Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2020

Name Date of Service
Ernest Michael Williams 01/02/2020
Ernest Michael Williams December 27, 2019 Date of Service: January 2, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane      Ernest Michael Williams, 56, Hampton passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of  George K. & Retha Timbs Williams.  Michael was a 1981 graduate of Hampton High School and attended East Tennessee State University.  He was a former employee of Snap-On-Tool as a Machine Operator.   He loved spending time with family and friends, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle , being at the lake and he loved to make people laugh.   Michael was a...

Dec 2019

Name Date of Service
Marian Elaine Musick 12/31/2019
Marian Elaine Musick December 28, 2019 Date of Service: December 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Marian Elaine Musick, 66, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 in the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She was born February 9, 1953 in Albuerque, New Mexico to the late Judge Jack & Olena Nave Musick.  She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.  Marian was a 1972 graduate of Elizabethton High School.    She loved music, animals, arts & crafts.  Marian was a member of West Side Christian Church, where she loved to sing in the choir when her health...
James Floyd English 12/31/2019
James Floyd English December 26, 2019 Date of Service: December 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section            James Floyd (Jim) English, 76, Johnson City, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 26, 2019.  A native of Mars Hill, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Leonard & Eileen Pitman English. He is survived by his daughter: Terri Cooper and son David English (Belinda), granddaughter: Heather Mammano (Shaun), Grandsons: Mark Celeste (Jodi), Derek English (Lauren), Great Granddaughters: Taylor Celeste, Savannah and Madison Alpine, and great Grandsons: Mark Celeste, Jr and Christopher Celeste.  One Brother: Leonard (Don) English...
Madelyn Arnold Jones 12/29/2019
Madelyn Arnold Jones December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Madelyn Arnold Jones, of Elizabethton, TN passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at her residence. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Arnold and Eliza Veda Stout Arnold. She was a 1949 graduate of Happy Valley High School and worked in the U.S. Navy Department from 1952 to 1955 before returning to Tennessee. Mrs. Jones retired in 1999 as Deputy Clerk of the Carter County Circuit Court Clerk Office. She was a member of Calvary Baptist...
Larry Gale "Butch" Hyder 12/29/2019
Larry Gale "Butch" Hyder December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Larry Gale “Butch” Hyder, 77, of Johnson City passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on December 24, 2019. He was born on June 26, 1942, son of the late Fred Hyder, Jr. and Blanche Love Phillips Cecil. In addition to his parents, his beloved grandparents, Fred and Ethel Taylor Hyder preceded him in death. Butch was a 1960 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He retired from Raytheon and Alemite. Butch was a member of the Watauga Lodge #622 F&AM....
William Charles "Dude" LaPorte 12/28/2019
William Charles "Dude" LaPorte December 23, 2019 Date of Service: December 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   William Charles LaPorte, “Dude”, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Elizabethton, TN. He was just shy of his 90th birthday. He was born in Carter County on January 13, 1930. He served in the National Guard US Infantry as a Corporal from 1950-1952 and fought in the Korean Conflict. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1956 from East Tennessee State College. Early in his career, he was...
Maud L. Russell 12/28/2019
Maud L. Russell December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Maud Largent Russell, 90, Elizabethton, passed away  Tuesday December 24, 2019 at her residence.  Born June 8, 1929 in Roan Mountain to the late Benjamin Frank & Rhoda Ann Smith Largent.  She worked in the Housekeeping Department at Carter County Memorial Hospital for 28 years.  She enjoyed church, family, Dollywood and the Beach.  Mrs. Russell was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Delmar Russell, a...
Harold E. Hubbard 12/28/2019
Harold E. Hubbard December 24, 2019 Date of Service: December 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Harold E. Hubbard, age 94, of Elizabethton, passed away December 24th, 2019. The nightmares of 1944 never to bother him again. Harold was born in Helen Georgia, in 1925, the son of the late E.B. And Mary  Stamey Hubbard. The family moved to Elizabethton when Harold was at a very young age. He attended Elizabethton High School and Oak Street Baptist Church, where he was baptized, and sang in the choir. In 1944 he answered the call of our country and went...
Robert Lee Lewis 12/27/2019
Robert Lee Lewis December 22, 2019 Date of Service: December 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Robert Lee Lewis, age 83, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Robert was born in Elizabethton to the late Thomas J. Lewis and Ruth Wright Lewis. Robert was a loving and loyal husband and father and was a great fisherman. He was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Kennametal, where he had worked for 32 years and had a perfect attendance record. Robert was 2nd in the State as...
Billy Joe Clark 12/26/2019
Billy Joe Clark December 22, 2019 Date of Service: December 26, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Billy Joe Clark, age 85, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord Sunday morning, December 22, 2019, in the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, TN. Bill was born September 29, 1934 in Elizabethton, TN. He was the son of the late William and Juanita Clark. Following his graduation from East Tennessee State College; he served in the United States Army then spent his life working in and eventually owning and operating Clark Lumber. He was known by his...
Ruby K. Guinn 12/23/2019
Ruby K. Guinn December 19, 2019 Date of Service: December 23, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mrs. Ruby K. Guinn, age 82, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Elick and Bonnie Townsend Birchfield. Ruby was a homemaker and she was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to shop, camp and to spend time with her sisters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis “LD” Guinn, a grandson,...
Ruby Hyder 12/22/2019
Ruby Hyder December 18, 2019 Date of Service: December 22, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion        Ruby Bennett Hyder, 99, Hampton, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Hermitage Health Center.  A native of Clinchfield, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Nathan & Edith Hill Bennett, she had lived most of her life in Carter County.  She was a housewife.  Ruby loved gardening & quilting.  She was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arnold...
Pat Arnold Burleson 12/21/2019
Pat Arnold Burleson December 3, 2019 Date of Service: December 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Pat Arnold Burleson, Johnson City, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Life Care Center of Gray, following an extended illness. Pat was a native of Elizabethton and had been a resident of Johnson City since 1959. She was a daughter of the late A. J. and Eliza Stout Arnold. Pat was a homemaker, but formerly worked as a secretary then licensed Insurance Agent with American National and Independent Life Insurance Companies. She was an ASL Interpreter for the deaf and worked with the...
Danny Lynn Taylor 12/21/2019
Danny Lynn Taylor December 17, 2019 Date of Service: December 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Danny Lynn Taylor, age 86, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. Danny was born in Dover, Tennessee to the late Dewey Pickelsimer and Carrie Sue Barnes Pickelsimer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Richard Louis Taylor whom she married on December 23, 1951. Danny attended the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in Donelson, TN and was the first woman...
Brenda M. Elliott 12/21/2019
Brenda M. Elliott December 15, 2019 Date of Service: December 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Brenda M. Elliott age 71, of Smyrna Ga. formally of Elizabethton Tn. died Sunday December 15, 2019. She is Preceded in death by her three sisters Erma Muse, Ima Morefeild, Lois Jean Oaks and nephew Christopher Oaks.She is the daughter of the late Dewey D. Morefield and Ella Ray Morefield. She is survived by daughter Beth Elliott, son Lance Elliott and his husband Jeff Aron, Sister Barbara Minor and her husband Charles Minor, 1 grandchild Christopher Tarr, several nieces and nephews. She...
Stephen S. Buckles 12/20/2019
Stephen S. Buckles December 16, 2019 Date of Service: December 20, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount        Stephen Scott Buckles, 49, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 unexpectedly at his residence.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Melvin & Rebecca Rogers Buckles.  Steve was an employee of Northeast Correctional Center, in Mountain City for 28 years.  He attended Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Heather Timbs Buckles who passed away June 12, 2019 and his father-in-law: William Timbs. Survivors...
Lucy Guinn 12/17/2019
Lucy Guinn December 14, 2019 Date of Service: December 17, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Lucy Guinn, age 87, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and those who went before her on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from her residence. Lucy was born in Carter County to the late James and Ethel Potter Green. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Billy Joe Guinn; a son, Bill Allen Guinn; two daughters, Kathy Hardin and Linda Sommers; four brothers, Emmett Green, James Jr. Green, Dickie Green and Dallas...
Terry Alan Garrison 12/14/2019
Terry Alan Garrison December 11, 2019 Date of Service: December 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Terry Alan Garrison, age 71, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by his family, following an extended illness. Terry was born in Carter County to the late Jack A. Garrison and Edith Marie West Garrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joanie Marie Smith; and a sister-in-law, Linda Kay Garrison. Terry was a loving brother and a giving friend to all that knew him. He...
Margaret Marie Treadway 12/10/2019
Margaret Marie Treadway December 8, 2019 Date of Service: December 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Margaret Marie Treadway, age 96, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 8, 2019. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe Hensley and Irene Pretty Pierce Hensley. In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband Reverend Joseph Paul Treadway; two sons Barry Dean Treadway and Joe Treadway; a daughter-in-law Virginia “Jenny” Isaacs Treadway; two brothers John Hensley and James Hensley and two sisters-in-law Faye Hensley...
Thelma Bess Holt 12/07/2019
Thelma Bess Holt December 1, 2019 Date of Service: December 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Thelma Bess Lewis Holt, age 94, of Johnson City, TN passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Carlton Lewis and Frances Mae Sparks Lewis Jarrett. She was a member of Central Community Christian Church. Thelma was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and quilting, cooking, puzzles and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James...
Mark Randall Fine 12/07/2019
Mark Randall Fine December 3, 2019 Date of Service: December 7, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Mark Randall Fine, age 49, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mark was born in Newport, Tennessee to the late Hubert and June Fine. Mark was a sales manager for Spectrum Business and was a devoted member and elder of East River Park Christian Church. He enjoyed watching baseball, especially the New York Yankees, Elizabethton High School football and the Tennessee Vols. Most of all, he loved spending time...
Lena J. Ward 12/06/2019
Lena J. Ward December 3, 2019 Date of Service: December 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Lena “Tootsie”  Johanna Holtsclaw Ward, 86, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Signature Health Care.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Russell B. & Salley Ferguson Holtsclaw.  Lena was a 1953 graduate of Hampton High School where she was a member of the Hampton Bulldogs Basketball team.  She was an avid Lady Vol fan.  She was a member of Siam Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
Grace Ellen Crowder 12/05/2019
Grace Ellen Crowder December 1, 2019 Date of Service: December 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section    
Jackie "Jack" Thomas Oliver 12/01/2019
Jackie "Jack" Thomas Oliver November 26, 2019 Date of Service: December 1, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Jackie “Jack” Thomas Oliver, age 72, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from his residence. Jack was born in Carter County to the late Howard and Beatrice Smith Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Oliver and Jackie Oliver; and a sister, Billy June Roark. Jack was a strong, independent and hardworking man, who was also stubborn but always willing to help others...

Nov 2019

Name Date of Service
Gene Range Campbell 11/30/2019
Gene Range Campbell November 24, 2019 Date of Service: November 30, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section    
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