Obituaries

Obituaries

Jul 2021

Name Date of Service
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:...
Michael Gaines Geisler 06/12/2021
Michael Gaines Geisler April 23, 2021 Date of Service: June 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Michael Gaines Geisler, 74, passed away at home in Naples, FL on April 23, 2021. Mike was born February 15, 1947 in Elizabethton, TN, the only child of Mary (Pansock) and Roy Geisler. His father and mother passed away in 1956 and 1959 respectively, after which, Mike moved to Chicago to live with his uncle and aunt, Charles and Sue Rotkis, and cousin Charlie. He graduated from De La Salle High School and continued his education at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, TN where...
Frederick Steele Moore 06/12/2021
Frederick Steele "Freddy" Moore June 12, 2021 Date of Service: June 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Frederick Steele “Freddy” Moore, age 76, Erwin, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Erwin Health Care. Freddy was born in Elizabethton, to Frederick S. Moore Sr. and Elizabeth Gillespie Moore. Freddy proudly served in the U. S. Army. He attended Carson Newman college where he majored in business. After college he worked for several years at the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital and later at Kroger in Johnson City. He was an avid tennis player and loved competing in tournaments. Freddy loved...
Carroll Wayne Billheimer 06/12/2021
Carroll Wayne Billheimer June 8, 2021 Date of Service: June 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Carroll Wayne Billheimer, 83, passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2021, in Johnson City, TN, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Born August 9th, 1937 to Herbert and Jessie Billheimer, he had a wonderful childhood growing up in Elizabethton with countless friends to play with who went on to remain lifelong companions. It was in the 6th grade he met Jimmy Hardin; the two would go on to be best friends, one another’s Best Man, and at each other’s side...
James Stacey Harrell 06/08/2021
James Stacey Harrell June 6, 2021 Date of Service: June 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   James Stacey Harrell, 82, Johnson City passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the NHC Health Care, Johnson City after an extended illness. He was born September 22, 1938 in Elizabethton to the late Harrison & Ruby Sims Harrell. He was retired from American Water Heater. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Christine Caudill Harrell and two sons: James S. Harrell and Roger Allen Harrell. In earlier years he attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his children: Angela...
Wanda Louise Blevins 06/07/2021
Wanda Louise Blevins June 5, 2021 Date of Service: June 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Wanda Louise Chesser Blevins, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1935 in Johnson City to the late Monte & Mae Sheets Chesser. She was a homemaker. She loved to sew, quilt and work with crafts. Mrs. Blevins was a member of First Baptist Church but attended Valley Forge United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Blevins who passed away July...
Carter Edward Honeycutt Sr. 06/07/2021
Carter Edward Honeycutt, Sr. June 3, 2021 Date of Service: June 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Carter Edward “Eddie” Honeycutt, Sr., 74, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his residence. He was born April 28, 1947 in Elizabethton to the late Wallin Honeycutt and Lillian Elizabeth Hopkins Honeycutt. Eddie was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Herman Robinson Vocational Training Center. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed by the United States Post Office for 38 years where he was a Supervisor and former Post Master. Eddie...
Mary Evelyn Sargent 06/06/2021
Mary Evelyn Sargent June 1, 2021 Date of Service: June 6, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mary Evelyn Sargent, age 94, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from Signature Health Center and Rehab of Elizabethton. Mary was born in Carter County to the late Arthur Mack Wilson and Lottie Margaret Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Richard Lee (R.L.) Sargent; a daughter, Barbara Lee Wilson; two brothers, Millard Wilson and Lester Wilson; and three sons-in-law, Gary Burrow, Carl D. Hardin and...
Harold "Buddy" Little 06/06/2021
Harold "Buddy" Little June 2, 2021 Date of Service: June 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Harold “Buddy” Little of Elizabethton, age 94, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an illness of three weeks. Buddy was born in Carter County on May 25th, 1927. He was the son of the late H. Clay and Florence Miller Little. Buddy was a faithful, active and lifetime member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church. He was a U S Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was a...
Tammy Rae Johns 06/05/2021
Tammy Rae Johns April 11, 2021 Date of Service: June 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Remembrance   Tammy Rae Johns, age 51, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11th, 2021 at her residence with her Mother and 4 children by her side, following a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Tammy was born in Orlando Florida, at a Navy base to Ruth Ann Curtiss and the late Edward Wayne Hackney. She grew up in central Florida but spent her last 10 years in the mountains of Tennessee. In addition to her father Eddie,...
Bonnie Ann Pritchard Patterson 06/05/2021
Bonnie Ann Pritchard Patterson May 31, 2021 Date of Service: June 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Bonnie Ann Pritchard Patterson, age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 31, 2021 from her residence. Bonnie was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late James “Jim” Pritchard and Polly Jane Hughes Pritchard. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was also preceded in death by her husband, John Constant Patterson; a granddaughter, Polly Ann Patterson; two sisters, Carlee DeLillo and Doshie Pritchard; and six brothers, Robert Pritchard, Nathan Pritchard, Hobart Pritchard, Gaines Pritchard,...
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