Obituaries

Obituaries

Aug 2021

Name Date of Service
Mary "Midge" McQueen 08/24/2021
Mary "Midge" McQueen August 20, 2021 Date of Service: August 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Mary “Midge” McQueen, age 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton. Midge was born in Carter County to the late Arnold and Lulean Dolan Emmert. In addition to her parents, Midge was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra Karen; a son, Kit B. McQueen; a great grandson, Timothy James Vaughn; a brother, Roy Emmert; and a sister, Brenda Crowe. Mary was a homemaker and a member...
Jimmy C. Babb 08/24/2021
Jimmy C. Babb August 20, 2021 Date of Service: August 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Jimmy C. Babb, 72, Johnson City went home to be with his Lord, Friday, August 20, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of...
Norma Lea Morell Hall 08/23/2021
Norma Lea Morell Hall August 18, 2021 Date of Service: August 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Norma Lea Morell Hall, age 88, of Piney Flats, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home. Norma was born in Neon, Kentucky to the late Calvin and Hattie Holcomb Potter. In addition to her parents, Norma was also preceded in death by her husband of forty eight years, William Hall; five sisters; and three brothers. Norma was a Christian woman and attended the Church of God. She had been employed as a waitress...
Adrian Tolley 08/22/2021
Adrian Tolley August 17, 2021 Date of Service: August 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   John 16-22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. ‘I LOVE YOU’ Adrian Raymond Tolley, 71, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord unexpectedly Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the residence of his cousin and her husband Patsy “Sis” & Gary Johnson. Adrian was born January 5, 1950 in Carter County to the late Raymond & Pauline Haldren Tolley. He was a graduate of Elizabethton...
Charlotte "Teatle" Smith 08/21/2021
Charlotte "Teatle" Smith August 18, 2021 Date of Service: August 21, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Charlotte “Teatle” Smith, 95, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Charlotte was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Seth and Ethel Allen Robinson. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was also preceded in death by her husband, James Dick Smith. Charlotte had been employed as a nurse assistant in a local nursing home and was a lifelong member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Those left...
Paul Edd Saylor 08/20/2021
Paul Edd Saylor December 7, 1941 Date of Service: August 20, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Johnson City - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on May 11, 2021, that Navy Fireman 1st Class Paul E. Saylor, 21, of Johnson City, Tennessee, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 24, 2020, and will be coming home to be buried next to his parents, the late Reverend Samuel B. Saylor, and Mary L. Saylor of Johnson City. He had three brothers, the late Arthur M. Saylor, the late Lenard J. Saylor, and the late George W. Saylor....
Guy Ford 08/20/2021
Guy "Pap" Ford August 16, 2021 Date of Service: August 20, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Guy “Pap” Ford, 80, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at his residence. A native of Sullivan County, he was a son of the late John Wesley & Cora Adkins Ford. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. Pap served in the United States Army. He was a retired grocery store manager of 47 years and liked to help out at Nanny’s Country Kitchen with family for over 20 years. He loved bluegrass music and worked the family festival at...
Janice Delores Gentry 08/19/2021
Janice Delores Gentry August 16, 2021 Date of Service: August 19, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Janice Delores Pierce Gentry, 82, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond E. & Edell Minton Pierce. She was a graduate of Unaka High School. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Valley Forge Elementary School and Big K. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Peggy Williams and a brother: Donald Pierce. She was a member of...
Earl M. Stout 08/19/2021
Earl M. Stout August 17, 2021 Date of Service: August 19, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Earl M. Stout, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Life Care Center of Gray. He was the son of William and Viola Stout. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Stout and Gene Stout; and a daughter, Linda Stout. Earl is survived by his wife, Janice Stout, of the home; and a son, Darrell Stout, also of the home; and one brother, Jerry Stout and wife Mytoka of Elizabethton....
Palmer Dellinger 08/18/2021
Palmer Dellinger August 14, 2021 Date of Service: August 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Palmer S. Dellinger, 81, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 at the Regency Center. He was preceded in death by his parents: Lilburn and Sylvia Dellinger; daughter: Tina Ellsworth; sisters: Loretta and Shirley and brothers: Fred, Terry, and Mickey. Palmer leaves behind his brother: Steven (Delfina) Dellinger of Morristown; sister: Patricia Bailey of Crystal Springs, MS; sons: Rodney and Greg; daughters: Debbie and Angel and many grandchildren.  And one special granddaughter: Alyssa and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM, Wednesday, Aug....
William "Billy" Thomas Montgomery 08/17/2021
William "Billy" Thomas Montgomery July 26, 2021 Date of Service: August 17, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   William Thomas “Billy” Montgomery, 58, Johnson City, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born July 15, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Roy Sloan and Helen Ward Huffman. He had lived in Tennessee most of his life. Billy was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was also a comedian, artist and loved fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Huffman, and...
Virginia Jean McQueen 08/17/2021
Virginia Jean McQueen August 13, 2021 Date of Service: August 17, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Virginia “Jean” Crumley McQueen, age 97, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 13, 2021 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Virginia was born in Carter County to the late Robert and Ida Campbell Crumley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Ivan Wilson McQueen in 2017; a daughter, Brenda Diane Nave; and her brothers and sisters – she was the last one of the Crumley children. Virginia...
Debra Jean Hicks 08/17/2021
Debra Jean Hicks August 12, 2021 Date of Service: August 17, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Debra Oaks Hicks “Debbie”, age 65, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2021 in West Meade Place in Nashville, Tennessee following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Raymond and Ann Oaks and the late Lois Jean Morefield Oaks. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by a step sister, Teresa Renee Byrd Reeves. Debra retired as an LPN where she worked as a home health nurse caring for terminally ill children. She was an avid...
Virginia Kate Crowder 08/16/2021
Virginia Kate Crowder August 11, 2021 Date of Service: August 16, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Virginia Kate Robinson Crowder, 97, passed into eternity and into the loving arms of our loving Savior on August 11, 2021. She was born on April 12, 1924, in Elizabethton, TN to the late Blaine and Nora (Pierce) Robinson. She was a member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ (Nashville, TN). She was married for 55 years to her love, Donald Crowder. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Crowder; son, Ronald Crowder; brother, Gale Robinson; and sister, Nina Campbell. Those left...
Peggy West 08/13/2021
Peggy West August 9, 2021 Date of Service: August 13, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   “Welcome Home” Peggy West, 85, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 9, 2021, at Holston Valley Medical Center. She was born in Elizabethton, TN, on December 20, 1935, a daughter of the late Dan and Sula Cornett. She has resided in this area for the last 38 years. She graduated from Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Peggy retired from the VA Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Peggy will be remembered as a loving...
Margaret Ann Prichard 08/12/2021
Margaret Ann Prichard August 6, 2021 Date of Service: August 12, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I AM the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even if they die. And everyone living and believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Margaret Prichard believed it. Margaret Ann Prichard, 87, of Elizabethton, TN, went to be with the LORD Friday, August 6 at Johnson City Medical Center after a long bout with Altzeimers and dementia. Margaret graduated from Lynnview High School and worked her early years in the banking...
Luther Jerry Russell 08/12/2021
Luther Jerry Russell August 4, 2021 Date of Service: August 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Luther Jerry Russell (80), the man, the myth, the legend, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Christ Jesus on Friday, August 6, 2021. Born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Friday, April 22, 1941, to Luther Reece and Lena Florence Russell, both of whom precede him, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Kate Russell and Lon and Nannie Hyder; as well as a brother, Gary Lynn Russell. Jerry was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving...
Wylie Fitzhugh Milhorn 08/11/2021
Wylie Fitzhugh Milhorn August 4, 2021 Date of Service: August 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Wylie Fitzhugh Milhorn, age 96, of Johnson City, TN passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Johnson County, TN to the late Robert H. Milhorn and Hattie Stout Milhorn. Wylie was a WWII Veteran for the United States Army. He later retired with the TN Department of Transportation as an Engineer Technician. Wylie was a member of First Christian Church, Johnson City, TN. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, making handmade baskets and staying very active. In addition...
Pamela Renee Banner 08/11/2021
Pamela Renee Banner August 8, 2021 Date of Service: August 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith     II Timothy 4-6 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Pamela Renee Banner, age 52, Hampton, TN. Passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, August 8, 2021 . Pam was born in Carter County, on May 12, 1969 to Don & Katie Banner. Pam was preceded in death by one sister: Beth Banner, her grandparents: Ray & Lula Burrow, Roy Banner, Judy Lunceford and W.C. & Mildred Rutherford She was a member of...
Della Ruth Duvall 08/10/2021
Della Ruth Duvall August 6, 2021 Date of Service: Aug. 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Della Ruth Nave Duvall, age 79, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 6, 2021 at NHC Healthcare of Johnson City following a courageous battle with Alzheimers. Della was born in Carter County to the late Worley Milburn Nave and Bonnie Stout Nave. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Duvall; two brothers, Worley Nave, Jr. and Robert “Jim” Nave; and two sisters, Joann Rash and Dorothy Lett. Della...
Larry Austin Vance 08/06/2021
Larry Austin Vance July 31, 2021 Date of Service: Aug. 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Larry Austin Vance, age 72, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Billy A. Vance and Vera Lee Julian Vance. Larry was the founder/owner of Advanced Heat Pump Systems and was still active in his business. He was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church and served as trustee, a sunday school teacher and worship leader. Larry was a Boy Scout Leader...
Howard Dennis Woodring 08/03/2021
Howard Dennis Woodring July 24, 2021 Date of Service: Aug. 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Dennis Woodring, 65, Johnson City passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1956 in Elizabethton to the late Frank Carl & Edith Carden Woodring. Dennis was a graduate of Hampton High School. He was a truck driver with Blue Water Industry. He was a member of the Central Volunteer Fire Department. He was of the Christian Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Teresa Woodring. Survivors include...
Anna Z. Banner 08/01/2021
Anna Z. Banner July 22, 2021 Date of Service: Aug. 1, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope   Anna Zelko Banner, 102, long time resident of Elizabethton, TN passed away in the loving arms of her daughter in Rapid City, SD. She was born August 1, 1918 in Johnstown, PA to the late Martin and Catherine Buso Zelko. She was the oldest of nine children. Anna was a registered nurse for 60 years, beginning as an Army Nurse during WWII. She continued her career at the Franklin Clinic, Carter County Memorial Hospital and retired from the Mountain Home Veterans Administration. Anna...

Jul 2021

Name Date of Service
James Bradley Shepherd 07/31/2021
James Bradley (JB) Shepherd July 27, 2021 Date of Service: July 31, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. James Bradley (JB) Shepherd, age 89, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family on July 27, 2021. JB was born in Carter County on January 25, 1932 to the late Carl Newton Shepherd and the late Ocea Lea Shell Shepherd. JB graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1950, where he lettered in basketball. He then graduated from Milligan College in 1954...
Virginia Leftwich Pilkington 07/29/2021
Virginia Leftwich Pilkington July 26, 2021 Date of Service: July 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount Addition   Virginia Marian Leftwich Pilkington, age 91, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Milligan, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Davidson Calhoun Leftwich and Mary Lee Adkins Leftwich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James Henry Pilkington who passed away on February 11, 2016; one infant son, James Henry Pilkington, Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Pilkington; one brother, William Eugene Lefttwich;...
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