Obituaries

Obituaries

Oct 2018

Name Date of Service
Edna Faye Greene 10/13/2018
Edna Faye Greene October 7, 2018 Date of Service: October 13, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Edna “Faye” Greene, died peacefully October 7, 2018 at her home in Johnson City, Tennessee at the age of 90. She was a native of Chestnut Hill. Faye is survived by her children Steve Greene (Maryville), Jere Baker (Coeburn) Sandra Harbison (Knoxville), and Ronda Sager (Nashville), sisters Marie Goforth and Christine Bettis. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Edwin Lee Greene Sr., son Edwin Lee Greene Jr., and parents Alma Baxter Thornton and Palmer Thornton of Chestnut Hill, as well...
Annie Jean Bautista 10/11/2018
Annie Jean Bautista October 7, 2018 Date of Service: October 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer        Annie Jean Bautista, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, October 07, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John and Effie Timbs Lovelace and was also preceded in death by an infant sister.  She was a member of Southside Christian Church. Jean was a 1956 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She worked in many areas of the health care field including as an activities director and CNA. She loved being with her church family and reading the bible. Those left to cherish her...
Jennifer Cruz 10/09/2018
Jennifer Cruz October 2, 2018 Date of Service: October 9, 2018 Inurnment Location: Niche of Faith   Jennifer Mitra-Cruz, 42 of Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of the Philippines she is the daughter of Amalia "Mally" Cruz and the late Dr. Teodorico "Ted" Cruz, Jr. Jennifer was of the Catholic faith. She graduated from Elizabethton High School. Jennifer was very generous and kind-hearted. She worked in health care for many years, was very compassionate with the elderly, and loved by her patients. Jennifer enjoyed hiking, animals, kayaking, canoeing,...
Van Fair 10/05/2018
Van Fair October 1, 2018 Date of Service: October 5, 2018 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Faith   Van Fair, age 53, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Van was born in Elizabethton to the late Ray and Betty McDonald Fair. Van was a retired Sergeant for the Kingsport Police Department, having served 25 years. He attended Lone Oak Christian Church and loved to read and fish. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sandra Fair, of the home; one son, Dawson Fair, of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Aubree Fair,...
Ronald Terry "Pat" Smith 10/04/2018
Ronald Terry "Pat" Smith October 1, 2018 Date of Service: October 4, 2018 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ronald Terry “Pat” Smith, 73, of Hampton, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. Pat was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late Lillian Smith. Pat retired from Comcast Cable Company and was a member of Union Baptist Church in Hampton. Survivors include his son, Terry Dwayne Smith and Dwayne’s mother, Scarlett, of the home; one other son, Shane Smith, of Elizabethton; one uncle and several cousins also survive. Services will be held at 3:00...

Sep 2018

Name Date of Service
Kenneth Brumit 09/30/2018
Kenneth Brumit September 24, 2018 Date of Service: September 30, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   C. Kenneth Brumit, age 92, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 24, 2018 from his residence. Kenneth was born in Elizabethton to the late Walter and Theresa Clark Brumit. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step daughter, Amy Fortune Russell. Kenneth was the owner and president of Southern Finance, which he started in 1953 and he retired in 1999. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II in the...
Edward B. Tolliver 09/29/2018
Edward B. Tolliver September 24, 2018 Date of Service: September 29, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Edward Byrdean Tolliver age 92, of Johnson City, TN went to be with his Lord and to be re-united with his loving wife Arizona on Monday, September 24, 2018 from Johnson City Medical Center.Born in Benham, KY, E.B. Tolliver was the son of the late Harmon Burdine Tolliver and Minnie Leona Tolliver. Mr. Tolliver was a kind, loving, and gentle man whose life centered on his church, family, and God. He worked as a business executive for General Shale Brick for 33 years, Sioux...
Judy Carol Rogers 09/28/2018
Judy Carol Rogers September 25, 2018 Date of Service: September 28, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Judy Carol Hensley Rogers, age 67, of Elizabethton, TN passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her residence. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Foy and Ruth Puckett Hensley. She was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by her first husband and her children’s father, Jack Leon Rogers; two daughters, Marilyn Kelly Rogers and April Renee Rogers; a son, John David “John Boy” Rogers and two sisters,...
Wendy Michelle McKinney 09/27/2018
Wendy Michelle McKinney September 24, 2018 Date of Service: September 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom       JOB:   19-25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: Wendy Michelle McKinney, 40, Elizabethton passed away Monday September 24, 2018. She was born February 3, 1978 in Elizabethton. Wendy was a 1996 graduate of Hampton High School and a 2004 graduate of East Tennessee State University. She taught school for a few years, but liked working in the Food Service work at Arby’s as assistant manager. Her hobbies were watching The...
Goldia W. Scott 09/22/2018
Goldia W. Scott September 17, 2018 Date of Service: September 22, 2018 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount Addition   Psalms 118-24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Goldia Marie Ward Scott, 78, Elizabethton went to be with her Lord Monday, September 17, 2018 at Signature Health Center. A native of Mountain City, she was a daughter of the late Nathan D. Ward, Sr. & Sarah Tester Ward. She was a graduate of Johnson County High School and East Tennessee State College. She had lived in Elizabethton most of her life....
Bill Tommy Joe Gross 09/21/2018
Bill "Tommy Joe" Gross September 17, 2018 Date of Service: September 21, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Bill “Tommy Joe” Gross , 47, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 17, 2018, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of Mary Metcalf and Stepfather, Rick Metcalf. Tom was a devoted son, husband and father. He was of the Christian faith and was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Celia Heatherly and Joel and Aline Gross and an uncle, Ralph Heatherly Jr. In addition to his mother...
Paula M. Rogers 09/19/2018
Paula M. Rogers September 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise    
Jimmie C. Bowling 09/19/2018
Jimmie C. Bowling September 14, 2018 Date of Service: September 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mr. Jimmie Carl Bowling, age 71, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of the late Bill and Anna Mae Luttrell Bowling. Mr. Bowling received his Bachelor’s Degree from E.T.S.U. and was a computer technician. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was stationed in Hawaii while in the military and was on the set of the popular war movie, “Tora – Tora...
Lewis LaGrand Jr. 09/17/2018
Lewis LaGrand, Jr. September 13, 2018 Date of Service: September 17, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Lewis LaGrand, Jr., age 86, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Hillview Health Care Center surrounded by his family. Lewis was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina to the late Lewis T. LaGrand, Sr. and Susan K. Williams LaGrand. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Raymond Carden. Lewis worked at Walmart, in many capacities, for 41 years and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. He attended ETSU...
Kathryn Jane Dugger-Edwards 09/17/2018
Kathryn Jane Dugger-Edwards September 14, 2018 Date of Service: September 17, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Kathryn Jane Dugger-Edwards, age 58, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Kathryn was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to Jane Hensley Dugger, of Elizabethton and the late George Dugger, Jr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her previous husband, John Mack; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Dugger Sr.; and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Opie Hensley; and two cousins, Mike Fouts and Brenda...
Mack Lyons 09/16/2018
Mack Lyons September 13, 2018 Date of Service: September 16, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mack R. Lyons, 76, born May 28, 1942 in Elizabethton, TN died September 12, 2018 at Vanderbilt, Medical Center in Nashville after an extended illness.  He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence “C.A.” “Jack” Lyons and Elizabeth Greer Lyons, and a nephew, Flynn Cole. He is survived by his wife Patsy Whitlock Lyons (who cared very patiently for me during my illness), son: Richard “Dickie” Lyons (Rachel), daughters: Julie Shook (John) and Lori Wilson (Mike), grandsons:  David Lyons (Bri), Seth Lyons, Stephen Wilson,...
Harold Lingerfelt 09/16/2018
Harold Lingerfelt September 11, 2018 Date of Service: September 16, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Harold Lingerfelt, age 91, of 680 Fox Meadow Road, Elizabethton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from Franklin Woods Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton. Harold was the son of the late Jacob Lee and Viola Bacon Lingerfelt. Harold was above all else a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a devout Christian and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Elizabethton where he had served as a deaf interpreter,...
Mary Ella Machen Johnson 09/13/2018
Mary Ella Machen Johnson September 6, 2018 Date of Service: September 13, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mary Ella Machen Johnson was born in Elizabethton, TN on December 6, 1948.  She was the oldest daughter of the late Rev. M. D. Machen and Ola Mae Green Machen. Mrs. Johnson attended Douglas High School and graduated from Elizabethton High School, with honors in 1966.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh NC in 1970.  She graduated with honors, magna cum laude.  She was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu and Phi Kappa Alpha Honor Societies....
Sarah Robinson Murray 09/12/2018
Sarah Robinson Murray September 7, 2018 Date of Service: September 12, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Sarah Robinson Murray died on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Cornerstone Village after a lengthy period of declining health. She was born January 22, 1931 in Yancy County, North Carolina the youngest child of the late John Manasseh Robinson and Lula Thomas Robinson. Three siblings, Horace, Clara and Howard died in infancy. She was the last survivor of the siblings who reached adulthood: Arlen Cox, Guy Robinson, Alma Robinson Harris, Geneva Robinson Clark McGinnis, Floyd Robinson, Margie Robinson Elliott and Olis Robinson. Her mother died...
Paul T. Manning 09/11/2018
Dora K. White September 7, 2018 Date of Service: September 11, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Dora Kerley White, Elizabethton  passed away in a most peaceful manner on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the age of 96 years and one week at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community.  Mrs. White was born on August 31, 1922, in Moorcroft, Wyoming, where her parents, Elster Leroy Kerley and Bina Miller Kerley, were homesteading.  The family returned to the mountains of North Carolina where Dora was raised along with her three brothers and four sisters:  Dallas, Dillard, Don, Doris, Delma, Dola Patricia, and Delores, all...
Paul T. Manning 09/09/2018
Paul T. Manning September 5, 2018 Date of Service: September 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Paul T Manning, age 94, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the V.A. Medical Center Hospice. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of the late Samuel and Nola Colbaugh Manning. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served over twenty years in the military as a military policeman. Mr. Manning was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton where he formerly served as deacon. His last service project for his Church...
Ronald Edwards 09/08/2018
Ronald Edwards September 4, 2018 Date of Service: September 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Reverend Ronald G. Edwards, age 80, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, following a long and courageous battle with bone marrow cancer, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the VA Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Carter County and was a son of the late Lee Nathaniel and Maudell Flanary Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, E. Lorraine Whitehead Edwards, whom he married on November 15, 1959, in...
Eleanor Rae Hampton 09/08/2018
Eleanor Rae Hampton September 2, 2018 Date of Service: September 8, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Eleanor Rae (Hansford) Hampton, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered her eternal home on September 2, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1935 in Elizabethton, TN to the late Ray and Nora Elizabeth (Long) Hansford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart Hampton; a son, Michael Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard Earl and Judy Hansford; a grandson, Jacob Hampton; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter W. Hampton and Margaret Hampton. She...
Lavelle Gourley Fair 09/06/2018
Lavelle Gourley Fair September 2, 2018 Date of Service: September 6, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section          Lavelle Hopson Gourley Fair, 90, Blaine Tennessee formerly of Elizabethton passed away Sunday September 2, 2018 in the RidgeView Terrace of Life Care, Rutledge, Tenn...  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Walter E. & Elsie Pleasant Hopson.  She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Carson-Newman College.  She was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Rev. Lewis Gourley  a Baptist Minister who passed away August...
Betty Lou Oliver 09/05/2018
Betty Lou Oliver August 31, 2018 Date of Service: September 5, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section        Betty Lou Fulton Oliver, 79, Elizabethton, gained her Angel wings Friday, August 31, 2018   in the Signature Health Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Mae Campbell Fulton. She was retired from the Elizabethton City School System as a cook. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Oliver, a daughter who...
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