Obituaries

Obituaries

Mar 2022

Name Date of Service
Barbara Delores Heaton McCurry 03/10/2022
Barbara Delores Heaton McCurry March 5, 2022 Date of Service: March 10, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Barbara D. Heaton McCurry, age 85, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Waters of Roan Highlands Nursing Center. Barbara was born in Roan Mountain to the late Clifford and Pearl Carver Heaton. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bobby Eugene McCurry; her sisters, Juanita (Ford) Miller and Pat (John) Winters; and her brothers, Roy (Elizabeth) Heaton and Ray Heaton....
Larry B. "Moe" Presnell 03/08/2022
Larry B. "Moe" Presnell March 4, 2022 Date of Service: March 8, 2022 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Come to me, all who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Larry B. “Moe” Presnell, born September 3, 1948 to the late Mary Nave Presnell and Thomas Vance Presnell, passed away peacefully and was reunited with his beloved son on March 4, 2022 with his family at his side. Larry graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1966, where he played baseball. He married the love of his life, Regina Brown, in 1968....
W. Payton Pruett, Jr. 03/07/2022
W. Payton Pruett, Jr. March 3, 2022 Date of Service: March 7, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Remembrance   W. Payton Pruett, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 3, 2022. He was born June 16, 1964, in Anniston, AL to Wayne and Millie Pruett. He graduated from Sullivan South High School, earned his BS of Microbiology from ETSU and a MS and PhD. in Food Science from Virginia Tech. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. He was VP of Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance for The Kroger Co. from...
Dennis Dewayne Turbyfill Sr. 03/05/2022
Dennis Dewayne Turbyfill, Sr. February 26, 2022 Date of Service: March 5, 2022 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   On Saturday, February 26, 2022 our precious father, Dennis Dewayne Turbyfill, Sr, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 50. Dennis was born in Elizabethton to Ted Turbyfill and Nancy Alexander. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Williams. Dennis worked at AO Smith Corporation in Johnson City and was of the Christian faith. He had a strong will and a stubborn streak but was very proud of his children and was...

Feb 2022

Name Date of Service
Linda Lancaster 02/27/2022
Linda Lancaster February 23, 2022 Date of Service: February 26, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Linda Lancaster, age 69, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Emmett Ray Lancaster and Betty Jane Lancaster. She retired from Kennametal where she worked in production. Linda enjoyed watching QVC and HSN and loved reading books, collecting bears and antiques. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Diane Lynn Boster and Carol Ann Pritchard. Those left to cherish her memory include...
James Cantley Jr. 02/26/2022
James (Jay) Cantley, Jr. February 22, 2022 Date of Service: February 26, 2022 Interment Location:  Crown Section   James (Jay) B. Cantley, Jr. , age 61, of Kingsport, TN passed away February 22, 2022 from a vehicle accident.  Jay was a 1978 graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School.  At an early age he began working in the family business, Cantley-Ellis Manufacturing, a pallet business his grandfather started.  Jay worked in every aspect of the business, from truck driver to eventually Vice President.  In 2006 he started his own trucking business. Jay had many interests and hobbies.  He especially loved anything...
Leo Lem Humphrey 02/20/2022
Leo Lem Humphrey February 17, 2022 Date of Service: February 20, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Leo Lem Humphrey, age 93 of Watauga, Tennessee passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Leo is preceded in death by his parents, Lem Dove Humphrey and Myrtle Hendrix Humphrey; wife, Gladys Jean Humphrey; six sisters, Marge Chambers, Grace Morrison, Vada Blevins, Christine Carter, Cleo Hess (twin), and Bess Scott; three brothers, Gordon Humphrey, Thurman Humphrey, and Paul Humphrey. Leo Humphrey had been employed as a carpenter and was an integral part of the Urban Renewal in Historical Downtown Elizabethton....
Kathy Ellen (Blair) Baker 02/19/2022
Kathy Ellen (Blair) Baker February 11, 2022 Date of Service: February 19, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Kathy Ellen (Blair) Baker, 67, of Elizabethton passed away at Sycamore Shoals Hospital on Friday, February 11th, 2022. Kathy was born in Carter County to the late Bobby Ray Blair and Vina Mae (Hardin) Blair who is still living. Kathy has devoted herself to caring for her mother for the past 10 years. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a nephew, Terry Blair Hickman, and a niece Sarah Blair as well as two beloved pets...
Ruby Deloach Morton 02/17/2022
Ruby Deloach Morton February 12, 2022 Date of Service: February 17, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Ruby Deloach Morton,95, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 in the Signature Health Care. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Bill & Mae Lipford Deloach. She was retired as a cook from Happy Valley High School. She also worked as a CNA at Hillview Health Center for 23 years. Ruby loved to cook, music and loved being around kids. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands: David Cliff Morton,...
John Samuel Welsh 02/17/2022
John Samuel Welsh February 14, 2022 Date of Service: February 17, 2022 Interment Location:  Southview Section   John Samuel “Sam” Welsh, 71, of Johnson City, TN peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2022. He was born November 19, 1950 in Shreveport, LA. He was a graduate of Fair Park High School, Class of 1968. He later attended Louisiana Tech while studying Agricultural Science. Throughout Sam’s career, he wore a multitude of hats such as a dairy farmer, restaurant owner, oil field equipment supplier, and for the longest part of his life, an over the road truck...
Martha A. Buck 02/16/2022
Martha A. Buck February 11, 2022 Date of Service: February 16, 2022 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Martha A. Buck, age 84, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 11, 2022. Martha was born in Bristol, Tennessee to the late Hubert Spangler and Eula Lee Johnson Osborne. In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Buck; her brother, Charles Spangler; and a son-in-law, Bill Peeks. Martha had served as Vice President of Elizabethton Federal Bank and was a member of Clifton View Baptist Church in...
Kim J. Pate Proffitt 02/15/2022
Kim J. Pate Proffitt February 10, 2022 Date of Service: February 15, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Kimberley Jaac (Pate) Proffitt, age 57, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Kim was born in Elizabethton to the late Jack Dempsey Pate and Nellie Jo Fulton Pate. In addition to her parents, Kim was also preceded in death by a nephew, Jamie Pate and a sister-in-law, Darlene Pate. Kim had a tender soul and was a wonderful wife, mom,...
William R. Charlton 02/13/2022
William R. Charlton February 9, 2022 Date of Service: February 13, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield unto those who put their trust in Him. John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions; If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And, If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. Amen! William Richard Charlton, age 81, of...
Ellen "Romaine" Watson 02/13/2022
Ellen "Romaine" Watson February 8, 2022 Date of Service: February 16, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Ellen “Romaine” Watson, age 75, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in the comfort of her granddaughter’s home. Ellen was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Earl and Ellen Renfro. In addition to her parents, Ellen was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Sheryl Edward Watson Sr; her beloved son, Sheryl Edward Watson II; her twin sister, Lorraine Renfro; her brothers, Dewey Renfro, Bill Renfro, Herb Renfro...
Marcella Jane Hampton Perry 02/12/2022
Marcella Jane Hampton Perry February 7, 2022 Date of Service: February 12, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Marcella Jane Hampton Perry, 91, Johnson City, died Monday, February 7, 2022, in the Assisted Living facility of the Abundant Christian Living Community (ACLC) campus. Jane was a native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Thomas Allen and Bessie Junita Chambers Hampton. After moving from Elizabethton, Jane lived in Oak Ridge and Bristol, Tennessee before moving to Johnson City in 1964. She resided at 604 Hillrise Boulevard until her transition to ACLC in late 2021. Jane was a loving...
Christine Smith Eller 02/12/2022
Christine Smith Eller February 7, 2022 Date of Service: February 12, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Christine Smith Eller, 98, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Monday, February 7, 2022, at Johnson City Medical Center. A Candlelight and Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 12, at First Baptist Church, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The graveside service and committal will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tenn. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve...
Bruce Banks 02/11/2022
Bruce Banks February 7, 2022 Date of Service: February 11, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Bruce Banks, 95, Johnson City, died Monday, February 7, 2022, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Bruce was a native and lifelong Carter County resident. He was a son of the late Chester and Sarah Alice Gouge Banks. Bruce was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. Following his discharge from active duty, he served with the Tennessee Army National Guard for several years. Bruce received a B.S. Degree in Education from East Tennessee State College in 1950....
Anna Lee Perkins 02/08/2022
Anna Lee Perkins February 3, 2022 Date of Service: February 8, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Anna Lee Perkins, 78, Unicoi, died Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Anna Lee was a Johnson City native, and a daughter of the late Clifford and Ethel Higgins Berry. She was a 1961 graduate of Science Hill High School. Anna Lee, along with her husband Jerry, enjoyed raising cattle. She was a member of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, Anna Lee was preceded in death by her brother, William Berry. She is...
Joann Whitehead Broyles 02/05/2022
Joann Whitehead Broyles January 31, 2022 Date of Service: February 5, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Joann Johnson Whitehead Broyles, 86, of Elizabethton, TN , went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 31, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Florence Johnson. She attended Cloudland Schools and was a retired officer manager for JC Penney, Co. She was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Whitehead and second husband, Clyde Broyles; sisters: Jean Johnson and...
Sonia June Walker 02/04/2022
Sonia June Walker January 30, 2022 Date of Service: February 4, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Sonia June Lovelace Walker, 82, Elizabethton, known as “Soap” to family and friends, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John & Effie Timbs Lovelace. She was an active member of Doe River Baptist Church. She loved being around her grandchildren and in earlier years she loved working in her flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by...
Jimmy Arthur Bishop 02/04/2022
Jimmy Arthur Bishop January 31, 2022 Date of Service: February 4, 2022 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jimmy Arthur “Jim” Bishop, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Worley T. & Mary Eliza Jordan Bishop. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the Raytheon Corporation. Jim was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge # 238 and Jericho Shrine Temple. He was...
Vernon C. Riddle 02/03/2022
Vernon C. Riddle January 28, 2022 Date of Service: February 3, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Vernon C. Riddle, 72, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George C. & Irene Bailey Riddle. He was employed as a Security Guard. He attended Zion Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Larry “Mo” Riddle and Cobb Riddle. Survivors include his wife: Deborah White Riddle. One Daughter: Heather Riddle of Arkansas. Two Step-Daughters: Ellen Nelson...
Evelyn Little Baldwin 02/02/2022
Evelyn Little Baldwin January 29, 2022 Date of Service: February 2, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Evelyn Little Baldwin, 96, of Johnson City passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 29, 2022. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of Clay and Florence Miller Little. Evelyn worked at American Bemberg Corporation in the payroll department and retired as manager of the Credit Bureau of Elizabethton and Carter County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Evelyn felt her purpose in life was to create special memories for her family, which she excelled at,...

Jan 2022

Name Date of Service
Jeanetta Branch Webb 01/31/2022
Jeanetta Branch Webb January 29, 2022 Date of Service: February 1, 2022 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jeanetta Branch Webb, age 92, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Willie and Violet Williams Branch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Webb; a daughter, Kathy Webb; and a son, Kenny Webb. Jeanetta attended Lees-McRae College where she received a Medical Records Librarian Degree. She then attended...
James H. Ludolf 01/30/2022
James H. Ludolf January 23, 2022 Date of Service: January 30, 2022 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   James (Jim) Howard Ludolf, age 77 of Asheboro, North Carolina passed away January 23, 2022, after an extended illness. Jim was born on July 15, 1944, in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Jake and Margaret Ludolf.   He was a 1962 graduate of Elizabethton  High School and a 1966 graduate of East Tennessee State University.   He worked as an analyst for Klopman Mills, Burlington Industries, and later Galey & Lord, he was also a veteran of the United States National Guard. He was a devoted and...
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