Johnson City Press Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Published August 13th, 2011 1:01 am

Mrs. Naomi Dye Onks, age 86, 197 Lynn Rd., Johnson City died Friday, August 12, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
“I have fought the good fight I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7
Mrs. Onks was the youngest of five siblings, born on September 25, 1924, in Washington County, VA, to the late William E. and Lettie Reynolds Dye, but had lived most of her life in Washington County, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harry Dee Onks, in 1997; daughter, Cheryl Roberts; brother, William Dye Jr.; and a sister, Margaret Roberson.
Mrs. Onks was a charter member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She also had served as Church Historian. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and Fellers’ Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Onks was also a former Volunteer of Contact Ministry, Asbury Center and Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Edward “Bud” Onks and Niles & Lena Onks, Unicoi; five granddaughters, Kristy Anderson, Janet Onks Mullins, Carrie Onks, Deanna Cross and Jessica Olsen; two grandsons, Eric Onks and Billy Joe Onks; step-granddaughter, Bonnie Goldberg; six great grandchildren, B. Joe Onks, Lyndsey Onks, A.J. Onks, Kasey Miller, Hunter Reed and Savannah Reed; step-great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Goldberg; one sister, Dorothy Kirkpatrick; one brother, Aubrey Dye; several nieces and nephews; two aunts, Sylvia Dearwester and Ena Slaughter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Tae Hun Yoon officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Crigger Boys, Ellis Boys and Men of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the Onks family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821