Obituaries

Obituaries

Nov 2019

Name Date of Service
Gwendolyn McMahan 11/20/2019
Gwendolyn McMahan November 16, 2019 Date of Service: November 20, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom         Gwendolyn Louise Lowe McMahan, 73, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a brief illness.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late L.L. & Hazel Whittemore Lowe.  Gwendolyn was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.  She was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Elizabeth Feathers, Norma Fair and Joan Edmondson and her brother: Harold Lowe.  She was a member of West Side...
Katrina Polvinen Morgan 11/16/2019
Katrina Polvinen Morgan November 11, 2019 Date of Service: November 16, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Katrina Polvinen Morgan was born July 9, 1948, into a Finnish home in West Paris, Maine. Her father, Walter, was a Maine woodsman and mechanic. Her mother, Hilja, was an Emergency Room nurse. Katrina was one of seven children—Natalie, Peter, Roger, Carilla, Carl, and Anna. Katrina grew up in a Finnish-speaking Congregational Church. During a campfire service in summer camp on Cape Cod at age nine, she trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She began attending an English-speaking church and was baptized in...
Cleo Frances Reed 11/16/2019
Cleo Frances Reed November 14, 2019 Date of Service: November 16, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount Addition   Cleo Frances Reed, age 86, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Cleo was born in Carter County to the late Conley and Anna Lucille Ingram Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Morrison. Cleo had previously worked as the manager at WBEJ Radio Broadcasting in Elizabethton, where she had worked for 66 years and was a member...
John "Andrew" Moore 11/15/2019
John "Andrew" Moore November 8, 2019 Date of Service: November 15, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   John “Andrew” Moore, 57, of Johnson City died Friday, November 8, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, son of John A. and the late Peggy Paynter Moore. Andrew was a painter using mostly acrylic and watercolors. His works are displayed in galleries from Johnson City to Nashville. He has done work in several local eateries such as Café 111 and Bella Vita. Andrew was a semi professional drummer and had been a member of Plane Jane Has...
Nancy Lou Jones 11/11/2019
Nancy Lou Jones November 8, 2019 Date of Service: November 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Nancy Taylor Jones was called home on November 8th after a valiant battle with cancer.  Nancy was a native of Elizabethton and remained there to raise her family her entire life.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years James Paul Jones Sr, her parents, John R and Irene W Taylor and sister, Roma Jean Taylor. Nancy was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.  She made long life friendships there which she continued to enjoy throughout her life. ...
Henri "Butch" Doriot III 11/09/2019
Henri "Butch" Doriot III September 14, 2019 Date of Service: November 9, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Henri Doriot III, known as "Butch" to many in his younger days, passed away suddenly at age 74, on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Henri was born March 28, 1945 in Bristol, Virginia to Henri and Margaret Doriot. Henri had a Master's of BA/Finance; and he served as comptroller for Nortel for most of his career. He and his son, Eric, established an automotive business over the last 16 years of his life. Henri was truly one of a kind. A...
George C. Edens Jr. 11/09/2019
George C. Edens Jr. November 2, 2019 Date of Service: November 9, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   George C. Edens, Jr., 84, previous resident of Elizabethton, TN passed away Saturday, November 2nd at Mission Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the son of the late George Clemons Edens, Sr. and Ogden Elizabeth Edens. George was a kindhearted man and an avid lover of music. He loved playing his guitar and being in a band. He collected records of all sorts. George was also quite witty and at times was a bit of a prankster. George...
Gary Wayne Winters 11/07/2019
Gary Wayne Winters November 3, 2019 Date of Service: November 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mr. Gary “Wayne” Winters, age 70 of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born in Greenville, SC and was the son of the late Bruce and Florence Sims Winters. “Wayne” worked as a welder at Eastman Chemical for Worley Parsons Inc. He was of the Baptist faith, loved the Lord and reading his Bible. He also loved to spend time with his family and friends and enjoyed spending time on the lake, riding motorcycles...
Margaret Louise Puckett 11/05/2019
Margaret Louise Puckett November 3, 2019 Date of Service: November 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Louise Honeycutt Puckett, 90, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late David & Grace Rhea Honeycutt.  She was retired from the Carter County School System as a lunchroom manager at Hunter Elementary School for 34 years. Prior to her illness she was an active member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carson...
Eula Mae Richards 11/05/2019
Eula Mae Richards October 19, 2019 Date of Service: November 5, 2019 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Faith   Eula Mae Pennington Richards, 64, was born on Holy Hill Road in Mountain City, TN, on July 30, 1955, and went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, James Pennington, and her mother, Ethel Marie Main-Campbell, as well as her half brother, Mickey Campbell. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Richards, her brother, Wayne Pennington, her half brother, Sidney Campbell, and her sister, Barbara Poe, along with cousins, nieces, and...
Ella Mae Jackson 11/05/2019
Ella Mae Jackson October 30, 2019 Date of Service: November 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Ella Mae (Head) Jackson, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from her residence. Ella Mae was born in Carter County to the late John and Hattie Hill Head. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jackson; two sons, Kevin Jackson and Ernest Kent Jackson; two sisters, Hannah Lee Carter and Viola Morgan; and two brothers, Eugene Head and Ernest Head. Ella Mae was a...
Richard A. Lewis 11/04/2019
Richard A. Lewis October 30, 2019 Date of Service: November 4, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom             Richard Allen Lewis, 65, of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center, after a courageous battle with numerous health problems. Rick was born March 22, 1954 to the late Freeman and Marie Kemp Lewis. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and Antique Car enthusiast. He was a member of Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his “second mom” Sallie Guy. Rick is survived by...
Connie Estep Vaughn 11/02/2019
Connie Estep Vaughn October 29, 2019 Date of Service: November 2, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Connie Estep Vaughn, age 74, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from her residence. Connie was born in Carter County to the late Conley and Hattie Hyder Estep. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall Vaughn; a brother, Benny Estep; and her great grandson, Timothy James Vaughn. Connie had worked at East Tennessee Undergarment in Elizabethton and was a member of Elizabethton Alliance Church. She loved...

Oct 2019

Name Date of Service
Hugh B. Berry 10/31/2019
Hugh B. Berry October 26, 2019 Date of Service: October 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Hugh B. Berry passed away Saturday, Oct. 26th.  He was born June 11, 1934 to the late Noah and Ruby Berry, in Washington County, TN. He was a 1956 graduate of Science Hill High School and active in several sports there.  He retired from Dow Chemical as a Regional Sales Manager.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Johnson City.  He married Betty Crowe in 1957.   He was also pre-deceased by a sister, Jackie Berry and a brother...
J.N. Buckles 10/27/2019
J.N. Buckles October 24, 2019 Date of Service: October 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   J.N. Buckles, age 94, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be the Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. J.N. was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Alfred and Abbygail Nave Buckles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Nave Buckles; his brothers, Harry Buckles, Eston Buckles, Tommy Buckles and Brown Buckles; and his sisters, Vera Buckles, Ella Buckles and Kate Buckles Williams. J.N. retired as a Lieutenant...
Eliza Jane Moore 10/27/2019
Eliza Jane Moore October 22, 2019 Date of Service: October 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section      Eliza Jane Griffith Moore, 93, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hermitage Health Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Frank & Della Arnold Griffith. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and retired from Denise Lingerie. She loved to work puzzle books Eliza was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
Larry J. Lane 10/26/2019
Larry J. Lane October 22, 2019 Date of Service: October 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Larry Jerome Lane, 76, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Clayton & Pearl Miller Lane.  He was a retired Plumber.  He attended Little Mountain Baptist Church.  He loved talking with his friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Judy Ann McKeehan Lane who passed away August 10, 2017 and by a sister:...
Cecil E. Freeman 10/26/2019
Cecil E. Freeman October 21, 2019 Date of Service: October 26, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Cecil Eugene Freeman, age 88, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and his wife on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Cecil was born in Carter County to the late Ralph and Martha Bula Liner Freeman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie “Jean” Blackburn Freeman; and several brothers and sisters. Cecil retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a Christian. He had previously worked in the...
Kenneth E. Humphrey 10/25/2019
Kenneth E. Humphrey October 22, 2019 Date of Service: October 25, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane       Kenneth Eugene “Hawkeye” Humphrey, 80, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from the Johnson City medical Center.  Kenneth was born, January24, 1939 to the late Williams Frances & Rosa Reece Humphrey.  He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for baseball and was Captain of the Basketball Team.  He was retired from the Elizabethton Water Department after 40 years of service.  He was a member...
Jerry L. Bowers 10/24/2019
Jerry L. Bowers October 20, 2019 Date of Service: October 24, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace             Jerry Lee Bowers, 77, of Elizabethton, lovingly and peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at his home following a brief illness.  A native of Elizabethton, Jerry was the son of the Haskel and Bonnie Bowers. A “Forever Cyclone”, Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he still enjoyed attending basketball and football games.  Once an energetic basketball official  himself, he truly loved showing his school and community pride whether it be through...
Barbara Rose Hampton 10/18/2019
Barbara Rose Hampton October 13, 2019 Date of Service: October 18, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section        Barbara Rose Bristol Hampton, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 in the Hermitage Health Care.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Harris Bristol, Sr. & Margaret Bishop Bristol.  She was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School, attended East Tennessee State University where she was involved in the ROTC Department. She   was Secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, following that she served in the US Embassy in London for 2 years...
Bonnie P. Turbyfill 10/14/2019
Bonnie P. Turbyfill October 11, 2019 Date of Service: October 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section        Bonnie Pansy O’Quinn Turbyfill, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Warren & Carrie Powers O’Quinn. She was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and Magnavox. Bonnie   was a member of Borderview Christian Church. She loved working in her garden and flowers and loved to go shopping, and could be found talking and laughing with family on her porch swing.  In addition to...
Floyd Hershel Buchanan 10/13/2019
Floyd Hershel Buchanan October 9, 2019 Date of Service: October 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom        Floyd Hershel Buchanan, 91 Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Waters of Johnson City.  A native of Buleadean, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Clyde & Helena Gouge Buchanan.   He was Manager of Park Belks for 46 years. Mr. Buchanan was a founding member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife of 71 years: Geraldine Archer Buchanan. Survivors include his children: Shelby Jean (Blaine) Shoun,...
Norma Rhea Rowlette 10/12/2019
Norma Rhea Rowlette October 1, 2019 Date of Service: October 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Norma Rhea Rowlette, age 82, passed away peacefully October 1, 2019 in Riverview, Florida. She was born January 26, 1937 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to John and Flora Edens. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Judy Britt; two brothers, Richard Edens and Roy Edens; and her second son, Christopher Rowlette. Norma worked at the Raytheon Corporation as a young woman, managed all the cleaning services at a resort hotel on Kauai, Hawaii, and eventually owned her own...
Carl Edward Estep 10/11/2019
Carl Edward Estep October 6, 2019 Date of Service: October 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper       Carl Edward Estep, 96, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Samuel Mitchel & Nanny Carden Estep. Mr. Estep served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European and South Pacific Theatres. He was retired as a Dental Technician at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was an...
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