Obituaries

Obituaries

Aug 2022

Name Date of Service
Nancy Chase Johnson 08/04/2022
Nancy Chase Johnson August 2, 2022 Date of Service: August 4, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Nancy Chase Johnson, age 82, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton, Tennessee. She is joining those who went before her: the love of her life, Richard Irving Johnson; her parents, Jasper Chase and Myrtle Lyons; her sisters, Ruth Mitchell and Jo Ann Lyons; her special brothers-in- law, EJ Johnson and Paul Johnson; and her special mother and father-in-law, Ruby and Ed Johnson. Nancy was a loving mother and homemaker...
Connie Evelyn Edmison 08/03/2022
Connie Evelyn Edmison July 30, 2022 Date of Service: August 3, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Connie Evelyn Blevins Edmison, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born October 10, 1938 in Elizabethton to the late James L. & Amanda Tribble Blevins. She was a former employee of Denise Lingerie and Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She loved working in her yard, garden and flowers. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of...

Jul 2022

Name Date of Service
Shelley Lester Roark 07/25/2022
Shelley Lester Roark July 20, 2022 Date of Service: July 25, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Shelley Lester Roark, age 71, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Monday, July 20, 2022 at Cornerstone Specialty Hospital, Huntington, WV. He was born to the late Lester R. Roark and Arrie Street Roark. Shelley was an Alumni of East Tennessee University where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He worked as an Environmental Specialist and retired from the City of Elizabethton. Shelley was a member of Milligan Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed UT Vols, Tennessee Titans, ETSU football, Nascar, Wrestling and watching...
Gene Sams 07/22/2022
Gene Sams July 12, 2022 Date of Service: July 17, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Gene Sams, age 83, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the son of Elmer B. Sams, Sr. and Pearl Humphrey Sams. He was a 1956 graduate of Elizabethton High School and 1960 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Gene served in the U.S. Army and owned and operated a State Farm Insurance agency for 49 years. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church where he...
Vernell Tolley 07/17/2022
Vernell Tolley July 13, 2022 Date of Service: July 18, 2022 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Vernell Johnson Tolley, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at her residence. She was born January 29, 1941 in Butler to the late Dana & Polly Sheets Johnson. She was of the Holiness Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Tolley, by two sisters: Lucille Stines and Louella Dugger and a brother: David Sheets. Survivors include Three Sisters: Betty Markland and husband Dana, Helen Ellison and Sarah Hartsook. Her Sister-in-Law: Wanda Hyder. Several...
Elizabeth Kay Edens 07/17/2022
Elizabeth Kay Edens July 12, 2022 Date of Service: July 17, 2022 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Due to a Covid-19 situation the services for Elizabeth Edens (Kay) has been re scheduled to be a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:20 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Edens family.
Virginia A. Depew 07/13/2022
Virginia A. Depew July 9, 2022 Date of Service: July 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Devotion   Mrs. Virginia Darrell Angel Depew, 93, Hamptonville, North Carolina formerly of Elizabethton joined her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 9, 2022.  Virginia was born August 27, 1928 in Carter County, TN to Homer Angel and Ada Roberson Johnson.  She was a member of East Side Freewill Baptist Church.  Virginia adored her cats, and loved flowers.  She was a wonderful wife and mother, and her grandchildren were blessed to have her as their “Meme”. In addition to her parents, Virginia was...
John H. Hardin 07/13/2022
John H. Hardin July 9, 2022 Date of Service: July 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   John H. Hardin, age 80, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 9, 2022 from the Holston Valley Medical Center. John was born in Carter County to the late Cecil H. Hardin and Ruby A. Grindstaff Hardin. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sisters, Erma J. Myers and Lois Treadway. John H. Hardin was a family man who always placed God and his family first. He was involved in many...
Margaret Brewer Hodge 07/11/2022
Margaret Brewer Hodge July 9, 2022 Date of Service: July 11, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Margaret Brewer Hodge, 98, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Vilas, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Rhudy & Arvilla Minton Brewer. She had lived a number of years in Carter County. She was a homemaker and loved to cook. Mrs Hodge was a member of Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years: Floyd...
Alean Lowe Cooper 07/02/2022
Alean Lowe Cooper June 29, 2022 Date of Service: July 2, 2022 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Alean Lowe Cooper, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in the Hermitage Health Care after an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1938 in Johnson County to the late William & Doxie Fritts Lowe. She was a graduate of Johnson County High School and East Tennessee State University. She received a Masters Degree in Early Child Hood Education in Georgia. Alean was a retired School Teacher having taught the 3rd grade at Oakcliff Elementary School in Doraville, Georgia. She...
C.L. Greer 07/01/2022
C.L. (Clayton Lloyd) Greer June 26, 2022 Date of Service: July 1, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   On June 26th at 1:00 PM at the age of 91, C.L. (Clayton Lloyd) Greer peacefully entered his heavenly rest with family by his side after a period of several months of declining health. We are thankful he left us gently without suffering. He resided in Gray, TN but was previously a long time resident of Elizabethton. He was born March 11, 1931 in the Burbank community of Roan Mountain, TN to John and Melissa Troutman Greer who preceded him in death....

Jun 2022

Name Date of Service
Norma Jean Williams 06/30/2022
Norma Jean Williams June 27, 2022 Date of Service: June 30, 2022 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Norma Jean (Lee) Williams, age 84, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 27, 2022 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Norma was born in Claxton, Georgia to the late Luther and Vadna (Rushing) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married in 1956, Glen Ray Williams; her brothers, H.R. Lee, Russell Lee and Talmadge Lee; her sister, Beatrice Lee Hogue; cousins, aunts, uncles and three chosen sisters (her...
Kay Brewer 06/28/2022
Kay Brewer June 22, 2022 Date of Service: June 28, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Kay Brewer, age 83, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 due to Lymphoma and Melanoma. A native of Carter County, Kay was born September 9, 1938 a son of the late Paul and Lorena Presnell Brewer. In addition to his parents, Kay was also preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Brewer. Kay retired from the Peerless Restaurant after 42 years of employment. A member of Happy Valley Baptist Church, he had also attended Grace Baptist...
Shirley Mae Estep 06/21/2022
Shirley Mae Estep June 16, 2022 Date of Service: June 21, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Shirley Mae Phillips Estep, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Agape Nursing and Rehab Center, Johnson City. She was born September 10, 1936 in St. Charles, Virginia to the late Floyd & Frances Hinkle Phillips. She had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was retired from the USD Forrest Service. Shirley loved to work in her flowers and her garden. She was a member of Tiger Creek Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her...
David Allen Ledford 06/21/2022
David Allen Ledford June 18, 2022 Date of Service: June 21, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   My special son, David Allen Ledford, 58, of Elizabethton passed away on June 18. He was a gift from God, so God felt it was time to take him home. My heart is broken but I know God knows best in all our lives. All his disabilities are healed. I know he can walk again and be happy with his loved ones gone on before him. He is at rest. See you again my precious son. David attended Lynn Valley...
Timothy Scott Campbell 06/16/2022
Timothy Scott Campbell June 13, 2022 Date of Service: June 16, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Timothy Scott Campbell, age 48, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2022 at his residence. Timothy was born December 21, 1973 in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Charles “Buckeye” Campbell, Jr. and Susan Middleton Campbell. In addition to his parents, Timothy was also preceded in death by his brother, Donnie Campbell; his grandparents, Charles “Buckeye” Campbell Sr and Annabelle Campbell and James and Lorene Middleton; and his mother-in-law, Margie Malone. Timothy had worked...
Louise Holman Guy 06/16/2022
Louise Holman Guy June 13, 2022 Date of Service: June 16, 2022 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Louise Holman Guy, age 97, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her residence. Louise was born May 5, 1925 in Avery County, North Carolina to the late William Reece Holman and Loretta Pearl Blackburn Holman. In addition to her parents, Louise was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Edward Guy; two brothers, Howard Holman and Edward Holman; and four sisters, Virginia Maude Holman, Georgia Scott, Ina Ruth Byrd and Emma Jean...
Jerry Kenneth Perkins 06/13/2022
Jerry Kenneth Perkins June 9, 2022 Date of Service: June 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Jerry Kenneth Perkins, 78, Unicoi, died Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Abundant Christian Living Community, Johnson City, following a lengthy illness. Jerry was a Johnson City native and son of the late Homer S. and Alta D. Vanover Perkins. He was a 1962 graduate of Happy Valley High School. Jerry worked for Monsanto for more than thirty-five years. He was a member of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 F&AM. Jerry, along with his late wife Anna Lee, enjoyed raising cattle....
Carolyn Rose Pless 06/10/2022
Carolyn Rose (Burrell) Pless June 7, 2022 Date of Service: June 10, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Carolyn Rose (Burrell) Pless, age 92, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Carolyn was born in Elizabethton on April 16, 1930 to the late Earl Lee and Pauline (Ferguson) Burrell. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Herman Pless; and her daughter, Marilynn (Pless) Barker. Carolyn graduated from Elizabethton High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from East Tennessee State University....
Fred Carl Bowers 06/09/2022
Fred Carl Bowers February 21, 2022 Date of Service: June 9, 2022 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Fred Carl Bowers, age 84, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022, following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, Fred was the only son of the late Roby DeWitt Bowers and Myrtle Campbell Bowers. Fred lived in Elizabethton his entire life. As a boy, he was active in MYF and was a member of Boy Scout Troop #30, achieving the Silver Award in the 1940s. A 1955 graduate of Elizabethton High School, Fred was the photographer for the high school...
Cozie Ellen Hyder 06/08/2022
Cozie Ellen Hyder June 6, 2022 Date of Service: June 8, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mrs. Cozie Ellen Hyder, Elizabethton,peacefully went to her heavenly home on June 6, 2022 at the home of her daughter, Judy Milhorn. Mrs.Hyder was born on Beech Mountain N.C. to Joseph & Sarah Parlier on May 13,1923.She had 9 brothers and sisters, moved to Elizabethton and married Fred Hyder,Sr. on July 21,1945. She was a member of Doe River Baptist Church. Mrs Hyder loved to play checkers. She is survived by daughter Judy Milhorn and husband Byron, sons Fred Hyder,Jr and wife...
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...
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