Obituaries

Obituaries

Mar 2021

Name Date of Service
Trula E. Haley 03/07/2021
Trula E. Haley March 3, 2021 Date of Service: March 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Trula Elizabeth Haley of Butler, Tennessee, 79, passed away on March 3, 2021 after a sudden illness. She was born in Doeville/Butler, Tennessee on August 25, 1941 to Louise and Karl Pleasant. A graduate of Johnson County High School, she went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a Business degree in 1962. She spent most of her career running her own successful corporate recruiting business. Recently, she served as a board member of the Butler Museum. She was a much loved...
Warren G. Ollis 03/06/2021
Warren G. Ollis February 24, 2021 Date of Service: March 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Warren G. Ollis, age 97, of Avon Park, FL went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He was born in Roan Mountain, TN to the late Lafayette and Burneice Julian Ollis. Warren served in the Navy and was aboard the U.S.S Nicholson from 1941 to 1946 and later was employed by G.E in Cleveland, Ohio and retired in 1982 after 27 years. After he retired he spent most of his winters in Florida. Warren was of the Christian faith...
Robert Earl Pilk 03/06/2021
Robert Earl Pilk February 28, 2021 Date of Service: March 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Robert Earl Pilk, 88, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Butler, TN on May 12, 1932 and passed away on February 28, 2021. He was a retired carpenter having worked all around the United States. He was preceded in death by his mother: Lockie Turbyfield and three brothers, Homer Pilk, Lacy Pilk, Doran Turbyfield and one sister: Virginia Morrell. He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years: Helen Ruth May Pilk, three...
Jerry Thomas Vanhoy 03/04/2021
Jerry Thomas Vanhoy February 28, 2021 Date of Service: March 4, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Jerry Thomas Vanhoy, age 81, of Watauga, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Jerry was born July 9, 1939 to the late Reverend Charles and Alma Vest Vanhoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Sherrill Vanhoy, Robert Vanhoy and Roger Vanhoy; a sister, Evelyn “Sissy” Vanhoy Gregg; a niece, Sherry Vanhoy Humphries; and his father-in-law, Howell Rasnick. Jerry retired from East Tennessee State...
Gerald M. Williams 03/02/2021
Gerald M. Williams February 25, 2021 Date of Service: March 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Gerald Max Williams, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Joseph R. & Ina May Chambers Williams. He was a retired Millwright. In earlier years he attended Fellowship Community Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Delores Gail Williams and his sister, Mary Jo Fair. Survivors include his children: Debbie Williams and Jeri-Kay Williams both of...
Eula Mae Hodge 03/02/2021
Eula Mae Hodge February 26, 2021 Date of Service: March 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Eula Mae Hodge, age 91, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was born to the late James Monroe “Poga” Potter and Sarah Catherine Hopson. Mae was the Administrative Assistant for Laws-Troutman Insurance Company where she later retired. She was active with a group of ladies that would go to the Carter County Jail weekly and have devotions with the female inmates. Mae loved to sew, cook, and take care of...

Feb 2021

Name Date of Service
Larry Dean "Coach" Crumley 02/28/2021
Larry Dean "Coach" Crumley February 24, 2021 Date of Service: February 28, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Larry Dean “Coach” Crumley, age 72, of Johnson City, TN passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Charles L “Jack” and Velsie Connor Crumley. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and East Tennessee State University. Larry was a teacher, head football coach and assistant principal at Happy Valley High School and also a teacher, coach and athletic director at Happy Valley Middle School....
Audrey Virginia Talkington 02/26/2021
Audrey Virginia Talkington February 20, 2021 Date of Service: February 26, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Audrey Virginia Talkington, age 71, of Smyrna, Tennessee, formerly of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at her home in Smyrna, Tennessee. She was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, a daughter of Audrey Jones Fulwiler and Paul Fulwiler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Alvin Talkington, Jr.; her father-in-law, Leland Alvin Talkington, Sr. and mother-in-law, Helen Calvert Talkington; her brother-in-law, Ronny Talkington; a brother, James (Jimmy) Paul Fulwiler, II;...
Larry Gilbert Stout 02/25/2021
Larry Gilbert Stout February 21, 2021 Date of Service: February 25, 2021 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Larry Gilbert Stout, 72, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, February 21, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by his family. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Gilbert Herman & Anness Guinn Stout. Larry was a 1966 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He was a retired fork lift operator for Wrenn Handling of Knoxville. Larry was a faithful and active member of Harvest Baptist Church where he had served as Music Director for several years. He had gone on several Missionary Journeys with the church....
Kenneth D. Thomas 02/25/2021
Kenneth D. Thomas February 22, 2021 Date of Service: February 26, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Kenneth Dale Thomas, age 54, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Carter County, Tennessee, he was the son of Edward Thomas and Edna Hicks Thomas. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alvin E. and Orla Holtsclaw Hicks, and his paternal grandparents, Gurney and Helen Treadway Thomas; his father-in-law, Shelby Williams; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He...
James "Steve" Luethke 02/22/2021
James "Steve" Luethke February 17, 2021 Date of Service: February 22, 2021 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   James Steven “Steve” Luethke, age 76, of Oak Ridge passed away February 17, 2021. He was a longtime member of West Village Christian Church where he served as a deacon, youth sponsor, and with many other ministries. Steve played baseball at Fulton High School and with AAA Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also loved playing tennis, watching baseball games, and camping. Steve was preceded in death by parents, James Edward & Helen Marie Luethke. Survivors include wife, Carol Luethke, son, Tommy...
Bill R. Hyder 02/21/2021
Bill R. Hyder February 16, 2021 Date of Service: February 21, 2021 Interment Location: Laurels Addition   Bill R. Hyder, age 88, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from his residence. Bill was born in Carter County to the late Estal and Geneva A. Livingston Hyder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Lynn Hyder; and a brother-in-law, Herb Curde. Bill retired as a paving contractor for Hyder Paving- CAPS Construction and was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the...
Pastor Harold Mains 02/20/2021
Pastor Harold Mains February 8, 2021 Date of Service: February 20, 2021 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3: 5&6 Pastor Harold Mains 82, of Elizabethton TN., went to be with the Lord after a long fight with prostate cancer on Monday, February 8, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Glen Mains and Virginia Perkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
Ola Jones Hicks 02/17/2021
Ola Jones Hicks February 14, 2021 Date of Service: February 17, 2021 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Ola Hicks, age 92, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from Princeton Transitional Care in Johnson City. Ola was born in Carter County to the late Dave and Minnie Hamby Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Carl Hicks; six sisters; and three brothers. Ola had worked at North American Rayon Corporation and later at Dino’s Restaurant. She was a member of...
Ruby L. Oliver 02/16/2021
Ruby L. Oliver February 12, 2021 Date of Service: February 16, 2021 Interment Location: Crown Section   Ruby Lois Oliver, 89, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Murray James & Loretta Cassie Grindstaff Oliver. She was retired from American Air Filter. She loved to read her Bible. She was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. During her stay there she was known as the Mayor of Courtyard Apartments. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, several great great nieces & nephews and several great...
Herbert Warren Collins 02/16/2021
Herbert Warren Collins February 12, 2021 Date of Service: February 16, 2021 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Dr. Herbert Warren Collins, age 99, of Elizabethton, TN passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born in Kingsport, TN to Pryor and Bettie Collins. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942. During World War II, he served 14 months with the Air Force weather service in a Canadian Arctic outpost. While there he was gifted with a dog from Harry Gibbons which began his dog team. He...
Harmon Edmison Jr. 02/15/2021
Harmon "Bill" Edmison, Jr. February 11, 2021 Date of Service: February 15, 2021 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Harmon “Bill” Edmison, Jr., 89, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his residence after a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Harmon & Mary Cleo Hart Edmison. Bill was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon corporation after 40 years of service. He also worked with the US Forestry Service for 4 years. Harmon was a...
James A. Carrier 02/13/2021
James A. Carrier February 10, 2021 Date of Service: February 13, 2021 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   James A. Carrier, age 79, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his residence. He was born to the late Earnest and Donna Francisco Carrier. Jim was of the Christian faith and was an U.S. Army veteran. He began his career with newspapers at the Elizabethton Star at the young age of 12. He later became a pressman for Rockwell Graphics Systems and owned and operated PDQ Printers of Elizabethton. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School...
Mary Irene Miller 02/10/2021
Mary Irene Miller February 7, 2021 Date of Service: February 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Mary Irene Miller, 90, of Elizabethton, died peacefully at her home on February 7, 2021 from a brief illness. Mary was born in Johnson County on May 31, 1930, but lived most of her life in Carter County, graduating from Elizabethton High School. Mary worked at Anderson’s Supermarket, Smithdeal’s Supermarket, White’s Supermarket, Canteen Food Service and retiring from Mountain States Health Alliance. She was a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church but had been attending Charity Hill Freewill Baptist Church. She...
Dorothy Christine Forbes 02/10/2021
Dorothy Christine Forbes February 8, 2021 Date of Service: February 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Gethsemane   Dorothy Christine “Miss Dottie” Forbes, age 83, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. A native of Roan Mountain , she was a daughter of the late Jacob & Blanche Arnett Guinn. Dorothy, lovingly known as “Miss Dottie”, was born May 30, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband William “Billy” Forbes who died October 26, 2013, by three sisters: Sarah Whitehead, Myrtle Elliott, Rhoda Lea McKinney and Three brothers: George Guinn, Thomas Guinn and Otis Guinn....
Roger Paul Smith 02/09/2021
Roger Paul Smith February 8, 2021 Date of Service: February 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Gethsemane   “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 Roger Paul Smith, 75, of Elizabethton, passed away at his home on Monday, February 8, 2021. He was born in Elizabethton, TN and was the son of the late Hobert and Sevilla Glass Smith. In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his...
Roger Dale Ledford 02/07/2021
Roger Dale Ledford January 29, 2021 Date of Service: February 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Roger Dale Ledford, 70, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully, January 29, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital with his wife by his side. He was a son of the late Frank and Bertha Guinn Ledford. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Charlie & J.D. Ledford, his sister: Mary Alice Culler. His son Travis Birchfield and Casey Birchfield. He said because he loved their mother he loved her children, his brother-in-law Dean Malone and his nephew Rick Culler. He had many aunts, uncles &...
Billy "Peewinkle" Mathis 02/07/2021
Billy "Peewinkle" Mathis February 3, 2021 Date of Service: February 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Billy “Peewinkle” Mathis, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went to be with his lord on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from Signature Health Care of Elizabethton. He was the son of the late Howard and Gladys Mathis. Billy served in the Army and later retired as a nurse’s assistant from the VA. Following his retirement he also worked at Ingles for several years. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church for many years. Billy was a good family man who loved to watch...
Charles Caudill Speer Jr 02/06/2021
Charles Caudill Speer, Jr. February 1, 2021 Date of Service: February 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mr. Charles Caudill "Charlie" Speer, age 76, of Boone, passed away Monday morning, February 1, 2021 at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living. Born January 20, 1945 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Charles Clayton and Anna Davis Speer. A graduate of ETSU, Charlie was an accounting professor at Appalachian State University for over 30 years. He enjoyed his work, and was recognized as the Accounting Educator of the Year. Charlie enjoyed fresh water and salt water fishing. He also enjoyed...
Buddy R. Elliott Sr. 02/05/2021
Buddy R. Elliott, Sr. January 30, 2021 Date of Service: February 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Buddy R. Elliott, Sr., 86, on the morning of January 30, 3021, joined his wife, Lorraine Elliott in their heavenly home. He was a native of Carter County, and was the son of the late Isaac and Edith Campbell Elliott. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Elliott. He served in the United States Army. He was a truck driver. Buddy loved to socialize with numerous life long friends and attend church. Those left to cherish his memory are United...
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