Obituaries

Obituaries

Jul 2021

Name Date of Service
Kenneth Gene Mann 07/20/2021
Kenneth Gene Mann July 15, 2021 Date of Service: July 20, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Kenneth Gene Mann, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his residence. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Dayton James & Winnie Ellen Arnett Mann. Kenneth was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School, he also had classes at University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University. He served in the United States Army and the National Guard. He was an instructor for 20 years at North East State. He loved to fly and...
Will Shawn Buchanan 07/16/2021
Will Shawn Buchanan July 10, 2021 Date of Service: July 16, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Will Shawn Buchanan, 48, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Saturday, July 10, 2021.  Will was born on March 8, 1973, in Johnson City, Tennessee, to Margaret McElyea Jordan and the late William Buchanan. Will was a resident of Johnson City for most of his life and was a Baptist in faith. In addition to his mother, those left to cherish Will’s memory include his brother, Kevin Buchanan & wife Shannon; and his nieces and nephews,...
Lois Elliott Greer 07/12/2021
Lois "Peanut" Elliott Greer July 7, 2021 Date of Service: July 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Lois (Peanut) Elliott Greer, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Andy J. & Onnie Bell Brookshire Elliott. Peanut was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was Co-Owner of Treasure Chest Ceramic & Porcelain Shop for several years. She loved working in her flowers and in her garden. Peanut was a member of Eastside Free Will Baptist Church. In addition...
Shirley B. Whitehead 07/11/2021
Shirley B. Whitehead July 8, 2021 Date of Service: July 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Shirley Beatrice Smith Whitehead, age 82, of Hampton, Tennessee went peacefully to be with her Lord and to hold her baby, Cindy, on July 8, 2021. She was surrounded at home with her family by her side, after an extended illness of Alzheimer’s. Shirley was born at Carden’s Bluff on October 26, 1938, to the late Albert and Rhoda Smith. Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Hampton High School, where she graduated as valedictorian. She also received special honors in home economics and...
Ruby M. Carter 07/09/2021
Ruby M. Carter July 3, 2021 Date of Service: July 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Ruby M. Carter, age 93, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and to be united in Heaven with her husband, Reverend Elmer R. Carter and Son, Elmer Richard Carter, Jr. on Saturday, July 3, 2021. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by her parents, Stella and Herbert G. McKinney; six sisters, Irene Dugger, Jane Isaacs, Shirley Harris, Lois Ann McKinney, Elizabeth Ann McKinney, and Jenny Holsclaw; and three brothers, Walter Ford McKinney, Tommy McKinney...
Marie S. Brown 07/08/2021
Marie S. Brown July 4, 2021 Date of Service: July 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Marie S. Brown 91, passed away Sunday July 4, 2021 and was lain to rest to await her resurrection in the Lord Jesus. She was the daughter of the late Matney and Maud Blevins Simerly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Oscar Brown. Sister Euvada Simerly Widener, 2 brothers Lawrence and Ralph Simerly, 2 nieces and 2 nephews. She was a graduate of EHS and attended Steed College. She began her working career at S H Kress where she became a...
David H. Blackwell 07/08/2021
David H. Blackwell July 6, 2021 Date of Service: July 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   David H. Blackwell, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. David was born in Carter County to the late Coburn Jack Blackwell and Pauline Blackwell. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Billie Troutman. David was the owner and operator of Elizabethton Glass Company and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. He was an antique car enthusiast and loved being...
Hester Layne 07/07/2021
Hester "Bill" Layne July 1, 2021 Date of Service: July 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Addition   Hester “Bill” Layne, age 90, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Bill was born in Wheelwright, Kentucky to the late Morris and Mary L. Garrett Thornsbury. In addition to her parents, Bill was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert C. Layne; three infant siblings; three sisters, Myrtle Jo Potter, Lillian Blackburn and Ida Rose Ross; five brothers, Russell Thornsbury, Ralph “Hack” Thornsbury, Jimmy Thornsbury, George...
Clifford H. Smith 07/07/2021
Clifford H. Smith July 4, 2021 Date of Service: July 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Clifford H. Smith, age 95 of Unicoi, formerly of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 04, 2021. He was the son of the late Vester and Myrtle Campbell Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Matthew Hodges, two brothers, Lloyd Smith and Floyd Smith; and one sister, Deloris Papantoniou. Clifford was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and working on cars. Those left to cherish his memories include...
Eugene "Gene" Ross Moreland 07/06/2021
Eugene "Gene" Ross Moreland July 1, 2021 Date of Service: July 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Eugene “Gene” Ross Moreland, age 74, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at home with his family, following an extended illness. He was born on February 7, 1947 to the late Robert “Bob” Henry Moreland and Barbara Kaye White Moreland. Gene was very loyal and devoted, he always carried a smile and had a friendly word for everyone. He loved both his family and his church family at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church,...
Grace Ruth Smith 07/03/2021
Grace Ruth Smith July 1, 2021 Date of Service: July 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Who Can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. She riseth also while it is yet night and giveth meat to her household. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor: yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Strength and honor are her clothing; her children rise up and call her blessed. Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31. Grace Ruth Ellison Smith, 95, passed...
Melody Dawn Carpenter 07/02/2021
Melody Dawn Carpenter June 29, 2021 Date of Service: July 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Melody Dawn Carpenter, 66, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Maynard Floyd & Sara Johnson Bowers. Melody was a graduate of Hampton High School. She was a teachers assistant with special needs at Valley Forge Elementary School. Melody was a member of New Hope Ministries but attended Hampton First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years: Phillip...
Mary Elizabeth Keylon 07/02/2021
Mary Elizabeth (Randall) Keylon June 28, 2021 Date of Service: July 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mary Elizabeth (Randall) Keylon, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Monday, June 28, 2021 from the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Mary was born in Jamestown, Tennessee to the late Reverend Hobart McKinley Randall and Trudie Vera Bowden Randall. In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Willis Keylon; her daughter, Debbie (Keylon) Palagyi; a grandson, Matthew Keylon; and her brother, Charlie Randall. Mary had a wonderful personality, a...

Jun 2021

Name Date of Service
Jerry Paul Miller 06/28/2021
Jerry Paul Miller June 24, 2021 Date of Service: June 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Jerry Paul Miller, 66, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, TN, surrounded by family and loved ones, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He loved life. He loved going to church and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to traveling, spending time at the beach and trips to Amish country. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sammy and Ruby Miller; Thelma Garland, sister; and his best friend, David Nelson and his beloved Chico. He is survived by his...
Patsy Mathis Dykes 06/27/2021
Patsy Mathis Dykes June 24, 2021 Date of Service: June 27, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Patsy Mathis Dykes, age 76, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Patsy was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Howard Jessie Mathis and Gladys Marie Guess Mathis. In addition to her parents, Patsy was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Mathis and Billy Mathis. Patsy had worked for Ivy Hall Nursing Home for ten years as a cook....
Mary Evelyn O'Quinn 06/27/2021
Mary Evelyn O'Quinn June 20, 2021 Date of Service: June 27, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen eternal. Mary E. O’Quinn, 80, Elizabethton was reunited with her husband on Sunday, June 20, 2021. She was born in Elizabethton to the late Della Mae Cole Carroll & Denton Carroll. Mary...
Phyllis Audrey Elliott Edens 06/26/2021
Phyllis Audrey Elliott Edens June 19, 2021 Date of Service: June 26, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Phyllis Audrey Elliott Edens, age 88, formerly of State Line Road, Elizabethton died at the Sycamore Springs Assisted Living Center, Elizabethton last Saturday evening, June 19, 2021. Born in Bristol, VA on April 15, 1933, Mrs. Edens was the daughter of the late James Ray Elliott, Sr. and widow of the late J. Frank Edens, Jr. of Elizabethton. She was the niece of the late Maude Elliott-Osborne of Hampton’s Tiger Valley Community and granddaughter of Charles and Maude Blevins originally of Carden’s...
Joel E. Potter 06/26/2021
Joel E. Potter May 22, 2021 Date of Service: June 26, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Joel E. Potter, age 98, went to be with the his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2021, born in Coeburn, VA, he served his country five years in the Army Air Corps and served twenty-seven years in Civil Service. Receiving nine outstanding service awards, he retired in 1978 as a Management Analyst in Procurement (GS-11) from Wright-Paterson AFB, Dayton, OH. Joel studied business at the University of Dayton, OH, and received a diploma to repair radios and TV’s. He enjoyed restoring old things,...
Clarence Dorsey Reed 06/26/2021
Clarence Dorsey Reed March 5, 2021 Date of Service: June 26, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Clarence Dorsey Reed, 92, died on March 5, 2021 at Goodwin House in Falls Church, Virginia. He led an extraordinary life that took him from a one-room schoolhouse in rural East Tennessee to his retirement as an executive in charge of training for the U.S. branch of a major automobile manufacturer. More important to him and those he loved, he helped to mentor countless individuals he encountered along the way, transforming their lives and leading them to success in ways they never expected. The...
Michael Scott McGuire 06/25/2021
Michael Scott McGuire June 18, 2021 Date of Service: June 25, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Michael Scott “Mike” McGuire, age 58, of Elizabethton, passed away at his home on June 18, 2021 following an extended illness. Mike was born in Elizabethton to the late Marian Clark McGuire and James Floyd McGuire. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his adopted family, Margie and Carl Gouge and Rex Parris; maternal grandparents Bess and Monta Clark, and paternal grandparents Rena Dell and James Tessie McGuire. Mike was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, Class of 1981, and...
David Jesse Arwood 06/25/2021
David Jesse Arwood June 19, 2021 Date of Service: June 25, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Beloved husband, son, brother, teacher, prankster, and friend to all, Mr. David Jesse Arwood, 35, of Johnson City, passed away on June 19, 2021. He was a graduate of Hampton High School, East Tennessee State University, Milligan College with a master’s in education, and Lincoln Memorial University with his Education Specialist degree; a long-time member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton followed by St. Mary’s Catholic Church; former educator of Carter County and principal of St. Mary’s School. Dave would be absolutely mortified at...
Kimberly Renee Buckner 06/24/2021
Kimberly Renee "Kim" Buckner June 19, 2021 Date of Service: June 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Kimberly Renee “Kim” Buckner, age 54, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN. She was the daughter of the late John Bell Holsclaw, Sr. and Donna Hendrix Holsclaw. Kimberly was a long time employee of 30 years as a Pharmacy Technician for Johnson City Medical Center. She was a 1985 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ. Kimberly never met a stranger. She loved to be around people...
Betty Jane Isaacs 06/23/2021
Betty Jane Isaacs June 21, 2021 Date of Service: June 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Betty Jane Smith Isaacs, 91, Watauga, went to be with her Lord, Monday, June 21,2021 in the Hillview Health Center. She was born November 15, 1929 in Watauga to the late Charlie F. & Lillie Mottern Smith. Betty was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. In earlier years she was employed at King’s Department Store, Johnson City and retired from Watsons Department Store. Betty was the oldest member of Oak Street Baptist Church having been a member for the past seventy four years. She...
John H. Smith, Minister 06/18/2021
John H. Smith, Minister June 19, 2021 Date of Service: June 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mr. John H. Smith, Minister, age 80, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born in Huntington, WV to the late Fred W. Smith, Sr. and Thelma Brewer Smith. Mr. Smith was a Minister for over 60 years, in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, and Tennessee. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Elizabethton. He was a 1962-1963 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology graduate of Cincinnati Bible Seminary....
Elwood A. Arnold 06/18/2021
Elwood A. Arnold June 14, 2021 Date of Service: June 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Elwood A. Arnold, 89, Butler, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born July 29, 1931 in Butler to the late Eddie & Eliza Pleasant Arnold. In earlier years Elwood was a trucker. In 1971 he opened Arnolds Auto Sales. Elwood was a member and Deacon of Little Doe Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Doris Garrison Arnold who passed away December 20, 2006, by a sister:...
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