Louis White

Louis E. White, 70, of Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011 from Johnson City Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604, (423) 610-7171, at a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to 610-7177.

Louise Miller

Mrs. Louise M. Miller, age 72, passed away Friday, December 9, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Miller was an Erwin, TN, native and the daughter of the late Bob and Vada Norris Forbes. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Beals, Daisy Seals, Patsy Kirk and Sester Forbes; and one brother, Charles Forbes.
Mrs. Miller was a member of Wayside Baptist Church and attended Bethany Baptist Church.
Mrs. Miller retired, after 30 years, from NHC Health Care.
Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt; no sacrifice was too great for her family.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Miller; three daughter and son-in-laws, Brenda and Wayne Garrett, Barbara and Dennis Walker and Wanda Miller; four grandchildren, Johnny Garrett, Tina Walker, Tony Garrett and Terrie Whitaker; great-grand children, Jamey, Kenneth, Katlyn, Gage, Lacey, Dillon, Dakota, Nicole, Madison and Damien; one sister, Bonnie Porter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, December 12, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Keasling officiating.
Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at Washington Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Beatie, Jamey Garrett, Johnny Garrett, Tony Garrett, Steven Whitaker and Chuck Wheeler.
Condolences may be made for the Miller Family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.

A.B. Good

A.B. Good, 95, of Fall Branch, died Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Four Oaks Healthcare Center in Jonesborough after a brief illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Washington County and retired from Pet Dairy in 1978 after 33 years of service. A.B. was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. and Dola Keys Good; four sisters, Ollie Good, Onnie Walden, Leoma Usary, and Luly Oliver; four brothers, James Paris Good (infant), Lola Good, Roy Clarence Good, and twin brother, Frank D. Good.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Louella Cox Good of Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Jonesborough.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Vic Wallace and Dr. Joe Blankenship officiating. Graveside services will follow the funeral service at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ken Adams, Shannon Zukas, Jack Buck, Jake Cassell, Stephen Wine and Cody Wine. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale Oliver, Paul Cox, Roy Webb and members of his Sunday School Class,
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 2501 Highway 81, Jonesborough, Tenn. 37659.
Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an on-line condolence for the family.

Richard Conner

Mr. Richard “Dick” E. Conner, age 85, of Gray, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2011, in the NHC HealthCare.
Mr. Conner was a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He was the son of the late Harry M. Conner and Helen Wright Conner. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Earnest Conner; and two sisters, Beth Anderson and Marilyn Mintzer.
Mr. Conner served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He was assigned to the LSM 101 Ship. He worked for Snap-On Tools for 15 years.
Mr. Conner was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary C. Conner of the home; one brother, Harry Conner, and his wife, Anne; one sister-in-law, Sharon Conner, all of the Chicago area.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Conner will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2011, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Peter Iorio will officiate.
The graveside committal service will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
The Boone Dam Post # 4933 and the Tennessee National Guard will accord military rights.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 2211 E. Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601 or St. Vincent de Paul.
The Conner family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at NHC HealthCare for the wonderful care they provided to Mr. Conner.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Conner family via www.morrisbaker.com.

Rev. Clifford Andrew Greer

Rev. Clifford Andrew Greer, age 68, of Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at his home following a brief illness.
Rev. Greer was a minister with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for 25 years from 1968 to 1988. He was the pastor for Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Bloomingdale United Methodist Church, Max Meadows United Methodist Church, Riner United Methodist Church and Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed fishing, boating, trains, railroads and being at the ocean.
Rev. Greer was preceded in death by his parents: Charlie Clifford Greer and Pearl Spears Greer; Brothers: Dallas Eugene Greer and Wallace Louis Greer; Sister: Nellie Kate Fletcher and Myrtle June Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mrs. Georgia Housewright Greer, of the home, His son, Jeffery Dean Greer, of Jonesborough; Daughter, Judy Dawn Greer, of Knoxville; Sister, Charlene Castle, of Kingston, Tenn.; Sisters-in-laws, Freda Greer and Dexal Greer, both of Kingsport; Several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, November 26, 2011, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Pasqua officiating.
Music was provided by his son, Jeffery Dean Greer.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.
To leave an online message or to sign the guest registry for the Greer family, please contact us @www.johnsonfuneralhome.org.

Catherine Pickett

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Catherine A. Pickett, daughter of Mr. Charles Pickett of Danville, IL, and Mrs. Mary Jones of Jonesborough, TN, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, in Jonesborough.
Cathy, or Canoe as she was known to her friends, was born on October 13, 1955, in Danville, IL. She is survived by both her parents as well as her sisters, Rebecca Chapman, of Jonesborough, and Barbara Kruse, of West Palm Beach, FL; her brother, Michael Pickett, of Danville; her niece Angela Pickett and nephews, Nathan Pickett, Will Chapman and his wife, Crystal, Robb Chapman and his wife, Andrea; and her special kitty, Sophie.
Cathy was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Pickett.
Cathy attended Bismarck High School and Illinois State University. After college she moved to Tucson, AZ, where she spent nearly 20 years working for Buffalo Exchange Clothing Co. Her love of travel and adventure led her to Central America, where she then spent a year hiking and exploring.
Cathy then began her next adventure by moving north to Bozeman, MT, where she opened her own Buffalo Exchange franchise. The next several years were spent pursuing her deep passion for the great outdoors, enjoying her many friends and successfully building her business.
Always powerfully independent and fiercely loyal, Cathy enjoyed her life to the fullest — always ready to hike a new trail, explore a new mountain or valley or get together with her friends and her beloved “Geezer Group.”
She was loved and respected by all who knew her and will be greatly missed as she begins her ultimate journey, now fit, strong and pain free in her world beyond this earth. Per Cathy’s wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes spread in her beloved Ruby Valley in Montana.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Caring Bridge at CaringBridge.org or Caring Bridge, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 6032, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632; or online at the Scleroderma Foundation or Heart of the Valley Inc. Bozeman, MT.
Memorial services were conducted November 17, 2011, at Christian Care Center.

Rosa Hamly

Rosa Lillian Hamly, 83, of Johnson City died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Lakebridge Healthcare Center. She was a native ofWashington County, daughter of the late Earl and Clarice Moore Hensley. Rosa was a homemaker and longtime member of the Telford United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, her husband, Louis Hamly and a brother, Carl Hensley of Nashville, preceded her in death.
Survivors include, her cousins Carla and Phillip McLain of Johnson City; two brothers-in-law, Ralph Hamly and wife Ruby of Johnson City and Earl Hamly of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews and cousins.
A funeral service was held Nov. 18 at the Morris – Baker Funeral Home, under the direction of Bishop Richard Looney pastor of Telford United Methodist Church. A committal service was conducted on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.
The family would like to express thanks to the staff of the Lakebridge Healthcare Center, not only for the loving care extended to Rosa, also for the care they provide to all their residents every day. Memorials may be made to the Telford United Methodist Church, Handymen for Christ, 1617 Old State Hwy. 34, Telford, TN 37690.

Ralph Loudy

Ralph C. Loudy, 73, of Jonesborough, Tenn., went to be with the his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Four Oaks Health Care (Jonesborough, Tenn.) after a lengthy illness. Ralph was born in Kingsport, Tenn. on October 10, 1938. He was a graduate of Floyd High School (Floyd, Va.) and, after service in the United States Army, he attended Lincoln Memorial University along with his father. Ralph later returned to Kingsport and retired from Mead Corp. after 31 years of service. Ralph was a true Christian who served God all his life. He was of the Methodist faith. Ralph was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, family member and friend. Ralph was preceded in death by his father and mother Rev. and Mrs. Clancy Loudy (Iva); an infant son, Jon Clancy Loudy; his first wife, Manola Miller Loudy; a brother-in-law, Robert Bowen and aunt Thelma Cobb Jones; and several other aunts and uncles. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Barbara A Loudy; sister, Phyllis Bowen, Pearisburg, Va.; two sons, Jonathan Loudy, of Indiana and Todd Nickels, of Kingsport; three grandsons; two nieces and their husbands; three nephews and their wives, and many loving friends; loving cats, Sissy, Bubba and Little John.
There was a Celebration of Life service held at Snyder’s Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 13. Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 14, at East Lawn Memorial Park, Kingsport.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Tracy Allen, nephew. Music was provided by Melisa and Tom Brock, Face Like Flint. It was Ralph’s wish to be cremated. The family graciously requests that no food or flowers be sent, but instead, donations be made to Alzheimer’s or Diabetes Foundations or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family of Ralph Loudy by e-mailing Snyder’s Funeral Home at snydersfuneralhome@hotmail.com or by signing the online guest registry found on the funeral home’s website www.snydersmemorialgardens.com. Serving the family of Ralph C. Loudy is Snyder’s Funeral Home of Gray, Tenn.

Franklin Ball

Franklin D. Ball, age 75, of Bacon Rd. Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Lifecare Center of Gray, with his loving family by his side.
He was a son of the late Mitchell and Sarah Brunty Ball – Hicks and was born in Canada, Kentucky but spent most of his life in London, Kentucky.
Mr. Ball was a baker and was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church where he had taught Senior Adult Sunday School Class until his illness. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Mr. Ball is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Harrison Gilbert – Sulphur Springs Community and Peggy and Cliff Ambrose of Louisville, Kentucky; one brother, Charles Ball of London, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Angela Keith, Kayla Gilbert, Benjamin Gilbert, Jennifer Mosby, Jason Cox, and Mendy Cope; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jon Reed officiating.

Anton Schorer

Anton Tony Schorer, 74, of Jonesborough, TN, passed away on October 7, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in Kempton Germany and was the son of the late Anton and Annie Domke Schorer.
Anton was kind-hearted, caring, humorous man who enjoyed stamp collecting, Indian relics, cooking and creating and building. He loved spending time with his family and was passionate about church charities.
He was a member of Central Christian Church of Jonesborough. He retired from the United States Air Force and worked at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California.
In addition to his parents, Anton is preceded in death by one Sister.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Schorer; three daughters, Teresa Schorer of Stuttgart, Germany and Monika Schorer of Maryland, Jeannie Martin of Simpsonville, South Carolina; one son: Jeff Horvat of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandchildren: Jordan Schorer and Joseph Wicinske of Stuttgart, Germany, Devin Horvat of Grand Junction, Colorado and Malinah Martin of Simpsonville, South Carolina; and his church family.
The family had private military honors graveside service, Friday, October 14, 2011 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Bob Roberson officiating. A memorial service was held at Central Christian Church on Saturday, October 15, 2011, followed by fellowship at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the American Cancer Society in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, 610-7171.

Eunice McCoy

Ms. Eunice Keefauver McCoy, age 82, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Ms. McCoy was a daughter of the late Robert and Fannie Milhorn Keefauver. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert McCoy; one sister, Edith Clark; and two brothers, Bill Keefauver and Gene Keefauver.
Survivors include a son, Joe McCoy and wife, Cathy; daughters, Elizabeth McCoy and Jeanette McCoy Miller; daughter-in-law, Belinda McCoy; grandchildren, Christy Gibbs, Laura Johnson, Julia Haston, Tyler McCoy and Jonathan Miller; great-granddaughter, Tia Laws; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Ms. McCoy received a B.S. Degree from ETSU in 1954. She taught school in Arlington, VA, and Jonesboro High School. She served as a Hostess at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center until she retired in 1997. She was an avid reader. She supported the Washington County Library and was a member of the Friends of the Library.
Her church membership was at Central Christian Church of Jonesborough, however in recent years attended Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church.
A special thanks to her caregiver, Melissa Painter, and to her loyal friends and previous employees, Lois Kyker, Sara Ferguson and Jenia Saylor.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 14, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Perry Cleek officiating.
Interment services were conducted Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tyler McCoy, Jonathan Miller, Mike Johnson, William Haston, Alan Keesecher and Dr. Dan Slonaker.
Condolences may be sent to the McCoy family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821.

Emma ASue Debter

Ms. Emma Sue Debter, 81, of Jonesborough, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011, in the Christian Care Center in Johnson City.
Ms. Debter was a native of Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley Carter and Nell Harrison Carter.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Leota Snapp and Mildred Rae; three brothers, Milton Carter, Howard Carter and John Carter, Jr.
Ms. Debter retired from Baxter Pharmaseal. She was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church but attended Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son, Paul Debter and his wife Lynn of Jonesborough; one daughter, Cathy A. Lyons and her husband Charles of Jonesborough; two grandchildren, Jason Lyons and his wife Stacey of Jonesborough and Ashley Lyons of Jonesborough; two great grandchildren, Natasha Lyons and Dakoatah Lyons, both of Jonesborough.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Christian Care Center for their special care of Ms. Debter.
The funeral service for Ms. Emma Sue Debter will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Tommy Clark will officiate.
The graveside committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Debter family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Debter family, 282-1521.

James “Pete” Foister

Mr. James “Pete” Foister, age 85, of Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Foister was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County. He was the son of the late James Pete Foister, Sr. and Bessie Greene Foister. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
Mr. Foister was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church. He retired from Klopman Mills after 47 years of service. He loved farming, coon hunting and was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 67 years, Ethel Foister of the home; one son, Harold D. Foister and his wife Linda of Jonesborough; two daughters, Teresa Garland and her husband Roger of Mountain City and Jan Barnett and her husband Lynn of Johnson City; one sister, Maggie Markland of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Robin Sturgill and her husband Patrick of Johnson City, Jeremy Garland and his wife Kelley of Dallas, Texas, Ben Garland of Jonesborough and Rebecca Chaffin and her husband Brian of Jonesborough; three great grandchildren, Kaley Sturgill, Madison Sturgill and Emily Chaffin. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel.