Obituaries

Obituaries

Sep 2021

Name Date of Service
Stanley Thomas "Tommy" Lewis 09/21/2021
Stanley Thomas "Tommy" Lewis September 17, 2021 Date of Service: September 21, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Stanley Thomas “Tommy” Lewis, age 79, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Friday, September 17, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a son of the late Tom and Christine Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Gabby Lewis. Mr. Lewis was born in Carter County, Tennessee on September 14, 1942. Tommy was the youngest of three siblings. He was raised in a strong Christian home, farming the land with...
Ronald A. Johnson Sr. 09/18/2021
Ronald A. Johnson, Sr. September 10, 2021 Date of Service: September 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Ronald Artemus Johnson, Sr., age 83, Gray, Tennessee, transitioned peacefully on September 10, 2021. Ron was born on August 3, 1938, in Russell County, Virginia. He attended high school in Columbus, Ohio, received a Bachelors's degree in Science from Shenandoah University in 1983, and was awarded a Master's of Science magna cum-laude in 1985 from Colorado State University in Boulder, Colorado. Ron served in the United States Army as a Communications Specialist for four years. After leaving the Army, Ron continued...
J. Ray Smith 09/18/2021
J. Ray Smith September 12, 2021 Date of Service: September 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   J. Ray Smith, 88, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Daniel C. & Bessie Bunton Smith. He was a retired employee of Tri-State Container. J. was a member of the Unaka Rod & Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. He loved horses, loved to hunt, farm and loved to be in the mountains. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
Barbara Jeanne Buck 09/13/2021
Barbara Jeanne Buck September 9, 2021 Date of Service: September 13, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Barbara Jeanne Clark Buck, 93, passed away at home on September 9, 2021. She was born August 29, 1928 to William H. and Anna Bell Shoun Clark. She was a 1946 graduate of Elizabethton High School and earned her BS in Education from ETSU. She was one of the first certified teachers in the state of Tennessee and was issued a permanent teaching license. She positively influenced hundreds of children during her 32 year tenure as an elementary school teacher. She was a...
Wayne Buchanan 09/12/2021
Wayne Buchanan September 8, 2021 Date of Service: September 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Wayne Buchanan, age 87, of Hampton, TN passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Elizabethton to the late Nan Clark. Wayne was a retired foreman from Summers and Taylor’s Inc. He attended Blue Ridge Mountain Church, North Carolina. Wayne was a Shriner and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #566 F&AM. He enjoyed motorcycles and at a younger age would race his motorcycles. Wayne loved to work and raise his roosters....
Barbara M. Shoun 09/11/2021
Barbara M. Shoun August 25, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Barbara Faye Moody Shoun was born March 12, 1942 in Spruce Pine, NC to Della Cable Moody and George Moody. Barbara spent her early childhood in Heaton, NC until the sudden passing of her mother, Della, in 1955. At the tender age of 13, Barbara moved to Elizabethton and was adopted by her mother’s sister and husband Alma & Ben Cannon. Alma and Ben provided a loving Christian home to Barbara and her adopted brother, Ted Cannon on Hemlock Street. Barbara graduated from Elizabethton High School, Class of...
Wanda Gearaldine Arney 09/10/2021
Wanda Gearaldine Arney Sept. 8, 2021 Date of Service: Sept. 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Wanda Gearaldine Whitehead Arney, 83, Hampton passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, and born in Roan Mountain she was a daughter of the late Dayton & Mollie Ingram Whitehead. She was a graduate of Cloudland High School and attended East Tennessee State College. She was employed as a CNA at Hillview Health Center for 30 years. Wanda was an avid UT Sports Fan especially Football. She had season tickets for over...
Billy Ray Walker 09/10/2021
Billy Ray Walker Sept. 5, 2021 Date of Service: Sept. 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Billy Ray Walker, age 64, of Johnson City, made it safely home on Sunday September 5, 2021. Ray was born in Johnson City on July 8, 1957 to the late J.C. and Hazel Walker. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Peyton Walker; his sister, Earlene Miller; a brother, Buddy Walker; and father-in-law, Jimmy Collins. Ray loved his entire family, but his grandkids were the light of his life. If you knew Ray, you knew how much he enjoyed “junking” and...
Roberta L. Carter 09/08/2021
Roberta L. Carter Sept. 4, 2021 Date of Service: Sept. 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Roberta Lee Jackson Carter, 86, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 4, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born April 2, 1935 in Elizabethton to the late Fred & Mattie Lee Marshall Jackson. Roberta was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She retired from the Raytheon Corporation. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Former Elizabethton Fire Chief Billy J. Carter...
Cynthia "Elayne" Buchanan 09/05/2021
Cynthia "Elayne" Buchanan Sept. 1, 2021 Date of Service: September 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Cynthia “Elayne” Buchanan, age 67, formerly of Elizabethton, presently of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from her residence. Cynthia was born in Adrian, Michigan to the late Earl Buchanan and Louise Willis Buchanan Jones of Dublin, Ohio. In addition to her father, Cynthia is also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Buchanan, Sr.; her son, Timothy Buchanan; and aunts and uncles Stella Buchanan, Jim and Lois Clement, Bill and Geneva...
Barbara Joan Heaton Caudill 09/05/2021
Barbara Joan Heaton Caudill Sept. 1, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Barbara Joan Heaton Caudill, age 69, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Barbara was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Homer Rex Heaton and Francis Jane Potter Heaton. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Roger Caudill; and two sisters, Kathy Phipps and Sue Pierce. Barbara had worked as a wood grader at QEP for over 21 years and had also...
Margie Ann Range 09/02/2021
Margie Ann Range August 29, 2021 Date of Service: September 2, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Margie Ann Range, age 87, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Margie was born in Hamblen County, Tennessee to the late William Fred Courtney and Mary Elizabeth Heath Courtney. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Range. Margie, along with her husband, had owned and operated Range Auction Company in Elizabethton for over 50 years. She was a wonderful wife...
June Elizabeth Taylor 09/02/2021
June Elizabeth Taylor August 30, 2021 Date of Service: September 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   June Elizabeth Hood Taylor, 93, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was born September 5, 1927 in Appalachia, Virginia to the late Andrew Jackson “AJ” Hood, Sr. & Margaret Louise Wright Hood. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1941. She was a 1946 graduate of Elizabethton High School. June retired from the Raytheon Corporation. Prior to that she was employed at the Beaunit Fibers Corporation, Elizabethton. She was a member of...
Daisy Cordell 09/02/2021
Daisy Cordell August 29, 2021 Date of Service: September 2, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Daisy Vaughn Cordell was born September 28, 1932 in Laurel County, Kentucky; the daughter of the late Herman Vaughn and Cora Goforth.  She was united in marriage to Loren L. Cordell who preceded her in death.  She is survived by her daughter Carolyn Inman Watkins and husband Woody of East Bernstadt; siblings Loretta Burchfield, Freda Yaden, Van Vaughn, Paul Vaughn, Howard Vaughn, Gracie Moore, Ernest Vaughn, Eddie Clay Vaughn and Deborah Eversole all of London, Edna Ford, and Rita Ralston both of Illinois; three...

Aug 2021

Name Date of Service
Georgia Mae Hyder 08/28/2021
Georgia Mae Hyder August 23, 2021 Date of Service: August 28, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Georgia Mae Ritchie Hyder, of Columbia, died on Monday, August 23, 2021.  Born November 11, 1929, in Elizabethton TN, she was a daughter of the late Andrew “Andy” and Cordia Nidiffer Ritchie. Ms. Georgia graduated from Unaka High School and Steed college.  She went on to work at Bemberg Industrial where she met her future husband, Clyde Hyder.  They married on June 9, 1951 and as a military family, they lived in Fort Drum, NY, Fort Sill, OK, Schofield Barracks/Fort Shaffer, Honolulu, HI,...
"Granny" Ruby Nidiffer 08/28/2021
Granny Ruby Nidiffer August 26, 2021 Date of Service: August 28, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10 KJV Granny said "the sky is so blue that it hurts your eyes and there is not a leaf movin." “Granny” Ruby Nidiffer, age 98, of Carter County, Tennessee passed away peacefully with a smile on her face to be with her Lord forever on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at her residence. Ruby was born in Hampton, Tennessee to the late Ethel O. Campbell. In addition...
Debra Sue Vanover Heatherly 08/27/2021
Debra Sue Vanover Heatherly August 24, 2021 Date of Service: August 27, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Debra Vanover Heatherly, age 65, of Gray, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from her residence. Debra was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Bessie E. Bristol Vanover, of Johnson City and the late Edward L. Vanover, of Elizabethton. In addition to her father, Debra was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Heatherly. Debra was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend who loved her family and the beach. She retired as a...
Ella Ruth Nave Perry 08/25/2021
Ella Ruth Nave Perry August 22, 2021 Date of Service: August 25, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Ella Ruth Nave Perry was born July 15, 1932 to Laura Nidiffer Nave and William McKinley Nave. She was a lifelong Carter County resident, spending her early years in Nave Hollow, growing up with two brothers and one sister. Another sister died as a young child before Ella Ruth was born. She attended Unaka schools, including Unaka High School where she played basketball. In the late 1940s her sister and brother in law, Ruby and Floyd Bowers, lived next door to Ike and...
Mary "Midge" McQueen 08/24/2021
Mary "Midge" McQueen August 20, 2021 Date of Service: August 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Mary “Midge” McQueen, age 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton. Midge was born in Carter County to the late Arnold and Lulean Dolan Emmert. In addition to her parents, Midge was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra Karen; a son, Kit B. McQueen; a great grandson, Timothy James Vaughn; a brother, Roy Emmert; and a sister, Brenda Crowe. Mary was a homemaker and a member...
Jimmy C. Babb 08/24/2021
Jimmy C. Babb August 20, 2021 Date of Service: August 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Jimmy C. Babb, 72, Johnson City went home to be with his Lord, Friday, August 20, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of...
Norma Lea Morell Hall 08/23/2021
Norma Lea Morell Hall August 18, 2021 Date of Service: August 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Norma Lea Morell Hall, age 88, of Piney Flats, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home. Norma was born in Neon, Kentucky to the late Calvin and Hattie Holcomb Potter. In addition to her parents, Norma was also preceded in death by her husband of forty eight years, William Hall; five sisters; and three brothers. Norma was a Christian woman and attended the Church of God. She had been employed as a waitress...
Adrian Tolley 08/22/2021
Adrian Tolley August 17, 2021 Date of Service: August 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   John 16-22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. ‘I LOVE YOU’ Adrian Raymond Tolley, 71, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord unexpectedly Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the residence of his cousin and her husband Patsy “Sis” & Gary Johnson. Adrian was born January 5, 1950 in Carter County to the late Raymond & Pauline Haldren Tolley. He was a graduate of Elizabethton...
Charlotte "Teatle" Smith 08/21/2021
Charlotte "Teatle" Smith August 18, 2021 Date of Service: August 21, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Charlotte “Teatle” Smith, 95, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Charlotte was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Seth and Ethel Allen Robinson. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was also preceded in death by her husband, James Dick Smith. Charlotte had been employed as a nurse assistant in a local nursing home and was a lifelong member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Those left...
Paul Edd Saylor 08/20/2021
Paul Edd Saylor December 7, 1941 Date of Service: August 20, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Johnson City - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on May 11, 2021, that Navy Fireman 1st Class Paul E. Saylor, 21, of Johnson City, Tennessee, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 24, 2020, and will be coming home to be buried next to his parents, the late Reverend Samuel B. Saylor, and Mary L. Saylor of Johnson City. He had three brothers, the late Arthur M. Saylor, the late Lenard J. Saylor, and the late George W. Saylor....
Guy Ford 08/20/2021
Guy "Pap" Ford August 16, 2021 Date of Service: August 20, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Guy “Pap” Ford, 80, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at his residence. A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late John Wesley & Cora Adkins Ford. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. Pap served in the United States Army. He was a retired grocery store manager of 47 years and liked to help out at Nanny’s Country Kitchen with family for over 20 years. He loved bluegrass music and worked the family festival at...
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