Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2018

Name Date of Service
Donna Lynne Richardson 01/29/2018
  Donna Lynne Richardson January 19, 2018 Date of Service: January 29, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Donna Lynne Richardson, 56, Kingsport passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Holston Valley Medical Center.   She was a Carter County Native.  Donna worked in the Children’s Department at JC Penney, Johnson City for several years until she retired due to disability. She was of the Christian Faith.  Donna was preceded in death by her mother: Frances Louise Grindstaff. Survivors include a sister: Karen McHenry, Cocoa, Florida.  One Uncle  & Aunt: Larry & Betty Grindstaff, Elizabethton.  Several nieces, Nephews & cousins. A...
William "Bill" Horton 01/28/2018
  William "Bill" Horton January 24, 2018 Date of Service: January 28, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. William Madison "Bill" Horton, 76, Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, Janauary 24, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. Born 05/17/1941, Bill was a son of the late William Harlan Horton and Mary Ada Harrison Horton. He lived and worked in several cities but had made his home in Elizabethton for the past several years. Bill was a native of Hampton, TN and played on the varsity basketball team for the Hampton Bulldogs. After graduation in 1959, he attended ETSU and then received his...
Carsie Lodter 01/27/2018
  Carsie Lodter January 19, 2018 Date of Service: January 27, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Carsie Hyder Lodter, age 100, of Johnson City, passed away Friday evening, January 19, 2018 at Grace Healthcare, Abingdon, Virginia. She was born at Milligan College, Tennessee June 21, 1917, and grew up in the Hyder family home on property that adjoined the campus. Milligan College played a major part in Mrs. Lodter’s early life. Her parents, the late Sam Jack Hyder and Mary Thomas Hyder, had met there as students; her father taught in the mathematics department for over fifty years; and three of...
Anna Smith 01/27/2018
  Anna Smith January 24, 2018 Date of Service: January 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Anna Smith, age 93, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Hermitage Health Care Center of Elizabethton. Anna was born in Richlands, Virginia to the late Leroy and Alice Greer Stout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Cecil Smith; a brother, Homer Stout; and two sisters, Nell Stout and Ethel Stout. Anna had been employed at Bemberg for 34 years and...
Seffie Dugger 01/26/2018
  Seffie Ann Dugger January 23, 2018 Date of Service: January 26, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Miss Seffie Ann Dugger, age 102, of Southside Road, Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Miss Dugger was born in Elizabethton and was a daughter of the late William David and Nancy Jane White Dugger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Charlie, Ed, George, Tip and Alvin Dugger; a sister, Alice Bailey; and two granddaughters, Aleta Jane Darnell and Cynthia Ann Andes. Miss Dugger worked at Bemberg until her...
Edna Arnett 01/25/2018
  Edna Arnett January 22, 2018 Date of Service: January 25, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Edna Johnson Arnett, age 95, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A daughter of the late James Leonard "Jack" and Annie Higgins Johnson, she was born in Erwin, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edwin Arnett, on December 8, 2003, an infant son, Mark Edwin Arnett; her daughter, Janice Ann Cox; two brothers, J.B. Johnson, Jack Johnson; three sisters, Frances Bryant, Ada Caldwell and Betty Jo Hinkle. Mrs. Arnett...
Billy Nelson Boswell 01/25/2018
  Billy Nelson Boswell January 20, 2018 Date of Service: January 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion Johnson City - Billy Nelson “Bill” Boswell, 81, of Johnson City died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at NHC Health Care, Johnson City. He was a native of Carter County, TN, and the son of the late Charles “Jay” and Virginia Gathings Boswell. Bill retired from the auto parts business after many years of service, working in both Mountain City and Elizabethton. He was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church in Elizabethton where he was the Sunday School teacher for the adult class for...
Lonnie Lee Jackson 01/21/2018
  Lonnie Lee Jackson January 15, 2018 Date of Service: January 21, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Dr. Lonnie L. Jackson, of Johnson City, TN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born March 3, 1938, in Washington County, TN, to the late Robert Lee and Edith Irene (Cantrell) Jackson. After graduating from Jonesborough High School in 1957, Lonnie served four years (1957-1961) in the U.S. Navy, assigned to various Naval Bases, and aboard the Destroyer USS Massey (DD-778). He was deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet and forces from NATO,...
Ervin P. Ketchem 01/19/2018
  Ervin P. Ketchem January 15, 2018 Date of Service: January 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Ervin P. Ketchem, age 92, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at his residence. Ervin was born in Elgood, West Virginia to the late George Denny Ketchem and Katie B. Holden Ketchem. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Crow Ketchem; his second wife, Mary B. Ketchem; his daughter, Linda Strickland; two brothers, Aven Ketchem and Arvin “Toad” Ketchem; and four sisters, Alberta Szkiresak, Irene Bates, Clara Lyons and Shirley Carter. Ervin...
Eddie Martin Shirley 01/19/2018
  Eddie Martin Shirley January 16, 2018 Date of Service: January 19, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Eddie Martin Shirley, 85, Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Community Living Center, Mountain Home, Tn.. A native of Avery County, NC he was a son of the late George & Bertha Blalock Shirley. He had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. Mr. Shirley served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served on the USS Wisconsin. He was selected in 2013 to represent Carter County in the Honor Flight Program. Mr....
Joy Hardin 01/17/2018
  Joy Hardin January 14, 2018 Date of Service: January 17, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Joy was my late husband’s great aunt and lived with me for almost 7 years. She had a great laugh, a big heart and we all loved her dearly. She will be missed! Joy L. Hardin, age 74, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her residence, following an extended illness. Joy was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Charles Landon Fletcher and Blance Dakota Cardwell Fletcher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
William "Bill" Harry 01/16/2018
  William "Bill" Harry January 10, 2018 Date of Service: January 16, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   William "Bill" Harry, born March 2, 1931 in Lincoln Park, Michigan to the late William C. and Pearl C. Harry returned to his heavenly home January 10, 2018. In his lifetime Bill served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Returning to Michigan upon his discharge from the Marines he would be employed by The Ford Motor Company as Maintenance Supervisor for the next thirty years. He was an exceptional businessman who moved to Tennessee. There he and the love...
David Herman Carr 01/13/2018
  David Herman Carr January 9, 2018 Date of Service: January 13, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mr. David Herman Carr, age 68, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton, TN he was the son of the late Aaron C. and Julia Deloach Carr. Mr. Carr retired as a machinist at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of West Side Christian Church. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and watching football. Those left to cherish his memory include a sister, Judy Ann Calloway and husband Henry, Elizabethton; a brother,...
Agnes Shatley 01/13/2018
  Agnes Shatley January 9, 2018 Date of Service: January 13, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Agnes Bateman Shatley, 99, of Gray, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Dominion Senior Living. She was a native of Carter County and daughter of the late Martin and Kate Bullock Bateman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Shatley, three brothers, two sisters, and son-in-law, John W. Bealle. Agnes was very active, when she was able, with the ladies quilting group at Boones Creek Christian Church which met every Tuesday. Those family members...
Johnny Steve Babb 01/11/2018
  Johnny Steve Babb January 6, 2018 Date of Service: January 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Johnny Steve Babb 72 of Elizabethton passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his residence. Born, December 14, 1945 in Washington County to the late Alfred Babb, Jr . & Maggie Ellen Hubbard Babb. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. Steve served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired Crain Operator with Omni Source. He was of the Baptist Faith. Steve was a member of the Happy Valley Boosters Club and enjoyed...
Edna Pearl Jones 01/10/2018
  Edna Pearl Jones January 6, 2018 Date of Service: January 9, 2018 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: JOHNSON CITY - Edna Pearl Glover Jones, 88, Johnson City went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home after an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dave & Bess Emmert Glover.  Mrs. Jones worked at TPI and retired from North Electric.  She was a member of Zion Baptist Church....
Mattie Ashburn 01/09/2018
  Mattie Ashburn January 5, 2018 Date of Service: January 9, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mattie M. Ashburn, almost 92, of Johnson City, TN, passed away on January 5, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mrs. Ashburn was born on June 19, 1926, in Unicoi County, TN, the daughter of John and Eliza (Delinger) Garland. They preceded her in death along with her husband, Harry; her brothers, Wilson, Jesse, and Monroe Garland; and her sisters, Janie Garland, Bessie Williams, Julie Furrow, Katie Bowman and Edith Sneyd. Mrs. Ashburn was raised in a large family...
Sharon Spores 01/08/2018
  Sharon Spores December 31, 2017 Date of Service: January 8, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sharon Sienna Spores August 21,1952 – December 31, 2017 GARNER- On December 31, 2017, Sharon Sienna Spores went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after an extended illness. Sharon resided in Johnson City for most of her life until she married Roy Lee Spores in 2003, and then moved to Garner, NC, in 2006 to be near family. When Sharon and Roy moved to Garner, they were so devoted to Christ that their first priority was to locate their church...

Dec 2017

Name Date of Service
Ivan McQueen 12/31/2017
  Ivan McQueen December 28, 2017 Date of Service: December 31, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   On Thursday, December 28, 2017 an old soldier, Ivan W. McQueen, age 95, of Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord at his residence. Ivan was born in Carter County to the late Lee H. and Deborah Smith McQueen. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Diane Nave; his brothers, Harry, J.D., Shirley, Kenneth, Charles and F.M. McQueen; and his sisters, Bea M. Elliott, Sue M. Lady and Margie McQueen Townsend Lyons. Ivan retired from North...
Evelyn Davis 12/30/2017
  Evelyn Davis December 25, 2017 Date of Service: December 31, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Evelyn Honeycutt Davis, 62, Elizabethton passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center.   Born December 29, 1954 in Elizabethton to the late R.C. & Bertha Mae Kirby Honeycutt.   Evelyn was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.   She was employed at Levi for 18 years and was presently employed at Beeson, Lusk & Street as Office Manager.  She attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Rondal & Charles...
Susan Jane Lowe 12/29/2017
  Susan Jane Lowe December 27, 2017 Date of Service: December 29, 2017 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Susan Jane Kyte Lowe, age 63, a loving mother, sister and aunt of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Beulah “Meme” Robinson Kyte. Jane was a homemaker who was the neighborhood Mom to kids. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Elizabethton. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and her animals and she loved Christmas time. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Puanana...
Jerry Wayne Oliver 12/27/2017
  Jerry Wayne "Ollie" Oliver December 21, 2017 Date of Service: December 27, 2017 Interment Location: Masonic Section   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) Jerry Wayne “Ollie” Oliver, age 66, of Hampton, went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jerry was born in Carter County to the late Edward H. and Para Potter Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie H. Oliver; and his mother-in-law...
Florine D. Allen 12/26/2017
  Florine D. Allen December 21, 2017 Date of Service: December 26, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Florine Dalton Allen, 87, Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Henry & Laura Perry Dalton.  She was a former owner of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio for a number of years.  Mrs. Allen was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and the Young At Heart Sunday School Class.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
Stephen Payne 12/23/2017
  Stephen Payne December 18, 2017 Date of Service: December 23, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mr. Stephen B. Payne, age 76, of the Milligan College community, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. A native of Johnson City, TN he was the son of the late Ben H. and Dimple M. Bishop Payne. He was a 1959 graduate of the University School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Milligan College and Master’s Degree in School Administration plus 36 graduate hours in History from East Tennessee State University. In a career of 29 years with Carter County Schools, he was...
Warren Ahrent 12/18/2017
  Warren Ahrent December 15, 2017 Date of Service: December 18, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   Warren Eric Ahrent, 53, of Limestone, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at his residence. He was a native of Corning, Arkansas and son of the late Vernon and Inita Lafferty Ahrent. Those left to cherish Warren’s memory include his wife, Vicki Jones Ahrent, his children: Sarah Grace Ahrent, and Frederick Warren Ahrent. Warren was a farmer growing rice and soy beans for thirty years on his grandfather’s land. He grew up helping around the farm and began managing it at age seventeen. Warren...
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