Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2019

Name Date of Service
Terry Lynn Emmert 05/21/2019
Terry Lynn Emmert May 16, 2019 Date of Service: May 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Mr. Terry Lynn Emmert, age 71, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Lakebridge Assisted Living in Johnson City following an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton, he was a son of the late Ralph and Frances Malone Emmert. Terry retired from the V.A. as a maintenance worker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp having served in the Vietnam War. He was of the Christian faith and was a member of...
Raymond A. Zilka 05/20/2019
Raymond A. Zilka May 15, 2019 Date of Service: May 20, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount            Raymond A. Zilka, 71, Elizabethton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Buffalo, New York, he was a son of the late Stephen E. & Anna Rimkus Zilka. He had lived in Elizabethton for over three years. He was retired as a Correctional Officer with the State of New York. Ray loved working puzzles and old cars. Survivors include his life partner: Marlene Linkenhoker. A daughter: Denise Zilka, Buffalo, New York. A son:...
Connie L. Miller 05/14/2019
Connie L. Miller May 9, 2019 Date of Service: May 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise         Connie Lee Burnham Miller,68, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  A native of Rochester, New York, she was a daughter of the late Richard & Muriel Edith Wakeman Burnham.  She had lived in Elizabethton for several years. She was formerly employed as an LPN.  Connie was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.  She loved to crochet.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Evelyn Withers. Survivors include her husband:...
Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass 05/13/2019
Mike Snodgrass May 9, 2019 Date of Service: May 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass, born July 24, 1944 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mike was adopted into the Ford family when he married Emma Rose on September 14, 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mae Snodgrass; parents-in-law, Gurney and Fairy Ford; dear brothers-in law, Carl Ford, Bob Ford and Ed DeVault. Mike attended Elizabethton City Schools and ETSU before entering the work force at North American Rayon Corporation. He then worked...
Chrystal E. Hicks 05/13/2019
Chrystal Effie Hicks May 10, 2019 Date of Service: May 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Chrystal Effie Grindstaff Hicks, 93, Elizabethton passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at her residence after an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Alf & Etta Pierce Grindstaff.  She was employed at Elizabethton Steam Laundry for several years and retired from the Laundry Department, Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Lewis G. Hicks, February 13, 2000, by two sisters: Darlene...
Mattie Lambert Lewis 05/11/2019
Mattie Lambert Lewis May 7, 2019 Date of Service: May 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Mattie E. Lambert Lewis, age 92, of Butler, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Mattie was born in Poga, Tennessee to the late Hobert Charles and Etta Vines Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles “Ray” Lewis on December 3, 2003; a brother, Allen Lambert; and a sister, Mae Lambert Harmon. Mattie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother...
Blonnie Estep 05/11/2019
Blonnie Estep May 7, 2019 Date of Service: May 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Blonnie M. Estep, 92, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday May 7, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late George & Pearl Nave Estep.  Blonnie was a retired Telephone Operator with United Telephone.  She was a member of East River Park Christian Church.  She loved listening to music.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Collins Estep and sisters: Moilee Garrison, Kate White, Maxie Shipley, Virginia Estep and June...
Roy J. Nidiffer 05/10/2019
Roy J. Nidiffer May 5, 2019 Date of Service: May 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mr. Roy J. Nidiffer, age 79, of Hampton, TN passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Wiley and Lorene Williams Nidiffer. He graduated from Happy Valley High School and had worked at North American Rayon Corporation, Harris Tarkett and CORE before his retirement. Mr. Nidiffer was a member of Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising goats and watching westerns. In addition to...
Jo Ann Blankenship 05/08/2019
Jo Ann Blankenship May 4, 2019 Date of Service: May 8, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Jo Ann Forbes Blankenship, 79, of Johnson City, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jo Ann was born in Carter County on December 18, 1939 to the late William Milburn and Florence Anna Forbes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, George W. “Pete” Blankenship; and two brothers, William “Bill” Forbes and Jack M. Forbes. Jo Ann was a 1957 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She graduated from Baptist...
Betty K. Little 05/07/2019
Betty K. Little April 30, 2019 Date of Service: May 7, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace           Betty Kyker Little, 84, Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Telford, she was a daughter of the late Hugh & Ada Treadway Kyker. She was a graduate of Lamar High School.   Mrs. Little was an employee of East Tennessee Undergarment for 42 years. She was an avid sports fan; she loved playing softball and basketball. She was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church, In addition to her...
Joe Shook 05/06/2019
Joe Shook May 2, 2019 Date of Service: May 6, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   After 69 wonderful years, Joe Shook, of Elizabethton went home to be with his Jesus on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Joe was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late John Ogden Shook and Florence Lucille Jones Shook. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second mother, Joye V. Shook; a sister, Becky Shook; a special aunt, Sarah M. Shook; a nephew, Jason Bowers; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins have also preceded him. Joe...
Barbara Yvonne Smith 05/03/2019
Barbara Yvonne Smith April 30, 2019 Date of Service: May 3, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section        Barbara Yvonne “Bobbie” Whitehead Smith, 66, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. She was a native of Carter County. Bobbie was a 1970 graduate of Hampton High School. She was a retired employee at the Adult Day Care Services of Johnson City. She loved to work in her flowers and crochet. She was of the Baptist Faith. Bobbie was preceded in death by her father Mack Whitehead. Survivors include her husband of 43 years: Sidney Smith....
Herman Byers 05/01/2019
Herman Byers April 29, 2019 Date of Service: May 1, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Herman F. Byers, age 83, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 at his residence. Herman was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Arvil D. Byers and Betty Lunceford Byers. Herman enjoyed restoring and selling old cars. Mr. Byers is survived by his caretaker and friend, Samentha Presnell, of Hampton. A graveside service for Herman F. Byers will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the service are...

Apr 2019

Name Date of Service
Rick Q. Richardson 04/25/2019
Rick Q. Richardson April 22, 2019 Date of Service: April 25, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Rick Quinton Richardson, Elizabethton left all pain and suffering behind and went to live with his Lord on the morning of April 22, 2019. Those left behind to cherish his memory include his two children, Keely Richardson Goodwin of Kingsport, and Cory Richardson, Elizabethton; his mother, Darlene Smith of Elizabethton; his two precious granddaughters, Jovie and Lindy Goodwin, and several special cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Quinton Richardson, and his only brother, Bill Richardson. Rick Richardson was a...
Martha Omega Collins 04/24/2019
Martha Omega Collins April 20, 2019 Date of Service: April 24, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Martha Omega Joines Collins, age 92, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at her home. Martha was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late B.A. Sr. and Effie Crawford Joines. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Collins; two grandchildren, Charles and Serena Carol; one sister, Alpha Tester; four brothers, Norman Joines, Elmo Joines, B.A. Joines Jr. and Haden Joines. Martha was a loving mother...
Kathleen D. Stewart 04/19/2019
Kathy D. Stewart April 15, 2019 Date of Service: April 19, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Kathy Stewart, age 67, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, formerly of Roan Mountain, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 15, 2019 from her residence. Kathy was born in Oliver Springs, Tennessee to the late Edward and Dora Ruth Daugherty. Kathy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and also a 34 year member of Roan Park Baptist Church. She had served as a teacher and librarian at Cloudland Elementary School...
Vada Buckles Moore 04/18/2019
Vada Buckles Moore April 15, 2019 Date of Service: April 18, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Vada Buckles Moore, age 85, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Vada was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Oscar and Jeannie Massengill Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Moore; one daughter, Donna Puckett; seven brothers, J.T. Buckles, Jack Buckles, Luther Buckles, Dewey Buckles, Bob Buckles, Thompkin Buckles and Conley Buckles; and one sister, Edna Parlier....
Helen V. Galloway 04/15/2019
Helen V. Galloway April 5, 2019 Date of Service: April 15, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith” II Tim. 4:7 Helen Galloway of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on April 5, 2019. She was born in Bluff City, Tennessee on September 16, 1932, daughter of the late Lawrence and Audrey Lee Smith. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Mrs. Harold (Gladys) Glover, Mrs. Orel (Irene) Lowrie, Mrs. Charles (Eva) Bartley, Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Stanfield, Mrs. James (Juanita) Riley, from Bluff City, Tennessee. She is...
Clara Kathleen Shook 04/15/2019
Clara Kathleen Shook April 10, 2019 Date of Service: April 15, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Clara Kathleen Shook, age 77, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Avery County, NC she moved to Elizabethton in 1979 from Columbus, GA. She was the daughter of the late Donald Jones and Ina Beulah Oaks Jones. Clara retired as a housekeeper from Colonial Hills Nursing Home and she had been a private caregiver. She attended Calvary Baptist Church. She was a giving person who loved to do for others. She enjoyed...
Burton Charles Estep 04/14/2019
Burton Charles Estep April 10, 2019 Date of Service: April 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Mr. Burton Charles Estep Born 4/7/1927 and Died on 4/10/2019. After his 92nd birthday, Mr. Burton Estep passed away peacefully in Nashville, TN on 4/10/19 at 6:19am.  A native of Carter County Tennessee, he was the son of the late Godfrey and Lora Richardson Estep. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Rash Estep, a twin sister, Helen Estep, a sister, Selma Swift, a brother Shade Estep, and many beloved friends and extended family. Mr. Estep served in the military, graduated...
Arvella Greenwell 04/14/2019
Arvella Greenwell April 11, 2019 Date of Service: April 14, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Arvella Harmon Greenwell was born on November 20, 1924 and died April 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy A. Greenwell, Jr., her parents, Cora Dugger and Wilburn R. Harmon and her stepfather, Frank B. Dugger. Surviving are her daughters, Deborah and husband, Terry Jones and Sharon and husband, Greg Vares; grandsons, Sandy and wife, Shannon and Derek Nave and Liahna Hope and Arvella Maria Nave. Also, a host of loving relatives and dear friends. Arvella’s priorities in life were simple....
John Richard Brown Jr. 04/13/2019
John Richard Brown, Jr. April 5, 2019 Date of Service: April 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   John Richard Brown, Jr., 98, of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away April 5, 2019. He was born on May 27, 1920 to the late John Richard Brown, Sr. and Odessa Hendrick Brown in Chattanooga, TN. John served in the Navy from 1937-1957 where he earned the rank of Chief Machinist’s Mate. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea. He was a member of American Legion Post 24. John resided in Johnson City, TN from 1957-2013. His civil career included Juvenile Court Probation Officer, and...
Juanita Taylor 04/12/2019
Juanita Taylor April 10, 2019 Date of Service: April 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden        Juanita Whitehead Taylor, 91, Elizabethton, passed from this life to her eternal life on April 10, 2019 following a lengthy illness. Juanita was born on November 14, 1927 to the late Frank Stuart & Jennie Morton Whitehead. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fate Whitehead and an infant sister, Ethel. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 68 years, Walter Taylor and daughters: Marlene (Richard) Good and Donna (Dan) Schumaier. Her Grandsons: John (Ketasha)...
Betty Lou Shirley 04/12/2019
Betty Lou Shirley April 8, 2019 Date of Service: April 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden        Betty Lou Hicks Shirley, 85, Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Johnson City medical Center. Born December 3, 1933 in Johnson City to the late Joseph & Armitta Bowers Hicks. She came to Elizabethton at an early age to live with her Uncle & Aunt: Albert & Grace Hicks. She was a 1952 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Betty was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was active in the WMU serving as...
Linda Sue Kyte 04/10/2019
Linda Sue Kyte April 8, 2019 Date of Service: April 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Linda Sue Kyte, age 75, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Elizabethton to the late Carl Lester Hardin, Sr. and Nora Beatrice Wilson Hardin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Richard Kyte, Sr. Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She has worked as a dietician. She attended Sims Hill Christian Church. Linda loved...
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