Obituaries

Obituaries

Aug 2019

Name Date of Service
David Henry "D.H." Hampton 08/24/2019
David Henry "D.H." Hampton August 16, 2019 Date of Service: August 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section        David Henry “D.H.” Hampton, Sr., 83, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in the Hermitage Health Center after a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Edd & Annie Simerly Hampton. D.H. attended Hampton High School and graduated from East Tennessee State College with a degree in Mathematic’s. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean & Vietnam Era. He was a retired Naval Flight Officer and Land Surveyor and Real...
Robert Walter "Bob" Madgett 08/19/2019
Robert Walter "Bob" Madgett August 16, 2019 Date of Service: August 19, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Robert W. “Bob” Madgett, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019 from the Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Bob was born in Bluff City, Tennessee to the late Charles B. and Pearle Millsap Madgett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Madgett; and three brothers-in-law, Steve Williams, Reverend Dale Harmon and Dr. Bill Raulston. Bob retired from Sprint as a District Engineer and was...
Martha Annice Mayo 08/10/2019
Martha Annice Mayo July 27, 2019 Date of Service: August 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Ms. Martha Annice Mayo, age 78, who was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN but has lived the last ten years in Greeneville, TN passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Milton Anderson Mayo and Lucille Lokey Mayo. Ms. Mayo retired as a Massage Therapist but had worked as a nurse and paralegal on cases with Vietnam veterans with Agent Orange as well as assisting others through the Americans with Disabilities...
Glen Silver 08/07/2019
Glen Silver August 5, 2019 Date of Service: August 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Glen Silver, age 89, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife; Betty Silver; parents, Harley and Jane Silver. He is survived by his son, David Silver (Rita) of Johnson City, TN;  daughters, Glenda Peck (Mike) of Ringgold, GA, and Angela Buskick (Ed) of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Allan Silver (June) and Frances “Dick” Silver (Rosie); sisters, Jean Colbaugh, Helen McQueen and Dean Ramsey (Pat); 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews....
Jerry Lee Miller 08/06/2019
Jerry Lee Miller July 31, 2019 Date of Service: August 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jerry Lee Miller, 72, Elizabethton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was a native of Johnson City and was a son of the late Robert Fairbanks Miller and Myrtle Elizabeth Williams Miller. He was a self-employed truck driver and had attended College Park Freewill Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed life, he loved working on cars, riding motorcycles and being with family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny...
Dr. Jessica Kate "Katie" Birchfield Gladstone 08/01/2019
Dr. Jessica "Katie" Birchfield Gladstone July 28, 2019 Date of Service: August 1, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Dr. Jessica Kate (Katie) Birchfield Gladstone of Lauderhill, Florida died Sunday, July 28, 2019 in the University Hospital, Tamarac, Florida. Katie was born March 17, 1962 in the Johnson City Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Joyce Pope Birchfield and the late Jesse James Birchfield. Kate was a member of the First Freewill Baptist church of Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was a very active church member in Florida leading the youth choir and was a soloist. Katie was a wonderful, beautiful lady...

Jul 2019

Name Date of Service
Michael C. Carden 07/31/2019
Michael C. Carden July 28, 2019 Date of Service: July 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion          Michael Calvin Carden, 71, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday July 28, 2019 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton  following an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Crawford & Sessie Carden.   He was a Millwright Welder and was owner of Mike’s Produce for 10 years.  He was of the Baptist Faith.  Mikes hobbies were fishing & hunting. Survivors include his children:  Tina (Eddie) Williams and Lisa (Wendell) Fulton all of Elizabethton.  Four Grandchildren: Whitney (Ryan) Williams Birchfield,...
William Gerald "Bill" Carter 07/29/2019
William Gerald "Bill" Carter July 27, 2019 Date of Service: July 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   William Gerald “Bill” Carter, age 91, of Johnson City, TN passed away at his residence in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 27, 2019. He was born July 6, 1928 to William Alexander Carter and SueElla Price Carter in Buncombe County, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Margaret Ferren Carter. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Doris Carter McLaney, Marcella Carter Townsend and an infant grandson, Bryan Foster. Survivors include his two daughters Joyce Carter...
Kate Bowers 07/29/2019
Kate B. Bowers July 23, 2019 Date of Service: July 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom        Kate Bradley Bowers, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Signature Health Care.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late William & Litha Mae McCloud Bradley.  She was a 1952 graduate of Elizabethton High School.  She was a retired employee of Empire Furniture, Johnson City.  Kate was a member and she loved her church, Southside Christian Church.  She loved to read and send cards.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
Dr. Carrie Beth Swanay 07/29/2019
Dr. Carrie Beth Swanay July 24, 2019 Date of Service: July 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Dr. Carrie Beth Swanay, 55, was called to her eternal home with God on July 24, 2019. She was born on Aug. 1, 1963, in Johnson City to Henry Milburn Swanay and Patricia June Swanay. Carrie was a lifelong resident of Johnson City who enjoyed living in and renovating her childhood home. As a child, she attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she served as an acolyte; in her adult years, she was a faithful member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church serving as audio/video...
Archie "Jack" Taylor 07/24/2019
Archie "Jack" Taylor July 20, 2019 Date of Service: July 24, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Archie “Jack” Taylor, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jack was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late General Jackson Taylor and Goldie Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Grindstaff; his second wife, Roma J. Taylor; two grandchildren, Jackson Johnston and Taylor Blevins; his siblings, Willie Taylor Garland, Lena Gregory, Loretta Markland, Lois Jean McClure, Laurie...
James O. Slemp 07/22/2019
James O. Slemp July 19, 2019 Date of Service: July 22, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section    James Oliver “Jim” Slemp, 78, Elizabethton went to be with his Lord, Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Oliver S. & Winnie Wilson Slemp. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Happy Valley High School.  He was retired from the Southern Railway Company after 25 years of service in the Richmond, Virginia Division. After retirement Jim & Ann returned to Elizabethton from Burkeville, Virginia where they lived for 20 years. ...
Debbie Ann Radford 07/21/2019
Debbie Ann Radford July 16, 2019 Date of Service: July 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Debbie Ann Radford, age 62, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Marion, NC and was the daughter of the late Erby and Louise Ward McKinney. Debbie was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family, music and going to the beach. She attended Laurel Fork Ministries Church and was a member of Doe River Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Chad Grindstaff and the father of her children, Bruce...
Lee Whitehead 07/15/2019
Lee Whitehead July 11, 2019 Date of Service: July 15, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Lee Whitehead, age 83, of Elizabethton joined his beloved wife in eternal life on Thursday, July 11, 2019 while holding his beloved granddaughter’s hand at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Lee was born in Hampton, Tennessee to the late John Whitehead and Bessie Townsend Whitehead. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of fifty-nine years, Peggy Lorraine Guinn Whitehead on March 13, 2018; his brothers, Ernest Whitehead, Mack Whitehead, Bynom Whitehead, Stewart Whitehead and Sam Whitehead; his sister,...
Roy C. Long 07/14/2019
Roy C. Long July 11, 2019 Date of Service: July 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Roy Clyde Long, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the residence of his daughter. Roy was born in Waynesville, North Carolina to the late Ralph and Leila Parton Long. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Burch and Evalee Reid; and one brother, Chuck Long. Roy worked for Highland House Furniture in Hickory, North Carolina for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member...
Jo Ann Carver 07/14/2019
Jo Ann Carver July 11, 2019 Date of Service: July 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom               Jo Ann (Toot) Bishop Carver, 85, Johnson City went to be with her heavenly father on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. Jo Ann was the daughter of Worley and Mary Eliza Jordan Bishop. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Brothers Ishmael, Harold, Tommy, Charles, Jack, John Henry, Bob and Norman Bishop and her sisters: Anna Faulkner, Gussie Ison, Ruth Cornett, Juanita Cooley and Frances Sams. Jo Ann was also preceded...
Linda Sue Estep 07/12/2019
Linda Sue Estep July 9, 2019 Date of Service: July 12, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Tuesday, July 9, 2019, as Heaven received a kind and loving soul, we said a temporary goodbye to our beloved sister, Linda Sue Estep, born July 13, 1959. Linda fought a hard and courageous battle against cancer and never once ask “why me?” instead ask “why not me?”. She acknowledged she was blessed in life and passed blessings on to others. Linda was a licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist, where her true spirit showed in the compassion of her patients in Chicago, Tucson, New York,...
Catherine King McQueen Leamon 07/10/2019
Catherine King McQueen Leamon July 6, 2019 Date of Service: July 10, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope   Catherine (Granny) King McQueen Leamon, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in the comfort of her own home, following a willful and brave fight against illnesses. She was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Irene Shaw King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Veronica “Ronnie” King and Mary Catherine King; a brother, Thomas King; and her only grandchild and love of her life, Jeremy David King. Also, by her first husband, J.D. McQueen and her...
Ted R. Maxwell 07/09/2019
Ted R. Maxwell July 6, 2019 Date of Service: July 9, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Ted H Maxwell 86, of Johnson City, passed away on July 6, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born to Woodfork  H.  and Alpha Maxwell on January 13, 1933, in McMinnville Tennessee. Ted graduated from Happy Valley High School. After serving 3 years in the United States Navy he earned a master's degree in education from East Tennessee State University. He was employed by the Carter County School System for over 35 years. He married his loving wife, Veneta in 1952, who survives him. Ted...
Peggy Jean Mullins 07/09/2019
Peggy Jean Mullins July 5, 2019 Date of Service: July 9, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper     Peggy Jean Hess Mullins, 73, Johnson City passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  Born February 4, 1946 in Stickleyville, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late James & Demie Phillips Hess.  She had lived in Carter County since 1967.  Jean was retired from Pioneer Catering at Milligan College.   Her hobbies were quilting, sewing, gardening & working in her flowers.  She was an avid Atlanta Braves Fan.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
Terry W. Snead 07/08/2019
Terry W. Snead June 30, 2019 Date of Service: July 8, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise     Terry Wayne Snead, 52, Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 as the results of a motorcycle accident.  He was born April 8, 1967 in Elizabethton.  But have lived in Florida for the past 14 months.   He was employed as a Mechanic Class B on & off Shore, National Gas Engineers & Compressors.  He was a member of the Biltmore Baptist Church.  Terry was an honorary member of the Paternal Order of Eagles, Fort Walton Beach. Survivors include his son:...
Walter C. Taylor 07/06/2019
Walter C. Taylor July 3, 2019 Date of Service: July 6, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion       Walter C. Taylor, 91, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his residence following a lengthy illness. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday July 6, 2019 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Luis O’Bourke officiating.  Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard.  A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date with complete obituary notice in paper.  Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Saturday.  Condolences may be...
Anna Mae Spitzer Stout 07/03/2019
Anna Mae Spitzer Stout June 29, 2019 Date of Service: July 3, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Anna Mae Spitzer Stout, age 86, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Bristol Select Specialty Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Gaines and Gladys Clemons Spitzer and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Spitzer. Anna Mae attended Heartland Fellowship Church and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Those left to cherish her memory include four children, Sherry Vasey and husband, Doug of...
Rev. James Lindsay 07/01/2019
Reverend James W. Lindsay June 27, 2019 Date of Service: July 1, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Reverend James W. Lindsay, age 87, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his home. James was born in Columbus, Georgia to the late Clarence Adams Lindsay and Martha Louise Mitchell Lindsay. James graduated from Mercer University where he had played both basketball and baseball and then graduated from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he earned his Masters of Divinity. James had served his Lord in ministry for...

Jun 2019

Name Date of Service
Sandra Kay Stevens 06/24/2019
Sandra Kay Stevens June 19, 2019 Date of Service: June 22, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section        Sandra Kay Elliott Stevens, 72, Hampton, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Henry E. & Juanita Davis Elliott. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. Sandra was a CNA aide at Life Care Center. She was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brother: Danny Elliott. Survivors include her husband:...
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