Obituaries

Obituaries

Apr 2020

Name Date of Service
William Allen "Bill" Thomason 04/02/2020
William Allen "Bill" Thomason March 31, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. William Allen “Bill” Thomason, age 71, of Watauga, TN passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Greeneville, TN and was the son of the late Hugh E. Thomason and Glenna Mavoline Reeser Thomason. “Bill” was a self-employed general contractor. He was a member of Brick Christian Church and was always available to help at Church. He especially enjoyed Bible School each year and would make two tombs during the Easter season. He also organized the Christmas programs at the Church...
Sue "Mushy" Roberson Morrell 04/02/2020
Sue "Mushy" Roberson Morrell March 31, 2020 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Sue “Mushy” Roberson Morrell, age 92, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Commonwealth Senior Living, Abingdon, Va. Sue Morrell loved her family and her community. The passion of her life was being an educator. Mushy taught for 20 years and every student had a nickname, and a special place in her heart. Mushy loved them all and was beloved by all. Sue was very active in many areas. She volunteered with the Red Cross, past president of the Pilot Club, Hospice of Smyth County, Mount Rogers Shelter...
Charles W. Campbell Jr. 04/02/2020
Charles W. Campbell, Jr. March 30, 2020 Date of Service: April 2, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Charles W. “Buckeye” Campbell, Jr., age 72, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife on Monday, March 30, 2020 at his residence. Charles was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Charles W. Campbell, Sr. and Annabelle Arrowood Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Susan Lorene Johnson Campbell; and a son, Donald Gene Campbell. Charles was retired from General Shale as a...
Hazel G. Weaver 04/01/2020
Hazel G. Weaver March 29, 2020 Date of Service: April 1, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion        Hazel Marie Grindstaff Weaver, 91, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James L. & Holly Wallace Grindstaff.   She was a graduate of the Tennessee School for the Blind, Donaldson, Tennessee.  She was employed by the Volunteer Blind Industries.  Mrs.  Weaver was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church .  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband:...
Billy Thomas Townsend 04/01/2020
Billy Thomas Townsend March 29, 2020 Date of Service: April 1, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Billy Thomas Townsend, age 77, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of the late Ernest Townsend and Josie Irene Campbell Townsend. Mr. Townsend was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, Class of 1960 and received his B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University in 2001 in General Studies. He retired in administration from the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital after thirty-five years and later...

Mar 2020

Name Date of Service
Larry Wayne Price 03/31/2020
Larry Wayne Price March 27, 2020 Date of Service: March 31, 2020 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Larry Wayne Price, age 72, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Herman and Hattie Edens Price. Larry was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and was a member of Freedom Road Baptist Church. He retired from the pipe fitting industry and was a member of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitters Local Union #538. In addition to his parents, Larry was...
Matthew C. Hodges 03/28/2020
Matthew C. Hodges March 21, 2020 Date of Service: March 28, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Matthew Christopher Hodges  ,45, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  He was born January 13, 1975 in Johnson City.   Matthew was a 1994 graduate of Happy Valley high School.  Prior to his illness, he was formerly employed at Dollar General and Johnson City Medical Center.  He attended Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church..  He loved to fish, hunt and play video games.  Matthew was preceded in death by his father, Sam Jack Hodges. Survivors include his...
Bryan Joshua Barnett 03/27/2020
Bryan Joshua Barnett March 22, 2020 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Mr. Bryan Joshua “Josh” Barnett, age 36, of Johnson City, TN passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his residence. A native of Johnson City, TN, he was the son of Marion Joseph Barnett and Dr. Laura Taylor Barnett of Johnson City, TN. Mr. Barnett was the kitchen manager at Harbor House Restaurant in Johnson City. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where he was an altar server for almost twelve years. He was also a former member of the band, Rusted Clean. Josh enjoyed music,...
Paul W. Murray 03/25/2020
Paul W. Murray March 22, 2020 Date of Service: March 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Paul W. Murray, 80, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Paul was a native of Butler, and had previously lived in Four Oaks, NC, Belvidere, IL, and Jacksonville, FL, as he traveled with his work. He lived most of his life in Johnson City and was a son of the late Billy Ray “Big Bill” Murray and Goldie Lee Proffitt Roberts. Paul was a retired textile worker. He was a Baptist. Paul...
Dan Akers 03/23/2020
Dan Akers March 20, 2020 Date of Service: March 23, 2020 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Dan Akers, age 80, of Hampton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Dan was born in Annapolis, Maryland to the late Daniel Lloyd Akers and Naomi Andreson Akers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by and infant son, Danny Akers;a grandson, Jason Treece; and a sister, Beatrice Sherbondy. Dan was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and a devout Christian. He had worked as a...
Roy E. Timbs 03/21/2020
Roy E. Timbs January 2, 2020 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Faith   Roy E. Timbs, 47, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in his home in Cameron. Roy was a historian and historical interpreter at The House in the Horseshoe in Moore County. He was also a Mason 3rd degree in Carthage. He loved animals, bluegrass and leaves many dear friends. Roy is survived by his parents, Rex and Margaret Timbs, of Johnson City, Tenn.; brother, Alan Timbs, of Gray, Tenn.; and wife, Kim Timbs, of Summerfield, Fla.. There will be a memorial in Johnson City, Tenn., in May 2020...
Margaret G. Timbs 03/21/2020
Margaret G. Timbs February 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Margaret G. Timbs, age 75, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at her home, surrounded by those that loved her. Margaret was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late William Claude Garland and Mattie Lee Ellis Garland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Roy Eugene Timbs; and a brother, James William Garland. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, but had a stubborn and strong willed side. She was employed as an educator at Guildford...
Carl Evans Montgomery 03/21/2020
Carl Evans Montgomery March 18, 2020 Date of Service: March 21, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Carl Evans Montgomery, age 72, of Hampton, Tennessee stepped on board that old ship of Zion to kneel at the Master’s feet. Carl was born in Carter County to the late Mazie Davis and Spencer Montgomery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved nephew, Tony Montgomery; his precious niece, Kathie Wilson; and two special friends/ brothers, Richard Hicks and Ray Heaton. Carl was a graduate of Hampton High School Class of 1965...
Earl E. Williams 03/20/2020
Earl E. Williams March 17, 2020 Date of Service: March 20, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Earl E. Williams, 88, Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord Tuesday March 17, 2020 at the Hillview Health Center after a brief illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Tyler O. & Nannie Simerly Williams of Hunter Community.  He was a 1949 graduate of Elizabethton High School.  He served in the Korean Conflict and the United States Army Medical Corps.  Earl was retired from Watson’s where he was store manager for over 40 years.  ...
Virginia Nell Hanson 03/18/2020
Virginia Nell Hanson March 11, 2020 Date of Service: March 18, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Virginia “Nell” Hanson, age 92, of Elizabethton, having completed her earthly mission, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Wexford House in Kingsport, TN, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Virginia (Nell) lived most of her life in Carter County, TN. She was a long time member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church. For the past year, she had resided with her daughter and son-in-law (Kathy & Sid Vicars) in Kingsport, TN. She was born in Carter County on July...
James S. Carder 03/15/2020
James S. Carder March 10, 2020 Date of Service: March 15, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   James S. Carder, 81 of Johnson City went to his Heavenly Home on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by his wife and family. Mr. Carder was a native of Washington County, TN a son of the late Allen and Edith Walker Carder. In addition to his parents, a sister, Edna Carder Watson and husband, Jim Watson of Florida; a brother, Dennis Carder of Jonesborough, and a sister-in-law, Linda Carder (the wife of Kenneth Carder) preceded him...
Betty A. Malone 03/11/2020
Betty A. Malone March 8, 2020 Date of Service: March 11, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Betty A. Malone, age 75, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Elizabethton, TN she was the daughter of the late William Oates and Mary Elizabeth Moore Oates. Betty had worked at N.A.R.C. and T.P. I. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church but attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Betty loved to shop and was always ready to go. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed looking...
Dr. Ronald Lewis Williams 03/08/2020
Dr. Ronald Lewis Williams March 1, 2020 Date of Service: March 8, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion        Ronald Lewis Williams, age 72, went to be with our Heavenly Father and family there on March 1,2020, after an extended hospitalization in Nashville. He and his wife of 53 years, Joan Thompson Williams, had lived in Franklin/Brentwood, TN, since 1992. Ron was the youngest son of Haskell Glen Williams and Dove Lewis Williams. He had two older siblings, Johnny (John) Williams and Glenda Williams Hampton, both deceased. Ron met his wife, Joan, at ETSU in an Honor's Biology class....
Diane Kelly Webb Barfield 03/07/2020
Diane Kelly Webb Barfield March 1, 2020 Date of Service: March 7, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Diane Kelly Webb Barfield, age 85, of Elizabethton, TN born May 2, 1934 passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Elizabethton following complications from surgery. She was an active, fun loving person. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Kelly and Letha Robinson Kelly. Diane was a very vibrant, classy and sweet lady. She was employed by Leta’s Specialty Shop/Merle Norman for thirty years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and she was also a member of...
Larry Costner 03/06/2020
Larry Costner March 2, 2020 Date of Service: March 6, 2020 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section        Larry Tom Costner, 82, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Casar, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Everett & Mattie Chapman Costner.    He was a graduate of North Carolina State with a degree in Textile Technology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at East Tennessee State University.  He had lived in Elizabethton since 1984.  He was retired as a Lab Manager with North American Rayon Corporation.  Larry was a...
JoAnn Wheeler Flemister 03/05/2020
JoAnn Wheeler Flemister March 3, 2020 Date of Service: March 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   JoAnn Wheeler Flemister of Elizabethton, TN passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 quietly in her sleep. She lived her life just as quietly but with great impact to all those around her. JoAnn Flemister was born in Johnson City, TN April 12, 1935 and was raised in Elizabethton, TN where she graduated from Elizabethton High School and was a homecoming queen in 1954. After graduation she went on to Nashville where she earned her Registered Nursing (RN) degree. She spent the next 40+...
Marliese Burchett 03/01/2020
Marliese Burchett February 10, 2020 Date of Service: March 1, 2020 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Peace   Marliese Luise Wehner Burchett December 16, 1935-February 10, 2020, of Elizabethton,  beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother went home to Heaven.  Marliese was born December 16, 1935 in Fulda, Germany.  Oma is survived by her children Ray Burchett, Bluff City, TN; Christa White, Elizabethton, TN; and Roy Burchett, Elizabethton, TN.  Her grandchildren, Daniel Burchett, Christa Britt, Katie White, Zachary White, and Amanda Shell.  Her great grandchildren, Jack and Amelia Burchett, Braylon and Gavin Britt, Braysin Loveless, Raylin and  Madison Sims. No funeral or...

Feb 2020

Name Date of Service
Opal Hughes Sadler 02/25/2020
Opal Hughes Sadler February 21, 2020 Date of Service: February 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Mrs. Opal Hughes Sadler, age 81, Johnson City, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Sadler was born in Johnson City and the daughter of the late Blaine & Vestal Hughes. She was also preceded in death by her brother Robert “Bud” Hughes and his wife Marie.She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Johnson City.Survivors include a daughter, Laura Sadler, Johnson City. Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Monday, February 24, 2020 at First Freewill...
Mary Neatherly 02/25/2020
Mary Neatherly February 21, 2020 Date of Service: February 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section         Mary Lorena Leonard Neatherly, 95, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.  Born July 31, 1924 in Carter County to the late Harry H. & Della Howell Leonard.  Mrs. Neatherly was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.  She was a retired  self-employed seamstress.  She enjoyed working in her flowers.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edwin F. Neatherly, a sister, Juanita Tucker and a...
Charlotte Nidiffer Holden 02/18/2020
Charlotte Nidiffer Holden February 11, 2020 Date of Service: February 18, 2020 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Faith   On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Charlotte Holden, loving mother, sister, and nurse, passed away at the age of 73 due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis. Born Charlotte Sue Nidiffer in Elizabethton, TN on August 31, 1946, she graduated from Elizabethton High School and later obtained her LPN license. Charlotte married James Edward Peters of Carter County in 1967 and had one child, Michelle Lynne, who now resides in Burlington, Iowa. They later divorced and she would be married again to George Kenneth...
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