Obituaries

Obituaries

Apr 2021

Name Date of Service
John W. Vannoy Jr. 04/12/2021
John W. Vannoy, Jr. April 8, 2021 Date of Service: April 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   John W. Vannoy, Jr., age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from his residence. John was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late John William Vannoy, Sr. and Etta Harmon Vannoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Dean Vannoy; his second wife, Helen Johnson Vannoy; a son, Kyle Vannoy; one brother, Fred Vannoy; and three sisters, Helen Fritts, Nell Tolbert and Chloe...
Laura Betty Crowe Berry 04/11/2021
Laura "Betty" Crowe Berry April 8, 2021 Date of Service: April 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Laura "Betty" Crowe Berry, age 81, of Johnson City, TN passed away from a brief illness at the Johnson City Medical Center on April 8, 2021. Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Crowe and Vera Mottern Crowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Crowe Skinner and June Crowe Young Fleming, and one brother Norman Crowe. Betty graduated from Happy Valley High School in 1957 and married Hugh B. Berry the same...
Emma Jean Johnson 04/10/2021
Emma Jean Johnson March 27, 2021 Date of Service: April 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Emma Jean Johnson, passed away Saturday March 27th in Jacksonville, Florida. Known as Jean to her friends and family, Emma Jean was born to Edna and Howard Smith, on October 30th 1936 in Richmond Virginia. Jean attended school at Elizabethton High, and later East Tennessee State where she earned an AA. She married her high school beau Nicky LeRoy Johnson in 1956 and they had two children, who traveled the country with her in the years Nicky was deployed with the Navy. Eventually settling...
Carol Ann Church Howard 04/09/2021
Carol Ann Church Howard April 5, 2021 Date of Service: April 9, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Carol Ann Church Howard, 78, of Concord, North Carolina went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 5. 2021, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Howard was born June 14, 1942 in Hampton, TN. She was a daughter of the late Cline Church and Dollie Morton Church. She was a member of Miami Baptist Church. Mrs. Howard taught school for 21 years at Kannapolis Middle School. She also was on the National Board...
William Paul Bales II 04/05/2021
William Paul Bales II March 29, 2021 Date of Service: April 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   William Paul Bales, II, age 76, of Piney Flats, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. William was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late William Paul Bales, Sr. and Edith Lucille Davis Bales. William was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era. He was a radio technician and was a big jokester. He liked to tinker on things and was a Ham Radio enthusiast. William was also a volunteer...
Mable Hamilton 04/05/2021
Mabel Hamilton April 2, 2021 Date of Service: April 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom  
Frema Lou Buckles Fine 04/03/2021
Frema Lou Buckles Fine March 30, 2021 Date of Service: April 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Frema Lou Buckles Fine, age 68, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Frema was born in Holden, West Virginia to the late Ward Warren and Inez Taylor Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Fine; one brother; three sisters; and several aunts and uncles. Frema was a wonderful mother and a devoted Christian. She was also a loving...
Mary Edens Bowers 04/01/2021
Mary Edens Bowers March 29, 2021 Date of Service: April 1, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mary Emma Edens Bowers, 93, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born in Elizabethton and was the daughter of the late Walter and Claudia Edens. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bowers, her siblings: Pauline Hodge, Ethel Hollars, Clara Fox, Clyde Edens, Fred Edens, Tom Edens, and Buck Edens. Those left to cherish Mary’s memory include her daughter Debra Pierce and her husband Roger, nephews: Bill...

Mar 2021

Name Date of Service
Edna Jarrett Crumley 03/30/2021
Edna Jarrett Crumley March 26, 2021 Date of Service: March 30, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Edna Jarrett Crumley, age 76, of Central Community, Johnson City, TN, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2021 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, Edna was the daughter of the late Robert Sherman Jarrett and Frances Sparks Lewis Jarrett. She was a 1963 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State University (B.S., Home Economics Education and M.S., Special Education). Edna was a teacher for 30 years at Colonial Heights Middle School, Kingsport, TN where she...
Randy "Razzo" Jeff Lovelace 03/27/2021
Randy "Razzo" Jeff Lovelace March 22, 2021 Date of Service: March 27, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Randy Jeff “Razzo” Lovelace, 66, Elizabethton passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Harold & Carrie Pauline Pierce Lovelace. He was a 1972 graduate of Hampton High School. Razzo was retired from the US Postal Service as a Mail Carrier. He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Doris Colbaugh, Charlene Harmon and Wilma Colbaugh and two...
Kenny Ray Shook 03/27/2021
Kenny Ray Shook March 24, 2021 Date of Service: March 27, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Kenny Ray Shook, age 51, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was the son of the late Winford Wilson and Clara Kathleen Jones Shook. Kenny loved to attend Nascar races at Bristol Motor Speedway and enjoyed listening to music by Ralph Stanley and Elvis Presley. Kenny loved to go to church and spend time with his family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing games on his Xbox. Kenny was a member...
Elizabeth S. Robey 03/24/2021
Elizabeth S. Robey March 17, 2021 Date of Service: March 23, 2021 Inurnment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Elizabeth S. Robey, age 88, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Elizabeth was born in England to the late George and Christine Goadsby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Townsend. Elizabeth was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. Those left to cherish Elizabeth’s memory include her husband of 68 years, Cyril Robey, of the home; and three children, Rodney Robey (Fran), Tim...
Claude Marion Wilson 03/24/2021
Claude Marion Wilson March 20, 2021 Date of Service: March 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Claude Marion Wilson, 94 of Elizabethton, Tennessee was born August 15, 1926 and died March 20, 2021 with his family by his side. Claude is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lillie Wilson, daughters Ruth Pfitzenmaier (husband Doug) and Esther Lukenbaugh (husband Jack), one sister, Arliss Campbell, five grandchildren; Martha, Jeremy, Nathan, Chad and Julie, and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Frank Wilson and sister Billie Loveless. Claude was a veteran of WW II,...
Timothy Lee McDonald 03/23/2021
Timothy Lee McDonald March 16, 2021 Date of Service: March 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Remembrance   Timothy Lee McDonald, 27, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born September 27, 1993 in Hagerstown, Maryland and had lived in Elizabethton for the past seven years. Timothy was a member of Experience Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents: James & Callista Locklear and his Paternal Grandfather: Edward McDonald. Timothy was a graduate of Avery County High School, Newland, North Carolina. He was an...
Rebecca Sue Overdorf 03/23/2021
Rebecca Sue Overdorf March 19, 2021 Date of Service: March 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise   Rebecca Sue Price Overdorf, 82, Johnson City, went to be with her Lord, Friday, March 19, 2021 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1938 in Rogersville, TN to the late James R. & Christine Shanks Price. She was a graduate of Rogersville High School and attended Johnson University, Knoxville. She was a homemaker. Becky was a member of the Range Community Christian Church. Becky Overdorf said when she was in the third grade that she wanted to be a preacher’s wife....
Theresa Marie Leduc 03/22/2021
Theresa Marie Leduc March 19, 2021 Date of Service: March 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Theresa M. Leduc, age 76, of Bluff City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 19, 2021 from the Bristol Regional Medical Center Hospital. Theresa was born in Michigan to the late Charles and Mary Petrie Leduc. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael Leduc and James Leduc. Theresa was employed with Alemite Corporation for 16 years and attended Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her brothers,...
Shirley Fair Wickwire Hale 03/21/2021
Shirley Fair Wickwire Hale March 17, 2021 Date of Service: March 21, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Shirley Fair Wickwire Hale, 81, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021. She was an Elizabethton native and graduate of Elizabethton High School class of 1957. Shirley was very creative and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and painting. She was a doting Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Shirley was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was a true Southern Lady in style and grace.  Shirley was the daughter of the late Coy Fair and Ethel Perry Fair. She was preceded in death by two husbands...
David Eugene "Gene" Harper 03/21/2021
David Eugene "Gene" Harper March 17, 2021 Date of Service: March 21, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   David Eugene “Gene” Harper, age 78, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving wife Jan, his devoted daughter Angie, his pride and joy grandson Josh, his church family Jennifer, Craig and Tyerell and his favorite nurses NaAsha and Brittney. Gene was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and was retired from the Elizabethton Electric System and as a bus driver for the Carter County School System. Gene was a...
Ray Lawrence Clemons 03/18/2021
Ray Lawrence Clemons March 9, 2021 Date of Service: March 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Ray L. Clemons Sr., 89 of Watauga passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in the Greystone Health Care Center. He was a native of Carter County and was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Crowe Clemons. Mr. Clemons retired from Atmos Energy after many years of service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Joan Clemons and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include three sons, Ray Clemons Jr., David Allen Clemons and...
Ida Mae Hale 03/14/2021
Ida Mae Hale February 27, 2021 Date of Service: March 14, 2021 Inurnment Location:  Columbarium of Peace   Ida Neal Hale, age 88, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Mrs. Hale was of the Methodist faith and a native of Sullivan County and the daughter of the late Arthur Clinton Neal and Emma Mae McCrary Neal. Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her beloved son; Richard “Todd” Hale, Elizabethton, TN, her husband; Carlos Michael “Mike” Hale, Elizabethton, TN, her nephew; Jerry L. Neal, Piney Flats, TN, her niece; Karen Carter Neal, Piney Flats, TN, her niece; Janice Neal...
Imogene Crumley 03/13/2021
Imogene Crumley March 11, 2021 Date of Service: March 13, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Imogene Crumley, age 76, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and her dear brother on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Imogene was born in Elizabethton to the late Paul J Crumley and Yvonne Vines Crumley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Crumley. Imogene was a caring lady who loved her family and her nephews greatly. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Imogene,...
Jonathan David Parlier 03/12/2021
Jonathan David Parlier March 5, 2021 Date of Service: March 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Jonathan David Parlier, age 39, of Elizabethton, Tennessee left his earthly home on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a lifelong native of Elizabethton and Johnson City, Tennessee. Jonathan was born on September 6, 1981 to David and Karen Parlier. Jonathan was educated at Elizabethton High School and graduated in 1999. He was very active in the band and enjoyed playing the trumpet. He then attended ETSU, where he also played in the band and the jazz...
Jerry Michael Price 03/11/2021
Jerry Michael Price March 6, 2021 Date of Service: March 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Jerry Michael Price, age 72, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from his residence. Jerry was born in Elizabethton to the late Herman and Hattie Edens Price. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Morgan; and two brothers, Manuel Price and Larry Price. Jerry was retired from Local #538 and was a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved his dogs...
Mollie A. Teilhet 03/09/2021
Mollie A. Teilhet March 3, 2021 Date of Service: March 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mollie A. Teilhet, age 72, of Watauga, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from her residence. Mollie was born in Elizabethton to the late William J. and Cleo Mottern Watkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William J. Watkins, Jr. Mollie was a strong, independent woman with a wonderful spirit of adventure and joy, who loved her children and grandchildren fiercely. Motherhood was her priority and always ensured their care. Mollie had been an agent...
Barbara Ann Ellis Melton 03/09/2021
Barbara Ann Ellis Melton March 4, 2021 Date of Service: March 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Barbara Ann Ellis Melton, 65, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her residence. She was born November 10, 1955 in Elizabethton. She was a 1973 graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University where she was an Art Major. She was a homemaker and prior to that she was an employee of the Carter County Health Department. Barbara was a happy member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father: Jack Ellis and...
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