Obituaries

Obituaries

Jul 2018

Name Date of Service
Frances Rosalie Elliott Williams 07/24/2018
Frances Rosalie Elliott Williams July 17, 2018 Date of Service: July 24, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Frances Rosalie Elliott Williams, age 87, of Rector, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home. She was born January 23, 1931 in Bristol, TN and was a daughter of the late James Ray Elliott, Sr. and Blanche Blevins Elliott. Frances attended the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Ligonier, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Leon Williams who died in 1998 and by one brother and one sister. Those left to cherish her memory...
U.G. Buckles 07/23/2018
U.G. Buckles July 19, 2018 Date of Service: July 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom        U.G. Buckles, 89, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the Signature Health Care.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Grant Buckles and Eliza Williams Pierce Buckles.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Buckles was a retired Welder; he also loved to farm and work in his garden.  He was a member and former deacon of Blue Springs Christian Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
Ralph Champion 07/21/2018
Ralph Champion July 13, 2018 Date of Service: July 21, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Ralph Leonard Champion, 78 of Knoxville passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018.  He was the son of the late Oliver Charlie and Neva Taylor Champion.  Ralph spent his work career as a color specialist for a variety of companies in the furniture industry.  Ralph was of the Baptist faith and a member of Dixie Lee Baptist Church in Lenoir City, TN. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Norma Jean Cannon Champion; daughter, Melissa Frazer (Lewis) of Knoxville, TN; two grandsons, Andrew...
Opal Street 07/17/2018
Opal Street June 27, 2018 Date of Service: July 17, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Opal Benfield Street, age, 91, of Elizabethton, left her earthly home on June 27, 2018 to join her heavenly family and her savior, Jesus Christ, following an extended illness. Opal was born in Carter County to the late Amos and Mary Benfield. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Street; and her sisters, Margaret, Evelyn, Wilma and Jean. For many years, she and her husband owned a general store in Limestone Cove. Street’s Store became a community meeting place...
Robert B. Ellis 07/14/2018
Robert B. Ellis February 3, 2018 Date of Service: July 14, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Robert Byron Ellis, Jr., 86, of Kingsport, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at The Waters of Johnson City. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities area, and a son of the late Ida Mae and Robert Byron Ellis Sr. Mr. Ellis was a graduate of Science Hill High School, where he was an all-state track and field athlete and Hall of Fame inductee. He served in the U. S. Army and later worked as a contractor for much of his life....
Hazel Pauline White 07/13/2018
Hazel Pauline White July 7, 2018 Date of Service: July 13, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Hazel Pauline White, of Elizabethton, was born January 27, 1928 and passed away on July 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shubert Earl White, her parents Dewey and Myrtle Rains Pierce, her brother-in-law, Lee Wills and son-in-law, Gary Donald Coker. Survivors include her daughters: Janet Coker of Elizabethton and Diana Mottern of San Antonio, Texas; her granddaughters, Melinda Coker of Baltimore, Maryland and Beth Mottern, San Antonio, Texas; her great grandchildren: Veronica and Lavinia. She is also survived by her...
Dana Harold Justice 07/10/2018
Dana Harold Justice July 6, 2018 Date of Service: July 10, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mr. Dana Harold Justice, age 86, of Johnson City, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Charles and Selma Ruth Pierce Justice and was born in Butler, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Justice. Mr. Justice was a twelve year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard and a member of the Cherokee Church of Christ. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty...
William Timothy Roberts 07/06/2018
William Timothy Roberts July 2, 2018 Date of Service: July 6, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Dr. William Timothy (Tim) Roberts, PhD, RD, LD, CFS, age 57, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Dr. Roberts was born September 3, 1960 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to William H. Roberts, of Hampton, Tennessee and the late Thelma Johnson Roberts. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a cousin, Larry Blevins. Dr. Roberts was a professor of Family and Consumer Science at Jacksonville State University. He was also the director...
William "Wimpy" Hampton 07/03/2018
William "Wimpy" Hampton July 1, 2018 Date of Service: July 3, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   William C. “Wimpy” Hampton Sr., age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, July 01, 2018, at the Mountain Home V.A. Hospital. Wimpy was born in Elizabethton to the late James and Daisy Mae Headrick Hampton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy Shortt Hampton; two brothers, Preston Hampton and Lester Hampton; one sister, Mozella Orr. Wimpy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend...
Evelyn Lewis 07/03/2018
Evelyn Lewis July 1, 2018 Date of Service: July 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Evelyn Carden Lewis, 88, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 01, 2018. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Lovie and Emma Teague Carden. Mrs. Lewis went to Washington, D.C. to work in the records department at the F.B.I. upon her graduation from Hampton High School. In Washington, is where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Sturgill Lewis, who preceded her in death on September 29, 2016. Evelyn and her husband were local business people...
Edward Poage Whitehead 07/03/2018
Edward "Poage" Whitehead June 29, 2018 Date of Service: July 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Edward “Poage” Whitehead, 92, Johnson City, died after an extended illness June 29, 2018 at NHC Healthcare Facility.  Poage was born in Butler, TN to the late Carson Hamilton and Abbie Gill Campbell Whitehead. He was also preceded in death by six brothers: Frank, Herbert, Clyde, Bobby, J.D. and Bill Whitehead; four sisters: Frances Hafner, Mae Reed, Dorothy Campbell, and Christine Dye. He was of the Baptist Faith. Poage served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his...
Barbara Vandeventer 07/02/2018
Barbara Vandeventer June 27, 2018 Date of Service: July 2, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Barbara Ann Blackmon Vandeventer, age 79, of Elizabethton, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol. Barbara was born in Columbus, Georgia on August 27, 1938 to the late Clarence Blackmon and Polly Harris Blackmon Grimes. Barbara was an accomplished artist and craft person. She could do anything with her hands. She made beautiful jewelry, cards and baskets and gave them as gifts, which people really loved. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt...

Jun 2018

Name Date of Service
Robert W. Thomas 06/29/2018
Robert W. "Bud" Thomas June 24, 2018 Date of Service: June 29, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Robert (Bud) Whitfield Thomas, Sr., age 89, of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018, at home surrounded by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Jane Thomas, and his six children. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday evening, June 30th, at 6PM, at Memorial Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, officiated by Joe Rightmyer, with reception and visitation immediately following the service in the church’s fellowship hall. Bud was born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Elizabethton to Jerry M. Thomas and Laura Allen...
Charlotte J. Deloach 06/27/2018
Charlotte J. Deloach June 23, 2018 Date of Service: June 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Charlotte Jean Deloach, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday June 23, 2018 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Harry Eugene & Ossie Bare Burrow.   Charlotte worked at Levi-Strauss and retired from Big Lots. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years: William Buddy Deloach, a son: Billy Ray Deloach, a sister: Jayne Nidiffer, a brother: Charles Terry Burrow and a brother-in-law: J.M....
Charles E. Henson 06/25/2018
Charles E. Henson June 22, 2018 Date of Service: June 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln On Friday, June 22, 2018, our loving, devoted father and papaw, Charles Edward Henson, age 75, of Elizabethton, went home to be meet his Lord and Savior from the Johnson City Medical Center with his family by his side, following a brief illness. Charles was born in Elizabethton to the late John and Ira Vines Henson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
Myrtie Deal 06/23/2018
Myrtie Deal June 19, 2018 Date of Service: June 22, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Myrtie Helen Moreland Deal, age 97, of Elizabethton, went home to join her family in Heaven on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Myrtie was born on March 31, 1921 to the late Millard and Bertha Lipps Moreland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Deal; one son, Bobby Lee Deal; an infant sister, Birtie Moreland; two brothers, Robert Moreland and General Lee Moreland; a sister-in-law, Barbara Moreland; and a special nephew, Charles Moreland. Myrtie...
Kathleen Grindstaff 06/23/2018
Kathleen Grindstaff June 20, 2018 Date of Service: June 23, 2018 Interment Location: Freedom Garden   Kathleen Ora Simerly Grindstaff, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Rady & Mamie Waycaster Simerly. Kathleen had worked for several years at Felty-Roland Florist, Bachelor Button Florist and Bowers Flowers. She retired from the Carter County School System as a Custodian. She was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...
Cathy M. Barnaby 06/23/2018
Cathy M. Barnaby June 19, 2018 Date of Service: June 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Cathy Mae Stone Barnaby, age 64, of Elizabethton passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Cathy was born in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Alvin and Ida Mae Howell Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Stephen Joseph Barnaby in May 2014; a daughter, Samantha Barnaby in November 2013; a brother, Alvin Stone, Jr.; and a sister, Patricia Stone. Cathy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and...
Cecil Wayne Peeks 06/16/2018
  Cecil Wayne Peeks June 11, 2018 Date of Service: June 16, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mr. Cecil Wayne Peeks, age 73, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his family, on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home. He was the son of the late Cecil and Rina “Mandy” (Taylor) Peeks and was born in Elizabethton, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Cindy Hardin. Wayne graduated from Unaka High School, Class of 1963, where he played football. He and Loretta were married at East Park Baptist...
Billy Ray Miller 06/16/2018
  Billy Ray Miller June 14, 2018 Date of Service: June 16, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Billy Ray Miller, 86, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George W. & Ruth Farmer Miller. Bill was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an Assistant Fire Chief with the City of Elizabethton Fire Department, having worked there for over 20 years. He was also involved in the Elizabethton Paving Company. He...
Johnny Fagan 06/12/2018
  Johnny "Pete" Fagan June 8, 2018 Date of Service: June 12, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   On June 8, 2018 we lost a beloved family member Johnny “Pete” Fagan, 71, Elizabethton. He was a loving husband, father & grandfather.  He could not be more proud of his family. He was very patriotic and loved his country.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John J. & Emma Lee Watson Fagan.  Pete was retired from the United States Army after twenty years of service received the rank of Sgt. First Class.  He served during the...
William L. Hughes 06/09/2018
  William "Bill" L. Hughes June 5, 2018 Date of Service: June 9, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mr. William L. Hughes, "Bill", age 81, of the Central Community of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late George Dewey and Lula Mills Hughes and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Lynn Hughes and Samuel "Buck" Hughes. Mr. Hughes was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of the Central Community Christian Church where he...
Velma Clemons 06/09/2018
  Velma Clemons June 6, 2018 Date of Service: June 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Velma Lee Clemons, age 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Velma was born in Carter County to the late Coy and Nora Guy Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. Clemons in 1999; a son, Wayne Edgar Clemons; six sisters; and two brothers. Velma was well known for her baby quilts, embroidery work and her work...

May 2018

Name Date of Service
Bill G. Young 05/31/2018
  Bill G. Young May 28, 2018 Date of Service: May 31, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Bill G. Young, age 90, of Elizabethton, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Hermitage Health Center. He was a native of Carter County, Tennessee and was a son of the late Sam H. Young and Rose Dugger Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Jack Young and Sam Young, two sisters; Iva Gouge and Eileen Young. Mr. Young was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, having...
Edith Collins 05/29/2018
  Edith Collins May 25, 2018 Date of Service: May 29, 2018 Interment Location: May 29, 2018   Edith H. Collins, age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 25, 2018 from the Christian Care Center in Blountville, Tennessee. Edith was born in Carter County to the late Joe Brown Lewis and Dora Overbay Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Jay Collins, in 1972; three sisters; and one brother. Edith retired from Tri-State Container after 35 years of service and was a member of First Freewill...
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