Obituaries

Obituaries

Aug 2018

Name Date of Service
Tommy G. Edwards 08/04/2018
Tommy G. Edwards August 1, 2018 Date of Service: August 4, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper        Tommy Gerald Edwards, 84, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Stewart & Faye Collins Edwards. In earlier years he was employed as a mechanist at the Raytheon Corporation and retired as an over the road truck driver with Richard Diehl... In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Ted & Robert Gene Edwards. Tommy was a...
Larry W. Powell 08/04/2018
Larry W. Powell July 31, 2018 Date of Service: August 4, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Larry “Drifty” Powell, age 64, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton he was a son of the late Elisha and Lucille Calhoun Powell. Mr. Powell was plumber. He was a member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church and he enjoyed farming, riding four-wheelers, horseback riding and especially spending time with the light of his life, his granddaughter Reagan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
Sammy Ford 08/03/2018
Sammy Ford July 30, 2018 Date of Service: August 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Sammy Ford, age 66, of Hampton, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at his residence, following an extended illness. Sammy was born in Carter County to the late John Wesley Ford and Cora Atkins Ford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Danzel Ford, Terry Ford and John Wesley Ford, Jr.; and one sister, Barbara Buchanan. Sammy worked as a carpenter and he loved to play jokes and enjoyed spending time with his family. Those left...
Timothy Todd Stines 08/01/2018
Timothy Todd Stines July 27, 2018 Date of Service: August 1, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom        Timothy Todd Stines, 52, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born September 19, 1965 in Johnson City but had lived  his entire  life in Elizabethton.    He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.  He owned his own construction company.  Todd was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.  He was a member of the NRA.  He was an avid hunter who loved to shoot game or just for practice.  He...
Carolyn Machen Bradley 08/01/2018
Carolyn Machen Bradley July 26, 2018 Date of Service: August 1, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Mary Carolyn Machen Bradley of Elizabethton, TN. left her earthly home on July 26,2018 and moved into paradise. She had courageously endured cancer and showed her family why GOD is the SOURCE of her strength. To the end Mama demonstrated grace, wisdom, and love to her family and friends. Her smile and hugs will be missed by all whom she encountered. The legacy she leaves to her children is GOD IS LOVE. She never met a stranger; her home was open to anyone...

Jul 2018

Name Date of Service
Robert E. McCall 07/31/2018
Robert E. McCall February 2, 2017 Date of Service: July 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Robert E. McCall, age 72, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born In Caldwell County to the late James Avery McCall, Sr. and Orpha Haas McCall. Robert was retired from the furniture industry as a cloth cutter. He graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1963 where he received all-county conference in Basketball, Baseball and Football. He played legion ball and managed the Lenoir C.B. Red Sox semi-pro baseball team....
Carroll L. Broome 07/30/2018
Carroll L. Broome July 27, 2018 Date of Service: July 30, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Carroll L. Broome, age 87, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton, he was a son of the late Horace Arnold and Cora Nave Broome. Carroll was a 1948 graduate of Elizabethton High School and graduated from East TN State University. He retired as a Vice-President with Citizen’s Bank. Carroll was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton...
Phyllis Lovette 07/29/2018
Phyllis Lovette July 24, 2018 Date of Service: July 29, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Phyllis W. Lovette, age 81, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was born in Carter County and was a daughter of the late Maude (VanHuss) and Benjamin Harrison Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Lovette, Sr., a brother, Dr. Ben Williams, and three sisters, Christine W. Justis, Elizabeth W. Love and Beatrice W. Alexander. Mrs. Lovette was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, class of 1954...
Kenneth Wayne Heaton 07/28/2018
Kenneth Wayne Heaton July 24, 2018 Date of Service: July 28, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Kenneth Wayne “Cotton” Heaton, age 69, of Hampton left this earth to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. He was born on October 31, 1948 and was the son of the late Howard and Alice Montgomery Heaton. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Sue Taylor. He was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Karen Carden Heaton and three children, Kimberly Heaton of Jonesborough, Kara Heaton of Hampton and Kevin Heaton and...
Ada M. Davidson 07/27/2018
Ada M. Davidson July 23, 2018 Date of Service: July 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Ada M. Davidson, of Manchester, KY passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at her home in Manchester, KY. She leaves behind three children, James R. Davidson & wife Carolyn of Manchester, KY, Mary Barbara Davidson of Jonesville, VA, Jack K. Davidson, of Athens, AL; one sister, Elsie Whitaker, of Cincinnati, OH; three grandchildren, Adam, Lauren & Nolan Davidson; two great-grandchildren, Peyton and Olivia Davidson., plus a host of other family and friends to mourn her passing. She was preceded in death...
Kenneth Williams 07/25/2018
Kenneth Williams July 19, 2018 Date of Service: July 25, 2018 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Kenneth Leonard Williams, age 86, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, as a result of a fall. Kenneth was born in Elizabethton on December 17, 1931 to the late Clyde Williams, Sr and Flossie Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Kate (Katie) Stout Williams; a sister, Nona (Sue) Williams; and a brother, Clyde Williams, Jr. Kenneth...
Frances Rosalie Elliott Williams 07/24/2018
Frances Rosalie Elliott Williams July 17, 2018 Date of Service: July 24, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Frances Rosalie Elliott Williams, age 87, of Rector, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home. She was born January 23, 1931 in Bristol, TN and was a daughter of the late James Ray Elliott, Sr. and Blanche Blevins Elliott. Frances attended the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Ligonier, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Leon Williams who died in 1998 and by one brother and one sister. Those left to cherish her memory...
U.G. Buckles 07/23/2018
U.G. Buckles July 19, 2018 Date of Service: July 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom        U.G. Buckles, 89, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the Signature Health Care.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Grant Buckles and Eliza Williams Pierce Buckles.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Buckles was a retired Welder; he also loved to farm and work in his garden.  He was a member and former deacon of Blue Springs Christian Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
Ralph Champion 07/21/2018
Ralph Champion July 13, 2018 Date of Service: July 21, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Ralph Leonard Champion, 78 of Knoxville passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018.  He was the son of the late Oliver Charlie and Neva Taylor Champion.  Ralph spent his work career as a color specialist for a variety of companies in the furniture industry.  Ralph was of the Baptist faith and a member of Dixie Lee Baptist Church in Lenoir City, TN. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Norma Jean Cannon Champion; daughter, Melissa Frazer (Lewis) of Knoxville, TN; two grandsons, Andrew...
Opal Street 07/17/2018
Opal Street June 27, 2018 Date of Service: July 17, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Opal Benfield Street, age, 91, of Elizabethton, left her earthly home on June 27, 2018 to join her heavenly family and her savior, Jesus Christ, following an extended illness. Opal was born in Carter County to the late Amos and Mary Benfield. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Street; and her sisters, Margaret, Evelyn, Wilma and Jean. For many years, she and her husband owned a general store in Limestone Cove. Street’s Store became a community meeting place...
Robert B. Ellis 07/14/2018
Robert B. Ellis February 3, 2018 Date of Service: July 14, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Robert Byron Ellis, Jr., 86, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at The Waters of Johnson City. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities area, and a son of the late Ida Mae and Robert Byron Ellis Sr. Mr. Ellis was a graduate of Science Hill High School, where he was an all-state track and field athlete and Hall of Fame inductee. He served in the U. S. Army and later worked as a contractor for much of his life....
Hazel Pauline White 07/13/2018
Hazel Pauline White July 7, 2018 Date of Service: July 13, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Hazel Pauline White, of Elizabethton, was born January 27, 1928 and passed away on July 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shubert Earl White, her parents Dewey and Myrtle Rains Pierce, her brother-in-law, Lee Wills and son-in-law, Gary Donald Coker. Survivors include her daughters: Janet Coker of Elizabethton and Diana Mottern of San Antonio, Texas; her granddaughters, Melinda Coker of Baltimore, Maryland and Beth Mottern, San Antonio, Texas; her great grandchildren: Veronica and Lavinia. She is also survived by her...
Dana Harold Justice 07/10/2018
Dana Harold Justice July 6, 2018 Date of Service: July 10, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mr. Dana Harold Justice, age 86, of Johnson City, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Charles and Selma Ruth Pierce Justice and was born in Butler, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Justice. Mr. Justice was a twelve year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard and a member of the Cherokee Church of Christ. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty...
William Timothy Roberts 07/06/2018
William Timothy Roberts July 2, 2018 Date of Service: July 6, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Dr. William Timothy (Tim) Roberts, PhD, RD, LD, CFS, age 57, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Dr. Roberts was born September 3, 1960 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to William H. Roberts, of Hampton, Tennessee and the late Thelma Johnson Roberts. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a cousin, Larry Blevins. Dr. Roberts was a professor of Family and Consumer Science at Jacksonville State University. He was also the director...
William "Wimpy" Hampton 07/03/2018
William "Wimpy" Hampton July 1, 2018 Date of Service: July 3, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   William C. “Wimpy” Hampton Sr., age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 01, 2018, at the Mountain Home V.A. Hospital. Wimpy was born in Elizabethton to the late James and Daisy Mae Headrick Hampton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy Shortt Hampton; two brothers, Preston Hampton and Lester Hampton; one sister, Mozella Orr. Wimpy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend...
Evelyn Lewis 07/03/2018
Evelyn Lewis July 1, 2018 Date of Service: July 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Evelyn Carden Lewis, 88, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 01, 2018. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Lovie and Emma Teague Carden. Mrs. Lewis went to Washington, D.C. to work in the records department at the F.B.I. upon her graduation from Hampton High School. In Washington, is where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Sturgill Lewis, who preceded her in death on September 29, 2016. Evelyn and her husband were local business people...
Edward Poage Whitehead 07/03/2018
Edward "Poage" Whitehead June 29, 2018 Date of Service: July 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Edward “Poage” Whitehead, 92, Johnson City, died after an extended illness June 29, 2018 at NHC Healthcare Facility.  Poage was born in Butler, TN to the late Carson Hamilton and Abbie Gill Campbell Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by six brothers: Frank, Herbert, Clyde, Bobby, J.D. and Bill Whitehead; four sisters: Frances Hafner, Mae Reed, Dorothy Campbell, and Christine Dye. He was of the Baptist Faith. Poage served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his...
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....
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