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■ Jack Cannon
ELIZABETHTON — Jack H. Cannon,
89, died on Monday, September 23,
Hermitage Health
C e n t e r ,
Mr. Cannon, a
son of the late
Lessie H. and
Florine Smalling
Cannon, was a
lifelong resident
of Carter County.
In addition to
Jack Cannon
his parents, he
was preceded in
death by his brother, Rev. K. Charles
A World War II Marine Corps veteran,
Mr. Cannon made landings with the 4th
Marine Division on Saipan, Tinian,
Kwajalein and Iwo Jima.
He is survived by his wife of sixtyseven years, Doris Macauley Cannon;
sister, Elsie Jean Crowe and husband,
Bob; son, Dale and wife, Joni, Johnson
City; son, Blair, Knoxville; son, Wade
and wife, Jan, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Tara Thomas and husband, John,
Kyle Cannon and wife, Melinda, Brandon
Cannon and wife, Meg, and Brittany
Cannon; great-grandchildren, Elijah and
Elizabeth Thomas, Molly, Jack and Luke
The Requiem Mass for Mr. Cannon
will be on Thursday, September 26,
2012, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of St.
John’s Episcopal Church with Father
Harry Shaefer officiating.
Interment will follow in Happy Valley
Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kyle
Cannon, Brandon Cannon, John
Thomas, Elijah Thomas, Steve Gross,
Gary Burleson and John Whitson.
There will be a visitation with the
family on Thursday prior to the service
from 12:30-2:00 P.M. at the church.
Memorials in Jack Cannon’s name
may be made to St. John’s Episcopal
Church, 500 N. Roan St., Johnson City,
TN 37601.
Memories and condolences may be
shared at
Appalachian Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga
Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Cannon
family. 928-6111
■ The Rev. Theodore
Rev. Theodore Fleenor, 99, Johnson
City, was promoted to Glory on Tuesday,
Sept. 24, 2013.
He was a son of the late Alonza and
Myrtle Watts Fleenor. He was born on
Sept. 4,1914, in Big Stone Gap, VA. He
lived most of his life in Johnson City,
He was a Free Will Baptist Minister
for more than 45 years. He was the
pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church
in Pennington Gap, VA, and East
Fairview Free Will Baptist Church in
Elizabethton, TN. Rev. Fleenor spoke at
more than 45 churches. He retired from
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Lions Volunteer Blind Industries
recently received a $750,000 contract that will bring its Johnson
City plant manufacturing facility
up to its capacity staff of 50 blind,
visually impaired and sighted
workers. The amount of the contract was incorrectly stated in a
story published on Tuesday.
The Johnson City Press strives
for accuracy in all its reports.
Readers who notice factual errors
in the newspaper should call News
Editor Sam Watson, Night Editor
Robert Pierce or Managing Sports
Editor Kelly Hodge at 929-3111.
Regional Deaths
■ Evangelist Robert “Bob”
Anderson, 88, Kingsport
■ Eugene Bear, 62, Kingsport
■ Dennis Lynn Boggs, 54, Big
Stone Gap, Va.
■ Roger S. Boggs, 66, Wise,
■ Jean Carden, 84, Kingsport
■ Hassel R. “Dick” Carter, 86,
■ J.T. Crockett, 67, Kingsport
■ Joe E. Davis, 70, Kingsport
■ Aubree Faith Ford, infant,
■ Glenn W. Keup, 65,
■ Marvin Bernarr Knighten,
78, Kingsport
■ Melissa Lambert, 41,
■ John “Johnny” Maden,
■ William H. (Bill) Marsh, 87,
■ James “Jim” C. Maultbay,
76, Kingsport
■ Audrey McCaskill, 95,
■ Nancy Kay McKinney, 61, of
Brunswick, Ga.
■ Franklin Douglas Merritt,
Orange Park, Fla.
■ Loreena Ruth Niemann, 89,
■ Minnie Mullins Rice, 75,
■ Hootie Russell, 41,
■ Joyce Ann Salyers, 77,
■ Bonnie Ilene Scalf, 67, Gray
■ Ken Simmons, Kingsport
■ Mary Smallwood, 93,
■ Stanley Ralph Spitzer, 54,
Church Hill
■ Nancy K. Taylor, 66, Gate
City, Va.
■ Mother Cora Ward,
■ Rose Bernice Smith
Wilmoth, 70, Church Hill
These obituaries can be viewed in
today’s edition of the Kingsport TimesNews and online at
Mason Dixon after
38 years of service.
Rev. Fleenor
was a member of
Rich Acres Free
Church. He was
also a member of
the Jacks Creek
Free Will Baptist
The Rev. Theodore A s s o c i a t i o n ,
Brotherhood of
Teamsters Retiree’s Chapter of Local
549 and a member of the Arcana
Lodge #489 F&AM. Rev. Fleenor was a
He is preceded in death by: his wife,
Gladys Black Fleenor; a daughter,
Barbara Fleenor Bradford; one
grandson, Larry Fleenor; six sisters,
Opal Fleenor, Dorothy Fleenor, Nina
Ruth Fleenor, Bernice Gouge, Novella
Bowman and Shirley Honeycutt; and
one brother, Albert Fleenor.
Survivors include: one daughter,
Kathleen (Kenneth) Hill, Johnson City;
one son, Richard (Pat) Fleenor, Johnson
City; one brother, Hershel (Irene)
Fleenor, Elizabethton; grandchildren,
Gary Fleenor, Tina Rocco, Amy (Chris)
Knight, Dedra (Eric) Winter and Randel
Hill; ten great-grandchildren, Jason
Fleenor, Patrick Fleenor, Katie Fleenor,
Emily Knight, Megan Knight, Jordan
Winter, Savannah Winter, Cody Hill,
Calee-Ann Hill and Jacob Hill; and six
great-great grandchildren.
The family of Rev. Fleenor will receive
friends at Rich Acres Free Will Baptist
Church Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The funeral service will follow at 8:00
p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. Pallbearers will be: Randel Hill,
Chris Knight, Eric Winter, Jordan Winter
and Earl Hughes. Honorary pallbearers
will be the ministers of the Jacks Creek
Free Will Baptist Association.
Friends are also welcome to visit at
the home of Kathleen Hill.
Graveside services will be conducted
at Monte Vista Memorial Park at 1:00
PM Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Family and
friends are asked to meet at the funeral
home by 12:30 PM Friday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services.
The family extends special thanks to
the members of Rich Acres Free Will
Baptist Church and the staff of Christian
Care Center of Johnson City for their
love and great care.
Memories and condolences may be
shared with the Fleenor family via www.
Obituaries are accepted only from
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Morris-Baker Funeral Home and
Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland
Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the
Fleenor family. (423) 282-1521
■ Anne Maloney
Anne M. Maloney, age 82 of Johnson
City, TN, entered into eternal life on
Wed. Sept.18,
She was a resident of NHC
nursing home.
Carbondale, Pa.,
she was the
daughter of Peter
Boris and Johanna
Cembruch Boris.
Anne was also Anne Maloney
preceded in death
by her ex-husband, Rev. Joseph Maloney Jr., in
She was a member of St. Mary’s
Church in Johnson City and worked as a
private duty nurse most of her life. Anne
was greatly loved and will be deeply
missed by family and friends and by
those that appreciated her work with
the elderly.
Surviving are sons, Joseph (wife,
Faye), Murray (and family); two daughters, Sharon (husband, Robert), and
Robyn (and family); along with many
grandchildren and great grand children.
Also surviving are two brothers, Alex
and Micky; and a sister, Helen.
A memorial service will be held at St.
Mary’s at a later date.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home &
Cremation Services.
■ Bobby Wayne Miller
Bobby Wayne Miller, 60, 1834
Milligan Highway, Johnson City, went to
be with the Lord,
S a t u rd ay,
September 21,
2013, at his residence
fighting a long
He was a native
of Sullivan County
and was a son of
the late William
Bobby Wayne
and Lucy Smelcer
Miller. Mr. Miller
had worked as a welder for American
Water Heater before his illness. He
attended God’s House Full Gospel
Church in Elizabethton.
He is survived by his wife, Judy
Richardson Miller, of the home; a son,
Bobby Joe Miller, of Johnson City; a
special grandson, Justin Wayne Miller,
of Elizabethton; four brothers, Carl Miller
and wife, Kathy, of Elizabethton, Jimmy
Miller, Bluff City, Guy Miller and wife,
Tina, of Kingsport, and Ronnie Miller, of
Johnson City; three sisters, Evelyn Riley,
Bristol, Martha Glover, Bluff City, and
Carolyn Kilgore and husband, Steve, of
Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Joann Brown
and husband, Mike, of Johnson City; a
brother-in-law, Howard Richardson and
his wife, Becky, of Jonesborough; also
several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted at
7:00 PM Tuesday, September 24, 2013,
in the God’s House Full Gospel Church,
Stateline Road, Elizabethton, with
Pastors Jerry Davis and Lynn Bennett
officiating. The family will greet friends
after the service.
Condolences may be made online at
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger
Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue,
Johnson City, is serving the Miller family.
■ Carl Lee Powers
DANTE, Va. — Carl Lee Powers, age
84, passed away on Saturday,
September 21, at Bristol Regional
Medical Center following a lingering illness.
He was a native of Dickenson County,
Virginia, having been born on November
15, 1928, and growing up in the Hatchet
Creek Community outside of Nora. He
lived his entire life in the family home in
which he was born.
He was a graduate of Ervinton High
School. He attended Xavier University in
Cincinnati then transferred to King
College in Bristol, where he received his
undergraduate degree. He later received
his master’s degree in education from
the University of Tennessee in
He was a teacher in the Dickenson
County School System, having taught
seventh-grade students for 35 years at
Ervinton Elementary School prior to his
retirement in 1999. During that period
he also served as principal of the
school for a period of time during the
1970s. He was a member of the Middle
Branch Freewill Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of the United States
Army, serving in the Korean conflict as a
part of Headquarters Company, 21st
Infantry Regiment, 24th Division from
1949 to 1952. He was a recipient of
the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star
Medal, Korean Service Medal with five
bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal,
Korean Presidential Unit Citation and
Distinguished Unit Emblem.
It was during his service in Korea that
Carl had the unique experience of
befriending a young Korean boy, Billy
Kim, whom he later arranged to come
to the United States, where he made his
home with Carl while receiving his
American education. He attended Bob
Jones High School, University and
Seminary in South Carolina. Billy Kim
then returned to Korea as a minister
and today is a well-known religious
figure in Korea as well as serving as
minister to one of the largest Baptist
churches in Korea.
Carl loved the mountains where he
lived and delighted in exploring them.
He was also an avid writer of poetry and
music, and was a devoted student of
history, which he instilled in hundreds
of Dickenson County youth who passed
through his classroom. He also believed
strongly in religious principles which he
included in every facet of his teaching.
Survivors include one brother, Claude
W. Powers (Jean), Palm Coast, Florida;
two nieces, Sharon Peters (Henry Jr.),
Dryden, Virginia, and Shiela Thomas
(Scott), Austin, Texas; two nephews,
Charles Powers (Joyce), Piney Flats,
Tennessee, and Rick Powers, Bluff City,
Tennessee; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in
the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel in
Bristol with Dr. Billy Kim, Dr. Joe Kim
and Dr. Bobby Griffin officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6
to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September
Burial will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in
the Amburgy Cemetery located on Bear
Ridge Road near Nora, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be family members and
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements have been made with
Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation
Weaver Funeral Home, 630 Locust
St., Bristol, TN 37620; 423-968-2111
■ Anna Kate Brown
Mrs. Anna Kate Brown Ramsey, age
80, of Jonesborough, passed away
M o n d a y ,
September 23,
2013, at her
Mrs. Ramsey
was a lifelong resident
County and the
daughter of the
Crocket Brown Anna Kate Brown
and Bonnie Lake Ramsey
Garber Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her loving husband, Marion (Hot Shot) Ramsey, in
2004; sister, Jacquline Brown; brothers,
Eugene Brown and Charles A. Brown.
Anna Kate was a Baptist. She retired
from Kennametal after 29+ years,
where she worked as an inspector and
in the shipping department.
She was a devoted mother and
Survivors include her son, Dana
Ramsey Sr., of Jonesborough; daughter,
Karen Smail and husband, Jim, of Gray;
grandson, Dana Ramsey Jr., of
Jonesborough; granddaughter Sarah
Engle and husband, Ken, of Plaquemine,
Louisiana; brother John Brown and wife,
Mary, of Johnson City; and sister-in-law,
Carolyn Brown, of Jonesborough;
brother-in-laws, Dana L. Ramsey and
Harold Ramsey, of Johnson City; and
sister-in-law, Bonnie Jones, of Gray.
Several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from
Wednesday, 9/25, at 5:00-7:00 PM at
Dillow Taylor Funeral Home in
Funeral services will be conducted at
7:00 PM. The Rev. Tim Broyles will officiate services.
A committal service will be conducted
on Thursday, 9/26, at 10:30 AM at
Washington County Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends are asked to
assemble at the funeral home. Pall
bearers are Lee Smith, Derrick Smith,
Keith Toth, Dale Hardin, Kevin Stinson,
Mark Bowles John Brown.
Memories and condolences may be
sent to the Ramsey family at www.
Friends and family can call anytime
at the home of Anna Kate Ramsey.
The family would like to thank Hospice
of Johnson City and extended family
members for the special care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington
County-Johnson City Animal Shelter
525 Sells Ave. Johnson City, TN 37604
in memory of Anna Kate Brown
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, Jonesborough,
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
■ Isabel Slonaker
BILOXI, Miss. — Isabel G. Slonaker,
age 83, a resident of Mississippi and
Washington County, Tennessee, passed
away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013,
in Gulfport, Mississippi.
There will be a brief graveside service
for friends and family held at Maple
Lawn Cemetery in Jonesborough at
2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29,
Mrs. Slonaker was preceded in death
by her parents, Hazel and Lemuel Tyne
Greenwell; her husband, Charles E.
Slonaker Jr.; and eight siblings, Irene,
Bess, Carl, Max, Harold, Dick LT, Dennis,
David and Pauline.
Survivors include her two sons and
their wives, Charles (Jenifer) and Ron
(Jacqueline); 2 siblings, Samuel
(Geraldine) Greenwell and Ruth
Greenwell; Six grandchildren, Emma,
Elizabeth, Gabriella, Kathryn, John and
Jarret; and numerous nieces, nephews
and cousins.
Isabel was a graduate of Lamar High
School and she retired from Plus Mark,
Inc., Greeneville, TN, at the age of 70.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, grilling and Kentucky Fried
Chicken; and she enjoyed watching college and professional football and basketball.
The family would like to thank the
folks of the Loyalton (Emeritus) of Biloxi
for treating mother so kindly and God
for providing us with her as a mother
and friend. We thank Jesus Christ for
saving her soul.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were handled
by Riemann Family Funeral Home in
Long Beach, MS. Tributes may be
offered at
■ India V. Smallwood
BRISTOL, Va. — India V. Smallwood,
age 93, of Bristol, VA, went to be with
the Lord Sunday, September 22, 2013,
at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
She was born January 2, 1920, a
daughter of the late Wiley and Myrtle
Jones Hodgson. Mrs. Smallwood was a
member of North Bristol Baptist Church
since November 1934, where she
taught Vacation Bible School, Children’s
Sunday School Classes and participated in ladies circles.
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband,
George Smallwood; and ten siblings.
Survivors include: Daughter: Phyllis
Arwood and husband, Lee Roy; Sons:
Norman Smallwood and wife, Rita, Jim
Smallwood and wife, Audrey; Seven
Two Sisters: Virginia Necessary and
Pauline Kestner.
Funeral services will be held Thursday,
September 26, 2013, at 8 p.m., in the
Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Travis Ingle, Rev. Alan Moor and Rev.
Charles Dawn officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6
to 8 prior to the service.
Interment will be held 11 a.m. Friday
in Glenwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be registered at
Arrangements have been made with
Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation
■ James ‘Jim’ Edward
BUTLER — James “Jim” Edward
Syndergaard, age 77, of Butler, TN,
beloved husband
and best friend of
Nellie Sue Smith
Syndergaard for
55 years, passed
September 23,
He was preceded in death by
James “Jim”
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Syndergaard; speSnydergaard
Catherine Marders; two brothers:
Donald and Stanley Syndergaard; and
his only son, Michael Ray Syndergaard.
Jim was born in Royal, IA, and grew
up in Alta, IA. He worked on the family
farm and was a big brother to three
brothers and two sisters. He joined the
Army after graduating from high school
and served his country for 21 years,
retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer.
After retiring, Jim moved his family to
Butler, TN, to be close to his wife’s
family and made his living as a long
haul truck driver. Jim was also a
Freemason and a Shriner.
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NAIROBI, Kenya — “Just seeing
dead bodies,” Kenya prepared for
the gruesome task of recovering
dozens more victims than initially
feared after its president declared
an end Tuesday to the four-day
siege of a Nairobi mall by al-Qaidalinked terrorists. Officials said the
death count could jump by another
60 or more.
“We have ashamed and defeated
our attackers,” President Uhuru
Kenyatta said in a televised address
to the nation that was delayed for
hours as gunbattles persisted at
the upscale Westgate mall.
Despite Kenyatta’s declaration,
troops remained deployed at the
vast complex, and security officials told The Associated Press
attackers with weapons or booby
traps might still be inside. A plan
to remove bodies was aborted
because of continued skirmishes
inside the mall, where three floors
had collapsed.
Describing the victims as “innocent, harmless civilians” of “various nationalities, races, ethnic,
cultural, religious and other walks
of life,” a solemn-looking Kenyatta
reported the known death toll: at
least 61 civilians, along with six
security forces and five al-Shabab
About 175 people were injured,
including 62 who remain hospitalized, he said, acknowledging that
trapped in the rubble, including
those of terrorists.
However, another government
official said a far higher toll was
feared and morgue workers were
preparing to receive up to 60
more bodies. A Western embassy
official said the number of additional dead could go as high as
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Jim was a loving husband, father, and
He is survived by his wife, Nellie
Syndergaard; his two daughters, Sandra
Syndergaard Courtner and Cynthia
Syndergaard Higgs; four grandchildren,
Brittany Higgs and Jacob Higgs; two son
in laws, James Dean Courtner and
Brian Higgs; one brother, Joe
Syndergaard; and two sisters, Susan
Olsen and Delores Porter; as well as
numerous nieces, nephews, relatives
and friends.
A Graveside Service with Military
Honors conducted by the Johnson
County Honor Guard will be held honoring Jim on Thursday, September 26,
2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Butler
Cemetery with Rev. Dan Wood officiating. Pallbearers for the service will be
Jim Birchfield, Earl Burchette, Kevin
Burchette, James Dean Forrester, Larry
Stout Jr., Michael Higgs and Scott
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
contributions to the following organizations that were close to Jim’s heart: St.
Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,
Disabled American Veterans and the
Shriner’s Hospital. They thank God for
the gift of his life and the blessing of the
time they spent with him. He touched
the hearts of many and will be deeply
At other times, the family will receive
friends at the home, 187 Piercetown
Road, Butler, TN.
Condolences may be sent to the
family through our website at www.
The family of James ‘Jim’ Edward
Syndergaard has entrusted his services
to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S.
Church Street, Mountain City, TN
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