Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2022

Name Date of Service
Erma Dimple Burgess 05/13/2022
Erma Dimple Burgess May 8, 2022 Date of Service: May 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   On May 8th 2022, Erma Dimple Wallace Burgess, Hampton was given the most wonderful Mother's Day gift. She got to walk in Heaven's gate. Erma was born in Carter County on January 20, 1925 to the late Lillian Stevens Wallace and Luther Garfield Wallace. She was a graduate of Hampton High School. Erma was retired from ITT. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She was loved by everyone, and, in return, she loved all. She was a member of...
Gracie Jean Hinkle White 05/12/2022
Gracie Jean Hinkle White May 8, 2022 Date of Service: May 12, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Gracie Jean Hinkle White, age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Gracie was born in Carter County to the late James McCoy Hinkle and Wilma Shaw Hinkle. In addition to her parents, Gracie was also preceded in death by a son, Kail Hazelwood; her brother, James Hinkle; and her sisters, Pansy Lorraine Cable, Billie Ruth Sneed and Barbara Jane Pierce. Gracie was a wonderful, loving wife, mother...
Selma Hyder Roberts 05/09/2022
Selma Hyder Roberts May 6, 2022 Date of Service: May 9, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Selma Bernice Hyder Roberts, 96, Kingsport passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 in the NHC Health Care, Johnson City. She was born September 7, 1925 in Elizabethton to the late Frank & Bessie Grindstaff Hyder. She was a 1945 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Mrs. Roberts loved working in her flowers and garden and loved to read. She attended Beulah Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Byrl Roberts, September 27, 1998, by two...
Douglas H. Miller 05/05/2022
Douglas H. Miller April 20, 2022 Date of Service: May 5, 2022 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Douglas Harlow Miller, 47, of Claremont died Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born August 4th, 1974 he was the son of Judge Miller and Betty Lou Campbell. Four daughters, Sara Vance, Adria Miller, Tyesha Thomas and Jada Miller; his only son, Nathan Vance; two brothers, Michael Reed (Kathy Reed) and David Reed (Debbie) and four grandchildren, Daniel Christopher, Chase Christopher, Leroy Christopher and Ariah Christopher survive him. In addition to his parents, his daughter, Jordan Miller preceded...
Dr. Danny D. Smith 05/04/2022
Dr. Danny D. Smith April 25, 2022 Date of Service: May 4, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway” John Wayne Dr. Danny D. Smith, age 71, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 25, 2022 in the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Smith was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Dale and Joan (Honeycutt) Smith on October 24, 1950. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jay Robbins and a sister-in-law,...
Samuel Ray Heaton 05/01/2022
Samuel Ray Heaton April 25, 2022 Date of Service: May 1, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Samuel “Sam” Ray Heaton, age 64, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 in Roan Mountain. Sam was born in Elizabethton to the late Bobby Ray Heaton and Mary Roberta Winters Strickland. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his step father, John Strickland. Sam was an employee of Snap On Tools of Elizabethton for 16 years and was a very hard worker. Above all he cherished his family and was a caring...
Jack D. Williams 05/01/2022
Jack D. Williams April 28, 2022 Date of Service: May 1, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Jackie D. “Jack” Williams, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1936 in Jonesville, Virginia to the late Fonce & Pearl Pierce Williams. He had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. He was retired after 35 years as a plumber at Norwell. He loved watching birds. Jack was a member of Borderview Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Kathleen Cornett, Reba Lane and...

Apr 2022

Name Date of Service
Norman H. Hardin 04/30/2022
Norman H. Hardin April 23, 2022 Date of Service: April 30, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Norman Hardin, 76, passed away on April 23rd, 2022 in Hickory, North Carolina after a brief illness. Norman was born on March 18, 1946 and raised in the Siam community of Carter County. He was the son of Logan and Pearl Hardin and the brother of Betty Hardin Combs, Jack Hardin, Clifford Hardin. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War for two tours of duty. He was awarded the Bronze Star by the President for rescuing members of...
Sidney Lee Smith 04/28/2022
Sidney Lee Smith April 23, 2022 Date of Service: April 28, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Sidney Lee Smith, age 71 of Elizabethton, Tennessee went to be home with his Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Sidney was caring, the type of man to give you the shirt off of his back and people could rely and depend on him. His family meant the world to him. He was a chevy man, loved working on his old truck, riding his motorcycle, watching Western shows and films and attending car shows. Sidney retired from QEP after 41 years, where he...
John E. Smith 04/26/2022
John E. Smith April 22, 2022 Date of Service: April 26, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   John Edward Smith, 71, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born to the late Robert Edward Lee and Minnie (Nicely) Smith in Shirley, MA.John attended Sunnyside Baptist Church. He retired after thirty-two years of teaching in the Scott County, Va. School System, John also spent twenty summers working in Holston Defense and was a faculty adjunct for Mountain Empire Community College. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, golf...
Richard Allen Souder 04/23/2022
Richard Allen Souder April 19, 2022 Date of Service: April 23, 2022 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Richard Allen Souder, age 77, of Blountville, TN went home to be with the LORD Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He was born in Charleston, SC to the late Bill Souder and Essie Souder of Elizabethton. Richard moved to Bristol, TN in 1971. Richard served in the U.S. Army and was self-employed in video business and real estate title work. Richard was a longtime member of Loyal Order Moose and a 1962 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was very funny and always had...
Robert Michael Nicholson 04/21/2022
Robert Michael Nicholson April 17, 2022 Date of Service: April 21, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Remembrance   Robert Michael "Mike" Nicholson went to be with Jesus early Easter morning. He was faithful to his church, Calvary Church off of Boones Creek Exit where over the years he served on the prayer team, men's ministry, and where he was a greeter & usher. Known as a faithful prayer warrior who he always met people with a warm smile and kind words. Born November 24,1955 and Raised in Hampton, SC. He leaves behind his wife DeEtte Nicholson and their Daughter Betsy...
Rev. John Russell Perkins 04/18/2022
Rev. John Russell Perkins April 14, 2022 Date of Service: April 18, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   John Russell Perkins, Johnson City a minister of the gospel, went home on April 14th at the age of 86. His loving spirit left this earth while being cared for at his home by his dedicated and selfless wife, Gail. He was a resident of Carter County. John was born on October 28, 1935 in Johnson County to Clint and Pearl Atwood Perkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Pearl Perkins, a brother Clint Jr. Perkins, and a sister Peggy Emmert. He is survived...
Beulah Harrison James Wiseman 04/16/2022
Beulah Harrison James Wiseman April 10, 2022 Date of Service: April 16, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Beulah Harrison James Wiseman, 91, 114 Lynnview Circle, Elizabethton Tennessee, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 10, 2022, at The Waters Nursing Home. Beulah was born in Shell Creek, Tennessee to the late William and Mary Harrison. Beulah was a member of Shell Creek First Christian Church. She also attended Valley Forge Christian Church. In addition to her parents, Beulah was preceded in death by her first husband, John James, of 25 years; her second husband, Lloyd Wiseman, of 25 years; her...
Nell McKee Fair 04/14/2022
Nell McKee Fair April 10, 2022 Date of Service: April 14, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Nell McKee Fair, age 95, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Nell enjoyed fishing, gardening and quilting. Nell was also a faithful member of Eastside Freewill Baptist Church. Nell is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Bertha McKee; son, Tommy Fair; brothers, Dallas McKee, Donald McKee and Johnny McKee; sisters, Ruby Holtsclaw, Artie Bell Cole, and Grace Calhoun. Those left to cherish her memory include son, Bobby Joe Fair of Jonesborough; daughters, Sue...
Harold F. Cloutier Jr. 04/13/2022
Harold F. Cloutier Jr. April 6, 2022 Date of Service: April 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise   Harold F. Cloutier, Jr. age 76, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 at his residence. Born in Muskegon, Michigan on February 13th, 1946, Harold was born to the late Harold Francis Cloutier, Sr and Irene Rayla Cloutier. In addition to his parents, Harold was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Sylvia Guy. Harold retired as a school teacher after 38 years of service in Michigan, where he...
Faye Marie Spears Taylor 04/12/2022
Faye Marie Spears Taylor April 9, 2022 Date of Service: April 11, 2022 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Faye Marie Spears Taylor passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Faye was born in Sullivan County, TN, the daughter of the late Frank and Maude Davis Spears. Faye resided in Johnson City and was a faithful member of First Christian Church. She was retired and had worked many years in retail sales where she enjoyed her work and customers. Faye loved her family, friends and neighbors and was always on the go. She...
Linda Lou Honeycutt Greene 04/11/2022
Linda Lou Honeycutt Greene April 6, 2022 Date of Service: April 11, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Linda Lou Honeycutt Greene, age 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Sycamore Springs Assisted Living Community in Elizabethton. Linda was born May 7, 1941 in Elizabethton to the late Dave and Ruby Fulton Honeycutt. In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Louise Puckett and Mary Sue Harmon Keers. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and her...
Billy Carroll Wilson 04/11/2022
Billy Carroll Wilson April 7, 2022 Date of Service: April 11, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Billy Carroll Wilson, 80, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born April 8, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Clyde Junior & Margaret Pauline Roberts Wilson. He had lived fifty five years in Carter County. Prior to his retirement he was employed at Sears and also at Lowe’s. He loved working around his home and yard. Billy was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elizabethton. Survivors include his wife: Janet Jackson Wilson. Two Children:...
B.J. Lewis 04/07/2022
B. J. Lewis April 4, 2022 Date of Service: April 7, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   B.J. Lewis, age 83, of Central Community, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family and the farm that he loved. He was a son of the late Tom Lewis and Christine (Gouge) Lewis. B.J. was a graduate of Elizabethton High School (class of 1956) and ETSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. He worked as a chemist for over 20 years at Great Lakes Research in Elizabethton, then at Nuclear Fuels Services in Erwin for decades....
Inge Ritchie 04/06/2022
Inge Ritchie April 3, 2022 Date of Service: April 6, 2022 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Inge Ritchie, age 96, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Inge was born February 23, 1926 in Frankfort, Germany to the late Margareta Kuchenbecker Simon. In addition to her mother, Inge was also preceded in death by her husband, Golman Buck Ritchie; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Gary Ingram; one son, Donald Wayne Ritchie; and two sisters, Mathilde Fry and Marianne Meyers. Inge retired as a Walmart...
Jack Tolley 04/05/2022
Jack Tolley April 1, 2022 Date of Service: April 4, 2022 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jack Tolley, 90, Hampton, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born October 17, 1931 in Carter County to the late Charlie & Lockie Hilman Tolley. Jack was a graduate of Hampton High School, East Tennessee State College and the University of Tennessee with a Masters Degree in Education. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a teacher and coach at Cloudland High School, a Counselor at Cloudland...
Roberta Louise Hilton Casteel 04/02/2022
Roberta Louise Hilton Casteel March 17, 2022 Date of Service: April 2, 2022 Inurnment Location:  Columbarium of Remembrance   Roberta Louise Hilton Casteel, age 86, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with her Lord Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Hillview Health Center. She was the daughter of the late Ora W. Hampton and Edith Hampton. Roberta loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. She was very outgoing and enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and writing poetry. Roberta was a member of First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three siblings,...
Rebecca E. Hodge 04/02/2022
Rebecca E. Hodge March 23, 2022 Date of Service: April 2, 2022 Inurnment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Rebecca (Becky) Elaine Hodge, age 80, of Ooltewah, passed away at her home March 23, 2022 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was born in Mountain City, TN and raised in Sullivan County, TN. She and her husband Richard have resided in Ooltewah, TN since 1976. She was a homemaker that put her family first. She enjoyed cross-stitching and Atlanta Braves baseball. She was a nature and animal lover that took in every stray that came along and fed displaced wildlife....
Billy Ray Whitlock 04/02/2022
Roberta Louise Hilton Casteel March 20, 2022 Date of Service: April 2, 2022 Inurnment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Billy Ray Whitlock, 64, of Johnson City, TN passed away March 20, 2022 at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his Father, Bill Whitlock, his brother, Anthony Whitlock, his sister, Ruth Ann Guy, his brother-in-law, Ray Guy and Fornie Danner. Survivors include his Mother, Bernice Trusler Whitlock, his daughter Rebecca Whitlock (Ben), his sister, Patricia Worley (William), Mary Danner, Jeanette Hardin (Clark), his brothers John Whitlock (Teresa) and Timothy Whitlock...
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