Obituaries

Obituaries

Sep 2018

Name Date of Service
Paul T. Manning 09/11/2018
Dora K. White September 7, 2018 Date of Service: September 11, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Dora Kerley White, Elizabethton  passed away in a most peaceful manner on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the age of 96 years and one week at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community.  Mrs. White was born on August 31, 1922, in Moorcroft, Wyoming, where her parents, Elster Leroy Kerley and Bina Miller Kerley, were homesteading.  The family returned to the mountains of North Carolina where Dora was raised along with her three brothers and four sisters:  Dallas, Dillard, Don, Doris, Delma, Dola Patricia, and Delores, all...
Paul T. Manning 09/09/2018
Paul T. Manning September 5, 2018 Date of Service: September 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Paul T Manning, age 94, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in the V.A. Medical Center Hospice. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of the late Samuel and Nola Colbaugh Manning. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served over twenty years in the military as a military policeman. Mr. Manning was a member of First Christian Church, Elizabethton where he formerly served as deacon. His last service project for his Church...
Ronald Edwards 09/08/2018
Ronald Edwards September 4, 2018 Date of Service: September 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Reverend Ronald G. Edwards, age 80, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, following a long and courageous battle with bone marrow cancer, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the VA Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Carter County and was a son of the late Lee Nathaniel and Maudell Flanary Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, E. Lorraine Whitehead Edwards, whom he married on November 15, 1959, in...
Eleanor Rae Hampton 09/08/2018
Eleanor Rae Hampton September 2, 2018 Date of Service: September 8, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Eleanor Rae (Hansford) Hampton, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered her eternal home on September 2, 2018. She was born on February 9, 1935 in Elizabethton, TN to the late Ray and Nora Elizabeth (Long) Hansford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart Hampton; a son, Michael Hampton; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard Earl and Judy Hansford; a grandson, Jacob Hampton; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter W. Hampton and Margaret Hampton. She...
Lavelle Gourley Fair 09/06/2018
Lavelle Gourley Fair September 2, 2018 Date of Service: September 6, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section          Lavelle Hopson Gourley Fair, 90, Blaine Tennessee formerly of Elizabethton passed away Sunday September 2, 2018 in the RidgeView Terrace of Life Care, Rutledge, Tenn...  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Walter E. & Elsie Pleasant Hopson.  She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Carson-Newman College.  She was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Rev. Lewis Gourley  a Baptist Minister who passed away August...
Betty Lou Oliver 09/05/2018
Betty Lou Oliver August 31, 2018 Date of Service: September 5, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section        Betty Lou Fulton Oliver, 79, Elizabethton, gained her Angel wings Friday, August 31, 2018   in the Signature Health Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Mae Campbell Fulton. She was retired from the Elizabethton City School System as a cook. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Oliver, a daughter who...
Blaine Hartley 09/04/2018
Blaine Hartley August 31, 2018 Date of Service: September 4, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Blaine Hartley, age 100, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a son of the late Letcher Ruben and Virdie Fletcher Hartley and was born in Butler, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora June Pleasant Hartley; his oldest son, Blaine Edward Hartley, two sisters, Florence Hartley and Beatrice Baines Ketchem; a brother, Jonathan Hartley; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Hartley; and three brothers-in-law, Herman Howard,...
Brenda Gail Emmert Crowe 09/01/2018
Brenda Gail Emmert Crowe August 31, 2018 Date of Service: September 2, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Brenda Gail Emmert Crowe, age70, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 31, 2018 from Signature Health Care of Elizabethton. Brenda was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Arnold and Lulean Dolan Emmert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Randy Crowe, in December 2017; an infant daughter; and one brother Roy Emmert. Brenda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was a...
Bill Whisnant 09/01/2018
Bill Whisnant August 29, 2018 Date of Service: September 1, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Bill Whisnant, age 63, of the Dennis Cove Community in Hampton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord following a brief illness on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Bill was born in Carter County to the late William Vance Whisnant, Sr. and Ruby Lee Johnson Whisnant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jani Starr Whisnant and Sue Calhoun. Bill was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam Era...

Aug 2018

Name Date of Service
Sherry Lynn Jones 08/25/2018
Sherry Lynn Jones August 21, 2018 Date of Service: August 25, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Sherry Lynn Jones, 67, of Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Kingsport, daughter of the late Paul Bentley and Iris Moore Koone. Sherry devoted her life to nursing, beginning classes as soon as she was out of highschool. She graduated ETSU as an RN, taking care of Washington County for more than forty years. She became the first woman to be named an officer of the Johnson City Rescue Squad in 1985, when she was appointed...
Sarah M. Shook 08/25/2018
Sarah M. Shook August 29, 2018 Date of Service: September 1, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Sarah M. Shook, age 100, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the Hillview Health Care Center. She was a daughter of the late William Roscoe and Annie Ogden Shook. Miss Shook was born in Canton, NC and moved to Elizabethton with her family at an early age. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ogden Shook on April 6, 1972, William R. Shook on July 8, 1980, Dr. Burton Shook on April 10, 1983; a...
Johnnie Mae Rose 08/25/2018
Johnnie Mae Rose August 15, 2018 Date of Service: August 25, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Johnnie Mae Ogle Rose, of Knoxville, TN and formerly of Kingsport and Elizabethton, TN, passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2018 at the age of 86. Johnnie Mae was born to Frederick E. and Stella Parsons Ogle in Elizabethton and resided there until her graduation from Elizabethton High School in 1949. She obtained her B.S. Degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Tennessee Tech University in 1953. In 1961, she moved to Kingsport, where she and her husband of over 30 years,...
James Marshall "Jim" Vaughn Sr. 08/23/2018
James Marshall "Jim" Vaughn, Sr. August 19, 2018 Date of Service: August 23, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Mr. James M. “Jim” Vaughn, Sr., age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Melvin Marshall Vaughn and Laura Walker Vaughn and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Smith and a great-grandson, Timothy James Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was retired from Wellmont Health System, and was an active...
Dorothy Sarter Whitaker 08/23/2018
Dorothy Sarter Whitaker August 20, 2018 Date of Service: August 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mrs. Dorothy Sarter Whitaker, age 95, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, August 20, 2018, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late George and Risie Drain Charlton and was born in Greeneville, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Hyman Sarter, her second husband, Donald Whitaker and four siblings. Mrs. Whitaker was a homemaker. She loved to sew and cook and was a member of Grace...
Charles "Julian" Bailey 08/23/2018
Charles "Julian" Bailey August 19, 2018 Date of Service: August 23, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Charles “Julian” Bailey, age 80, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Born in Elizabethton, TN he was the son of the late George Pierce Bailey and Alice Elizabeth Dugger Bailey. He retired as a Supervisor from Inland Container after forty-five years of service. Mr. Bailey was a member of Southside Christian Church and he served in the U. S. National Guard for eighteen years. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf. In addition...
Geraldine Hodge 08/22/2018
Geraldine Hodge August 18, 2018 Date of Service: August 22, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section        Geraldine Hopson Hodge, 82, Elizabethton passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at her residence. Born September 15, 1935 in Elizabethton to the late Bill & Ailene Nave Hopson. She was a graduate of Unaka High School. Mrs. Hodge was a Certified Nursing Assistant. She retired from Hermitage Nursing Home in 1994.   She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Hubert Glenn Hodge and a brother: Arlin Hopson. Survivors include...
Carson Campbell 08/20/2018
Carson Campbell August 17, 2018 Date of Service: August 20, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Carson Campbell, age 96, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 17, 2018 from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital. Carson was born in Elizabethton to the late James Lawson and Elsie Goodwin Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Crow Campbell; a daughter, Brenda Campbell; and several brothers and sisters. Carson was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II. He served in the 45th Infantry Division...
Jerry Scott Bailey 08/07/2018
Jerry Scott Bailey July 31, 2018 Date of Service: August 7, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Jerry Scott Bailey, 74, of Lake City, Florida, a native and former resident of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He had been a resident of Lake City for the past thirty years having moved from Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Bailey was the son of the late Hoover and Pearl Bailey Honeycutt. Following his service in the United States Army, Mr. Bailey worked in construction specializing in painting. His interests included guns and hunting. Mr. Bailey was a Christian. He is...
Tommy G. Edwards 08/04/2018
Tommy G. Edwards August 1, 2018 Date of Service: August 4, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper        Tommy Gerald Edwards, 84, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Stewart & Faye Collins Edwards. In earlier years he was employed as a mechanist at the Raytheon Corporation and retired as an over the road truck driver with Richard Diehl... In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Ted & Robert Gene Edwards. Tommy was a...
Larry W. Powell 08/04/2018
Larry W. Powell July 31, 2018 Date of Service: August 4, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Larry “Drifty” Powell, age 64, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton he was a son of the late Elisha and Lucille Calhoun Powell. Mr. Powell was plumber. He was a member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church and he enjoyed farming, riding four-wheelers, horseback riding and especially spending time with the light of his life, his granddaughter Reagan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
Sammy Ford 08/03/2018
Sammy Ford July 30, 2018 Date of Service: August 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Sammy Ford, age 66, of Hampton, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at his residence, following an extended illness. Sammy was born in Carter County to the late John Wesley Ford and Cora Atkins Ford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Danzel Ford, Terry Ford and John Wesley Ford, Jr.; and one sister, Barbara Buchanan. Sammy worked as a carpenter and he loved to play jokes and enjoyed spending time with his family. Those left...
Timothy Todd Stines 08/01/2018
Timothy Todd Stines July 27, 2018 Date of Service: August 1, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom        Timothy Todd Stines, 52, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born September 19, 1965 in Johnson City but had lived  his entire  life in Elizabethton.    He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.  He owned his own construction company.  Todd was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.  He was a member of the NRA.  He was an avid hunter who loved to shoot game or just for practice.  He...
Carolyn Machen Bradley 08/01/2018
Carolyn Machen Bradley July 26, 2018 Date of Service: August 1, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Mary Carolyn Machen Bradley of Elizabethton, TN. left her earthly home on July 26,2018 and moved into paradise. She had courageously endured cancer and showed her family why GOD is the SOURCE of her strength. To the end Mama demonstrated grace, wisdom, and love to her family and friends. Her smile and hugs will be missed by all whom she encountered. The legacy she leaves to her children is GOD IS LOVE. She never met a stranger; her home was open to anyone...

Jul 2018

Name Date of Service
Robert E. McCall 07/31/2018
Robert E. McCall February 2, 2017 Date of Service: July 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Robert E. McCall, age 72, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born In Caldwell County to the late James Avery McCall, Sr. and Orpha Haas McCall. Robert was retired from the furniture industry as a cloth cutter. He graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1963 where he received all-county conference in Basketball, Baseball and Football. He played legion ball and managed the Lenoir C.B. Red Sox semi-pro baseball team....
Carroll L. Broome 07/30/2018
Carroll L. Broome July 27, 2018 Date of Service: July 30, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Carroll L. Broome, age 87, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton, he was a son of the late Horace Arnold and Cora Nave Broome. Carroll was a 1948 graduate of Elizabethton High School and graduated from East TN State University. He retired as a Vice-President with Citizen’s Bank. Carroll was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton...
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