Obituaries

Obituaries

Feb 2020

Name Date of Service
Charlotte Nidiffer Holden 02/18/2020
Charlotte Nidiffer Holden February 11, 2020 Date of Service: February 18, 2020 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Faith   On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Charlotte Holden, loving mother, sister, and nurse, passed away at the age of 73 due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis. Born Charlotte Sue Nidiffer in Elizabethton, TN on August 31, 1946, she graduated from Elizabethton High School and later obtained her LPN license. Charlotte married James Edward Peters of Carter County in 1967 and had one child, Michelle Lynne, who now resides in Burlington, Iowa. They later divorced and she would be married again to George Kenneth...
Barbara Sue Collins 02/15/2020
Barbara Sue Collins February 8, 2020 Date of Service: February 15, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace        Barbara Sue McInturff Collins, 75, Elizabethton, passed away  Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Carlos & Mary Nell McAmis McInturff.  She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.  She loved to fish camping and gardening.  Barbara attended Southside Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years: Charles W. Collins who...
Kenneth Michael Sheffield 02/14/2020
Kenneth Michael "Mike" Sheffield February 9, 2020        Kenneth Michael “Mike” Sheffield, age 56, passed away Sunday, February 9th 2020. He was at home with his loved ones at his side. Michael was born in Elizabethton, TN on November 29, 1963. Michael shared 36 years with the love of his life and soul mate; Cindy Linkous Sheffield. In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by his parents: Ken Sheffield (Cathy) of Morristown, TN and Karen Petrey Meadows of Johnson City, TN. Siblings:       Kevin Sheffield (Christie) of Lenoir City, TN and Kim Sheffield Haney (Richard) of...
Sue Calloway Hyder 02/13/2020
Sue Calloway Hyder February 9, 2020 Date of Service: February 13, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Sue Calloway Hyder, 77, Johnson City went to be with her Lord  Sunday February 9, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Dallas and  Mosella Pierce Calloway.  She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.  Sue was a certified Dental Assistant.  She had served as a substitute teacher, having taught at several schools .  She also had worked in the Carter County Trustee Office.  She was...
Harriett Dawn Jones 02/10/2020
Harriett Dawn Jones February 5, 2020 Date of Service: February 10, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Harriett Dawn Jones, age 71, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the family residence. Harriett was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee and she was the daughter of the late Hannah Hyder Jones and Harry Jones. Harriett was a 1966 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She received her B. A. degree in Chemistry from East Tennessee State University. She was a professional photographer for more than 39 years. At the time of her death, she was employed with the Portrait...
Shelby Jean Carrier Williams 02/07/2020
Shelby Jean Carrier Williams February 3, 2020 Date of Service: February 7, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Shelby Jean Carrier Williams, age 81, of Lebanon, Tennessee, formerly of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Shelby was born in Carter County to the late Walter J. and Helen Gouge Carrier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Carrier. Shelby was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was of the Baptist faith. She had worked...
Ginger Ford 02/06/2020
Ginger Ford February 4, 2020 Date of Service: February 6, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Ginger Ford, age 70, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at her residence. Ginger was born in Elizabethton to the late Paul and Anna Mae Cannon Baird. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Allen Baird, Jr. Ginger was employed at IES in Gray, Tennessee as a Tech Operator. She enjoyed camping, sewing and bird watching. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Jerry Ford, Sr, of the home; her...
Emma Robina Lewis Bowman Hall 02/05/2020
Emma Robina Lewis Bowman Hall January 31, 2020 Date of Service: February 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion     Emma “Robina” Lewis Bowman Hall, age 79, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Avery County, NC and was the daughter of the late Roy Butler Lewis and Sylvia Novella Cook Lewis. Robina went to Edward’s Beauty School and opened her first shop in 1990. She was the owner of Robina’s Styling Salon for twenty-eight years. She was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church and she loved to travel....
Martha Ann Moore 02/01/2020
Martha Ann Moore January 27, 2020 Date of Service: February 1, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper       Martha Ann Johnson Moore, 86, Roan Mountain passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 in The Waters at Roan Highlands.   She was born August 3, 1933 in Crossnore, North Carolina to the late Ernest L. & Minnie Caldwell Johnson.  Prior to her illness she was a Care Giver. She was a Charter member of Victory Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: Eddie & Kenneth Moore and infant daughter, four sisters and...

Jan 2020

Name Date of Service
June Odom Whitehead 01/25/2020
June Odom Whitehead January 19, 2020 Date of Service: January 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section        June Odom Whitehead, 90, of Roan Mountain, TN died at Roan Highlands on January 19, 2020. June was the daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Barnett Odom. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Byrl Whitehead, two daughters, Sherrye Reine and Yvonne Whitehead and one granddaughter, Beth Reine Holloway. She was also preceded by one sister, Florence Odom Stevens and two brothers, Ford and Clyde Odom. June was a homemaker and worked with...
Buddy Whitehead 01/25/2020
Buddy Whitehead January 20, 2020 Date of Service: January 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Buddy Whitehead, age 82, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 20, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Buddy was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late Carson and Eliza Robinson Whitehead. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several siblings. Buddy was a lifelong athlete playing baseball in Chambley, France while serving in the United States Air Force and softball for the remainder of his life. He was inducted into various Hall...
Powell L. Wilson 01/22/2020
Powell L. Wilson January 18, 2020 Date of Service: January 22, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Powell L. Wilson, age 79, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January, 18 2020 from Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Powell was born in Shell Creek to the late Jack Wilson, Sr. and Joda Johnson Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Wenzel Wilson; sister, Celest Day (Roy); three brothers, Doyle (Janet), Verl (Meria), and Jack Jr. Powell graduated from Johnson County High School in 1960 and...
Elewese Street 01/21/2020
Elewese Street January 18, 2020 Date of Service: January 22, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Elewese Street, age 87, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Jenna Mae Street. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Holtsclaw and a brother, JR Street. Elewese formerly worked at Hanes Undergarment in Pineola, NC and Bartex in Hickory, NC, She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed knitting...
Craig H. Lowe 01/20/2020
Craig H. Lowe January 17, 2020 Date of Service: January 20, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section        Craig Hamilton Lowe, 51, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord Friday, January 17, 2020 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after an extended illness.  He was born April 7, 1968 in Johnson City but lived his entire life in Elizabethton.  Craig was a 1986 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was previously employed at Mapes Piano String.  Those who knew Craig knew that he had three great loves: UT Football, Mountain Dew and Reba McEntire.  He was a lifelong member of Hunter First...
Paul H. Smith 01/16/2020
Paul H. Smith January 12, 2020 Date of Service: January 16, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Paul Howard Smith, 74, Hampton went home to be with the Lord, Sunday January 12, 2020 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center to be reunited with his 12 year old son Anthony.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John H. & Ruby Shepherd Smith.  Paul was a graduate of Hampton High School where he loved to play basketball.  Paul served in the Tennessee National Guard and the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was...
James "Jim" Buchanan Sr. 01/11/2020
James "Jim" Buchanan, Sr. January 7, 2020 Date of Service: January 11, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   James “Jim” Buchanan, Sr., age 77, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from the Sycamore Sholas Hospital. Jim was born in Elizabethton to the late Delbert Wesley and Ora Myrtle Dyson Buchanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Ford Buchanan; a son, Tim Buchanan; his sisters, Lola Barrett, Lillian “Dot” Bullock, Lois Braswell and Myrkie Johnson; and one brother, Larry “Junebug” Buchanan....
Helen Ruth Harrison 01/10/2020
Helen Ruth Harrison January 5, 2020 Date of Service: January 10, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Proverbs 31-10 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Helen Ruth Babb Harrison, 84, Valley Forge Community, Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord Sunday, January 5, 2020 after an extended illness.  A native of Bluff City, she was a daughter of the late Carl & Rosetta Crigger Babb.  She was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and...
Annie Sue Merryman Little 01/09/2020
Annie Sue Merryman Little December 6, 2019 Date of Service: January 9, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Annie Sue Merryman Little, age 95, passed away on January 6, 2020, the seventieth wedding anniversary of her marriage to TJ Little, Sr., at Ivy Hall Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Little was a native of Hartsville, Tennessee and moved to Elizabethton in 1929. Mrs. Little was preceded in death by her husband, TJ Little, Sr. in 1999, her son, TJ Little, Jr. in 2019, along with brothers, Ernest Merryman, Raymond Merryman, Fred Merryman, D.J. Merryman, Lewis Merryman, and Roy...
Audrey Greene Isaacs Hart 01/05/2020
Audrey Greene Isaacs Hart January 2, 2020 Date of Service: January 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Mrs. Audrey Greene Isaacs Hart, age 91, of Elizabethton passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 2, 2020, two days shy of her 92nd birthday. Mrs. Hart was the only daughter of William Dillard and Rosa Bell Norman Greene. She was born in Watauga, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 64 years, E. Glenn Isaacs; her second husband of 3 years, Roy James Hart; four brothers, Norman (Margaret) Greene, Gilbert (Mildred) Greene,...
Floyd Ray Snyder 01/04/2020
Floyd Ray Snyder December 30, 2019 Date of Service: January 4, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Floyd Ray Snyder, age 91, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Hillview Health Center. He was the son of the late Roy Mineyard Snyder and Mary Alice Grindstaff Snyder and was born in Elizabethton on January 2, 1928. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Hoss Snyder; six brothers, Jason Worley Snyder, Watson “Doc” Snyder, Maywood Snyder, Dudley Snyder, Roy Mineyard Snyder, Jr. and Ben Snyder; and two sisters, Hazel...
Robert L. "Bob" McClure 01/03/2020
Robert L. "Bob" McClure December 24, 2019 Date of Service: January 3, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Robert L. “Bob” McClure, Jr., age 65, of Elizabethton and Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in the Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Bob was born in Elizabethton to the late Robert Leslie McClure, Sr. and Alvena Elizabeth Hart McClure. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David L. McClure. Bob had worked as a technical assurance manager at SCAPA and enjoyed making stained glass, working on his computer, gardening in his flowers and...
Luther Arwood 01/03/2020
Luther Arwood December 30, 2019 Date of Service: January 3, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section        Luther Arwood, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Rollins & Blanche Hughes Arwood.   Luther served in the United States Army.  He was a retired employee of Snap-On-Tools.  He was a member of Whitehead Hill Christian Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill & James Arwood, Sister: Gladys Street, Nephew: Don Arwood, Nieces: Connie...
T J Little, Jr. 01/02/2020
T J Little, Jr. December 28, 2019 Date of Service: January 2, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   TJ Little, Jr. age 67 of Elizabethton passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his lake home on Doe Creek in Butler, Tennessee. TJ was a native of Elizabethton and the son of Sue Merryman Little and the late TJ Little, Sr. TJ was a 1970 graduate of Hampton High School and completed degrees at Milligan College, East Tennessee State University and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis Law School in 1981 where he was named Class...
James "Jim" Collins 01/02/2020
James "Jim" Collins December 30, 2019 Date of Service: January 2, 2020 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   James “Jim” Collins, 81, Piney Flats, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. Jim was born in Grundy, VA to the late William and Alice Collins. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City. He belonged to Boones Creek Ruritan Club and was a lifelong member of Tennessee Claims Association. In the 60’s, he worked for NASCAR under GC Spencer. He later worked for Allstate Insurance Company for 28 years. In addition to his parents, Jim was...
Gary L. Dugger 01/02/2020
Gary L. Dugger December 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Mr. Gary L. Dugger, age 63, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late James Maynard Dugger and Dorothy Charlotte Cannon. Mr. Dugger was a firefighter for the Johnson City Fire Department. He was free spirited, fun loving and when his health abled him he enjoyed being outside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Shane Riddle. Those left to cherish his memory include his...
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