Obituaries

Obituaries

Nov 2020

Name Date of Service
Louise F. Smith 11/06/2020
Louise F. Smith November 2, 2020 Date of Service: November 6, 2020 Interment Location:  Laurels Section    
Karen Ann Oaks 11/01/2020
Karen Ann Oaks November 1, 2020 Date of Service: November 4, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Karen Ann Oaks, 53, Watauga, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Petaluma, California, and lived her life in Carter County. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Karen was retired from Lowes of Johnson City. She was preceded in death by her mother: Ruby Grace Malone Oaks and a brother, Keith Oaks. Survivors include her father: Eugene Oaks. Her...

Oct 2020

Name Date of Service
Lucille "Lucy" Orr 10/30/2020
Lucille "Lucy" Orr October 26, 2020 Date of Service: October 30, 2020 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Lucille “Lucy” Orr, age 78, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and those who had passed before her on Monday, October 26, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Lucy was born in Carter County to the late Ben and Vina Carver Deloach. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert G. Orr; and a brother Lloyd Deloach. Lucy was a loving wife, loved her cars and was known...
Shirley Ann Blackburn 10/28/2020
Shirley Ann Blackburn October 25, 2020 Date of Service: October 28, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope   Shirley Ann Blackburn, 70, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 in the Greeneville Community Hospital East after an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dennis & Carolyne Brewer Blackburn. Prior to her illness she attended Bible Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister: Dolly Blackburn. Survivors include her brother: John Blackburn. Several nieces & nephews A Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in...
Janet Fair Morgan 10/28/2020
Janet Fair Morgan October 23, 2020 Date of Service: October 28, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Janet Fair Morgan, age 77 of Elizabethton passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN. She was born in Carter County and was the daughter of the late Samuel “Buck” Hyder Fair Jr and Goldie Pearl Bare Fair. Janet retired as a quality manager of Levis Strauss after 31 years. She attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching old western movies, listening to Elvis Presley and The Statler Brothers, eating out with family and spending time with...
Frances O. Watson-Blevins 10/28/2020
Frances O. Watson-Blevins October 24, 2020 Date of Service: October 29, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise   Frances O. Watson-Blevins, age 85, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away at her home in Elizabethton, Tennessee on Saturday, October 24, 2020, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Emma Lee Watson Fagan and Stanton Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Lyons and Judy Cook; a brother, Johnny “Pete” Fagan; and a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Blevins. Frances retired from Baxter Pharmaseal and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends,...
Thomas C. Spires 10/25/2020
Thomas C. Spires October 19, 2020 Date of Service: October 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Thomas Carl Spires entered heaven on October 19, 2020 at Estelle’s Hospice House of Marion County following a brief illness. During his last days he was surrounded by family and close friends. Tommy was a devoted man of God, a family man, and a pillar of the community. His memories will forever be etched in the community and the town of Lake Butler. He was a dedicated member of First Christian Church of Lake Butler, Union County Quarterback Club, Gator Boosters, Lake Butler...
Earl Ellis Jr. 10/25/2020
Earl Ellis, Jr. October 21, 2020 Date of Service: October 25, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Earl Ellis, Jr., age 97, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Earl was born in Elizabethton to the late Earl Ellis, Sr. and Mary Lee Massengill Ellis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Lynn McClelland; three brothers, Kenneth Gene Ellis, C.S. Ellis and Lewis Ellis; a sister, Grace Boyd; and a great great granddaughter, Anna Belle Cole. Earl...
Bobby "Jack" Ward 10/24/2020
Bobby "Jack" Ward October 20, 2020 Date of Service: October 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Bobby “Jack” Ward, 82, Johnson City, passed away on October 20 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Elmer O’Dell and Lena Blanche Greg Ward born on November 09, 1937 in Old Butler, Tn. Jack was retired from Cline-Holder Electric and Ingles of Boones Creek. He was a Korean Veteran and served proudly in the United States Army. He loved his family and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Go Steelers. Along with his parents,...
Frank Barry 10/22/2020
Frank Barry October 16, 2020 Date of Service: October 22, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Frank Barry, 70, Watauga, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, at Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Frank was born on July 19 to the late John and Irene Hyatt Barry. He founded Barry Heating and Air Conditioning in 1987 and worked until his passing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and getting together with his family, especially for picnics. In addition to his parents, Barry is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Georgia Hyatt. Survivors include:...
Gladys Smith Mast 10/18/2020
Gladys Smith Mast October 15, 2020 Date of Service: October 18, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Gladys Smith Mast, age 98, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Hermitage Health Care Center of Elizabethton, following a brief illness. Born in Butler, Tennessee on June 25th, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Lawson and Carrie Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Mast; two sisters; and three brothers. Gladys worked for Field Enterprises selling World Book Encyclopedias for 30 plus years. She was a...
Luther A. Bare 10/13/2020
Luther A. Bare October 14, 2020 Date of Service: October 18, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freeom   Luther Aaron “Buster” Bare, 81, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in the Franklin-Woods Hospital, Johnson City. He was born November 19, 1938 in Elizabethton to the late Roby & Blanche Vandeventer Bare. He was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School, Bluff City. Buster was retired after 45 years of service from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was of the Baptist Faith. He loved kids. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of...
Betty Jean Whitson Maupin 10/13/2020
Betty Jean Whitson Maupin October 10, 2020 Date of Service: October 12, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Betty Jean Whitson Maupin, age 85, of Elizabethton, TN passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Hillview Health Center. She was the daughter of the late James Fredrick Holsclaw and Susan Ann Harmon Holsclaw. She was a very active member of Elizabethton Church of Christ, and owner/operator of her ceramic shop for several years. Betty loved to spend time with her family and was a wonderful cook. She also loved her church family. To know Betty was to love her....
Anna Belle Walker 10/13/2020
Anna Belle Walker October 10, 2020 Date of Service: October 16, 2020 Interment Location:  Laurels Section    
Peggy Sue Carriger-Emmert 10/12/2020
Peggy Sue Carriger-Emmert October 9, 2020 Date of Service: October 12, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Peggy Sue Carriger-Emmert, age 89, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, October 09, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Levi Ellis Carriger and Ida McKinley “Kennie” Colbaugh Carriger. Peggy was the director of Human Services for Elizabethton Electric System and retired after 42 ½ years. She was a member at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. She loved spending time with her family, loved to laugh and be around all of her friends. In addition to her...
Marian West Taylor 10/10/2020
Marian West Taylor October 2, 2020 Date of Service: October 10, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Marian West Taylor, 76, of Marietta, Ga., passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.Marian was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., on December 3, 1943 to Raymond and Mary Helen West, who preceded her in death. She attended high school in Elizabethton, Tenn., and received an associate degree from Steed College in Johnson City, Tenn. During her career, Marian worked as a secretary for various offices in East Tennessee and Georgia. She loved singing and dancing to Elvis, listening...
Harry Lee Messimer 10/09/2020
Harry Lee Messimer September 29, 2020 Date of Service: October 9, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   There is a tour bus leaving for Heaven and Harry is your driver.  Harry Lee Messimer, 91, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Harry was born on May 31, 1929, in Elizabethton, Tenn. to the late Amy and John Messimer.  He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.  He drove a Greyhound bus from 1956 to 1988.  After retiring from Greyhound, he drove for Abbott Tours for 24 years.  He was a...
Edward D. Brumit 10/09/2020
Edward D. Brumit October 5, 2020 Date of Service: October 9, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Edward “Teen” Brumit, 71, Johnson City, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at his residence. He was a member of Carter County Car Club and Rod and Gun Club. Teen was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Lillian Carver Davidson; and two brothers, Floyd Gayle Brumit and Roger Davidson. Survivors include: two children, Phillip and Janet Brumit; four grandchildren, Heath and Dale McKeehan and Marshall and Kennedy Brumit; one sister, Barbara Cole; and one niece, Joanne Brumit Clark. Teen’s family will...
Janet Lee Ramsey 10/08/2020
Janet Lee Ramsey September 26, 2020 Date of Service: October 8, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Janet Lee Ramsey, 75, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, September 26th, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Elizabethton on March 15, 1945, Jan was the daughter of the late Eugene and Frankie Humphreys Adkins. She was a graduate of Valley High School in Valley Station, Kentucky and also lived in Tennessee and formerly Richmond, Virginia. Jan loved singing with the choir and was a dedicated member of the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Caring deeply about others, her priority...

Sep 2020

Name Date of Service
Jimmie G. Thomas 09/29/2020
Jimmie G. Thomas September 26, 2020 Date of Service: September 29, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jimmie Gale Thomas, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his residence. A native of Buchanan, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Albert Gordon & Eva Sines Thomas. He had lived in Tennessee since 1978. Mr. Thomas served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany He was a retired Supervisor at Alemite Corporation, Johnson City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Esther Rose Fick Thomas,...
Thomas William "Bill" Crawford 09/24/2020
Thomas William "Bill" Crawford September 21, 2020 Date of Service: September 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   “ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 Thomas William “Bill” Crawford went to be with Jesus and his precious wife known to many as Mama or Mamaw on September 21, 2020. Bill was born on July 1, 1934 in Beech Mountain, N.C. to George and Vada Crawford. He resided in Elizabethton, TN for 51 years where he was the owner of Crawford Drywall Inc. Bill loved the Lord with all...
Michael L. Shouse 09/24/2020
Michael L. Shouse September 21, 2020 Date of Service: September 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Michael L. Shouse, age 64, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at his home after a very courtageous battle with cancer on Monday, September 21, 2020. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Joe B. & Frances “Bobbie” Crumley Shouse. He was a graduate of Hampton High School. Mike was retired from Elizabethton Fire Department as Fire Chief, a position that he was extremly proud. He was a member of the following: Tn. Fire Chief’s Association, Tn. Fire Inspectors Association,...
Mary Lloyd Shultz 09/24/2020
Mary Lloyd Shultz August 14, 2020 Date of Service: September 23, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Mary Lloyd Taul Shultz, age 95, of Elizabethton, TN died August 14, 2020 following several months of declining health. She was born on July 1, 1925 in Excelsior Springs, MO and was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Violet Harbaugh Taul of Smithville, MO. She attended public schools in Smithville and received her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University, where she majored in health and physical education. She later pursued graduate education at East Tennessee State University and obtained additional certification as...
Dorothy Jane O'Dell 09/24/2020
Dorothy Jane O'Dell June 21, 2020 Date of Service: September 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Dorothy Jane O’Dell, of Salem, VA., died on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  She was born in Johnson City, TN., on July 25, 1933. The daughter of the late Kathleen Sammons O’Dell and Harold Alison O’Dell. D. J. was baptized at the age of 12 at the First Christian Church in Elizabethton, TN.  She has been a member of Salem Church of Christ since 1959 and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa since 1962. D. J. graduated from ETSU in Johnson City with a...
Freeman Kenneth Taylor 09/23/2020
Freeman Kenneth Taylor September 19, 2020 Date of Service: September 23, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Freeman K. Taylor, age 87, went to be with his Lord on September 19, 2020 at his residence. Freeman was the son of the late General Jackson Taylor “GJ” and Goldie Taylor. He was the owner/operator of Quik Cleaners and Grady’s Dry Cleaning. Freeman enjoyed being at the cleaners where he could visit with all his customers. Freeman was a member of Moore’s Chapel FWB Church and the Scout Master of Troop #9 in Elizabethton. He was a big supporter of New York...
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