Obituaries

Obituaries

Dec 2017

Name Date of Service
Karen A. Stokes 12/09/2017
  Karen A. Stokes December 1, 2017 Date of Service: December 9, 2017 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Karen Anne Grim Stokes, 74, was welcomed to her new home on Friday, December 1, 2017 after a brief illness in Lakewood, Colorado.  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of Dorothy Curde Grim McLain and the late Ernie Grim.  She was also preceded in death by her step-father: J.A. McLain. Karen attended Elizabethton High School, graduated from University of Tennessee as a registered nurse.  She works in various medical facilities retiring last years as a Supervisor of Case Management with the...
Brenda Joan Taylor 12/09/2017
  Brenda Joan Taylor December 6, 2017 Date of Service: December 9, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   Brenda Joan Taylor, 74, of Simpsonville, SC, wife of Gene Taylor of 57 years, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, while at home surrounded by her family.  Born in Roan Mountain, TN, she was a daughter of the late Paul Winters and the late Mildred Holden Winters.  Mrs. Taylor was a member of Holly Ridge Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Taylor is survived by one son, Donald Taylor and his wife Karen...
Liara Raii Burchette 12/07/2017
  Liara Raii Burchette December 4, 2017 Date of Service: December 7, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   Liara Raii Burchette, 5 month old, daughter of Michael and Amie Burchette, died Tuesday, December 4, 2017. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park.
Randy Steve Crowe 12/06/2017
  Randy Steve Crowe December 1, 2017 Date of Service: December 6, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Mr. Randy Steve Crowe, 71, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was the son of the late Glenn and Ruth Farthing Crowe and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Crowe. Mr. Crowe was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Tri-State Air Cooled Engines where he was a manager for forty-seven...
Bob R. Vines, Sr. 12/06/2017
  Bob R. Vines, Sr. December 2, 2017 Date of Service: December 6, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Bob R. Vines, Sr., 79, Elizabethton passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his residence after a brief illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Dewey & Virtie Stines Vines.   He was a retired Automotive Mechanic having been employed at Dixie Battery for 28  years.  Bob was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.  He loved restoring old cars and gardening.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Clyde, Norman...
Patricia Gray 12/05/2017
  Patricia Gray December 1, 2017 Date of Service: December 5, 2017 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Patricia A. Gray, age 75, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 01, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Patricia was a native of Carter County and daughter of Freddie Beatrice Taylor Crawford and the late Cecil Crawford. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Leila Bradford, Joan Dixon, and Linda Wright; and one brother, Cecil Crawford. Patricia retired as a teacher and was a member of New Zion Faith Center in Johnson...
Jessie Smith Nidiffer 12/02/2017
  Jessie Smith Nidiffer November 29, 2017 Date of Service: December 2, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Smith Nidiffer, 86, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Fusson L. & Anna Lee Adams Nidiffer.  He was a graduate of Unaka High School and attended East Tennessee State College. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.     Smith was a retired, Inventory Clerk with T.V.A...  He was a Mason & Shriner.    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...

Nov 2017

Name Date of Service
Wanda Peters 11/28/2017
  Wanda "Bee" Peters November 26, 2017 Date of Service: November 28, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Wanda Hildred “Bee” Grindstaff Peters, 95, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.  She was born in Carter County on April 11, 1922 to the late Elbert C. & Golda Hardin Grindstaff.  She lived most of her life in Carter County and attended Unaka High School. Wanda was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Elizabethton and also attended Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church and Milligan Free Will Baptist Church, where she sang in...
Carlene Sluder 11/27/2017
  Carlene Sluder November 24, 2017 Date of Service: November 27, 2017 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mrs. Carlene D. Sluder, 85, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Perry Proffitt. Mrs. Sluder was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School. She attended Steed College. Mrs. Sluder retired after thirty-two years of service from the Tennessee Virginia Energy Corporation as an executive secretary. She was a member of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, one sister, Mable Elizabeth Duncan,...
Raymond Townsend 11/22/2017
  Raymond Townsend November 20, 2017 Date of Service: November 22, 2017 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Raymond Townsend, age 90, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Hillview Health and Rehab Center in Elizabethton. Raymond was born in Elizabethton to the late Taylor and Bertha Glover Townsend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Smith Townsend, whom he was married to for 65 years; four sisters; and one brother. Raymond retired as a janitor at Unaka Elementary School and was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. Raymond was a...
Jerry Paul Crumley 11/22/2017
  Jerry Paul Crumley November 17, 2017 Date of Service: November 22, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Jerry Paul Crumley, age 66, of Elizabethton, TN passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Ivy Hall Nursing Home on Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Crumley was a native of Elizabethton, TN and was the son of the late Paul J. and Yvonne Vines Crumley. He loved everybody he met and enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved cars of all sorts, listening to music and spending time with all of his friends at Ivy Hall. He had a shining smile...
William Bill Curtis 11/21/2017
  William "Bill" Curtis November 19, 2017 Date of Service: November 21, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 William “Bill” Erving Curtis, Jr., age 91, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his residence. Bill was born on June 26, 1926 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late William E. and Christine Kyte Curtis, Sr. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Nave Curtis; three...
Barbara Alice Smith 11/21/2017
  Barbara Alice Smith November 17, 2017 Date of Service: November 21, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Barbara Laro Smith, age 81, of Elizabethton, TN passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home on Friday, November 17, 2017. A native of New London, CT she was the daughter of the late Nicholas F. and Marion F. Kollock Laro. Mrs. Smith was a member of Borderview Christian Church where she taught the 5th and 6th grade Sunday School Class for many years. She enjoyed being an active member of her church and doing crafts, especially making her homemade baskets....
Martha Holden 11/18/2017
Martha Gale Holden November 12, 2017 Date of Service: November 18, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Martha Gale Rambo Holden, age 86, Johnson City, (formerly of Elizabethton where she spent most of her life), passed away peacefully on Sunday November 12, 2017 and is safely in the arms of her Lord.  She was born in Mountain City, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Earl Tipton & Ruth Reece Rambo. Martha was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and Steed College.  She was a secretary for Johnson City Insurance Company, (formerly Wofford Brothers), where she worked for State Representative James H....
Douglas Eugene Graybeal 11/12/2017
  Douglas Eugene Graybeal November 7, 2017 Date of Service: November 12, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   Douglas Eugene “Gene” Graybeal, 84 of Johnson City died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson City, son of the late Dana and Selma Stout Graybeal. Gene was a retired truck driver who last worked for Mor-Flo. He was a long-time member of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, his wife, Vera Jarrett Rupert (March of 2016) and his brother, Jimmy Graybeal (also in 2016) preceded him in death....
Albert Humphrey 11/12/2017
  Albert Humphrey October 30, 2017 Date of Service: November 12, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Albert Humphrey, 86, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Clyde & Grace Campbell Humphrey.  He honorably served in the Navy in 1945 at the age of 15 and a few years later served in the United States Air Force.  He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
Carolyn J. Kerr 11/11/2017
  Carolyn J. Kerr November 8, 2017 Date of Service: November 11, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Carolyn Jeraldine (Hughes) Kerr, age 78, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Johnson City, TN she was the daughter of the late Charles Ted and Frances Edith Bullock Hughes. She had worked in Accounting for Kerr Amusement. She was a member of East River Park Christian Church and a member of the Eastern Star of Elizabethton. Carolyn was well traveled, loved to cook and enjoyed...
Roy Lee Spores Jr. 11/08/2017
  Roy Lee Spores, Jr. November 2, 2017 Date of Service: November 8, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Roy met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as his wife was singing to him “Victory in Jesus”.   He served in the US Army from 1972 to 1989, at which time he received a full medical discharge, with honors, at Fort Wainwright, AK. He was a Headquarters Platoon Sergeant and Communications Chief and retired as an E-6.  He served 2 tours in Korea, Germany, Ft. Benning, GA, Colorado, and Alaska. He was born in Brunswick,...
Master Sergeant James A. Whaley 11/08/2017
  Master Sergeant James A. Whaley November 4, 2017 Date of Service: November 8, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Master Sergeant James Andrew Whaley, US Army (Ret.), age 77, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. James was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late David Clifford Whaley and Rosa Lee Lunceford Whaley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jeanette Deloach Whaley; and his brother, Jerry Wayne Whaley. James was a graduate of Hampton High School, where he...
Grace Broome 11/08/2017
  Grace Broome November 4, 2017 Date of Service: November 8, 2017 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Grace Lee Broome, age 90, joined her Lord and her family on Saturday November 4, 2017. Grace was born on April 28 1927 in Erwin TN to the late Roosevelt (R.V.) and Elizabeth Hopson. In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her Husband Horace A. Broome Jr., a son Horace A. “Bubba” Broome III and a grand-daughter Whitney Shea Broome. After graduation from Milligan College, Grace began her career in the 1950’s as a licensed real estate agent working...
Howard H. Julian 11/07/2017
  Howard H. Julian November 4, 2017 Date of Service: November 7, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Howard H. Julian, 92, of Hampton, went home to be with his Lord, on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Signature HealthCARE Wellness and Rehab Center (formerly Pine Ridge Health and Rehab.) He was born in Roan Mountain, TN and was the son of the late William and Mattie Townsend Julian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Huddle Julian, his son-in-law, Albert Proffitt, and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Julian was...
June Carr Townsend 11/06/2017
  June Carr Townsend November 2, 2017 Date of Service: November 6, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mrs. June Carr Townsend, age 88, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. A native of Watauga, TN she was the daughter of the late Roy and Annalou Little Carr. Mrs. Townsend had worked at Bemberg Corporation. She was of the Christian Church faith and everyone knew and loved her. Mrs. Townsend especially loved her precious grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee...
Hazel M. Johnson 11/06/2017
  Hazel M. Johnson November 3, 2017 Date of Service: November 6, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   II Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV) 7- I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 - Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Hazel M. Johnson, 102, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Signature HealthCARE...
Opal Ruth Malone Scott 11/03/2017
  Opal Ruth Malone Scott October 29, 2017 Date of Service: November 3, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Opal Ruth Malone Scott, age 90, of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Watauga, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from Beacon Place Hospice in Greensboro, NC, following a brief illness. Opal was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Earl and Chessie Bare Malone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ross Scott, Jr.; two sons, Walter (Tee Hee)...
Frances E. Johnson 11/03/2017
  Frances E. Johnson October 31, 2017 Date of Service: November 3, 2017 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Frances E. Johnson, 79, of Johnson City passed away Monday, October 31, 2017 in the Hillview Health Center in Elizabethton. She was a native of Greene County and had lived in Johnson City most of her life. Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ona Kirk Johnson. She had worked for Johnson City Medical Center for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jo Ward and two brothers, Charles and...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Happy Valley Memorial Park