Mrs. Jeanne Belknap died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, following a lengthy illness at a rehabilitation center, Vista Manor, in Titusville, Fla.
She was born Oct. 20, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, to Porter Guy and Jennie Duncan Stout.
A former resident of Kent, Ohio and Blowing Rock, N.C., Mrs. Belknap is survived by her husband of 70 years, Claude O. Belknap.
She will be buried at Sylvan Abbey in Safety Harbor, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at graveside services.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Carol Tonner and husband, Rob, of Titusville, Donna Moore and husband, George, of Blowing Rock, and Claudia Maggard and husband, Mike, of Tallahassee, Fla. Surviving grandchildren are Kelly Dorsey and husband, Todd, of Lexington, Ky., Brad Tonner and wife, Allison, of Titusville, Fla., Gregory Moore and wife, Satoko, of Dallas, Tex., Carmen Trammell and husband, Wilson, of Tallahassee, Fla., Sydney Blake and husband, Will, of the Blowing Rock area, and Jamie Moore of Morganton. Jeanne’s surviving great-grandchildren are Mary, Emma and Teddy Trammell of Tallahassee, Allison Leah Ferrell of Morganton, Troy Blake of Blowing Rock, and Kurt and Kyle Dorsey of Lexington, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Frank Stout.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the charity of the donor’s choice.
James Claude Greene
Mr. James Claude Greene, 103, of Bay City, Mich., and a native of Watauga County, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, 2008, at his home.
He was born near Rainbow Trail Road on July 25, 1904, to the late Hardin and Naomi Bumgarner Greene.
Mr. Greene was married to the late Helen J. Wideman on July 9, 1933 and lived most of his life in Bay City. He had left Watauga in the late 1920’s to work in Detroit in automobile assembly.
He was the semi-retired owner of Greene’s Gas Co. and the Modern Home Appliance Co.
Survivors include two sons, David Greene and his wife, Mary, and Robert Greene and his wife, Peggy; three daughters, Sharon Groulx and her husband, Larry, Donna View and her husband, Gerald, and Shirley Chesser and her husband, John; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Bernard Greene and his wife, Sharon, of Watauga County, as well as many other relatives here.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Greene was preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers, all native of Watauga County, Rebecca Ragan, Texie Miller, Mary Lee Barnes, Floy Greene, Ruby Bissell Hankins, Mamie Sikorski, Gurney Greene, Wilburn Greene, Simon Greene and Blanco Greene.
Funeral and Committal Services will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ken Hoard and the Rev. Carol M. Blair-Bouse with private entombment following in Chapel Hill Mausoleum in Freeland.
Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Mr. Greene will be taken to the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Memorial cards for the Charity of the Donor’s Choice will be available at the funeral home.
Friends wishing to remember Mr. Greene may donate to the Jont Brown Cemetery Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. in Bay City, Michigan, are in charge of arrangements.
Jean Camden Martin
Ms. Jean Camden Martin, 79, of Boone, and a former resident of Roanoke, Va., died Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2008, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living.
He was born August 5, 1928 in Roanoke, Va., a daughter of the late E. R. and Millie Garst Camden.
Mrs. Martin was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Roanoke. She had formerly worked at C & P Telephone and the American Red Cross in Roanoke.
Surviving are two daughters, Sue Newell and husband, John, of Blowing Rock and Connie McCraw and husband, Ed, of Hartsdale, New York; two grandchildren, Amy and Jeff Newell of Blowing Rock; one brother, Donald Camden of Dillwyn, Va.; one niece, Beth Scott of Salem, Va.; and one nephew, David Camden of Roanoke.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone, officiated by Dr. Ron Bowie. Graveside and memorial services will be Monday in Roanoke, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 1903, Boone, N.C. 28607 or to High Country Health Care System Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive Suite 100-B, Boone, N.C. 28607.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 7:30 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
The family would like to express deep appreciation to the doctors, staff, nurses and aides at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, Watauga Medical Center, Appalachian Brian Estates and Glenbridge Health for the loving care that Jean received.
On line condolences may be sent to the Jean Martin family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving Martin family.
Patricia Ann Eagan “Patty” Optekar
Mrs. Patricia Ann Eagan “Patty” Optekar, 52, of Northridge Drive, Boone, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2007. at home.
She was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Rev. John Joseph and Sylvia Rose Henning Eagan.
In addition to working with her husband at Blue Ridge Tree Experts, Patty was a mother and a homemaker. She enjoyed baking and decorating cakes, and was of the Lutheran faith.
Surviving are her husband, Buddy Optekar; one daughter, Katie Optekar of Charlotte; one son, Jesse Optekar of Boone; one sister, Dorie Mailander of North Easton, Mass.; and one brother, John Eagan of Florida.
A celebration of life service will be conducted Friday afternoon, Jan. 25 at 5 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Tim Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heifer International, Post Office Box 8058, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-8058 or to High Country Health Care System Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, N.C. 28607.
On line condolences may be sent to the Optekar family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Optekar family.
January 9, 2008
Jack Weeks Jones
Mr. Jack Weeks "J.W." Jones, 80, of 2633 Jasman Avenue, Sebring, Fla., and a resident of Blowing Rock, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007.
He was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Orlando, Fla., a son of the late Benjamin Paul Jones and Elizabeth Weeks Jones.
Mr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree form Southeast Louisiana University, then his master’s degree from Harvard Business School. After a number of years as an executive with the Esso Corporation, Mr. Jones became a private real estate developer and investor. He was a devoted family man and a private pilot.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Friley Jones of Blowing Rock and Sebring, Fla.; one son, Jonathan McLeod Jones and wife, Deborah, of Blowing Rock; one granddaughter, Darcy Leigh Jones, and one grandson, Rhyne McLeod Jones, both of Blowing Rock; and one brother, Benjamin Jones of Brigham City, Utah.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2008, at 11:00 o'clock, at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church in Blowing Rock. Officiating will be Father Rick Lawler.
A reception will follow the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the Jones family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Annie Louise Potter Snyder
Mrs. Annie Louise Potter Snyder, went home to her heavenly home, Jan. 6, 2008.
Loyd and Annie Snyder
She was born Jan. 10, 1923 in Watauga County, to the late Samuel Luther and Myrtle Reece Potter.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Mrs. Georgia Douglas and husband, Steve, of Todd, N.C., Mrs. Mildred Rice and husband, Allen, of Granite Falls, Mrs. Betty Jo Bryan and husband, Paul, of Hudson, Samuel Ellfia “Sam” Snyder of Granite Falls, Jerry Dean and wife, Laura Snyder, of Granite Falls, Keith Lawrence Snyder of Lenoir and Mrs. Linda Farr and husband, Danny, of Hudson; her brother, Lawrence Cooledge “Cool” Potter of Elkton, Md. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Also, her sister-in-laws Mrs. Cleo Snyder and Mrs. Ruth Snyder of Hudson, Mrs. Alice Potter of Todd, N.C. and Mrs. Betty Bedwell of Galax, Va.; and her brother-in-laws, Grant Snyder of Trade, Tenn., and Ralph Shoemaker of West Jefferson, N.C.
Mama and Daddy leave us with a legacy of love for God, for the way they loved their brothers and sisters, the way they loved us and their grandchildren, and wanted us to love one another. Family was everything to Mama and Daddy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Loyd Philmore Snyder; her granddaughters, Mary E. Bryan and Lora Ann Snyder; her loving brothers, J.D., Buddy, Charlie and Joseph and his wife, Zelma Potter; her loving sisters, Arnamae Snyder and Lorene Potter; and her daughter-in-law, Cindy Wilcox Snyder.
Services will be held Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Buchanan and the Rev. Edd Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the Snyder Family Cemetery in Tamarack, N.C.
Serving as pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Online condolences may be placed at www.mem.com
Pendry’s Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Snyder family with arrangements.
Mr. Buddy Harold “Bud” Wilson, 65, of Creston, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008 at his residence.
He was a son of the late Gar B. Wilson and Paris Sunshine Powell Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and his hobbies included traveling, gardening, horses and the outdoors. He was a retired lineman from Blue Ridge Electric. “Bud” was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F & AM and a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Linda D. Wilson; two sons, Timothy Harold Wilson and wife, Sarah F., of Brunswick, Ga. and Anthony Donnelly Wilson of Navarre, Fla.; two sisters, Evelyn Wilson Hill and Carolyn Wilson Hawkins, both of Mountain City, Tenn.; two brothers, Larry Wilson and Dan Wilson, both of Mountain City, Tenn.; two grandsons, “Gus” M. Wilson and Ethan F. Wilson.
Services and a Masonic Rites Ceremony were held at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with the Rev. Maurice Ward and the Rev. Derrick Wilson officiating. Military graveside services will be held in Shouns Church Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shouns Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Evelyn Hill, 172 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, Tenn., the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, Tenn., or the Shriners.
Online condolences may be sent to this family through our website at www.hux-lipford.com
Arrangements for the Wilson family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.
January 7, 2008
Danny Roger Church
Mr. Danny Roger Church, 38, of Hidden Valley Drive, Boone, the Foscoe community, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2007, at home.
He was born July 29, 1969 in Watauga County, the son of Dewey Roger and Mary West Church.
Mr. Church was a member of the Foscoe Christian Church and was employed by West Masonry and Construction. He enjoyed working in shrubbery and landscaping.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter; Kayla Danielle Church of Vilas; one son, Chance Church of Boone; three sisters, Debbie Miller of West Jefferson, Delores Church and husband, Phillip, of Foscoe, and Denise Stahl and husband, Jimmy, of Foscoe; his maternal grandmother, Northa Colvard West of Boone; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Noah and Virginia Church; and his maternal grandfather, Luther West.
Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Foscoe Christian Church. Officiating will be Minister Lance Hostetter, Minister Ken Caswell, the Rev. T. J. Wilson and the Rev. Max West. Burial will follow in the Calloway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Noah and Virginia Scholarship Fund and or the Foscoe Christian Church Youth Group, both in care of the Foscoe Christian Church, 8834 NC Hwy 105 South, Boone, N.C. 28607.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon until 2 o’clock at the Foscoe Christian Church prior to the service.
On line condolences may be sent to the Church family at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Church family.
Father Francis Thomas Connolly
Father Frank Connolly died at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, High Point, N.C., on Jan. 2, 2008, with loving friends in attendance.
He was the son of Francis and Evelyn Jordan Connolly and was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on Jan. 22, 1927.
Fr. Connolly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Thereafter he attended Rutgers University and was graduated in Forestry from Duke University. After a short career in the furniture industry in North Carolina, he entered Christ the King Seminary. Later he transferred to the North American College in Rome and was ordained Dec. 20,1959. Father Connolly was a pastor at ten parishes, was the vicar of Greensboro and Boone Vicarites.
Also he had diocesan leadership positions for several years as a diocesan consultor, director of the Diocesan Support Appeal, as was on the board of Catholic Social Services, assistant director of the Cursillo Movement and was coordinator for the 1974-75 Holy Year.
In addition he held statewide positions as president of the Yokefellow Prison Ministries, and was a member of the Pastoral Ministry Task Force on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Department of Corrections Advisory Commission on Pastoral Ministry. He shepherd parishes in North Wilkesboro, Durham, High Point, Lenoir, Asheboro, Washington, N.C., Laurinburg, Concord, Boone, Franklin and Greensboro.
While in Durham he was the campus minister at Duke University.
In most of these locations he was a member of the ministerial associations and was involved in ecumenical activities. While serving in Boone he was one of the founders of the Coalition of Churches and the Hospitality House. He retired to Boone in 2000.
Fr. Frank is survived by two cousins, Monsignor William Toohy of New York City, and Mary Hyson and husband, Frank, of Greenwich, Conn.
During his illness he was in Hospice Care and also attended by loving friends in Boone and Greensboro, in particular Patty Irish.
A memorial Mass will be Friday, Jan. 11 at 11:00 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Bishop Peter J. Jugis officiating.
There will be a wake, a time for visitation and sharing of memories, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to the Rev. Francis Connolly Endowment for St. Elizabeth, 1123 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C. 28203; Hospitality House, P.O. Box 309, Boone, N.C.; Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory in Boone is serving the Connolly family.
Cecil E. Hackney
Mr. Cecil E. Hackney, 88, of 280 North Rockingham Street, Robbins, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at his home in Robbins.
Born in Chatham County, Mr. Hackney received a degree in Education from Appalachian State Teachers College, where he played both varsity baseball and basketball.
He later obtained a masters degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
He served his country in the Air Force during World War II. He began his work in education in 1946 as a social studies and physical education teacher at Elise High School in Robbins, where he also coached baseball and basketball.
Mr. Hackney had the honor of coaching in North Carolina's first girls' East-West All-Star basketball game in 1957.
He became principal of Elise High School in 1948 and remained there until he opened the doors of North Moore High School in 1965. Mr. Hackney was principal at North Moore until he retired in 1984.
Survivors include his daughter, Sharon Hackney Bryson and her husband, Keith, and their son, Matthew, all of Cary, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth Isaacs Hackney; and their son, Ronald Brent Hackney.
A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Robbins, where he was a member. Rev. Tom Holtsclaw and the Rev. Michael Nelson officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to: The Gladney Center for Adoption, 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132; or American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Va, 22312.
Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins, N.C., are in charge of arrangements.
Hal L. Mabry, Sr.
Mr. Hal L. Mabry, Sr., 78, of Boone, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.
He was the son of the late Claude Lee Mabry and Vangie Wortman Mabry.
A 1947 graduate of Shelby High School, he graduated from Gardner Webb College in 1949 where he played baseball. He went on to graduate from Wake Forest University in 1951, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Upon graduation, he returned home to enlist in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. After four years of service, Hal was hired by JP Stevens, Inc. of Greensboro.
Married in 1960, Hal and Mary (affectionately known as Frankie) began a family in 1961. In 1972, Hal began employment with Appalachian State University where he worked as a Computer Analyst. Always an early-bird at work, he could often be heard offering free advice to his younger co-workers. Hal enjoyed volunteering in little league baseball, attending Wake Forest Football games and taking family vacations.
Retiring in 1994, he loved visits with his children and grandchildren, trips to Ocean Isle Beach and any conversation where he could offer advice on finance or life. He believed in fair and honest treatment of others and felt he lived a blessed life. Hal is at peace with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be missed.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 47 years, Mary Frances Mitchell Mabry; two daughters, Cheryl Anderson of Banner Elk, Joan Ward and husband, Doyle, of Sugar Grove; a son, H. Lee Mabry, Jr. and wife, Sidney, of Raleigh; three granddaughters, Ashley Dawn Ward and Hailey Joan Ward, both of Sugar Grove, and Mary Frances Mitchell Mabry of Raleigh; one grandson, Joseph Carr Mabry of Raleigh; two sisters, Norma Sorgee of Rock Hill, S.C., and Carol Shook and husband, Tom, of Clemmons, N.C.; also a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Allan Blume and the Rev. Bud Russell. Entombment followed at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Building Fund, 3505 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Pauline Graybeal Roten
Mrs. Pauline Graybeal Roten, 83, of 136 Oakwood Drive, Boone, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2008, at her home.
She was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Ashe County, a daughter of the late Ted and Vertie Jones Graybeal.
Mrs. Roten was a homemaker and a member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, John Roten, and Jack Roten and wife, Monnie, all of Boone; one granddaughter, Cindy Roten of Charlotte; five grandsons, John Roten, Jr. and wife, Jane, of Leesburg, Va., Jason Roten of North Wilkesboro, Geoffrey Roten, Matthew Roten, and Nate Roten and wife, Kelly, all of Boone; six great-grandchildren, Callan and Kenan Roten, of Leesburg, Va., and Alexandria, Makala, Jodie, and Haley Roten, all of North Wilkesboro; one sister-in-law, Helen Graybeal of West Jefferson; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Little and wife, Dorothy, and Delmar Roten and wife,Juanita. She is also survived by eight nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Roten; and one brother, Robert Graybeal.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2008, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating were the Rev. Andy McFarland and John Roten. Burial followed in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to High County Health Care System/Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the Roten family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com
Hampton Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.
Harold O. Wallace
Mr. Harold O. Wallace, 91, of Piney Point, in Palmetto, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Blowing Rock Hospital in Blowing Rock, N.C.
He was born Oct. 31, 1916 in Perry, Mich., a son of the late Oliver and Effie Clees Wallace.
Mr. Wallace was a retired senior vice-president and trust officer for Isabella Bank and Trust, in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Survivors include two sons, Richard "Rick" Wallace and wife, Mary Ellen, of Kalkaska, Mich., and James Wallace and wife, Marta, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Kathleen Whatley and husband, Robert, of Blowing Rock; three granddaughters, Lynne Griffith and husband, Steve, of Boone, Christine Whatley of Saugus, Mass., and Anne Bowman and husband, Tom, of California; and three grandsons, Robert Andrew Whatley and wife, Ann, of Blowing Rock, Michael Whatley and wife, Suzanne, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Dirk Wallace of China. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Quayle Wallace; and one brother, Donovan Wallace.
There will be no services for Mr. Wallace at this time.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wallace family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Greever Walsh
Mrs. Evelyn Greever Walsh, 89, passed away Jan. 1, 2008 after a brief illness.
A native and life-long resident of Mountain City, she was born Nov. 14, 1918 to the late James T. Greever, a former Johnson County Sheriff, and Mattie Barry Greever.
Mrs. Walsh operated Greever and Walsh Clothing Store in Mountain City for 52 years before retiring at age 80.
She and her husband Tom were involved in related businesses of Greever and Walsh Wholesale, Walsh and Walsh Textile Printing, and Rainbow Paper Company.
During her years in business in downtown Mountain City she was very active in promoting community spirit in her efforts to beautify the town.
She enjoyed fishing, world traveling, sewing, and was an avid golfer.
She was always happiest when surrounded by her beloved family.
She is remembered by her family and friends as caring and loving and always there for them. Mrs. Walsh was the oldest member of the Johnson County Democratic Women.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mountain City and looked forward to seeing her church family each week and attending the Short Term Journeys Sunday School Class.
Survivors include one brother, Stedman Greever, of Mountain City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. Walsh, Jr. of Foscoe, N.C., and Ann Walsh of Mountain City, and Richard H. Walsh and Judy Walsh of Mountain City; five grandchildren, Stephanie Walsh Alheid and husband, Harry; Sharon Walsh Reece and husband, Noah; Susan Walsh and Eli Betancourt; Katherine Walsh and William J. Lakatos; and Carol Greer Stoltzfus and husband, Kenneth; nine great-grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as “Great-Mother”, Mattie Reece, Samantha Cornette, Aisia Robbins, Cassidy Lakatos, Ivy Lakatos, Anna Stoltzfus, Carly Stoltzfus, Neil Stoltzfus, and Reid Stoltzfus. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thomas W. Walsh; and one brother, Clarence Greever.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 from the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Rye officiating. Graveside services and interment followed services in Sunset Memorial Park. The family received friends from 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. prior to the services in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain City First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 128 N. Church Street, Mountain City, Tenn. 37683.
Online condolences may be sent to this family through our website at www.hux-lipford.com
Arrangements for the Walsh family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.