Obituaries

Obituaries

Feb 2019

Name Date of Service
J. D. Birchfield 02/01/2019
J.D. Birchfield January 28, 2019 Date of Service: February 1, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   J.D. Birchfield, 71, Johnson City passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 28, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 9, 1947 in Roan Mountain to the late Ray & Vicie Hilman Birchfield.   He was retired as a tree trimmer.   He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Birchfield and a brother-in-law: Perry Bradford. Survivors include his sisters: Sue Bradford, Elizabethton, Patsy Griffey & husband Otis, Butler and a brother: Jack Birchfield,...

Jan 2019

Name Date of Service
Edna Jean Church 01/31/2019
Edna Jean Church January 28, 2019 Date of Service: January 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise
Lucy Juanita Parlier 01/29/2019
Lucy Juanita Parlier January 26, 2019 Date of Service: January 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Lucy Juanita Baird Parlier, age 100, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was born in Matney, North Carolina to the late Alexander and Bertha Annis Hubbard Baird. She was also preceded in death by her husband Quincy Joseph Parlier, one son, Joe Parlier, one daughter, Brenda Nidiffer, and a granddaughter, Rebecca Bachart, five sisters, Otha Wilson, Mary Greer, Claty Hartley, Pheoba Smith and Lois Bolick, and two brothers, Lester Baird and Lewis Baird. Lucy was...
Dolly Mae Blackburn 01/29/2019
Dolly Mae Blackburn January 25, 2019 Date of Service: January 29, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope        Dolly Mae Blackburn, 66, Greeneville, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dennis & Carolyn Brewer Blackburn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Brownlow Brewer. She loved to listen to music. Survivors include her brother: John Blackburn, a sister: Shirley Blackburn both of Elizabethton. Several nieces & nephews including a special niece Becky Blackburn. Her Uncle   & Aunt: Max & Aline Weber, Johnson City. Funeral...
Robert "Marty" Joyce 01/27/2019
Robert "Marty" Joyce January 22, 2019 Date of Service: January 27, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Robert “Marty” Joyce, 66, of Johnson City went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Holston Manor in Kingsport. He was a native of Hendersonville, NC and son of the late Joseph Robert Joyce, Jr., and Mae Elizabeth Cardwell Joyce. Marty proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he served in the 504th MI Brigade at Fort Hood, TX. After serving in the Army, he moved to Memphis, TN and he raised his family. He worked as a...
Marion E. Morris 01/26/2019
Marion E. Morris January 23, 2019 Date of Service: January 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.” Ecclesiastes 7:1 Marion E. Morris, age 86, of Hampton went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2019 from the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Marion was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late William Thomas and Margaret Little Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Morris and Eddie Morris, both of Maryland; one...
James David Heaton 01/26/2019
James David Heaton January 23, 2019 Date of Service: January 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom        James David Heaton, 59, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 In the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Hammond, Indiana, he had lived in Elizabethton for several years. He was an employee of American Water Heater. James was preceded in death by his mother: Shirley Temple Heaton. Survivors include his father & step-mother: James & Charlotte Heaton. A Brother: Johnny Ray Heaton, Elizabethton. His Sister & brother-in-law: Lori & Bill Barnett, Elizabethton. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday,...
Linda P. Humphrey 01/20/2019
Linda P. Humphrey January 18, 2019 Date of Service: January 20, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane          Linda Paulette Matherly Humphrey, 72, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Bate & Ina Ellis Matherly. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers. Mrs. Humphrey was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include her husband of 49 years: Kenneth Humphrey. One Daughter: Lisa Humphrey, One Granddaughter: Alisha Sexton. Several nieces & nephews....
Lillian McKinney 01/16/2019
Lillian McKinney January 12, 2019 Date of Service: January 16, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section        Lillian Justine Hall McKinney, 94, passed away on January 12, 2019, at her residence in Elizabethton. She was born in Wilder, TN to the late Wilburn and Elsie Shubert Hall. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Joines, Mable Dunlap and Edith Hambrick and one brother, Wilburn “Gib” Hall. Mrs. McKinney was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. She was an employee of Leon Fer enbach and retired after 43 years of employment. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter,...
Karen L. Fisher 01/16/2019
Karen L. Fisher January 11, 2019 Date of Service: January 16, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper        Karen Lynn Forbes Fisher, 57, Hampton passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  She was born February 7, 1961 in Elizabethton.  Karen was a retired School Teacher having taught 23 years in Carter & Johnson Counties.  She was a graduate of Hampton High School, a Bachelor of Science, and Elementary Education in 1985 from East Tennessee State University and a Masters of Education, Special Education in 1996.  Her activities include; Student Teacher Education Association (STEA), Phi Kappa...
Richard "Dick" Grindstaff 01/14/2019
Richard "Dick" Grindstaff January 10, 2019 Date of Service: January 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Richard “Dick” Grindstaff, age 86, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dick was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, the youngest of nine children, born to the late James Arthur Grindstaff and Alberta Denny Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Betty Ruth Hall Grindstaff in 2016; four brothers, Jim Grindstaff, Karl Grindstaff, Charlie Grindstaff and Fred...
Larry V. Caldwell 01/14/2019
Larry V. Caldwell January 10, 2019 Date of Service: January 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Larry Vaughn Caldwell, 66, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Rex V. Caldwell, Sr. & Zora Honeycutt Caldwell Slate.   Larry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.   He was a retired employee of the Watauga Valley Regional Water Authority and was a former employee of the City of Elizabethton.  He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church but...
James "Lynn" Johnson 01/14/2019
James"Lynn" Johnson January 10, 2019 Date of Service: January 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   James “Lynn” Johnson, age 78, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from his residence. Lynn was born in Elizabethton to the late James Stuart and Lucy Campbell Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Johnson. Before retirement, Lynn was a district manager of Overnite Transportation/ UPS and was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church. Lynn was a certified lay speaker with the Methodist Church and traveled a lot...
Frances Junette Hawkins 01/13/2019
Frances Junette Hawkins January 10, 2019 Date of Service: January 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion    
Dolores Kaye "Dee" White 01/13/2019
Dolores Kaye "Dee" White January 10, 2019 Date of Service: January 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Dolores Kaye “Dee” White, 73, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Mitchell Owen & Rosa Mae Higgins Sams.  Dee was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.  She was a  retired  employee of J.C. Penney.    She was a member of Brick Christian Church and the Carter County Car Club.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Junior D....
Dennis Edward Ledford Jr. 01/12/2019
Dennis Edward Ledford Jr. January 7, 2019 Date of Service: January 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Dennis Edward Ledford, Jr., age 51, of Piney Flats, went home to meet his heavenly father on Monday, January 7, 2019. Dennis was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to Dennis Edward Ledford, Sr. and Jana Ruth Sadler Simpson. He was preceded in death by his step-father, James Simpson; and his father-in-law, Jimmie Dale Mann. Dennis was a knight in shining armor, a devoted husband and a loving father, who had a big heart. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 1985, he earned...
Connie Rose Hoilman 01/12/2019
Connie Rose Hoilman January 8, 2019 Date of Service: January 12, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Connie Rose Puckett Hoilman, 64, of Johnson City, TN passed away on January 8, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Avery County, NC, she was born December 9, 1954, a daughter of the late L.D. Ingram and the late Josie Geneva Shell, and step-daughter of the late Homer P. Shell, Sr. She was a homemaker who enjoyed using her computer, researching family genealogy, camping and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Bella. Along with her parents, Connie was preceded...
Daisy R. Ornduff 01/09/2019
Daisy R. Ornduff January 4, 2019 Date of Service: January 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Freedom Garden   Daisy Rasnick Ornduff, age 79, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Daisy was born in Elizabethton to the late James and Ethel Spears Rasnick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ornduff, in November 2018. Daisy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had worked as a machine operator and was of the Baptist faith. Daisy enjoyed being outside...
Paul Emanuel Brown 01/07/2019
Paul Emanuel Brown January 2, 2019 Date of Service: January 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Paul Emanuel Brown, Sr., age 82, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from his residence, following an extended illness. Paul was born in Royal Oak, MI to the late Mike Alexander and Ann Gere Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of nearly fifty years, Reba Ellen Brown; and one sister, Patricia Ann Brown. Paul was the owner and operator of Paul’s Auto Electric since 1970 and was...
Elwanda Nave 01/07/2019
Elwanda Nave December 31, 2018 Date of Service: January 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Elwanda Vance Nave, age 90, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at her residence. Elwanda was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late William Henry and Bessie Miller Vance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Nave, Jr.; one daughter, Brenda Sue Vandeventer; two brothers, Bobby Gene Vance and William R. Vance; and one sister, Virginia Vance. Elwanda graduated from Cloudland High School and she retired from Walmart. She was a member of Valley Forge Free...
Mary Lucille Hamilton 01/06/2019
Mary Lucille Hamilton December 30, 2018 Date of Service: January 6, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mary Lucille Snyder Hamilton, 87, Johnson  City passed away Saturday, December 30, 2018  in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  Born March 18, 1931 in Shouns, Tennessee to the late Milton & Pearl lovelace Snyder.  She had lived in Maryland & Ohio for a number of years before returning to Johnson City.  She was retired from Housekeeping at East Tennessee State University.  Mary was known for her great cooking and her loving & generous spirit.  She was a member of Martindale Baptist Church.  In addition to her...
Sherry Denise Gregg 01/05/2019
Sherry Denise Gregg December 29, 2018 Date of Service: January 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper           Sherry Denise Gregg, 53, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 as the results of an automobile accident.  She was born October 5, 1965 in Elizabethton.  She was a 1983 graduate of Happy Valley High School.  She was an employee of Ballad Health.  Sherry was a member of West Side Christian Church.  She was a former member of the Elizabethton Choral Club.  Her hobby was riding her motorcycle. She was preceded in death by her mother: Janie Matherly Lewis. Survivors include...
Donnie Murphy 01/05/2019
Donnie Murphy December 18, 2018 Date of Service: January 5, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope   Donnie Murphy, age 71, of Elizabethton, passed away with her family members by her side on Wednesday, December 18, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Donnie was born in Carter County to the late Arnold and Goldie Hyder Wallace. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Wallace. Donnie was a loving wife and mother and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She retired as an administrative assistant and loved antiques, collectables, traveling and working in her yard...
Richard Fred Tucker, Sr. 01/03/2019
Richard Fred Tucker, Sr. December 30, 2018 Date of Service: January 3, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Richard “Fred” Tucker, Sr., age 92, of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Hillview Rehab Clinic. He was the son of the late David and Callie Tucker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kate Snavely; a sister, Helen Smith, two step-brothers, Hunter and Brian Tucker; and two step-sisters, Lessie and Ollie Mae. In December 1944, Fred left high school to enlist in the Army. He served in the European Theater during World War...
Mary Etta Ward 01/03/2019
Mary "Babe" Etta Ward December 28, 2018 Date of Service: January 3, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom        Mary “Babe” Etta Ward, 71, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on December 28, 2018.  A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Taylor. She was a Special Education Teacher at Valley Forge Elementary  School and loved the children dearly. Babe also loved to shop.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Taylor and Gene Taylor and one sister, Diana Bishop. Those left to cherish her memory are...
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