He continued his electrical contracting career with Nixon Power Services until the time of his death. In addition to work, Don’s favorite job was being “Poppy” to his three grandsons. He enjoyed playing ball with his…

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    Pearl Vines Taylor

    JONESBOROUGH – Pearl Vines Taylor went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2019. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastors Jamie Ferguson and Jerry Hicks officiating. Full obituary can be read online at www.dillow-taylor.com.  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821

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    Linda Sue Estep

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019, as Heaven received a kind and loving soul, we said a temporary goodbye to our beloved sister, Linda Sue Estep, born July 13, 1959. Linda fought a hard and courageous battle against cancer and never once ask “why me?” instead ask “why not me?”. She acknowledged she was blessed in life and passed blessings on to others. Linda was a licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist, where her true spirit showed in the compassion of her patients in Chicago, Tucson, New York, Birmingham and Chattanooga before retiring. When she reentered the workforce, she worked for the Department of Homeland Security and then the United States Postal Service. Linda…