Obituaries

Obituaries

Apr 2018

Name Date of Service
Linda K. Leonard 04/03/2018
  Linda K. Leonard March 29, 2018 Date of Service: April 3, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Linda Kay Leonard, loving mother and wife, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Linda was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late Harold and Juanita Carver Berry. Linda retired as a nurse and was of the Baptist faith. She was involved in many areas at Central Elementary School and she started the Head Start Program for the Elizabethton City School System. Linda was a member of the Business and Professional...
Barbara Ann Morrison 04/03/2018
  Barbara Ann Morrison March 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Barbara Ann Morrison, of Johnson City, TN, passed away on March 27, 2018, at her home. She was the daughter of Conley and Anna Reed. They preceded her in death, along with her husband, Ted Morrison. Barbara was a clinical assistant at the Johnson City Eye Clinic for many years before recently retiring. Her faith was important to her and she was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Johnson City where she served as a greeter, and she was an avid reader. She is survived by her...

Mar 2018

Name Date of Service
Geraldine Grindstaff 03/31/2018
  Geraldine Grindstaff March 25, 2018 Date of Service: March 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Geraldine Scalf Grindstaff, 85, Johnson City, passed away Sunday March 25, 2018 in the Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville. A native of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Rhuda & Maggie Alford Scalf. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She attended Unaka High School. Geraldine was retired from Johnson City Medical Center in the Day Surgery Department. She was a member of Unaka Baptist Church but attended Mountain View Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she...
Mary C. King 03/28/2018
  Mary C. King March 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 28, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mary C. King, age 89, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Irene Shaw King and was born in Fall Rivers, MA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Veronica “Ronnie” King; a brother, Thomas King and a great-nephew, Jeremy King. Mary C. King was retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse. She...
Jack W. Wilson, Jr. 03/28/2018
  Jack W. Wilson, Jr. March 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 28, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Jack Walter Wilson, Jr., age 88, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at Lifecare Center of Elizabethton on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:45 pm. Jack was a long time resident of the Hunter community. He became a resident at Lifecare in 2016. He was born September 2, 1929, the son of the late Jack Wilson, Sr. and Joda Johnson Wilson. Jack was a follower of Jesus Christ, and a member of Hunter First Baptist Church for almost 50 years. He served there at...
Pauline Austin 03/27/2018
  Pauline "Polly" Austin December 9, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Pauline “Polly” Meade Austin, 82, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her home. A native a Kingsport, TN, she is the daughter of the late James “Coy” and Louise Hicks Meade. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Austin. Polly graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport and attended ETSU. She retired from Tennessee Eastman after 25 years of service. Polly was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, the Philosophers Sunday School Class...
Barbara Ann Bradley 03/27/2018
  Barbara Ann Bradley March 23, 2018 Date of Service: March 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Barbara Ann Parlier Bradley, age 68, of Elizabethton, went home to join family, in the presence of the Lord, on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of the late Lester and Dorothy Bowers Parlier and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katrina Bradley, two sisters, Dawn Grindstaff and Jean McInturff, a niece Charlotte Parlier, a nephew, Trey Parlier and Isaac Bowers, whom...
Erma Lou Broyles 03/23/2018
  Erma Lou Broyles March 20, 2018 Date of Service: March 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Erma Lou Peters Broyles, 82, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Anderson & Pearl Taylor Peters. She was a graduate of Unaka High School. Erma Lou in earlier years had worked for Dr.Bowman also had worked for her brothers who were in the jewelry business. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and also attended First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton. In...
Patricia A. Stout 03/20/2018
  Patricia A. Stout March 16, 2018 Date of Service: March 20, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Patricia A. Stout, 66, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 16, 2018 at her residence.   Born December 20, 1957 in Carter County she was a daughter of Carl C. & the late Margaret Lunceford Hatley. Patricia was the oldest of four children, two who preceded her in death: Sheila Stout Hatley, and Kenneth Hatley She was a graduate of Hampton High School. She gave of herself by caring for people. Survivors include her husband of 49 years: Larry G. Stout....
Martha Hubbard VanHuss 03/19/2018
  Martha Hubbard VanHuss March 16, 2018 Date of Service: March 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Martha Etta Hubbard VanHuss, 86, Elizabethton passed away Friday March 16, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Earnest B. & Mary Etta Stamey Hubbard. Martha was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Steed College. She worked at Allen Taylor, Pharmacy prior to going to the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center where she had worked for 32 years as a Respiratory Therapist. Martha was Miss Rhododendron...
Peggy L. Whitehead 03/18/2018
  Peggy L. Whitehead March 13, 2018 Date of Service: March 18, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Peggy L. Guinn Whitehead, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at her home. She was born in Johnson County and was a daughter of the late George and Roxie Bunton Guinn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Keller and two brothers, Bobby J. Guinn and Dean Guinn. Mrs. Whitehead was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church and attended Beck Mountain Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and...
Mary A. White 03/17/2018
  Mary A. White March 14, 2018 Date of Service: March 17, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Mary Arnold White, 93, Elizabethton, passed away March 14, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton with her son Glen White at her side. She was born April 7, 1924 to the late Nora and Joseph Daniel Arnold. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister Ruth Lockhart; brother Stacy Arnold; husband James Rondal White; daughter Shelby Bunton; and grandson David Bunton. Mary had a long career at the Giant and Food Lion Supermarkets. She was a...
Nikki Kizzire 03/16/2018
  Ashley Nichole "Nikki" Kizzire March 9, 2018 Date of Service: March 16, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Ashley Nichole “Nikki” Kizzire, age 28, of Bristol, Tennessee passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. Nikki was born on September 23, 1989 in Cape Coral, Florida to Richard and Beverly Durham Kizzire, both of Bristol, Tennessee. Nikki worked at Teleperformance as a customer service representative. She was a loving mother, daughter, and fiancé. Her greatest joy was her children and her family. Those left to cherish her memory, in addition to her parents, include her...
Julia Oliver 03/16/2018
  Julia Oliver March 12, 2018 Inurnment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Julia Oliver, age 90, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Julia was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina to the late William R. McGuire and Louartie Wright McGuire. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bower Oliver; a son, Larry Oliver; two sisters, Violet Young and Anna Tester; two brothers, George McGuire and Kesher McGuire; and a granddaughter, Gina Floyd. Julia was a homemaker and was a member of...
Clyde "Buck" Estep 03/15/2018
  Clyde "Buck" Estep March 11, 2018 Date of Service: March 15, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Clyde “Buck” Estep, 91, Johnson City passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Estep was born July 29, 1926 to the late Frank Estep & Ludavene Parsons Estep McGee.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II serving from November 27, 1944-July 27, 1946.    He was preceded in death by his brother William Estep as well as an infant brother. Mr. Estep was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Rhea Lodge #47,...
Bobbie Joe Buck 03/13/2018
  Bobbie Joe Buck March 9, 2018 Date of Service: March 13, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Bobbie Joe Buck, 71, Elizabethton passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, Tenn.  He was a Carter County native.  Bobbie Joe was a 1965 graduate of Happy Valley High School.   He served in the United States Navy. He was retired as Plant Manager with the MECO Corporation, Greeneville.  Bobbie Joe was a member of V.F.W. Post 2166.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Francis Louise Snead Buck and a daughter: Jocyene Tengroth. Survivors include his wife...
Kevin Glen Carr 03/12/2018
  Kevin Glen Carr March 7, 2018 Date of Service: March 12, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Faith   Kevin Glen Carr, 43, Johnson City passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 27, 1974 in Johnson City.  Kevin was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.  He was in the Retail Business at the Johnson City Mall. He was a member of the East River Park Christian Church.  He was preceded in death by his father: Cecil Carr. Survivors include his Mother: Patsy Deloach Carr. A sister: Karen Carr.  Several aunts, uncles & cousins. Funeral Services...
Charles Brooks Cole 03/12/2018
  Charles Brooks Cole March 8, 2018 Date of Service: March 12, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mr. Charles Brooks Cole, age 47, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton, TN he was the son of Dolores Oaks Cole, Elizabethton and the late William Ralph Cole. Mr. Cole was a 1988 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was the former co-owner of Cole-Milhorn Motors. He was an Eagle Scout of Troop # 31 and he was a member of East Side Baptist Church, Elizabethton. In addition to his father, he was preceded...
Phyllis Davenport 03/11/2018
  Phyllis Davenport March 8, 2018 Date of Service: March 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Phyllis Davenport, age 75, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 8, 2018 at her residence. Phyllis was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late Jady and Faye Robinson Fritts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bobby Joe Davenport; two brothers, Malcolm Fritts and Kenneth Fritts; and a daughter, Kathy Davenport. Phyllis was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be missed tremendously by all who...
Thelma A. Grindstaff 03/08/2018
  Thelma A. Grindstaff March 4, 2018 Date of Service: March 8, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Thelma Ann Letterman Grindstaff, 70, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late George & Beeda Phillips Letterman. She had lived in Elizabethton for several years. Thelma had worked at several restaurants in the area. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Tex Grindstaff, a daughter: Deana Hawkins and a brother: Junior Letterman. She was a member of Caldwell Springs...
Bobby Reeter 03/06/2018
  Bobby Reeter March 1, 2018 Date of Service: March 6, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Bobby Reeter, age 86, of Bluff City, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Greystone Healthcare in Blountville, TN. Bob, a loving husband, father, and grandfather was a native of Elizabethton, TN. He loved Tennessee football, woodworking, and working outdoors. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church in Bluff City, TN and enjoyed singing in the choir. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He attended Northeast State and was retired from Sperry, and was previously employed...
Joe M. Taylor 03/05/2018
  Joe M. Taylor March 1, 2018 Date of Service: March 5, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Joe Minton Taylor, 90, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his residence.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert & Lizzie Grindstaff Taylor.  He served in the United States Army during World War II.    Joe was a retired Supervision in the Spinning Unit at North American Rayon Corporation where he had worked for 42 years.  He was the oldest member of Big Springs Church of Christ. Joe was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #...
Junior D. White 03/04/2018
  Junior D. White February 28, 2018 Date of Service: March 4, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Junior D. White age 73 of Central Community died peacefully at home Wednesday, February 28, 2018 with his beloved family around him.  A native of Butler, he was a son of the late W. Frank Miller and Katie Hatley White.  Junior was a 1963 graduate of Happy Valley High School.  He was employed at Kennametal, Inc., Johnson City for 40 years. He was a Charter Member of the Central Community Volunteer Fire Department from 1974 to 2017 serving as a fireman and on the...
Steven Douglas Whitehead 03/03/2018
  Steven Douglas Whitehead February 27, 2018 Date of Service: March 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper This was the day, February 27th, 2018, that the Lord had made to take Steven Douglas Whitehead home to be with his family in Heaven. Steve went to bed on Monday night, February 26th and died peacefully during the night. Steven was born on May 31st, 1960, to Ollie Carden Whitehead and Clarence Walter Whitehead of Carter County. They were waiting at the River Jordan for him as was his brother Clarence Walter Whitehead, Jr. and his sister, Wanda Yvonne (Bonnie) Whitehead...
Ria Nell Renae Dyals 03/03/2018
  Ria Nell Renae Dyals February 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 3, 2018 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Ria Nell Renae Dyals, 4 month and 14 day old daughter of Bethany Ruth Broyles & Cody Daniel Dyals passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut.   She was born October 10, 2017 in Johnson City.  She was preceded in death by her step-grandfather: Michael Hammitt. Survivors in addition to her parents include a brother: Mason Dyals.  Her Maternal Grandparents: Teresa Hammitt and David Broyles, her paternal grandparents: Kimberly Dykes & Husband Marvin, and Wayne & Judy Whitehead. Maternal...
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