William Arthur Nichols Jr.

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

William Arthur Nichols Jr., 78, of Mountain City, Tenn., passed away at the James H. Quillen VA Nursing Home on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was born on July 25, 1937 to the late William Arthur Nichols Sr. and Bonnie Dickens Nichols. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by sisters, Edna Osborne, Ruth Miller, Mildred Graybeal and infant sister, Mary Grace Nichols, and brothers, Billy Nichols and John Nichols.
William joined the United States Army at Fort Campbell in the ‘Big Red One.’ He retired following 20 years of honorable service. During his career, he served in Vietnam, Germany and Korea. He was also a member of the Tennessee Defense Force, serving as Chaplain.
After his retirement, William moved back to Mountain City, Tenn., in 1974. He had several hobbies but two of his favorites were computers and C.B. Radios. He was known as “Tree Topper.” He also learned how to repair radios.
William also loved teaching and taught at Caldwell Community College of Boone. He was a member of First Christian Church.
William is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy McCulloch Nichols; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and husband Stuart Rambo of Butler, Tenn., Nancy Lewis and husband Gary of Mountain City, Tenn., Barbara Miller of Butler, Tenn., and Deborah Greene and husband David of Mountain City, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, David Nichols and wife Melissa of Elizabethton, Tenn.; sister, Lois Nichols Hagans and husband Danny of Coatesville, Pa.; sister-in-law, Charlotte Nichols of Kernersville, N.C.; grandchildren, Gary Ray Lewis Jr. and wife Michelle, Tammy Bunton and husband David, Elizabeth Ann Baker and husband Chris, Charles Dyson, Christopher Pennington, Cindy Kern and husband David, Mindy Phillips, Michael Pennington, Amanda Baker and husband Jeff, William “Bill” Rambo and wife Caitlin and Tyler Nichols; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The graveside service and interment with military rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Mountain Home National VA Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tenn., with Rev. Clarence Phillips officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are James Arthur Osborne, Shane Mann, Porter Stout, David Miller and Danny Hagans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Honor Guard, c/o Terry Reece, 123 Volunteer Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Nick Mungo, Dr. Heidi Storer, nursing staff of C1 Ward and Hospice of the CLC at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for all of their exceptional care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of William Arthur Nichols Jr. has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City.

Horace Arnold “Bubba” Broome III
Bubba Broome, 65, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was the son of Grace Lee Hopson Broome and the late Horace Arnold Broome Jr.
Throughout his childhood years, Bubba played many sports and was a member of the Elizabethton Boxing Team. He boxed in and won three Golden Gloves Tournaments. In later years he was the boxing champion of his battalion while serving in the U.S. Marines in Cuba. During his high school years Bubba was the starting quarterback for the Elizabethton High School Cyclones in his sophomore, junior and senior years and was a member of the Graduating Class of 1969.
Bubba received a football scholarship at Tennessee Tech University and made the team his first year; however after playing only one season he left to join the United States Marine Corps and was featured on the U.S. Marine Corps Recruitment Poster in 1972. Bubba continued to enjoy sports throughout his life; he was an avid golfer and coached his daughter’s softball and basketball teams in the 1990s.
Bubba was a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge. He was a retired realtor and licensed real estate appraiser.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Whitney Shea Broome, in 2004.
Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved daughter, Mackenzie Danielle Broome, Johnson City, Tenn.; his mother, Grace Lee Broome, one brother, Rick Lee Broome and wife Teresa, and one sister, Tana Starr Johnson and husband Michael, all of Elizabethton. Several uncles and cousins also survive. Bubba had many wonderful friends who loved, visited and cared for him during his declining health. He will be truly missed by those who will always remember his broad smile and love of life, family and friends.
Funeral services for Horace Arnold “Bubba” Broome III will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Garry Edwards and Terry Pope officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Mr. Scott Reynolds. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the love and care provided to him during his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to the American Cancer Society, % Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the Elizabethton Public Library. Active pallbearers will be John Hardin, Tom Powers, Robert Broome, Ed Garland, Tom Corbett, Mickie Mathis, David Smith and Kenneth Dugger. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Broome family.
Mae Ann Taylor Hyder Reaves
June 3, 1936 – May 19, 2016
God decides when it is best to bring His children home. On Thursday, May 19, 2016, He called our Momma home 16 days before her 80th birthday. Mom was a strong, wise, compassionate and funny woman who loved the Lord and never cared to tell you what she thought! She made life happier for everyone who met her. Mom always put her family first. Thank you God for giving us such an incredible loving Mother.
Mae Ann was a resident of Johnson City, born in Carter County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Charles Henry Taylor and Pearl Gragg Taylor. Mae Ann was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, Class of 1954. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Reaves, and two brothers, Robert “Bob” Taylor and Earnest Dale “Budgie” Taylor.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Hyder and special friend Barbara Woodard, Mountain City, Tenn., Bobbie Hyder Shirley and husband Mike Shirley, Johnson City, Tenn., Susan Reaves Golden and husband Michael Golden, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Angela Reaves Nopo and husband Retired US Army Captain Joseph Nopo, Elizabethtown, Ky.; grandchildren, April Hyder Lonsway, Misty Hyder Lipford, Bradley Hyder, Sarah Shirley, Rachel Shirley Gentry, Abigail Nopo, Daniel Nopo and Emily Golden; great-grandchildren, Roma Lipford, Blake and Chloe Hyder, Cassidy, Makayla, Haylee, Madison, Marie and Tanner Lonsway; two brothers, Gene Taylor and wife Helen, Johnson City, Tenn., and Rev. Ed Taylor, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and special friends, Margaret Buck Townsend, Linda Bowen and Vickie Clark.
The funeral service for Mrs. Reaves was conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Appalachian Funeral Home with her brother, Rev. Ed Taylor, officiating. The family received friends from 4 until 6 p.m., prior to the service. The graveside committal service was conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at NHC Nursing Home. Your love and compassion was truly a reflection of God’s love. Memorials/donations may be made to the Johnson City – Washington County Animal Shelter or charity of choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is serving the Reaves family.
Elsie H. McKinney
Elsie H. McKinney, 92, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Jane Wilson Harrison and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Dean Crowe, and by four brothers and one sister.
Mrs. McKinney was a lifetime member of Sims Hill Christian Church
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Clarence E. “Mac” McKinney, of the home; one son, Keith McKinney of Stanley, Kansas; two daughters, Gertrude Butler of McHenry, Ill., and Mary Jo Porter of Olathe, Kansas; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Beulah Wiseman of Elizabethton.
A service to celebrate the life of Elsie H. McKinney will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bret Jones, minister, officiating. Music will be under direction of Linda Henry, choir director, and the Sims Hill Christian Church Choir. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from the men of Sims Hill Christian Church and other friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Sims Hill Christian Church, 206 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the McKinney family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.
Archie Dean Hardin
Archie Dean Hardin, 75, of Hampton, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Smith and Loretta Dugger Hardin.
Archie was a 1959 graduate of Hampton High School. He was a former employee of Beaunit Fibers and retired from the Carter County School System as a mechanic and bus driver.
Archie served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Earl Hardin.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Martha Honeycutt Hardin; four sons, Billy Hardin and Elizabeth Buttke, Erwin, Jeffrey Lynn Hardin, Elizabethton, Jamie Hardin, Marietta, Ga., and Jessie Hardin and wife Sarah, Roan Mountain; four grandsons, James, Justin, Hunter and Bryson Hardin; one brother, Teddy Hardin, Hampton; six sisters, Stella Henegar, Rozella Hardin and Sally Matherly, all of Elizabethton, Jane Browder, Rebecca Hardin and Elaine Larkins, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for Archie Dean Hardin will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. There will be a visitation at a later date for family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Hardin family.

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