Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2023

Name Date of Service
Janiece Campbell 01/22/2023
Janiece Campbell January 17, 2023 Date of Service: January 22, 2023 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Janiece Campbell, age 61, of Morristown, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at her residence. Janiece was born in Portland, Tennessee to Jerry (Gretchen) Vanerwegen of Homerville, Georgia and Sandra (Day) Vanerwegen of Orlando, Florida. Janiece had been employed as a manager at TJ Maxx and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved her furbaby, “Lucy” and her family was so very important to her. Those left to cherish her memory in addition to her...
Ida Geraldine Shields Hampton 01/20/2023
(Ida) Geraldine "Jerry" Shields Hampton January 17, 2023 Date of Service: January 20, 2023 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   (Ida) Geraldine “Jerry” Shields Hampton, age 83, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Jerry was born on June 27, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Johnny Shields and Frances Colbaugh. In addition to her parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lewis “Pen” Hampton; her mother and father in law, Manuel and Edna Hampton; and a sister in law and brother in law, Nancy and Silas Hampton. Jerry...
Rhoda Jane Riddle 01/19/2023
Rhoda Jane Riddle January 16, 2023 Date of Service: January 19, 2023 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Mrs. Rhoda Jane Riddle, age 80, of Elizabethton, TN passed away on January 16, 2023, following a long illness. Mrs. Riddle was born on October 23, 1942, in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late George & Bessie Wright. In addition to her parents Rhoda was preceded in death by husband, Gary Riddle; brothers, Glenn Wright and George Jr Wright; sisters, Matoka Vines, Geraldine Rasnick, Elvina Martin & Opal Smith. Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Robin Street (Parker) of Jonesborough and...
Floyd Campbell 01/19/2023
Floyd Campbell January 15, 2023 Date of Service: January 19, 2023 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Floyd Campbell, 74, Hampton, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Choncy Butler & Flora Morgan Campbell. He was a 1965 graduate of Unaka High School. He was employed at North American Rayon Corporation for 35 years and retired from Greenway Company, Bluff City. Floyd loved restoring Antique Cars and loved cats. He was one of the founders of the Carter County Car Club. He was of...
Marsha Jean Hawk 01/17/2023
Marsha Jean Hawk January 12, 2023 Date of Service: January 17, 2023 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Marsha Jean Hawk, 64, Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 12, 2023 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Anderson, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John M. & Mary Lou Nave McAlister. Marsha was a retired Social Worker at Ivy Hall Nursing Home after 37 years of service. Marsha loved sports collecting memorabilia, and reading her Bible. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In earlier years she attended Sinking Creek Baptist...
Alsie J. Byrd 01/12/2023
Alsie J. Byrd January 7, 2023 Date of Service: January 12, 2023 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   On the evening of January 7th, 2023, Alsie Jackson Byrd, 89, was called to be with the Lord at her home in Elizabethton. Alsie was born on April 7th, 1933 which was also her mother’s 43rd birthday. She was the daughter of the late James T. and Effie Jackson. She graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1952, and enjoyed attending all their class reunions throughout the years. Alsie loved being a “Fighting Cyclone.” After graduation, she went to work for Dr. R.J....
Carl T. Canter Jr. 01/09/2023
Carl T. Canter Jr. January 5, 2023 Date of Service: January 9, 2023 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Carl T. Canter, Jr. “Red” went home to be with his Lord on January 5, 2023. A native of Elizabethton, Carl was the son of the late Carl T. Canter, Sr. and Pauline Sluder Canter. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and retired from Snap-On-Tools in Elizabethton. Carl attended East Side Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to this parents, Carl was also preceded in death by a stepson, Daryl Tisdale. Survivors are his wife of 46 years, Grace (Boone)...
Jacqueline T. Ervin 01/07/2023
Jacqueline T. Ervin January 3, 2023 Date of Service: January 7, 2023 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Ms. Jackie T. Ervin (79), 6300 Jasper Way Atlanta, GA; a prior resident of 728 S Lynn Avenue Elizabethton, TN entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 1:15pm at Wellstar Community Hospice Tranquility Center in Austell, GA. She was the daughter of the late Margaret Bernice Ervin Huff and John William Harris. She attended Browns Chapel A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church. Jackie loved to sit outside alone or with her neighbor/best friend, Ms. Freddie B. Crawford and joyfully watch "the...
Harry B. Watson 01/06/2023
Harry B. Watson December 29, 2022 Date of Service: January 6, 2023 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Harry B. Watson, age 102, of Johnson City, Tennessee, walked into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Carter County, Harry was born February 8, 1920, to the late David Lawson Watson and Stella Mae Leonard Watson. He enlisted in the Army to serve in the Western Front as a PFC in World War II. It was intended that he land on Normandy Beach, but instead he landed on Utah...

Dec 2022

Name Date of Service
Ruth Elizabeth Bryson Ritchie 12/30/2022
Ruth Elizabeth Bryson Ritchie December 23, 2022 Date of Service: December 30, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Ruth Bryson Ritchie, age 93, of Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 23, 2022 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Charles Thomas “CT” and Irene Higdon Bryson and was born in Franklin, NC on April 5, 1929. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Sam Q. Ritchie and a sister, Mildred Moore. Ruth retired from WBEJ Radio Station as the General Manager after...
Lesa Phillips Jordan 12/29/2022
Lesa Phillips Jordan December 23, 2022 Date of Service: December 29, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Lesa Phillips Jordan, 59, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, December 23, 2022 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Butler, she was a daughter of the late James Phillips and Vadie Trivette Anderson. She was a former employee of TPI, American Water Heater and Old Town Dairy Bar. She loved to go to Car Shows. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Michael Kline. Survivors include her husband: Joe Jordan. A Daughter: Heather Carter, A Son:...
Aaron Grindstaff 12/22/2022
Aaron Grindstaff December 18, 2022 Date of Service: December 22, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Aaron Grindstaff, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 in the NHC Health Care. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George F. & Oakley Carr Grindstaff. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. Aaron was the owner and operator of Elizabethton Custom Cabinets since 1971. He was a member of East Side Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Tammy Lee Grindstaff Garland and a granddaughter Jamie...
Loretta C. Kyte 12/21/2022
Loretta C. Kyte December 17, 2022 Date of Service: December 21, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Our dear mother, Loretta Cagle Kyte, Elizabethton passed peacefully on December 17, 2022 in the Ballad Hospice House, Bristol at the age of 79 ,after a brief illness. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was always there when anyone needed her. She had many friends and relatives that she loved very much. She was born on January 22, 1943 in Elizabethton to the late Carl and Helen Rasnick Cagle. She lived all her life in Elizabethton and worked for the Elizabethton School system....
Michael Charles Turbyfill 12/20/2022
Michael Charles Turbyfill December 19, 2022 Date of Service: December 20, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Michael Charles Turbyfill, 62, Johnson City, passed away Monday, December 19, 2022 at his residence. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Frederick & Beulah Elliott Turbyfill. Michael was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his wife: Melissa Hurt Turbyfill. A Daughter & Son-In-Law: Heather & Anthony Guinn. Three Grandchildren: Tyler Guinn, Sydney Buckles and Landen Brown. Two Great Grandchildren: Bellamy Miller and Maya Buckles. Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m....
Evelyn Hinkle 12/19/2022
Evelyn Hinkle December 12, 2022 Date of Service: December 19, 2022 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Evelyn Harris Hinkle, 80 of Elizabethton died on Monday, December 12, 2022 at her residence. She was a native of Johnson City, daughter of the late Hubert and Regina Carver Harris. Evelyn was a supervising RN at the Johnson City Medical Center for many years. She attended the East Side Free Will Baptist Church. Evelyn enjoyed her flower garden and taking care of her cats Precious and Charlie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Larry Hinkle; a son, Brian Kirk...
Edward Thomas "Ed" Shell 12/18/2022
Edward Thomas "Ed" Shell December 14, 2022 Date of Service: December 18, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Edward Thomas “Ed” Shell, age 66, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at his home. Ed was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Clifton McDonald Shell and Juanita Hart Shell. Ed retired as a machinist and mechanic at Snap On Tools. He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed working on cars, drag racing and playing with his grandson. Ed loved his family and his cats, Tiger and Riley. Those...
Phyllis Ann Morgan Holmes 12/17/2022
Phyllis Ann Morgan Holmes December 10, 2022 Date of Service: December 17, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   “It is not the destination that’s important, it’s the journey” Phyllis Ann Morgan Holmes Jonesborough , TN - Phyllis Holmes was born in Elizabethton, TN, to Thomas O. Morgan and Nancy Elizabeth Houser, on June 2, 1944. Phyllis died of interstitial lung disease on December 10, 2022 at 3:42AM, at home in Jonesborough, TN, holding her husband’s hand. She told him she was ready and that she loved him, and he told her he always loved her. She smiled and let this life...
Samuel R. Crowder 12/16/2022
Samuel R. Crowder December 11, 2022 Date of Service: December 16, 2022 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Samuel R. Crowder, age 84, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Sam was born in Carter County, a son of the late Henry Grady Crowder and Fannie Elvira Crowder. In addition to his parents, Sam was also preceded in death by seven sisters, Florence, Ella, Edith, Dena, Geneva, Massie and Marie; five brothers, Dock, Don, Jack, Fred and Marcus; one grandchild, Samuel Jason Barnett; and his son-in-law, Johnny Barnett....
Billie Jean Woodruff 12/16/2022
Billie Jean Woodruff December 12, 2022 Date of Service: December 16, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Billie Jean Crabtree Woodruff, 85, Unicoi, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 in the L & L Sweet Home Care, Farragut, Tennessee. She was born February 21, 1937 in Elizabethton to the late William & Georgia Ann McKinney Crabtree. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Woodruff. Survivors include her daughters: Teresa Reed and Vickie Emery. Two Grandsons:...
Raymond Hill 12/15/2022
Raymond Hill December 10, 2022 Date of Service: December 15, 2022 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Raymond Hill, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at his home in Butler, Tennessee. Born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Floyd and Ruth Whitehead Hill. Raymond was a graduate of Hampton High School and later went on to obtain bachelor and masters degrees from East Tennessee State University. As a life-long educator, Raymond began his career as a teacher at a two-room school in Poga, Tennessee before moving on to spend 25 years as a teacher...
Thelma Slagle Swanson 12/14/2022
Thelma Slagle Swanson December 9, 2022 Date of Service: December 14, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Thelma Slagle Swanson, age 57, of Elizabethton passed away Friday, December 9, 2022 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Rogersville to the late Dr. David Slagle and Amy Lavonn Slagle. Thelma was a member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to church, swimming, walking, eating out and spending time with friends and family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Shirley Slagle Tweed and brother, John David Slagle. Those left to...
Jacquelyn "Jackie" McKinney 12/12/2022
Jacquelyn "Jackie" McKinney December 9, 2022 Date of Service: December 12, 2022 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Jacquelyn “Jackie” McKinney, 79, went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, December 9, 2022. Jackie was born on May 1, 1943 in Johnson County, TN to Rod and June Ward Swift. She was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church. Jackie was in the food service at Elizabethton School System. Jackie was a loving wife and loved her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Jeff McKinney and Mike McKinney, brother, Mack Swift. Jackie is...
Louis Edward Mayo 12/11/2022
Louis Edward Mayo December 5, 2022 Date of Service: December 11, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood  Section   Louis “Lou” E. Mayo, age 73, of Elk Park, North Carolina went home to be with his Lord on Monday, December 5, 2022 at his home. Lou was born in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Billy and Margaret (Poole) Mayo. In addition to his parents, Lou was also preceded in death by his wife, Louise K. Mayo. Lou retired as a correctional officer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a North Carolina Tar heels lover as well as Carolina Panthers. Lou loved...
Neil Thomas Ledford 12/10/2022
Neil Thomas Ledford December 5, 2022 Date of Service: December 10, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Neil Thomas Ledford, age 28, of Bristol, Virginia, went home to meet his Heavenly Father on Monday, December 5th, 2022. Neil was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to Carolyn (Mann) Ledford Good of Elizabethton, Tennessee and the late Dennis Edward Ledford Jr. Tennessee. In addition to his father, Neil is preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmie Dale Mann, and his step grandfather, James Simpson. Neil was a faithful friend, with a kind, loving spirit and a very giving heart. He was good natured, funny,...
Penny Guy 12/06/2022
Penny Guy December 2, 2022 Date of Service: December 6, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise   Our dear momma Penny Guy, 70, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2022 after a brief illness surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born January 28, 1952 in Banner Elk, North Carolina to the late Renes & Martha Dugger Harmon. She retired from Texas Instruments as an Administrative Secretary. She spent her life devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. She showed by example what unconditional love is. She was selfless, giving and the strongest woman we’ve ever known. In addition to...
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