Obituaries

Obituaries

Nov 2019

Name Date of Service
Richard A. Lewis 11/04/2019
Richard A. Lewis October 30, 2019 Date of Service: November 4, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom             Richard Allen Lewis, 65, of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center, after a courageous battle with numerous health problems. Rick was born March 22, 1954 to the late Freeman and Marie Kemp Lewis. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and Antique Car enthusiast. He was a member of Little Doe Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his “second mom” Sallie Guy. Rick is survived by...
Connie Estep Vaughn 11/02/2019
Connie Estep Vaughn October 29, 2019 Date of Service: November 2, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Connie Estep Vaughn, age 74, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from her residence. Connie was born in Carter County to the late Conley and Hattie Hyder Estep. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall Vaughn; a brother, Benny Estep; and her great grandson, Timothy James Vaughn. Connie had worked at East Tennessee Undergarment in Elizabethton and was a member of Elizabethton Alliance Church. She loved...

Oct 2019

Name Date of Service
Hugh B. Berry 10/31/2019
Hugh B. Berry October 26, 2019 Date of Service: October 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Hugh B. Berry passed away Saturday, Oct. 26th.  He was born June 11, 1934 to the late Noah and Ruby Berry, in Washington County, TN. He was a 1956 graduate of Science Hill High School and active in several sports there.  He retired from Dow Chemical as a Regional Sales Manager.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Johnson City.  He married Betty Crowe in 1957.   He was also pre-deceased by a sister, Jackie Berry and a brother...
J.N. Buckles 10/27/2019
J.N. Buckles October 24, 2019 Date of Service: October 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   J.N. Buckles, age 94, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be the Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. J.N. was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Alfred and Abbygail Nave Buckles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Nave Buckles; his brothers, Harry Buckles, Eston Buckles, Tommy Buckles and Brown Buckles; and his sisters, Vera Buckles, Ella Buckles and Kate Buckles Williams. J.N. retired as a Lieutenant...
Eliza Jane Moore 10/27/2019
Eliza Jane Moore October 22, 2019 Date of Service: October 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section      Eliza Jane Griffith Moore, 93, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hermitage Health Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Frank & Della Arnold Griffith. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and retired from Denise Lingerie. She loved to work puzzle books Eliza was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
Larry J. Lane 10/26/2019
Larry J. Lane October 22, 2019 Date of Service: October 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Larry Jerome Lane, 76, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Clayton & Pearl Miller Lane.  He was a retired Plumber.  He attended Little Mountain Baptist Church.  He loved talking with his friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Judy Ann McKeehan Lane who passed away August 10, 2017 and by a sister:...
Cecil E. Freeman 10/26/2019
Cecil E. Freeman October 21, 2019 Date of Service: October 26, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Cecil Eugene Freeman, age 88, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and his wife on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Cecil was born in Carter County to the late Ralph and Martha Bula Liner Freeman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie “Jean” Blackburn Freeman; and several brothers and sisters. Cecil retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a Christian. He had previously worked in the...
Kenneth E. Humphrey 10/25/2019
Kenneth E. Humphrey October 22, 2019 Date of Service: October 25, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane       Kenneth Eugene “Hawkeye” Humphrey, 80, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from the Johnson City medical Center.  Kenneth was born, January24, 1939 to the late Williams Frances & Rosa Reece Humphrey.  He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for baseball and was Captain of the Basketball Team.  He was retired from the Elizabethton Water Department after 40 years of service.  He was a member...
Jerry L. Bowers 10/24/2019
Jerry L. Bowers October 20, 2019 Date of Service: October 24, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace             Jerry Lee Bowers, 77, of Elizabethton, lovingly and peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at his home following a brief illness.  A native of Elizabethton, Jerry was the son of the Haskel and Bonnie Bowers. A “Forever Cyclone”, Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he still enjoyed attending basketball and football games.  Once an energetic basketball official  himself, he truly loved showing his school and community pride whether it be through...
Barbara Rose Hampton 10/18/2019
Barbara Rose Hampton October 13, 2019 Date of Service: October 18, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section        Barbara Rose Bristol Hampton, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 in the Hermitage Health Care.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Harris Bristol, Sr. & Margaret Bishop Bristol.  She was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School, attended East Tennessee State University where she was involved in the ROTC Department. She   was Secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, following that she served in the US Embassy in London for 2 years...
Bonnie P. Turbyfill 10/14/2019
Bonnie P. Turbyfill October 11, 2019 Date of Service: October 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section        Bonnie Pansy O’Quinn Turbyfill, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Warren & Carrie Powers O’Quinn. She was retired from North American Rayon Corporation and Magnavox. Bonnie   was a member of Borderview Christian Church. She loved working in her garden and flowers and loved to go shopping, and could be found talking and laughing with family on her porch swing.  In addition to...
Floyd Hershel Buchanan 10/13/2019
Floyd Hershel Buchanan October 9, 2019 Date of Service: October 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom        Floyd Hershel Buchanan, 91 Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Waters of Johnson City.  A native of Buleadean, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Clyde & Helena Gouge Buchanan.   He was Manager of Park Belks for 46 years. Mr. Buchanan was a founding member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife of 71 years: Geraldine Archer Buchanan. Survivors include his children: Shelby Jean (Blaine) Shoun,...
Norma Rhea Rowlette 10/12/2019
Norma Rhea Rowlette October 1, 2019 Date of Service: October 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Norma Rhea Rowlette, age 82, passed away peacefully October 1, 2019 in Riverview, Florida. She was born January 26, 1937 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to John and Flora Edens. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Judy Britt; two brothers, Richard Edens and Roy Edens; and her second son, Christopher Rowlette. Norma worked at the Raytheon Corporation as a young woman, managed all the cleaning services at a resort hotel on Kauai, Hawaii, and eventually owned her own...
Carl Edward Estep 10/11/2019
Carl Edward Estep October 6, 2019 Date of Service: October 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper       Carl Edward Estep, 96, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Samuel Mitchel & Nanny Carden Estep. Mr. Estep served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European and South Pacific Theatres. He was retired as a Dental Technician at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was an...
Willie O. Gleaton 10/09/2019
Willie O. Gleaton October 6, 2019 Date of Service: October 9, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise      Rev. 21 3-4 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Willie O’Neil Gleaton, 81, Elizabethton, passed...
Wilma A. Snyder 10/04/2019
Wilma A. Snyder October 1, 2019 Date of Service: October 4, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope   Wilma A. Snyder, age 89, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1, 2019 from the Waters of Johnson City. Ms. Snyder was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Eugene and Laura Lewis Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Williams and Billy Williams; and four sisters, Anna Lee Stout, Pauline Proffitt, Stella Campbell and Beulah Williams. Ms. Snyder had worked as a certified nursing assistant...
Shirley Grindstaff 10/04/2019
Shirley Grindstaff September 30, 2019 Date of Service: October 4, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Shirley Grindstaff, age 72, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Shirley was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Paul F. Arnold and Jewell Lyons Arnold. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jerry Wayne Grindstaff on April 22, 2017; and her only child, Rachel Leanne Grindstaff on July 29, 2007. Shirley was a homemaker and was a member...
Ann K. Simmons 10/04/2019
Ann K. Simmons September 26, 2019 Date of Service: October 4, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise   Funeral services will be held at 7:00pm Thursday October 3, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church in Johnson City,TN. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 7:00pm at the church prior to the service. Interment will be Friday October 4, 2019 at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton, TN.
Jerry Keith Heaton 10/03/2019
Jerry Keith Heaton September 29, 2019 Date of Service: October 3, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith          Jerry Keith Heaton, 63, Hampton went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Sept.29, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville with his family by his side. Born December 19, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland, he had lived most of his life in Tennessee.  He was a 1973 graduate of Cloudland High School.  He was a member of Roan Mountain Lodge.  He was of the Baptist Faith.  Jerry was preceded in death by his father; Tip Heaton. He is survived by his...
Deborah Ward 10/02/2019
Deborah Ward September 29, 2019 Date of Service: October 2, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Deborah Ward, age 70, of Hampton, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Deborah was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Charles and Ruth Jones Carnes. Deborah had worked as a paralegal and was a member of Hampton First Christian Church. She had also sold real estate in Asheville, North Carolina and had spent three years in Africa. Deborah enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, her pets, traveling, shopping and...
Joyce Street Senesi 10/01/2019
Joyce Street Senesi September 27, 2019 Date of Service: October 1, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Joyce Street Senesi, age 83, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Hillview Health Center. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Sally Wheeler Street. Joyce along with her husband were owner and operator of Dino’s Restaurant in Elizabethton. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Joyce had been a star basketball athlete at Hampton High School and was an avid amateur bowler. In addition...

Sep 2019

Name Date of Service
Betty Jo O'Brien Barker 09/26/2019
Betty Jo O'Brien Barker September 22, 2019 Date of Service: September 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Betty Jo O’Brien Barker, age 92, of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on October 29, 1926, in Lamont, Florida. Her parents moved to Elizabethton when she was two months old and she had resided in Elizabethton since that time. She was the daughter of the late Edward Joseph “Joe” and Anna Grace Snyder O’Brien. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Sam M. Barker in 2008 and...
Janice K. Hardin 09/23/2019
Janice K. Hardin September 19, 2019 Date of Service: September 23, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane       Janice K. Blackburn Hardin, 72, Elizabethton was called home on Thursday, September19, 2019 at her residence after a long battle with Diabetes.  Born January 18, 1947 in Jefferson, North Carolina to the late Rev. G.R. & Alma Watson Blackburn.   She moved to Tennessee in the late fifties.  “She attended Unaka High School until 1964and was married to her husband John in 1965.  She was a wonderful dedicated wife of 54 ½ years, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  All who knew her...
Linda Holt Hill 09/17/2019
Linda Holt Hill September 13, 2019 Date of Service: September 17, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Linda Holt Hill, age 75, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton. Linda was born in Carter County to the late Guy and Elizabeth Davis Holt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Marshall Hill. Linda was a homemaker and was a member of Unity Fellowship Church. She also a member of the Red Hat Society and volunteered at the Red...
Jane Bennett 09/16/2019
Jane Bennett September 12, 2019 Date of Service: September 16, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jane Randolph Bennett, age 89, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jane was born in Elizabethton to the late S.B. and Viola Collins Randolph. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Grant Bennett; two brothers, Jack Randolph and Vaughn Randolph; and one sister, Kathryn Hardin. Jane retired as an aide for the Carter County School System and was a member of...
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