Obituaries

Obituaries

Jun 2022

Name Date of Service
Norma Jean Champion 06/05/2022
Norma Jean Champion May 29, 2022 Date of Service: June 5, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Norma Jean Cannon Champion, age 82, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 29, 2022. She was born in Carter County, TN to the late Leonard Russell Cannon and Agnes Buckles Depew. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph L. Champion, half-brothers: Robert Depew and Richard Depew, and great grandmother: Callie Buckles. Jean loved taking care of children and her beloved husband Ralph. She was a member of Dixie...
Pauline Flo McKinney 06/04/2022
Pauline McKinney June 1, 2022 Date of Service: June 4, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Pauline Flo Guinn McKinney, 87, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in the Hillview Health Center after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1935 in Carter County to the late Claude & Rachel Puckett Guinn. She was a retired employee of Inland Container after 40 years of service. She was a member of Hunter United Methodist Church. She loved to cook, go camping and taking care of people. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
Ella Pauline Buckles 06/04/2022
Ella Pauline Buckles May 30, 2022 Date of Service: June 4, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Ella Pauline Buckles, age 91 of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at Hillview Nursing Home. Ella was born October 13, 1930 to the late John and Eliza Jane (Williams) Weaver. In addition to her parents, Ella was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, U.G. Buckles; a daughter, Sheila D. Wilson; two brothers, Herman Weaver and James Weaver; two sisters, Nora Hurley and Hallie Hardin; two nephews, Jerry Weaver and Norman D. Weaver; and...
Robert T. Crowe 06/03/2022
Robert T. Crowe May 28, 2022 Date of Service: June 3, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Robert T. Crowe, age 91, of Johnson City, TN went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Hospice House, Bristol, TN. He was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson Crowe and Vera Lena Mottern. Robert retired and proudly served our country after 22 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked for 16 years with the Post Office in Avon Park, Florida. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and...

May 2022

Name Date of Service
Martha Lou Lewis 05/24/2022
Martha Lou Lewis May 20, 2022 Date of Service: May 24, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Martha Lou Cash Lewis, 84, of Gray, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2022 at NHC Healthcare. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, born on August 21, 1937, to the late William Clyde Cash and Sarah Milhorn Cash. Martha was a strong Christian, attending Boones Creek Christian Church and raising her family there. She was a woman of many talents, usually able to master whatever she decided to pick up next. This led her to many accomplishments in fishing, quilting, marksmanship,...
Judy B. Shell Cole 05/24/2022
Judy B. Shell Cole May 21, 2022 Date of Service: May 24, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Judy B. Shell Cole was born 1940 to Carrie Lee and Carl Shell in Banner Elk N.C. (both deceased.) She lived her early years happily in the Central Community in Johnson City. She married the love and joy of her life, Leslie Cole in 1958.They lived in eight states from California to Virginia and in Germany when Leslie moved as an Army officer. She is survived by her loving husband, Les Cole, 3 wonderful children, Cheri Cole-Jenkins (Dale) Cincinnati, Ohio; Shonna Cole,...
Hubert Ray Coleman 05/23/2022
Hubert Ray Coleman May 18, 2022 Date of Service: May 23, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Hubert Ray Coleman, 55, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at his residence. He was born August 26, 1966 in Elizabethton. He was a 1985 graduate of Hampton High School. Prior to his illness he was employed at AYM Inc. McDonald Mfg. Co. Hubert attended Sims Hill Christian Church. He loved fishing and landscaping. He was preceded in death by his father; Carl Coleman. Survivors include his mother: Velma Sue Brumitt Coleman. Four Sisters: Kathy Brumitt, Shelia Burns & husband Robert, Brenda Oliver and Christine...
Norma Jean Stines 05/22/2022
Norma Jean Stines May 16, 2022 Date of Service: May 22, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Norma Jean Powell Stines, 88, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 in the Signature Health Center. She was born May 26, 1933 in Roan Mountain to the late Stuart & Lou Hill Powell. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. Norma was a retired employee of the United Telephone Company. She loved to sew. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David H. Stines...
William T. Muse 05/21/2022
William T. Muse May 13, 2022 Date of Service: May 21, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   William T. “Bill” Muse, 95, of Johnson City, passed away May 13, 2022, with his daughter by his side. Bill was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, but made Johnson City his home and place of business for over ninety years. He was the son of the late Mayland “Ducky” Muse and Valarie Muse Ferguson, step-mother Thelma “Suze” Muse and step-father Guy Ferguson, Esquire. Bill graduated from Science Hill High School in 1945. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy, serving as a...
Nancy Jane Kiser Thomas 05/21/2022
Nancy Jane Kiser Thomas May 5, 2022 Date of Service: May 21, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Nancy Jane Kiser Thomas, age 92, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on May 5, 2022 in her home surrounded by her family. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton on Saturday May 21st . Visitation will be from 4 PM to 6 PM with the service to follow at 6 PM. Nancy Jane was born on June 26, 1929 in Harriman, Tennessee then later moved with her family to Johnson City, Tennessee. Her parents...
Elmer Brenard Roache Sr. 05/18/2022
Elmer Brenard Roache, Sr. May 9, 2022 Date of Service: May 18, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   2nd Timothy 4-7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Elmer Brenard Roache, Sr., 79, Elizabethton went to be with his Lord Monday, May 9, 2022 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born October 29, 1942 in Kingsport to the late Robert & Juanita Queen Roache. Elmer was a good christian man who trusted in Jesus for his salvation and his prayer was that his family would do the same. He...
Denise Petroskey Kendall 05/17/2022
Denise Petroskey Kendall May 11, 2022 Date of Service: May 17, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Denise Petroskey Kendall, age 69, of Elizabethton, TN entered her heavenly home Wednesday, May 11, 2022 after a lifelong battle with kidney disease. She was born in New Haven, CT to the late Walter Petroskey and Dorothy Petroskey. Denise was an amazing woman, loved by all. She was known as “sunshine” and the “best patient” at every facility and doctor’s office her health required her to use. She was the backbone of her family, making sure each person lived up to their full...
Maxine Hodge Gagliano 05/15/2022
Maxine Hodge Gagliano May 10, 2022 Date of Service: May 15, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Maxine Hodge Gagliano, age 96, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 10, 2022 at Hillview Heath and Rehabilitation Center. She was one of 12 children born in Roan Mountain to the late James Fredrick Holsclaw and Susan Harmon Holsclaw. Maxine spent the early part of her working years at Bemberg Corporation. She would later open a remnant shop with her sister Pauline. It was known as Yate’s Remnant Shop. After the death of her first husband,...
Robert L. Tester 05/14/2022
Robert L. Tester May 11, 2022 Date of Service: May 14, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Robert Leslie Tester, 59, Hampton passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at his residence. He was born November 4, 1962 in Elizabethton to the late James & Elva Dugger Tester. He was a Pipe Fitter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Dallas, Michael, Bert and Fred Tester and three sisters: Doris Branch, Norma Harrison and Debbie Stout. He attended Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He loved working on lawn mowers and also loved to watch...
Erma Dimple Burgess 05/13/2022
Erma Dimple Burgess May 8, 2022 Date of Service: May 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   On May 8th 2022, Erma Dimple Wallace Burgess, Hampton was given the most wonderful Mother's Day gift. She got to walk in Heaven's gate. Erma was born in Carter County on January 20, 1925 to the late Lillian Stevens Wallace and Luther Garfield Wallace. She was a graduate of Hampton High School. Erma was retired from ITT. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She was loved by everyone, and, in return, she loved all. She was a member of...
Gracie Jean Hinkle White 05/12/2022
Gracie Jean Hinkle White May 8, 2022 Date of Service: May 12, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Gracie Jean Hinkle White, age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Gracie was born in Carter County to the late James McCoy Hinkle and Wilma Shaw Hinkle. In addition to her parents, Gracie was also preceded in death by a son, Kail Hazelwood; her brother, James Hinkle; and her sisters, Pansy Lorraine Cable, Billie Ruth Sneed and Barbara Jane Pierce. Gracie was a wonderful, loving wife, mother...
Selma Hyder Roberts 05/09/2022
Selma Hyder Roberts May 6, 2022 Date of Service: May 9, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Selma Bernice Hyder Roberts, 96, Kingsport passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 in the NHC Health Care, Johnson City. She was born September 7, 1925 in Elizabethton to the late Frank & Bessie Grindstaff Hyder. She was a 1945 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Mrs. Roberts loved working in her flowers and garden and loved to read. She attended Beulah Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Byrl Roberts, September 27, 1998, by two...
Douglas H. Miller 05/05/2022
Douglas H. Miller April 20, 2022 Date of Service: May 5, 2022 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Douglas Harlow Miller, 47, of Claremont died Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born August 4th, 1974 he was the son of Judge Miller and Betty Lou Campbell. Four daughters, Sara Vance, Adria Miller, Tyesha Thomas and Jada Miller; his only son, Nathan Vance; two brothers, Michael Reed (Kathy Reed) and David Reed (Debbie) and four grandchildren, Daniel Christopher, Chase Christopher, Leroy Christopher and Ariah Christopher survive him. In addition to his parents, his daughter, Jordan Miller preceded...
Dr. Danny D. Smith 05/04/2022
Dr. Danny D. Smith April 25, 2022 Date of Service: May 4, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway” John Wayne Dr. Danny D. Smith, age 71, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 25, 2022 in the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Smith was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Dale and Joan (Honeycutt) Smith on October 24, 1950. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jay Robbins and a sister-in-law,...
Samuel Ray Heaton 05/01/2022
Samuel Ray Heaton April 25, 2022 Date of Service: May 1, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Samuel “Sam” Ray Heaton, age 64, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 in Roan Mountain. Sam was born in Elizabethton to the late Bobby Ray Heaton and Mary Roberta Winters Strickland. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his step father, John Strickland. Sam was an employee of Snap On Tools of Elizabethton for 16 years and was a very hard worker. Above all he cherished his family and was a caring...
Jack D. Williams 05/01/2022
Jack D. Williams April 28, 2022 Date of Service: May 1, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Jackie D. “Jack” Williams, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1936 in Jonesville, Virginia to the late Fonce & Pearl Pierce Williams. He had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. He was retired after 35 years as a plumber at Norwell. He loved watching birds. Jack was a member of Borderview Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Kathleen Cornett, Reba Lane and...

Apr 2022

Name Date of Service
Norman H. Hardin 04/30/2022
Norman H. Hardin April 23, 2022 Date of Service: April 30, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Norman Hardin, 76, passed away on April 23rd, 2022 in Hickory, North Carolina after a brief illness. Norman was born on March 18, 1946 and raised in the Siam community of Carter County. He was the son of Logan and Pearl Hardin and the brother of Betty Hardin Combs, Jack Hardin, Clifford Hardin. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War for two tours of duty. He was awarded the Bronze Star by the President for rescuing members of...
Sidney Lee Smith 04/28/2022
Sidney Lee Smith April 23, 2022 Date of Service: April 28, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Sidney Lee Smith, age 71 of Elizabethton, Tennessee went to be home with his Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Sidney was caring, the type of man to give you the shirt off of his back and people could rely and depend on him. His family meant the world to him. He was a chevy man, loved working on his old truck, riding his motorcycle, watching Western shows and films and attending car shows. Sidney retired from QEP after 41 years, where he...
John E. Smith 04/26/2022
John E. Smith April 22, 2022 Date of Service: April 26, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   John Edward Smith, 71, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born to the late Robert Edward Lee and Minnie (Nicely) Smith in Shirley, MA.John attended Sunnyside Baptist Church. He retired after thirty-two years of teaching in the Scott County, Va. School System, John also spent twenty summers working in Holston Defense and was a faculty adjunct for Mountain Empire Community College. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, golf...
Richard Allen Souder 04/23/2022
Richard Allen Souder April 19, 2022 Date of Service: April 23, 2022 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Richard Allen Souder, age 77, of Blountville, TN went home to be with the LORD Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He was born in Charleston, SC to the late Bill Souder and Essie Souder of Elizabethton. Richard moved to Bristol, TN in 1971. Richard served in the U.S. Army and was self-employed in video business and real estate title work. Richard was a longtime member of Loyal Order Moose and a 1962 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was very funny and always had...
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