Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2020

Name Date of Service
Frankie R. Brumitt 05/29/2020
Frankie R. Brumitt May 26, 2020 Date of Service: May 29, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer     Frankie Roberson Brumitt, 78, Hephzibah, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in the Brooksdale Assisted Living, Augusta Georgia. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Roy & Minnie Arnett Roberson. She had lived in Georgia since 1984. She was a homemaker. Frankie loved to quilt and loved her grandkids. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, McBean, Georgia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Edward Brumitt...
Edward "Ed" Bailey 05/28/2020
Edward "Ed" Bailey May 25, 2020 Date of Service: May 28, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden     On Monday, May 25, 2020 Edward “Ed” Bailey passed away peacefully after an extended illness and went on to be with the Lord. We will miss him and look forward to seeing him in God’s splendor. Ed was born in Johnson City, TN to the late Joel and Mary Alice May Bailey. He was preceded in passing by his parents and two sisters; Elizabeth Bailey Ervin and Alma Clark Hicks. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a...
Calvin C. Caldwell 05/28/2020
Calvin C. Caldwell May 24, 2020 Date of Service: May 28, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper     Calvin C. Caldwell, age 94, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Hermitage Rehabilitation Center of Elizabethton, following an extended illness. Calvin was born in Princeton, West Virginia to the late Thomas A. Caldwell and Madge Thompson Caldwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Caldwell; a brother, William “Bill” Caldwell (who was a veteran of the Korean War); and a sister, Mary Etta Willis. Calvin had worked...
Dr. Albert E. Miller 05/24/2020
Dr. Albert E. Miller May 17, 2020 Date of Service: May 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section     Dr. Albert E. Miller, Jr., 92, of Jonesborough died May 17, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born July 5, 1927 in Elizabethton, TN to Albert and Kathryn Miller. Due to his father’s military service, Dr. Miller graduated from Upper Darby High School, Philadelphia-where he excelled and earned the nickname “Rebel” on his football and track teams. He was a U. S. Army veteran who served in Germany during the occupation. Dr. Miller attended Milligan College and ETSU prior...
Selda Arnold Wilson 05/23/2020
Selda Arnold Wilson May 20, 2020 Date of Service: May 23, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane     Selda Arnold Wilson, age 96, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and those who had passed before her on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Selda was born in Carter County to the late David P. Ellis and Minnie Bullock Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Arnold; her second husband, Frank Wilson; a daughter, Linda Farmer; and four sisters, Florence Ellis, Mable Birchfield, Juanita White...
Hollis F. Cable 05/22/2020
Hollis F. Cable May 17, 2020 Date of Service: May 22, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace     Hollis F. Cable, age 94, of Hampton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 17, 2020 from his home. Hollis was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Chester Arthur Cable and Trula Jane Cardwell Cable. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Fred Cable; two grandsons, Timothy Cable, II and Kory McKinney; four brothers; and five sisters. Hollis retired from the Elizabethton Business College where he had taught Accounting and...
Betty Jo Greene 05/17/2020
Betty Jo Greene May 13, 2020 Date of Service: May 17, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom     Betty Jo (Johnson) Greene, age 89, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her residence. Betty Jo was born in Carter County to the late Jarvis and Blanche Lipford Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Greene, Jr.; her grandson, Daniel Berry; and a brother, Lewis “Poke” Johnson. Betty Jo was a homemaker and a charter member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church....
Marcella Odom 05/16/2020
Marcella Odom May 10, 2020 Date of Service: May 16, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden     Marcella Odom 1925-2020 Marcella Kathleen Odom (Smith), age 95, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, born February 1, 1925 to Dewey and Annabelle Smith in Ashland, Ky and has lived in Carter County for over 80 years. Marcella transitioned to her new heavenly home at Asbury Place on May 10, 2020. Marcella worked for Carter County Schools for 43 years and retired as a Cafeteria Manager at Valley Forge Elementary. She was a member of Doe River Baptist Church. Preceded...
Pamela A. Wilson 05/14/2020
Pamela A. Wilson May 11, 2020 Date of Service: May 14, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   According to II Timothy  4: 6-8. Everyone who met Pam always loved her. Pamela Ada Taylor Wilson, 65, of Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord on Monday May 11, 2020.  She was a native of Elizabethton and a daughter of the late Robert Lesley & Bernice Odessa Grindstaff Taylor.  Pam was a 1972 graduate of Unaka High School. She was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church, where she taught the Ladies Sunday School Class and organized the annual Ladies Conference. ...
Shirley Jean Bare 05/10/2020
Shirley Jean Bare May 5, 2020 Date of Service: May 10, 2020 Interment Location:  Laurels Section        Shirley Jean Dickenson Bare, 81, Roan Mountain, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at her residence.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. & Lorene Stout Dickenson.  She was employed at US Textile for 23 years and Cannon Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of High Point Baptist Church. Survivors include her children: Sharon Cable, Tammy Bare (Benny) Carroll all of Butler,  Paul (Tammy) Perry and Lee ( Wendy) Bare all of Roan Mountain. 5 Grandchildren...
Karen S. Elliott 05/09/2020
Karen S. Elliott May 4, 2020 Date of Service: May 9, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   1st Corinthians 13: 1 & 2 Though *I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal………………and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing.     “A life lived with purpose” Karen Church Elliott, 66, Elizabethton passed to her Heavenly Home on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Hermitage Health  & Rehab. Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter...
Elaine Gerace 05/09/2020
Elaine Gerace May 3, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Elaine Gerace died peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at NHC in Johnson City, Tennessee. Born in New York City on July 30, 1936, Elaine graduated from East Tennessee State University and earned a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Elaine had a long and distinguished career as a teacher, beginning at Northside School and St. Mary’s Catholic School before spending 25+ years as a much loved and respected first grade teacher at ETSU’s University School. While at University School she trained many aspiring student teachers, and, in many cases,...
Carolyn Morgan 05/09/2020
Carolyn Morgan May 3, 2020 Date of Service: May 9, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Carolyn Morgan, 79 of Gray passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and was a daughter of the late Callie Orten. Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She had worked for American Water Heaters and Johnson City Housing Authority. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Morgan in 1998; a daughter, LeAnne Koharik in 2012; a son, James “Jamie”...
Ida Mae Carr 05/08/2020
Ida Mae Carr May 5, 2020 Date of Service: May 8, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise   Ida Mae Carr, age 59, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Holston Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bynom and Joyce Taylor Whitehead; her son, Christopher Carr; and her grandparents, John and Bessie Whitehead, of Dennis Cove. She loved spending time with her husband walking on the beach and on various excursions. She is survived by her loving husband of forty-two years, Terry L. Carr, of Elizabethton;...
Dollie Carol Taylor 05/08/2020
Dollie Carol Taylor May 5, 2020 Date of Service: May 8, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Dollie Carol Taylor, age 83, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from her residence. Dollie was born in Carter County to the late Herbert Charles Taylor and Lena Gertrude Peters Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Taylor; and two sisters, Glenda Caye Buckles and Velma Dale Taylor. Dollie was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church and she loved talking about the Lord and bringing...
Kenneth Howard Nave 05/07/2020
Kenneth Howard Nave May 4, 2020 Date of Service: May 7, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   On Monday, May 4, 2020 Kenneth H. Nave, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 93. A native of Carter County who made his home in Elizabethton, Kenneth was born on August 10, 1926 to William Austin Nave and Carrie Lee Treadway. Kenneth was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and Steed Business College. He was a World War II Veteran, and was a hospital administrator for Carter County Memorial and Sycamore Shoals Hospitals. On December 31,...
Martha Louise Ellis Young 05/05/2020
Martha Louise Ellis Young May 2, 2020 Date of Service: May 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Martha Louise Ellis Young, age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 02, 2020 from the Hermitage Health Center in Elizabethton. Martha was born in Shell Creek, Tennessee to the late David and Mae Perry Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Gene Young; her brothers, Ray Ellis, Dale Ellis, Carroll Ellis, Charles Ellis and Frank Ellis; and her sisters, Elizabeth Winters, Helen Ledford and Lessie Turbyfill. Martha...
Marilyn Carriger 05/05/2020
Marilyn Carriger May 2, 2020 Date of Service: May 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Marilyn Carriger, age 65, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Marilyn was a daughter of the late Thomas McDonald Carriger and Cathryn Frost Carriger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Frost Carriger; her paternal grandparents, Tom V. and Pearl Carriger; and her maternal grandparents, Dr. W.G. and Elsie Frost. Marilyn had worked at the Dawn of Hope for several years and was a...
Thelma June Blackwell 05/01/2020
Thelma June Blackwell April 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Thelma June Murray Blackwell, 87, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur J. & Betty Morton Murray.  She was a retired  employee  from the Cafeteria at  Happy Valley High School.  She was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Ralph W. Morton and her second husband John L. Blackwell, a daughter: Judy Blackwell, her...

Apr 2020

Name Date of Service
Phillip P. Burchfield Sr. 04/27/2020
Phillip P. Burchfield Sr. April 24, 2020 Date of Service: April 27, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden        Phillip Paul Burchfield, Sr.77, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 in the Signature Health Care following an extended illness.  He was born November 22, 1942 in Johnson City to the late Conley & Lovada Quillen Burchfield.  He was a retired employee of Magnavox. He attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Paul Burchfield, Jr., a brother: Kyle Burchfield and a sister: Wanda Bulla. Survivors include his wife: Pauline Chambers Burchfield. ...
Floyd D. Henegar 04/19/2020
Floyd D. Henegar April 16, 2020 Date of Service: April 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Floyd Dean Henegar, 72, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his residence.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Lee & Viola Hambrick Henegar.  He was a Heavy Equipment Operator.  Floyd attended First Free Will Baptist Church.  He loved fishing, hunting & camping. Survivors include his wife of  51  years.  Frieda Guinn Henegar. His children: Angela (Doug) Jarrett, Jonesborough, Jamie (Scott) Vance, Bluff City  and Billy Henegar  of Elizabethton.  Eight Grandchildren: Katelyn Jarrett, Mikayla Jarrett, Matthew...
Steve McGill 04/18/2020
Steve McGill April 14, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Steve McGill, 70, of Unicoi, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 14, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Light House Baptist Church in Unicoi. Steve graduated from The University of West Alabama in 1973. He had a passion for coaching football and coached at the college level for Auburn, Jacksonville State, LSU, Appalachian State, UTC, ETSU, Middle Georgia College, and Tusculum. He always had a special place in his heart for his former players. Steve was...
Lustus "Poppy" Woods Jr. 04/18/2020
Lustus "Poppy" Woods Jr. April 14, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Lustus “Poppy” Woods, Jr., age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Lustus was born in Carter County to the late Lustus Woods, Sr. and Birtie Scalf Woods. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Emily Woods; his second wife, Judy Woods; a brother, J.C. Woods; and a stepchild, James Allen Street. Lustus retired from Raytheon after 31 ½ years of service as an Electron...
George W. Susong Jr. 04/18/2020
George W. Susong, Jr. April 8, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   George Warren Susong, Jr, beloved father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed from this life into the next on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. George “Baby Brother”, as he was called, was the eighth child born to Warren and Nancy Susong on February 10, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, eight siblings, a daughter in law, and a grandson, Aaron “Dee” Delaney. He attended Douglas High School until it was closed. He graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1967. George moved to Denver, Co and...
William Melville "Shag" Cole 04/17/2020
William Melville "Shag" Cole April 14, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   William Melville “Shag” Cole, age 90, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, after a long illness. He was born in the Stoney Creek community to the late William and Mary Davis Cole. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Ruby Cole; and his sisters Monna Cole, Ina Garland, Helen Hill, and Euvada Pierce. Melville retired from Raytheon after a lengthy career in electrical engineering, and was known to everyone as a handyman. After retirement, he set out...
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