Obituaries

Obituaries

Sep 2019

Name Date of Service
Janice K. Hardin 09/23/2019
Janice K. Hardin September 19, 2019 Date of Service: September 23, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane       Janice K. Blackburn Hardin, 72, Elizabethton was called home on Thursday, September19, 2019 at her residence after a long battle with Diabetes.  Born January 18, 1947 in Jefferson, North Carolina to the late Rev. G.R. & Alma Watson Blackburn.   She moved to Tennessee in the late fifties.  “She attended Unaka High School until 1964and was married to her husband John in 1965.  She was a wonderful dedicated wife of 54 ½ years, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  All who knew her...
Linda Holt Hill 09/17/2019
Linda Holt Hill September 13, 2019 Date of Service: September 17, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Linda Holt Hill, age 75, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton. Linda was born in Carter County to the late Guy and Elizabeth Davis Holt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Marshall Hill. Linda was a homemaker and was a member of Unity Fellowship Church. She also a member of the Red Hat Society and volunteered at the Red...
Jane Bennett 09/16/2019
Jane Bennett September 12, 2019 Date of Service: September 16, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jane Randolph Bennett, age 89, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jane was born in Elizabethton to the late S.B. and Viola Collins Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Grant Bennett; two brothers, Jack Randolph and Vaughn Randolph; and one sister, Kathryn Hardin. Jane retired as an aide for the Carter County School System and was a member of...
Elsie Jean Freeman 09/14/2019
Elsie Jean Freeman September 12, 2019 Date of Service: September 14, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Elsie “Jean” Freeman, age 85, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jean was born in Carter County to the late Lawrence Bowling and Helen Turner Blackburn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Turner, Johnnie Turner, Eddie Turner and Pauline Williams. Jean was a loving, compassionate and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Christian woman of faith and attended...
Woody Crowder 09/12/2019
Woody Crowder September 9, 2019 Date of Service: September 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Woody Crowder, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born April 30, 1950 in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University. He managed restaurants for several years and then owned and operated Woody’s Bar-B-Que in Elizabethton for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Dock R. Crowder. He is survived by his mother, Grace Proffitt Crowder, of Bluff City, his sister, Jane Crowder Fillers...
Billy Wayne Arney 09/12/2019
Billy Wayne Arney September 10, 2019 Date of Service: September 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Billy Wayne Arney, 59, Elizabethton,passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at his residence.  Born June 15, 1960 in San Diego, California, to the late Billy R. & Ruth Dickenson Arney.   He had lived in Elizabethton since 1994.  He was a Construction Worker. Survivors include his wife: Alesia Michelle Wilson Arney.  Four Children: Josh (Stefanie) Arney, Jennifer (Aaron) Bailey, DeAndra (Adam) Abshire,  and Greta Campbell.  Six Grandchilden : Madison Arney, Ian Arney, Katelin Teague, James Bailey, Emily Bailey and Whitney Oliver. A Brother:...
Tiffany Wortman Jones 09/11/2019
Tiffany Wortman Jones September 6, 2019 Date of Service: September 11, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Tiffany Wortman Jones, age 43, of Elizabethton, died Friday afternoon, September 6, 2019, in the Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, TN, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 40 West. Tiffany was en-route to St. Jude’s Children Hospital in Memphis as part of a charity motorcycle ride. Tiffany was born November 26, 1975, in Decatur, Illinois. She was the daughter of David and Debra Meece Wortman. Tiffany had moved to Elizabethton from Decatur in 1984. Tiffany graduated from...
Janane Finney 09/11/2019
Janane Finney September 8, 2019 Date of Service: September 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section        Janane Largent Finney, 71, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her residence. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late John Largent & Junedale Greene Largent. Janane was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Steed Business College.   She was previously employed at American Air Filter & Rite Screen. . In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several special aunts & uncles. Janane was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. Survivors...
Helen Ruth Bingham 09/11/2019
Helen Ruth Bingham September 7, 2019 Date of Service: September 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section  
Mary Louise Shepard Trusler 09/10/2019
Mary Louise Shepard Trusler September 7, 2019 Date of Service: September 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Mary Louise Shepard Trusler, age 86, a precious, godly mother and grandmother of Elizabethton, TN passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home surrounded by her family. A native of Elizabethton, TN she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Myrtle Lewis Shepard. Ms. Trusler retired from Tri-State Container (Inland Container) with twenty-two years of service. She was an member of Roan Street Church of God and enjoyed her Church activities. She also enjoyed spending time with her...
Laura Mae Hyder 09/10/2019
Laura Mae Hyder September 7, 2019 Date of Service: September 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Laura Mae Gouge Hyder, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from her home with her family by her side. She was born July 30, 1933 to the late Ross and Edna McGuire Gouge. Laura was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. She retired from Happy Valley Elementary as a cook. She truly loved her coworkers, faculty and her students. Laura was a life-long member of Powder Branch Baptist Church. She loved her Church and Church family....
Aaron H. Pierce 09/10/2019
Aaron H. Pierce September 6, 2019 Date of Service: September 10, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. Aaron Howard Pierce, age 77, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord and loved ones passed before him Friday, September 6, 2019 in the Holston Valley Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Joe H. and Creola Oliver Pierce. He was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School where he was a standout football player. Aaron retired from Great Lakes Research Corporation. He also...
Kenneth Wayne Hutchinson 09/08/2019
K. Wayne Hutchinson September 6, 2019 Date of Service: September 8, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith    
Malcolm Johnson 09/07/2019
Malcolm Johnson August 31, 2019 Date of Service: September 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   On Saturday, August 31, 2019, God called Malcolm Wayne Johnson by name to take his flight to be with the Lord and his family on the other side. Malcolm was born in Elizabethton to the late Paul Wayne Johnson and Helen Jean Nidiffer Johnson Vannoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Ruby Johnson; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Rhoda Nidiffer; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Malcolm enjoyed life, had a host of...
Billie Jean Blackwell Troutman 09/07/2019
Billie Jean Blackwell Toutman September 1, 2019 Date of Service: September 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Billie Jean Blackwell Troutman, 81, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Elizabethton, TN on April 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Pauline Ledford Blackwell and Coburn Jack Blackwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years, Ralph Harold Troutman, and her son, Danny Harold Troutman. Billie was a graduate of Cloudland High School and attended Steed College. She worked for...
James Gayle Oliver 09/06/2019
James Gayle Oliver September 3, 2019 Date of Service: September 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   James Gayle Oliver, age 82, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Gayle was born in Carter County to the late Shelby J. Oliver (Jett) and Laura Pierce Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Hardin, Evelyn Hopkins, Earlene Buckles, Ida Mae Rominger and two infant sisters, Violet and Viola Oliver. Gayle was a 1957 graduate of Unaka High School...
Ada Williams 09/06/2019
Ada Williams September 4, 2019 Date of Service: September 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Ada “Pauline” Williams, age 63, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Turner. Immediate family left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years, Noah Williams, one daughter; Cindy James and Husband Robbie of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and two granddaughters; Caytlin and Lakyn James of Elizabethton, Tennessee. The family will be holding private services. Friends may call on the family at the home of...
Martha Nan Meredith 09/05/2019
Martha Nan Meredith August 29, 2019 Date of Service: September 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Martha Nan Garland Meredith passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019, at the age of 82. Martha Nan was born on October 6, 1936 in Johnson City to Isaac Wright and Mary Edna Hickman Garland. Martha Nan was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Hyder “Bill” Meredith, her beloved her son, Matthew Isaac Meredith and her brother, John Hickman Wallin. Martha Nan is survived by three children Mitch (Nancy) of Johnson City, Mindy Coulter (Tom) of Knoxville, and Mary...
JoAnn "Pnut" Nidiffer Perkins 09/05/2019
JoAnn "Pnut" Nidiffer Perkins September 2, 2019 Date of Service: September 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   JoAnn “Pnut” Nidiffer Perkins, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at the Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn., after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Complete notice will be in Wednesday’s paper. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Perkins family.
Barbara J. Carpenter 09/05/2019
Barbara J. Carpenter September 1, 2019 Date of Service: September 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section        Barbara Joan Brabson Carpenter, 80, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:20 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Carpenter family
James Bobby Gentry 09/03/2019
James Bobby Gentry August 30, 2019 Date of Service: Private Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   James Bobby Gentry, age 88, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Emerson and Minnie Collins Gentry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Gentry. He was a member of Calvary Baptist church and the Men’s I Sunday School Class. He retired from Snap-On-Tools. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of sixty...

Aug 2019

Name Date of Service
Saundra Lee Slagle 08/30/2019
Saundra Lee Slagle August 23, 2019 Date of Service: August 30, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Saundra Lee Slagle, of Watauga, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 23, 2019 at home. Saundra was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late Luther “Luke” Blankenship and Maxine McCurry Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Blankenship Condra; and a brother, Larry Blankenship. With an uncompromising sense of style, Saundra dressed for life as if every day was a special event. Her quick wit and in-depth understanding of politics kept her...
Phyllis Dean Arnold 08/28/2019
Phyllis Dean Arnold August 24, 2019 Date of Service: August 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Phyllis Dean Arnold, age 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton following an extended illness. Phyllis was born in Elizabethton to the late Anders Odell (A.O.) Buckles and Daisy Smith Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Arnold; and her brothers, Troy and Norman Buckles. Phyllis was a homemaker and was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. She was an avid reader, gardener,...
Janice E. Maupin 08/28/2019
Janice E. Maupin August 24, 2019 Date of Service: August 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Janice E. Maupin, age 72, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Janice was born in Elizabethton to the late Joe Stonecipher and Gladys Davis Stonecipher. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Eddie Maupin; two brothers, Curtis and Jerry Stonecipher; and one sister, Clara Salts. Janice was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. She found enjoyment in many things...
Geraldine Edwards Floyd 08/28/2019
Geraldine Edwards Floyd August 25, 2019 Date of Service: August 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Geraldine Edwards Floyd, age 81, of Piney Flats, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at NHC Healthcare of Johnson City. Geraldine was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Willard “W.O.” and Mary Ethel Tilson Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Floyd, Sr.; two daughters, Debbie Hilton and Wanda Tate; a granddaughter, Tabitha Tate; five brothers, Willard Edwards, Jr., Jasper Edwards, James Edwards, Eugene...
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