Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2020

Name Date of Service
Paul H. Smith 01/16/2020
Paul H. Smith January 12, 2020 Date of Service: January 16, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Paul Howard Smith, 74, Hampton went home to be with the Lord, Sunday January 12, 2020 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center to be reunited with his 12 year old son Anthony.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John H. & Ruby Shepherd Smith.  Paul was a graduate of Hampton High School where he loved to play basketball.  Paul served in the Tennessee National Guard and the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was...
James "Jim" Buchanan Sr. 01/11/2020
James "Jim" Buchanan, Sr. January 7, 2020 Date of Service: January 11, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   James “Jim” Buchanan, Sr., age 77, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from the Sycamore Sholas Hospital. Jim was born in Elizabethton to the late Delbert Wesley and Ora Myrtle Dyson Buchanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ford Buchanan; a son, Tim Buchanan; his sisters, Lola Barrett, Lillian “Dot” Bullock, Lois Braswell and Myrkie Johnson; and one brother, Larry “Junebug” Buchanan....
Helen Ruth Harrison 01/10/2020
Helen Ruth Harrison January 5, 2020 Date of Service: January 10, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Proverbs 31-10 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Helen Ruth Babb Harrison, 84, Valley Forge Community, Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord Sunday, January 5, 2020 after an extended illness.  A native of Bluff City, she was a daughter of the late Carl & Rosetta Crigger Babb.  She was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and...
Annie Sue Merryman Little 01/09/2020
Annie Sue Merryman Little December 6, 2019 Date of Service: January 9, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Annie Sue Merryman Little, age 95, passed away on January 6, 2020, the seventieth wedding anniversary of her marriage to TJ Little, Sr., at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Little was a native of Hartsville, Tennessee and moved to Elizabethton in 1929. Mrs. Little was preceded in death by her husband, TJ Little, Sr. in 1999, her son, TJ Little, Jr. in 2019, along with brothers, Ernest Merryman, Raymond Merryman, Fred Merryman, D.J. Merryman, Lewis Merryman, and Roy...
Audrey Greene Isaacs Hart 01/05/2020
Audrey Greene Isaacs Hart January 2, 2020 Date of Service: January 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Mrs. Audrey Greene Isaacs Hart, age 91, of Elizabethton passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 2, 2020, two days shy of her 92nd birthday. Mrs. Hart was the only daughter of William Dillard and Rosa Bell Norman Greene. She was born in Watauga, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 64 years, E. Glenn Isaacs; her second husband of 3 years, Roy James Hart; four brothers, Norman (Margaret) Greene, Gilbert (Mildred) Greene,...
Floyd Ray Snyder 01/04/2020
Floyd Ray Snyder December 30, 2019 Date of Service: January 4, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Floyd Ray Snyder, age 91, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Hillview Health Center. He was the son of the late Roy Mineyard Snyder and Mary Alice Grindstaff Snyder and was born in Elizabethton on January 2, 1928. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Hoss Snyder; six brothers, Jason Worley Snyder, Watson “Doc” Snyder, Maywood Snyder, Dudley Snyder, Roy Mineyard Snyder, Jr. and Ben Snyder; and two sisters, Hazel...
Robert L. "Bob" McClure 01/03/2020
Robert L. "Bob" McClure December 24, 2019 Date of Service: January 3, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Robert L. “Bob” McClure, Jr., age 65, of Elizabethton and Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Bob was born in Elizabethton to the late Robert Leslie McClure, Sr. and Alvena Elizabeth Hart McClure. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David L. McClure. Bob had worked as a technical assurance manager at SCAPA and enjoyed making stained glass, working on his computer, gardening in his flowers and...
Luther Arwood 01/03/2020
Luther Arwood December 30, 2019 Date of Service: January 3, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section        Luther Arwood, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Rollins & Blanche Hughes Arwood.   Luther served in the United States Army.  He was a retired employee of Snap-On-Tools.  He was a member of Whitehead Hill Christian Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill & James Arwood, Sister: Gladys Street, Nephew: Don Arwood, Nieces: Connie...
T J Little, Jr. 01/02/2020
T J Little, Jr. December 28, 2019 Date of Service: January 2, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   TJ Little, Jr. age 67 of Elizabethton passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his lake home on Doe Creek in Butler, Tennessee. TJ was a native of Elizabethton and the son of Sue Merryman Little and the late TJ Little, Sr. TJ was a 1970 graduate of Hampton High School and completed degrees at Milligan College, East Tennessee State University and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis Law School in 1981 where he was named Class...
James "Jim" Collins 01/02/2020
James "Jim" Collins December 30, 2019 Date of Service: January 2, 2020 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   James “Jim” Collins, 81, Piney Flats, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. Jim was born in Grundy, VA to the late William and Alice Collins. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City. He belonged to Boones Creek Ruritan Club and was a lifelong member of Tennessee Claims Association. In the 60’s, he worked for NASCAR under GC Spencer. He later worked for Allstate Insurance Company for 28 years. In addition to his parents, Jim was...
Gary L. Dugger 01/02/2020
Gary L. Dugger December 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Mr. Gary L. Dugger, age 63, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James Maynard Dugger and Dorothy Charlotte Cannon. Mr. Dugger was a firefighter for the Johnson City Fire Department. He was free spirited, fun loving and when his health abled him he enjoyed being outside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Shane Riddle. Those left to cherish his memory include his...
Ernest Michael Williams 01/02/2020
Ernest Michael Williams December 27, 2019 Date of Service: January 2, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane      Ernest Michael Williams, 56, Hampton passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of  George K. & Retha Timbs Williams.  Michael was a 1981 graduate of Hampton High School and attended East Tennessee State University.  He was a former employee of Snap-On-Tool as a Machine Operator.   He loved spending time with family and friends, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle , being at the lake and he loved to make people laugh.   Michael was a...

Dec 2019

Name Date of Service
Marian Elaine Musick 12/31/2019
Marian Elaine Musick December 28, 2019 Date of Service: December 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Marian Elaine Musick, 66, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She was born February 9, 1953 in Albuerque, New Mexico to the late Judge Jack & Olena Nave Musick.  She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.  Marian was a 1972 graduate of Elizabethton High School.    She loved music, animals, arts & crafts.  Marian was a member of West Side Christian Church, where she loved to sing in the choir when her health...
James Floyd English 12/31/2019
James Floyd English December 26, 2019 Date of Service: December 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section            James Floyd (Jim) English, 76, Johnson City, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 26, 2019.  A native of Mars Hill, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Leonard & Eileen Pitman English. He is survived by his daughter: Terri Cooper and son David English (Belinda), granddaughter: Heather Mammano (Shaun), Grandsons: Mark Celeste (Jodi), Derek English (Lauren), Great Granddaughters: Taylor Celeste, Savannah and Madison Alpine, and great Grandsons: Mark Celeste, Jr and Christopher Celeste.  One Brother: Leonard (Don) English...
Madelyn Arnold Jones 12/29/2019
Madelyn Arnold Jones December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Madelyn Arnold Jones, of Elizabethton, TN passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at her residence. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Arnold and Eliza Veda Stout Arnold. She was a 1949 graduate of Happy Valley High School and worked in the U.S. Navy Department from 1952 to 1955 before returning to Tennessee. Mrs. Jones retired in 1999 as Deputy Clerk of the Carter County Circuit Court Clerk Office. She was a member of Calvary Baptist...
Larry Gale "Butch" Hyder 12/29/2019
Larry Gale "Butch" Hyder December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Larry Gale “Butch” Hyder, 77, of Johnson City passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on December 24, 2019. He was born on June 26, 1942, son of the late Fred Hyder, Jr. and Blanche Love Phillips Cecil. In addition to his parents, his beloved grandparents, Fred and Ethel Taylor Hyder preceded him in death. Butch was a 1960 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He retired from Raytheon and Alemite. Butch was a member of the Watauga Lodge #622 F&AM....
William Charles "Dude" LaPorte 12/28/2019
William Charles "Dude" LaPorte December 23, 2019 Date of Service: December 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   William Charles LaPorte, “Dude”, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Elizabethton, TN. He was just shy of his 90th birthday. He was born in Carter County on January 13, 1930. He served in the National Guard US Infantry as a Corporal from 1950-1952 and fought in the Korean Conflict. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1956 from East Tennessee State College. Early in his career, he was...
Maud L. Russell 12/28/2019
Maud L. Russell December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Maud Largent Russell, 90, Elizabethton, passed away  Tuesday December 24, 2019 at her residence.  Born June 8, 1929 in Roan Mountain to the late Benjamin Frank & Rhoda Ann Smith Largent.  She worked in the Housekeeping Department at Carter County Memorial Hospital for 28 years.  She enjoyed church, family, Dollywood and the Beach.  Mrs. Russell was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Delmar Russell, a...
Harold E. Hubbard 12/28/2019
Harold E. Hubbard December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Harold E. Hubbard, age 94, of Elizabethton, passed away December 24th, 2019. The nightmares of 1944 never to bother him again. Harold was born in Helen Georgia, in 1925, the son of the late E.B. And Mary  Stamey Hubbard. The family moved to Elizabethton when Harold was at a very young age. He attended Elizabethton High School and Oak Street Baptist Church, where he was baptized, and sang in the choir. In 1944 he answered the call of our country and went...
Robert Lee Lewis 12/27/2019
Robert Lee Lewis December 22, 2019 Date of Service: December 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Robert Lee Lewis, age 83, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Robert was born in Elizabethton to the late Thomas J. Lewis and Ruth Wright Lewis. Robert was a loving and loyal husband and father and was a great fisherman. He was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Kennametal, where he had worked for 32 years and had a perfect attendance record. Robert was 2nd in the State as...
Billy Joe Clark 12/26/2019
Billy Joe Clark December 22, 2019 Date of Service: December 26, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Billy Joe Clark, age 85, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord Sunday morning, December 22, 2019, in the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, TN. Bill was born September 29, 1934 in Elizabethton, TN. He was the son of the late William and Juanita Clark. Following his graduation from East Tennessee State College; he served in the United States Army then spent his life working in and eventually owning and operating Clark Lumber. He was known by his...
Ruby K. Guinn 12/23/2019
Ruby K. Guinn December 19, 2019 Date of Service: December 23, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mrs. Ruby K. Guinn, age 82, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Elick and Bonnie Townsend Birchfield. Ruby was a homemaker and she was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to shop, camp and to spend time with her sisters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis “LD” Guinn, a grandson,...
Ruby Hyder 12/22/2019
Ruby Hyder December 18, 2019 Date of Service: December 22, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion        Ruby Bennett Hyder, 99, Hampton, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Hermitage Health Center.  A native of Clinchfield, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Nathan & Edith Hill Bennett, she had lived most of her life in Carter County.  She was a housewife.  Ruby loved gardening & quilting.  She was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arnold...
Pat Arnold Burleson 12/21/2019
Pat Arnold Burleson December 3, 2019 Date of Service: December 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Pat Arnold Burleson, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Life Care Center of Gray, following an extended illness. Pat was a native of Elizabethton and had been a resident of Johnson City since 1959. She was a daughter of the late A. J. and Eliza Stout Arnold. Pat was a homemaker, but formerly worked as a secretary then licensed Insurance Agent with American National and Independent Life Insurance Companies. She was an ASL Interpreter for the deaf and worked with the...
Danny Lynn Taylor 12/21/2019
Danny Lynn Taylor December 17, 2019 Date of Service: December 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Danny Lynn Taylor, age 86, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. Danny was born in Dover, Tennessee to the late Dewey Pickelsimer and Carrie Sue Barnes Pickelsimer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Richard Louis Taylor whom she married on December 23, 1951. Danny attended the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in Donelson, TN and was the first woman...
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