Obituaries

Obituaries

Jul 2018

Name Date of Service
Barbara Vandeventer 07/02/2018
Barbara Vandeventer June 27, 2018 Date of Service: July 2, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Barbara Ann Blackmon Vandeventer, age 79, of Elizabethton, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol. Barbara was born in Columbus, Georgia on August 27, 1938 to the late Clarence Blackmon and Polly Harris Blackmon Grimes. Barbara was an accomplished artist and craft person. She could do anything with her hands. She made beautiful jewelry, cards and baskets and gave them as gifts, which people really loved. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt...

Jun 2018

Name Date of Service
Robert W. Thomas 06/29/2018
Robert W. "Bud" Thomas June 24, 2018 Date of Service: June 29, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Robert (Bud) Whitfield Thomas, Sr., age 89, of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018, at home surrounded by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Jane Thomas, and his six children. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday evening, June 30th, at 6PM, at Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, officiated by Joe Rightmyer, with reception and visitation immediately following the service in the church’s fellowship hall. Bud was born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Elizabethton to Jerry M. Thomas and Laura Allen...
Charlotte J. Deloach 06/27/2018
Charlotte J. Deloach June 23, 2018 Date of Service: June 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Charlotte Jean Deloach, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday June 23, 2018 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Harry Eugene & Ossie Bare Burrow.   Charlotte worked at Levi-Strauss and retired from Big Lots. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years: William Buddy Deloach, a son: Billy Ray Deloach, a sister: Jayne Nidiffer, a brother: Charles Terry Burrow and a brother-in-law: J.M....
Charles E. Henson 06/25/2018
Charles E. Henson June 22, 2018 Date of Service: June 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln On Friday, June 22, 2018, our loving, devoted father and papaw, Charles Edward Henson, age 75, of Elizabethton, went home to be meet his Lord and Savior from the Johnson City Medical Center with his family by his side, following a brief illness. Charles was born in Elizabethton to the late John and Ira Vines Henson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
Myrtie Deal 06/23/2018
Myrtie Deal June 19, 2018 Date of Service: June 22, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Myrtie Helen Moreland Deal, age 97, of Elizabethton, went home to join her family in Heaven on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Myrtie was born on March 31, 1921 to the late Millard and Bertha Lipps Moreland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Deal; one son, Bobby Lee Deal; an infant sister, Birtie Moreland; two brothers, Robert Moreland and General Lee Moreland; a sister-in-law, Barbara Moreland; and a special nephew, Charles Moreland. Myrtie...
Kathleen Grindstaff 06/23/2018
Kathleen Grindstaff June 20, 2018 Date of Service: June 23, 2018 Interment Location: Freedom Garden   Kathleen Ora Simerly Grindstaff, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Rady & Mamie Waycaster Simerly. Kathleen had worked for several years at Felty-Roland Florist, Bachelor Button Florist and Bowers Flowers. She retired from the Carter County School System as a Custodian. She was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...
Cathy M. Barnaby 06/23/2018
Cathy M. Barnaby June 19, 2018 Date of Service: June 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Cathy Mae Stone Barnaby, age 64, of Elizabethton passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Cathy was born in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Alvin and Ida Mae Howell Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Stephen Joseph Barnaby in May 2014; a daughter, Samantha Barnaby in November 2013; a brother, Alvin Stone, Jr.; and a sister, Patricia Stone. Cathy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and...
Cecil Wayne Peeks 06/16/2018
  Cecil Wayne Peeks June 11, 2018 Date of Service: June 16, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mr. Cecil Wayne Peeks, age 73, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his family, on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Cecil and Rina “Mandy” (Taylor) Peeks and was born in Elizabethton, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Cindy Hardin. Wayne graduated from Unaka High School, Class of 1963, where he played football. He and Loretta were married at East Park Baptist...
Billy Ray Miller 06/16/2018
  Billy Ray Miller June 14, 2018 Date of Service: June 16, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Billy Ray Miller, 86, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George W. & Ruth Farmer Miller. Bill was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an Assistant Fire Chief with the City of Elizabethton Fire Department, having worked there for over 20 years. He was also involved in the Elizabethton Paving Company. He...
Johnny Fagan 06/12/2018
  Johnny "Pete" Fagan June 8, 2018 Date of Service: June 12, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   On June 8, 2018 we lost a beloved family member Johnny “Pete” Fagan, 71, Elizabethton. He was a loving husband, father & grandfather.  He could not be more proud of his family. He was very patriotic and loved his country.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John J. & Emma Lee Watson Fagan.  Pete was retired from the United States Army after twenty years of service received the rank of Sgt. First Class.  He served during the...
William L. Hughes 06/09/2018
  William "Bill" L. Hughes June 5, 2018 Date of Service: June 9, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mr. William L. Hughes, "Bill", age 81, of the Central Community of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late George Dewey and Lula Mills Hughes and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Lynn Hughes and Samuel "Buck" Hughes. Mr. Hughes was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of the Central Community Christian Church where he...
Velma Clemons 06/09/2018
  Velma Clemons June 6, 2018 Date of Service: June 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Velma Lee Clemons, age 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Velma was born in Carter County to the late Coy and Nora Guy Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. Clemons in 1999; a son, Wayne Edgar Clemons; six sisters; and two brothers. Velma was well known for her baby quilts, embroidery work and her work...

May 2018

Name Date of Service
Bill G. Young 05/31/2018
  Bill G. Young May 28, 2018 Date of Service: May 31, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Bill G. Young, age 90, of Elizabethton, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Hermitage Health Center. He was a native of Carter County, Tennessee and was a son of the late Sam H. Young and Rose Dugger Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Jack Young and Sam Young, two sisters; Iva Gouge and Eileen Young. Mr. Young was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, having...
Edith Collins 05/29/2018
  Edith Collins May 25, 2018 Date of Service: May 29, 2018 Interment Location: May 29, 2018   Edith H. Collins, age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 25, 2018 from the Christian Care Center in Blountville, Tennessee. Edith was born in Carter County to the late Joe Brown Lewis and Dora Overbay Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Jay Collins, in 1972; three sisters; and one brother. Edith retired from Tri-State Container after 35 years of service and was a member of First Freewill...
Earl Norris 05/26/2018
  Earl Norris March 28, 2018 Date of Service: May 26, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Earl J. Norris, 99, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his home in Elizabethton. Mr. Norris, a local business owner, served in the U.S. Army Air Force 612th Bomb Squad in England during World War II. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed attending TN Vol football games for many years. Earl and his wife, Ruth, also spent many sunny days fishing on local lakes and in Florida where they spent winter months during retirement. Earl leaves behind his devoted wife of...
Stephen Presnell 05/21/2018
  Stephen "Steve" Presnell May 9, 2018 Date of Service: May 21, 2018 Inurnment Location: Columbarium of Peace   Stephen “Steve” Presnell, age 59, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Steve was born in Carter County to Patsy “Pat” Wallace Presnell, of Elizabethton and the late James “Jim” Presnell. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, P.H. and Gertrude Wallace; and his paternal grandparents, Vance and Minnie Presnell. Steve graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1976 and was also a graduate of...
Jack Alvin Buck 05/21/2018
  Jack Alvin Buck May 17, 2018 Date of Service: May 21, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Jack Alvin Buck, age 94, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday May 17, 2018, passing at home following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Elizabethton area. Jack was the son of the late M.B. and Osa Redmond Buck. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Slagle Buck, in 2015; brother, David Blaine Buck and sisters, Ann Buckles and Kathryn Lacy. Jack and Nancy Buck were members of First Christian Church Elizabethton where...
Larry Trusler 05/18/2018
  Larry Trusler May 16, 2018 Date of Service: May 18, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Larry Trusler, age 62, of Hampton, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his wife and children, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. He was a son of Mary Louise Shepard Trusler of Elizabethton and the late Lawrence Trusler, Sr. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dillard Scalf; a grandson, Christian Barker and a brother, Mark Trusler. Mr. Trusler was a 1973 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a member of Roan Mountain...
J.D. Grindstaff 05/17/2018
  J.D. Grindstaff May 16, 2018 Date of Service: May 17, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   J D Grindstaff, age 88 of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on May 16, 2018 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home. J D was preceded in death by his mother and father, Vaught and Lina Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, his first wife of 32 years Thelma Wright Grindstaff; sisters: Nadine Fisher, Bernice Grindstaff, brothers: Ernest, Orville and Bert. J D was a loving husband and father and was loved by all who knew him. He worked at North American Rayon Corporation, American Air Filter...
Phillip Steven Carpenter 05/14/2018
  Phillip Steven Carpenter May 10, 2018 Date of Service: May 14, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Phillip Steven Carpenter, 70, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Ernest William & Nellie Mason Carpenter. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and served in the United States Army. He was the owner of Interstate Motors and City Motors. Phillip was of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of the National Street Rod Association where he...
Jeffrey McNabb 05/14/2018
  Jeffrey C. McNabb May 7, 2018 Date of Service: May 14, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Jeffrey C. McNabb, DMin, of Jonesborough, TN, passed away on May 7, 2018, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, TX. Mr. McNabb was born on January 13, 1956 in Denver, CO, the son of Kyle C. and Ruth (Honeycutt) McNabb. They preceded him in death. Mr. McNabb was a person who never knew a stranger. His smile and laugh greeted everyone with warmth and comfort. He ministered with Christian churches in Tennessee and Arizona and served at Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Most recently...
Lucille Powell 05/12/2018
  Lucille Powell May 8, 2018 Date of Service: May 12, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Lucille Powell, age 87, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Hermitage Health Care Center. Lucille was born in Carter County to the late Oscar and Fannie Presnell Calhoun. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of 20 years, Elisha Powell; two sons, Timothy Powell and Robert Powell; two daughters, Barbara Fraley and Iva Jean Hyder; one granddaughter, Wendy Garland; one sister, Joyce Pierce; two brothers, H.L. Calhoun and Doris Calhoun; and...
Edwin A. Langley 05/12/2018
  Edwin A. Langley May 10, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ed Langley passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Kingsport, TN. Ed graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with honors and served as Chairman of the Appellate Competition Council. He retired as a Lt. Colonial from the U.S. Air Force and was a distinguished Officer Graduate in Pilot Training. Ed was an instructor pilot with the Air National Guard for 20 years. He was the Assistant V.P. of Merrill Lynch in the Beverly Hill, CA office, a partner of Langley, Mountain and Sellers Law...
Betty Jean Shirley 05/12/2018
  Betty Jean Shirley May 6, 2018 Date of Service: May 12, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Betty Jean Shirley, age 82, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Ashville, North Carolina. She was born on October 19, 1935 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of George C Shirley and Bertha Blalock Shirley. Betty worked 35 years with Avery County Department of Social Services. She was currently working part time at Mountain Electric. She was a charter member of Newland United Methodist Church, she had served as the church secretary. Betty loved...
Herbert Curde 05/11/2018
  Herbert Curde May 7, 2018 Date of Service: May 11, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   2 Timothy 4:7-8 King James Version (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Herbert H. Curde, age 88, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Herbert was born in Carter County to the late Alvin and Pearl Feathers Curde. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Hall and Ruth DeSilvey; and...
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