Obituaries

Obituaries

Feb 2018

Name Date of Service
Joyce B. Patton 02/24/2018
  Joyce B. Patton February 21, 2018 Date of Service: February 24, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Joyce Patton, 91, Johnson City, was called home to be with the Lord and those who have gone before on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at her residence. She was a Greene Co. native and a daughter of the late Ben and Ferbia Broyles Brown. Joyce was a homemaker and a secretary for many years for the W. Carter Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. She was a member of Hopwood Christian Church and the friends and neighbor’s Sunday School class. Joyce was a member of FCE,...
William Frank Pilkton, Sr. 02/23/2018
  William Frank Pilkton, Sr. February 20, 2018 Date of Service: February 23, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   William Frank Pilkton, Sr., 78, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Butler, he was a son of the late Grayson & Lettie Jane Luther Pilkton.   He was owner of Pilkton Trucking for several years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Barbara McQueen Pilkton who died in 2003. Survivors include his children: William Frank Pilkton, Jr. and Karen Renee Pilkton both of the home. One...
George Harvey McQueen 02/23/2018
  George McQueen February 18, 2018 Date of Service: February 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   George Harvey McQueen, 78, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, February 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  George was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton in the Blackbottom Community. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Louise Culler McQueen and loved his entire family dearly.  He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Deborah Smith McQueen, brothers: Harry, Shirley, J.D., Ivan, Charles, Kenny and F.M., and sisters: Sue, Margie and Beatrice. He is...
Johnny Conway Wilson 02/21/2018
  Johnny Conway Wilson February 19, 2018 Date of Service: February 21, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Conway (J.C.) Wilson, 90, Elizabethton passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Sol & Sarah Hayes Wilson.  He was a graduate of Unaka High School.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.   Conway was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation, the Carter County Sheriff Department, a school bus...
Linda Sommers 02/20/2018
  Linda Sommers February 17, 2018 Date of Service: February 20, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Linda Sommers, age 58, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the home of her mother. She was the daughter of Lucy Greene Guinn of Elizabethton and the late Billy Guinn. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Hardin and a brother, Bill Guinn. Mrs. Sommers was a homemaker and a member of Upper Gap Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was a caregiver and loved being with her family. In...
Joyce Bernice Mullins 02/19/2018
  Joyce Bernice Mullins February 16, 2018 Date of Service: February 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Joyce Bernice "Peanut" Mullins, age 77, of Summerville, SC, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, in Summerville. She was born in Shouns, TN and was a daughter of the late Taft and Selma Warren Wilcox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil K. Mullins and a son, Michael K. Mullins. Mrs. Mullins was a member of Doe River Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who loved to sew, quilt and sit on...
William Arthur Brumitt 02/17/2018
  (Bill) William Arthur Brumitt February 9, 2018 Date of Service: February 17, 2018 Inurnment Location: Niche of Peace   (Bill) William Arthur Brumitt, age 82, a loving husband, father and grandfather of Johnson City, TN joined his wife and loved ones to be in the presence of the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2018 in NHC Healthcare Johnson City. A native of Carter County, TN he was the son of the late James and Rebecca Coomer Brumitt. He worked as a purchasing agent and was also the manager of Revco Drug for nine years. He was a member of Pleasant Beach...
Roy Edward Hyder 02/17/2018
  Roy Edward Hyder February 13, 2018 Date of Service: February 17, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Roy Edward Hyder, 59, Bluff City, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in the Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia. Born August 26, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Charles H. & Mary Alice Gauf Hyder. Roy was a 1976 graduate of Elizabethton High School.   He served in the United States Air Force. He was a Construction worker. Roy was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Survivors include a daughter: Beth Marie Ward, Catawba, North Carolina. His Step-Mother: Zetta Hyder, Bluff...
Velma Grace Elliott 02/16/2018
  Velma Grace "Pete" Elliott February 11, 2018 Date of Service: February 16, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Velma Grace "Pete" Elliott, age 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Pete was a native of Carter County, and was a daughter of the late Alice and Hicks Davis. In addition to her parents, Pete was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Elliott; five brothers; four sisters; her son-in-law, Harold Ellis; and a special nephew, Danny...
Jackson B. Lipford 02/13/2018
  Jackson B. "Jack" Lipford February 9, 2018 Date of Service: February 13, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Jackson Burl “Jack” Lipford, 79, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James Homer & Addie Crowe Lipford.  Jack attended  Elizabethton High School.   He was retired as a Supervisor at Industrial Piping, Charlotte, North Carolina after 35 years of service.  Jack was a Mason, Shriner  and a member of the Oasis Temple.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: James Lipford,...
Donald Lynn Cox 02/11/2018
  Donald Lynn Cox February 6, 2018 Date of Service: February 11, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Donald L. Cox, 69, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Eugene L. and Bonnie Godsey Cox. Along with his father, he was one of the original founders of Gene Cox Mechanical Contractor Inc. Donald was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Elizabethton, where he formerly served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and youth pastor where he changed many lives. He was also a...
Cheryl Simerly Godfrey 02/11/2018
  Cheryl Simerly Godfrey February 7, 2018 Date of Service: February 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Cheryl Simerly Godfrey, age 57, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Cheryl was born on September 3, 1960 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Laura Simerly Mills, of Elizabethton and the late Ralph H. Simerly. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Simerly in 2014. Cheryl had served as the Vice President of Suntrust Bank in Johnson City for 5 years, where she was highly respected by her...
Clifford Street 02/09/2018
  Clifford Street February 6, 2018 Date of Service: February 9, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. Clifford Street, age 89, of Johnson City went to meet his Savior, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Carter Street and Dessie Aldridge Cantrell and was born in Buladean, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Street. Mr. Street was a member of Milligan Freewill Baptist Church where he had served the church as a deacon and former treasurer. He was...
Larry Grindstaff 02/08/2018
  Larry Grindstaff February 4, 2018 Date of Service: February 8, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Larry G. "Stonewall" Grindstaff, 78, of Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Odell and Oma Proffitt Grindstaff and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Grindstaff, a niece, Donna Richardson, a great-nephew, Tia Nidiffer and his mother-in-law, Ardith "Granny" Miller. Mr. Grindstaff was a loving husband and father. He retired after driving a truck for...
Doris M. Cannon 02/08/2018
  Doris M. Cannon February 5, 2018 Date of Service: February 8, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Doris M. Cannon, 93, Johnson City, died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at NHC Healthcare following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Brooklyn, NY and was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Mabel Smith Macauley. Doris was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Cannon, in 2013. Survivors include her sons, Dale Cannon and wife Joni, Johnson City, Blair Cannon, Knoxville and...
Edith Williams 02/06/2018
  Edith Williams February 2, 2018 Date of Service: February 6, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Edith Williams, 86, of Elizabethton passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Hillview Health Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Carter County. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Williams, February 4, 2006, a grandson Walter Slagle, her parents Lionel and May Pierce Vandeventer, a sister Pearl Hilman and a brother Arlin Vandeventer. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and always enjoyed helping her husband on the farm. She was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She...
Virginia Ruby Grindstaff 02/04/2018
  Virginia Ruby Grindstaff January 30, 2018 Date of Service: February 4, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Virginia Ruby Grindstaff, age 82, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Virginia was born in Unicoi, Tennessee to the late Robert and Hazel Davis Banks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Grindstaff; and four sons, Larry Grindstaff, Perry Grindstaff, Randy Grindstaff and James Grindstaff. Virginia retired from North American Rayon Corporation and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory include one son,...
Gary Scott Pritchard 02/03/2018
  Gary Scott Pritchard January 26, 2018 Date of Service: February 3, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Garry Scott Pritchard, 76, Florida, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. The family of Mr. Pritchard is conducting a committal service at the Happy Valley Memorial Park, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm under the direction of Rev. Mike Richards. The visitation and funeral service that were scheduled prior to this service has been cancelled due to illness in his family. You may call Morris-Baker for further information ( 423-282-1521). Everyone attending is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:45 pm.
Earl James Cox 02/03/2018
  Earl James Cox January 31, 2018 Date of Service: February 3, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Earl James Cox, 83, Watauga passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John & Anna Bell Humphreys Cox.   Earl served in the United States Army for six years. He was retired owner and operator of Cox Paint & Body Shop and Wrecker Service for 25 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He also was a golfer and had many golfing buddies....
James O. Counts 02/01/2018
  James O. Counts January 28, 2018 Date of Service: February 1, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   James O. Counts, age 97, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community, following a brief illness. James was born in Haysi, Virginia to the late Grady and Dixie Hay Counts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Mullins Counts; a brother, Claude Counts; and one sister, Bonnie Hamm. James retired as a state education consultant and was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II for...
Danny Keith McCurry 02/01/2018
  Danny Keith McCurry January 29, 2018 Date of Service: February 1, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Danny Keith McCurry announces the death of their beloved husband, father, son and brother. On January 29 Danny lost his battle with pancreatic cancer but the disease certainly did not defeat him. Danny faced the final challenge of his life with unwavering faith. He demonstrated amazing strength, courage, dignity, and grace; just as he did...

Jan 2018

Name Date of Service
Scott Peltier 01/31/2018
  Scott Peltier January 27, 2018 Date of Service: January 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Scott Peltier, age 57, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Peltier was born in Knoxville, son of Lucy Peltier and the late David Peltier. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Julie Peltier and sister, DeeDee Farr. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Reagan Paige Peltier of the home and Lacey Brown (Tony), Bloomington, Indiana; his mother, Lucy Peltier; sister, Tina Adcock (Joe), Kodak, TN; grandchildren, Kendal...
Billie Jean Lowe 01/31/2018
  Billie Jean Lowe January 27, 2018 Date of Service: January 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Billie Jean Hicks Lowe, 86, of Elizabethton passed away at her home, Saturday, January 27, 2018. A native of Carter County, Billie Jean was the daughter of the late Landon Thomas and Ruby C. Morton Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray “Bud” Lowe, Jr., her only love to whom she was married for 31 years before his untimely death in 1985. A graduate of Hampton High School and the Steed College of...
Ruth Hess Hughes 01/30/2018
  Ruth Hess Hughes January 28, 2018 Date of Service: January 30, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Ruth Hess Hughes, 93, Gray, went to be with her Lord Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born February 23, 1924, in Buchanan County, VA, and was the daughter of the late Elisha and Venia Harris Hess. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her loving husband of 45 years, Matthew C. Hughes; five brothers, Howard, Arthur, Jonah, Ralph and Earl Hess; three sisters, Edith James, Hazel Combs and Dollie Austin. Ruth...
Robert Leroy Stockton 01/30/2018
  Robert Leroy Stockton January 26, 2018 Date of Service: January 30, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Robert Leroy Stockton, age 79, of Roan Mountain, went to meet Jesus, and the love of his life, his wife, Lou Ella Stockton, on Friday, January 26, 2018, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Claude and Mary Odom Stockton and was born in Banner Elk, NC. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law and two nephews. Mr....
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