Obituaries

Obituaries

Dec 2018

Name Date of Service
Kathleen Hart 12/12/2018
Kathleen Hart December 7, 2018 Date of Service: December 12, 2018 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper        Kathleen Fair Hart, 93, Elizabethton, passed away Friday December 7, 2018 at The Bridge Assisted Living, Ooltewah, Tennessee.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John & Annie Walker Fair.  She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.  She was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joe Hart, a daughter: JoAnna Fair, a son: Michael Hart, four sisters and four brothers. Survivors...
Dorothy Ann McCall 12/12/2018
Dorothy "Dottie" Ann McCall December 7, 2018 Date of Service: December 12, 2018 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Dorothy “Dottie” Ann McCall, 82, of Kingsport, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 7, 2018. Dottie graduated from Elizabethton High School and worked at the Kingsport Press for over 20 years. She was an avid Tennessee Vols football fan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bill G. McCall; parents, Walter and Etta Henson; brother, Oscar Henson; and sister, Yvonne Henson. Dottie is survived by her sons, Bill McCall and wife Pam, Bob McCall and wife Shari, and Shane McCall...
Wesley Shane Hughes 12/11/2018
Wesley Shane Hughes December 4, 2018 Date of Service: December 11, 2018 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount Addition   Wesley Shane Hughes, 45 went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday night, December 4, 2018, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Shane was born on July 2, 1973, in Johnson City, TN, to Louis Hughes and the late Patricia Fleming. A native of Sulphur Springs, TN, Shane lived in the Tri-Cities area for the most part of his life. He was a Baptist by faith and was a very loving and thoughtful son to his father, Louis...
Evelyn Gentry 12/11/2018
Evelyn Gentry December 7, 2018 Date of Service: December 11, 2018 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Gentry announce her passing on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the age of 95 years. She was the daughter of the late Carter Gourley and Minnie Nave Gourley. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brothers, George Gourley, Garner “Chub” Gourley, L.D. Gourley and Fred Donnelly; her sisters, Florence Edwards and Wilma Sears; and her daughter-in-law, Sandra Poland. Those left to cherish memories will be her husband of 67 years,...
Katherine LaPorte 12/07/2018
Katherine LaPorte December 3, 2018 Date of Service: December 7, 2018 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Katherine I. LaPorte, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City following a brief illness. She was born in Matewan, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Georgia Chafin Isaacs. She grew up in Avery County, North Carolina during her childhood. Katherine was a devoted member of the Elizabethton First United Methodist Church and loved all of her church family. She was the matron and glue of the Joe LaPorte Family. She...
John B. Holsclaw, Sr. 12/07/2018
John B. Holsclaw, Sr. November 29, 2018 Date of Service: December 10, 2018 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   John B. “Peeps” Holsclaw, Sr., age 78, of Johnson City, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from Franklin Woods Community Hospital. John was born in Elizabethton to the late Fred and Susan Harmon Holsclaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Hendrix Holsclaw; an infant daughter, Christy Michelle Holsclaw; two brothers, Charlie Holsclaw and Claude Holsclaw; and two sisters, Pauline Shell and Ola Campbell. John attended East Tennessee State...
Keith Allen Garland 12/03/2018
Keith Allen Garland November 30, 2018 Date of Interment: December 3, 2018 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Keith Allen Garland, 59, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Garland was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and he loved to sing about the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dillie Garland, and brother, Darrell Garland. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dremma Garland; brother, Byron Garland and his wife, Peggy, Greg Garland and his wife, Georgia, one special brother, Abraham, several nieces and nephews.  Also Keith...
Helen Hughes 12/03/2018
Helen Hughes November 29, 2018 Date of Interment: December 3, 2018 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Helen Hoss Hughes, age 90, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Helen was born to the late James Garfield Hoss and Myrtle Crumley Hoss and grew up in the Shell Creek Community of Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hughes; her eldest daughter, Sandra Jean May; two brothers, Carl Hoss and Paul Hoss; and five sisters, Lillian Ellis, Ruth...
Steve Dugger 12/01/2018
Steve Dugger November 26, 2018 Date of Service: December 1, 2018 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Steve Dugger, age 60, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord from Duke University on Monday, November 26, 2018, following a courageous battle. Steve was born in Elizabethton to Walter Clyde Dugger and Norma Ruth Irick Dugger, of Elizabethton. Steve was a loving husband and father and was a very active member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church. He retired from the Carter County Highway Department, where he had worked on the paving crew. Steve enjoyed participating in Revolutionary War Re-Enactments with the re-enactment...

Nov 2018

Name Date of Service
M. Paul Knapp 11/30/2018
M. Paul Knapp, Minister November 26, 2018 Date of Service: November 30, 2018 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. M. Paul Knapp, minister, age 94, of Elizabethton, TN was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 26, 2018. He was born in Alton, IL the son of the late Charles and Alice Knapp. Mr. Knapp joined the Marines at the age of seventeen. He was a Line Sergeant of a machine gun squad and served in Bougainville, was wounded by shrapnel on Guam and had a gunshot wound to the chest on Okinawa. He was discharged...
John Daniel Ornduff 11/29/2018
John Daniel "Dan" Ornduff November 25, 2018 Date of Service: November 29, 2018 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   John Daniel “Dan” Ornduff, age 77, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his residence. Dan was born in Elizabethton to the late Wylie and Helen Sneed Ornduff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Buford Ornduff. Dan was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had been employed as a truck driver for General Shale for over 40 years and was of the Baptist faith. Dan enjoyed camping, trucks and motorcycles. Those...
Helen M. Duncan 11/29/2018
Helen M. Duncan November 25, 2018 Date of Service: November 29, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden        Helen Marie Duncan, 88, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Butler, she was a daughter of the late William Andrew Duncan, Sr. & Eliza Greenwell Duncan. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.   Helen was a retired Secretary for the US Navy Department in Washington, D.C.   She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a...
Helen L. Barnes 11/28/2018
Helen L. Barnes November 24, 2018 Date of Service: November 28, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper        Helen Louise Hunter Barnes, 90, Johnson City passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the Broadmore Senior Living, Johnson City after an extended illness. A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Worley Hunter, Sr. & Pauline Campbell Hunter. Mrs Barnes was retired from United Telephone Company after 32 years of service. She was a member of Berea Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Archie T....
Sandra Kay Berry 11/24/2018
Sandra Kay Berry November 20, 2018 Date of Service: November 24, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden        Sandra Kay Campbell Berry, 67, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 5, 1951 in Elizabethton to the late Charlotte Louise Campbell.   She was preceded in death by her husband Robert James Berry, June 4, 2008. Her hobbies were cooking, shopping, and collecting antiques and her animals. Survivors include two children: Steve Murray, Jr. & fiancé Michelle Hughes and Sherry Kay Simmons of the home. Her Grandchildren: Whitney Murray, Kaitlyn Simmons and Ashley Simmons. Two Sisters: Margie...
Sherry J. Chambers 11/20/2018
Sherry J. Chambers November 16, 2018 Date of Service: November 20, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Sherry J. Chambers, age 68, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, at her home, following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Bea Haun Rainwater and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, Frank Chambers and a son, Gary Chambers. Mrs. Chambers was a loving mother and proud sports mom who supported her son's basketball and softball teams (which he coached) by attending the...
Jaxon Bradley Curl 11/19/2018
Jaxon Bradley Curl November 14, 2018 Date of Service: November 19, 2018 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Jaxon Bradley Curl, infant son of William and Tiffanie Babb Curl, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center Jaxon is survived by his parents; two brothers, Austin Osborne and Trentin Lewis; and several other loved family and friends. A graveside service to celebrate Jaxon Bradley Curl will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Reverend Ronnie Campbell, officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends....
Harry Haynes Sisk 11/19/2018
Harry Haynes Sisk November 15, 2018 Date of Service: November 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Harry Haynes Sisk, 88, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, at home following a courageous battle with a long illness. Harry was born to the late Preston Harry Sisk and Sarah Mabel Sisk. After graduation from Happy Valley, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Tennessee State College. He served 33 years in the Carter County School System as an educator, teacher, principal, coach, mentor and school board member. He was responsible...
Mary Depew 11/18/2018
Mary Depew November 14, 2018 Date of Service: November 18, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mary B. Depew, age 93, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully  Wednesday , November 14, 2018 at Park West Medical Center.   She was a Butler, TN, native, a charter member of the Midway Baptist Church, and the daughter of the late O. H. and Pearl Wagner Blackburn. Before moving to Knoxville, she resided in Johnson City for 51 years.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, John, as well as three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. DePew was formerly employed by...
Roscoe Howard Elliott 11/17/2018
Roscoe Howard Elliott November 11, 2018 Date of Service: November 17, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Roscoe Howard Elliott, 97, Elizabethton passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 in the Community Living Center of  the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.  Born July 16, 1921 in Carter County to the late Andy J. & Onnie Bell Brookshire Elliott and was one of five children.  At the age of 18, like so many others in the area, he began employment at the Bemberg Corporation. At the age of 21 this individual was drafted into the United States Army.  He was inducted and...
Dr. Douglas Cole 11/16/2018
Dr. Douglas Cole November 11, 2018 Date of Service: November 16, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Dr. Douglas Cole, age 76 of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday evening, November 11, 2018, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Dr. Cole was born June 3, 1942 in Elizabethton and was the son of the late A C and Olive Rey Davis Cole. Dr. Cole was a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School, a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Dental School-Memphis. Dr. Cole was the past president of the First Tennessee Dental Society and a...
Jewell D. Carver Canter 11/09/2018
Jewell D. Carver Canter November 3, 2018 Date of Service: November 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Jewell D. Carver Canter, age 74, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jewell was born in Elizabethton to the late John and Frances McKinney Carver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Jewell was a loving wife, mother and sister and was a member of East Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching NASCAR races and was an avid...
June Hill Morton 11/07/2018
June Hill Morton November 3, 2018 Date of Service: November 7, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mrs. June Hill Morton, of Canton, NC passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Hopson, TN and was a daughter of the late Dayton Hill and Nell Elva Lena Lacey Hill. Mrs. Morton was a graduate of Cloudland High School and attended East Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee and Ole Miss University. She retired as a secretary and was a school teacher at Clinch High School and she was a member of First...
Richard Arnold Hughes 11/05/2018
Richard "Arnold" Hughes November 2, 2018 Date of Service: November 5, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Richard “Arnold” Hughes, age 76, of Hampton went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 2, 2018 from the Hermitage Health Center. Arnold was born in Carter County to the late David N. Hughes, Sr. and Dealie Stephens Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Flo Hughes; two brothers, Robert Lee Hughes and David Hughes, Jr.; and a sister, Sophina Ware. Arnold was a loving husband, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and...
Melba Bowers 11/03/2018
Melba Bowers October 31, 2018 Date of Service: November 3, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Melba McCloud Bowers, 98, of Kingsport died Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018 at Preston Place 2. Born in Roan Mountain, TN, on August 11, 1920, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Martha Ann Hyder McCloud, she had resided in this area since moving from Carloville, AL in 2004. She graduated from Cloudland High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Melba married Henry Taylor Bowers on August 15, 1938, in Abingdon,...
Brandi Lynn Church 11/03/2018
Brandi Lynn Church October 31, 2018 Date of Service: November 3, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section        Brandi Lynn Church, 23, Johnson City passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at her residence.   She was born November 3, 1994 in Johnson City. Brandi was a 2013 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a 2017 graduate of North East State with a degree in nursing. Brandi was working on her Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She was a Cheerleader at Happy Valley, played on the Softball team and was class president for four years. Brandi loved her job as a nurse, enjoyed her...
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