Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2014

Name Date of Service
Fred Campbell 01/23/2014
Master Sgt. Fred Campbell January 20, 2014 Date of Service: January 23, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Master Sergeant Fred L. Campbell, U.S. Army (Retired), age 80, passed away on his great granddaughter, Allie Greene’s, birthday, Monday, January 20, 2014, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Mr. Campbell was a native of Carter County and a son of the late George John and Nora Johnson Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Campbell. Mr. Campbell was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a former member of Fairview...
Evelyn S. Taylor 01/22/2014
Evelyn S. Taylor January 18, 2014 Date of Service: January 22, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Evelyn S. Taylor, age 80, of Elizabethton, TN, went home to be with her Lord with her family by her side Saturday, January 18, 2014, at her residence following a brief illness. Born February 26, 1933, in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Lyda Taylor and Tina Taylor. Evelyn married her loving husband of sixty-two years Freeman Taylor at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church (where she was a member at that time) on December 17, 1951. She and...
Lesia Taylor 01/18/2014
Lesia Taylor January 15, 2014 Date of Service: January 18, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Lesia Taylor, age 55, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from Kindred Hospital in Nashville, TN, following an extended illness. Lesia was born in Carter County to the late Spencer and Helen Franklin Ward. Ms. Taylor graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1976 and also graduated from East Tennessee State University. She was a retired Registered Nurse, having worked at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a member of Valley Forge...
Bonnie E. Brumit 01/16/2014
Bonnie E. Brumit January 11, 2014 Date of Service: January 16, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Mrs. Bonnie Brumit, 93, Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, January 11, 2014 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home.   A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Donnelly David & Lucy Glover Williams. Mrs. Brumit formerly worked at Harrison’s Shoe Store and as an LPN for Dr. E.T. Pearson and at the Carter County Memorial Hospital.    She was the oldest member of West Side Christian Church where she stayed very active as long as her...
Vivian J. True 01/14/2014
Vivian J. True January 11, 2014 Date of Service: January 14, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Vivian J. True, age 98, of Elizabethton, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Hillview Health Center following a brief illness.  Mrs. True was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana to the late Samuel and Blanche Davis Rauth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. True in 1980; and two brothers.  Mrs. True had worked as a beautician, a bookkeeper for a school cafeteria, and with her husband, had owned and operated a restaurant in Indianapolis....
James David "Jimmy" Price, Jr. 01/14/2014
James David "Jimmy" Price, Jr. January 10, 2014 Date of Service: January 14, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   James David (Jimmy) Price Jr., 50, of Johnson City, passed away Friday January 10, 2014, at his home after a short illness. He was a life long resident of Johnson City, and the son of Rev. J.D. Price and Carolyn Carr Price of Johnson City. He was a Free Will Baptist of faith. Jimmy graduated from Happy Valley High School in 1981. He had retired from Price Bros. Construction Company of Johnson City. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed...
John W. Wagner, Sr. 01/13/2014
John W. Wagner, Sr. January 10, 2014 Date of Service: January 13, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   John W. Wagner Sr., age 73, of Gray, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late C.J. and Elsie Webb Wagner and was born in Bluff City. Mr. Wagner was a 1958 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He was a United States Army veteran and was an active member of First United Methodist Church in...
Cecil C. Knowles 01/13/2014
Cecil C. Knowles January 10, 2014 Date of Service: January 13, 2014 Interment Location: Southview Section   Cecil Christian Knowles, age 86, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. Mr. Knowles was native of Flomatom, Alabama, but was raised in Pensacola, FL. He was a son of the late Levy and Norma Chaudron Knowles. Mr. Knowles was a graduate of Florida State University, where he met his wife from Johnson City, Genie Hoss Knowles, who passed away in 1977. Mr. Knowles was a veteran of World War II, and served in the United...
Penny Jean Frazier Oliver 01/11/2014
Penny Oliver January 7, 2014 Date of Service: January 11, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Penny Jean Frazier Oliver, 44, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at her residence. A native of Weber City, Va., she had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. Penny was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist Faith. Penny was preceded in death by her father, Richard Frazier. Survivors include her husband, Rick W. Oliver; her children, Cherokee Oliver, Elizabethton, Lucus Good and Jesse Good, both of Kingsport, Sarah Rossi and Katie Rossi, both of Weber City,...
Robin Clay Sommers 01/10/2014
Robin Clay Sommers January 4, 2014 Date of Service: January 10, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.” They are plans for good, and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope in those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.” Robin Clay Sommers, age 49, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 4, 2014. He was born on July 13, 1964, in Elizabethton, Tn. Robin is a...
Kathryn "Kitty" Whetzel 01/08/2014
Kathryn "Kitty" Whetzel January 4, 2014 Date of Service: January 8, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Kathryn “Kitty” Louise Whetzel, age 75, a beautiful person, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home in Milligan on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 2:45 pm. Kitty was a native of Johnson City and the daughter of Geter and Lula Hughes. After graduating from Happy Valley High School in 1955, she married Roy M. Whetzel in 1957 and relocated to Northern Virginia. Kitty was a valuable and professional business woman whose achievements were well recognized for many years before...
Julia Ruth Presnell 01/05/2014
Julia Ruth Presnell January 1, 2014 Date of Service: January 5, 2014 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Julia Ruth Presnell, 83, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2014, at Pine Ridge Health Center following an extended illness. She was born in Dobson, N.C., a daughter of the late Emmitt and Lula Wagner Golden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Presnell; son, Edward “Bud” Presnell; sister, Nancy Nixon; brothers, Garvey and Tommy Golden; and a special grandson, Eric Todd Presnell. Mrs. Presnell enjoyed cooking, crocheting and singing at rest homes....
Wayne Stuart Eggers 01/04/2014
Wayne Stuart Eggers December 31, 2013 Date of Service: January 4, 2014 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Wayne Stuart Eggers, 92, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Hermitage Health Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Etter Julian Eggers. Wayne was a 1940 graduate of Watauga Academy, Butler. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Wayne’s Variety Store and Fireworks for several years. He was a former member of Little Milligan Baptist Church, where he served as choir director...
Virginia Lewis Booth 01/04/2014
Virginia Lewis Booth January 1, 2014 Date of Service: January 4, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Virginia Lewis Booth, 81, Johnson City, passed away January 1, 2014, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John H. Lewis and Nora Presley Lewis. She was a member of King Springs Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Booth; her son, Steve Booth; 5 brothers; and 3 sisters. Survivors include a son, David Booth, of Fort Worth, TX; two daughters, Robin Gillette,...
Matthew Isaiah Proffitt 01/04/2014
Matthew Isaiah Proffitt Date of Service: January 4, 2014 Interment Location: Baby Garden
Don V. Price 01/04/2014
Don V. Price December 29, 2013 Date of Service: January 4, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Don V. Price, 74, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Tennova Residential Hospice, Knoxville, following an extended illness. A native of Saltville, Va., he was the son of the late James B. and Corene Dowell Price. Mr. Price was a graduate of RB Worthy High School, Saltville, Va., where he was a running back on the 1957 and 1958 championship football teams. Prior to his illness, he was owner and operator of Don Price...
Scott Campbell 01/03/2014
Scott Campbell December 31, 2013 Date of Service: January 3, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Scott Campbell, 43, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. He fought a good fight and he loved his family and friends. Scott was a native of Carter County. He was a photographer with Coleman’s Studio for a number of years. He was a member of Hunter United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Carolyn Snodgrass Campbell, March 18, 2006. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Thorne Campbell; his...
Paul Robert Davis Jr. 01/03/2014
Paul Robert Davis Jr. December 31, 2013 Date of Service: January 3, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Paul Robert Davis Jr., 85, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Kingsport, Tenn., he was the son of the late Paul Robert Davis Sr. and Maxine Bevins Davis. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School Class of 1946. During his high school years, he was a star pitcher for Dobyns-Bennett. He was a 1950 graduate of Steed College with a Bachelor of...
Kathy Diane Frye 01/03/2014
Kathy Diane Frye December 30, 2013 Date of Service: January 3, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mrs. Kathy Diane Frye, age 63, of Johnson City, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Frye was a lifelong resident of Washington County. She was the daughter of the late David D. and Neal Hyder Miller. In addition to her parents, one brother, James David Miller, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Wesley Morefield and Joseph Morefield; one brother, Kenneth Miller and his wife, Brenda; one sister, Sandra Blevins; one grandson; and a...
Eugene M. Taylor 01/03/2014
Eugene M. Taylor December 31, 2013 Date of Service: January 3, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Eugene M. Taylor, age 94, of 1299 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Hillview Health Center. Mr. Taylor was a native of Carter County and a son of the late George and Nannie Lyons Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Emmert Taylor, Herman Taylor, Clarence Taylor and Delmar Taylor; one sister, Corrine Broyles; a step son, Fred Carr; and one step grandson, Steven Carr. Mr. Taylor was a retired...
Charlotte Townsend 01/02/2014
Charlotte Townsend December 29, 2013 Date of Service: January 2, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Charlotte Ann Higgins Townsend, 58, 1009 Rocky Ridge Road, Johnson City passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late Harley & Maude Willis Higgins. She had lived in Carter County for a number of years. Charlotte was a 1973 graduate of Unicoi County High School. She had been an employee of Murray Guard for 35 years. She was a member of the Milligan Free...

Dec 2013

Name Date of Service
Flora Turner 12/31/2013
Flora Turner December 23, 2013 Date of Service: December 31, 2013 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Flora Turner, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Turner was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Ulysses E. and Vicie Baird Mann. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Turner, two sons Steve Turner and Randy Turner, a grandson, Scott Lynn Perry II, five brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Turner was a former caretaker and...
Mary Addi-Layton 12/28/2013
Mary Addi-Layton December 21, 2013 Date of Service: December 28, 2013 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Mary M. Addi-Layton passed away on December 21, 2013, at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was a Catholic and had her family at her side when she went home to the Lord. Mary was born July 22, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio to Ernest and Odra Potter-Rosenbeck. She graduated from St. Joseph Commercial High School in 1964. She was married at age 18 to Richard C. Addi of New York and had two children. They moved to Virginia in 1970. Mary worked...
Jayden Cannon Proffitt 12/14/2013
Jayden Cannon Proffitt December 9, 2013 Date of Service: December 14, 2013 Interment Location: Baby Garden    

Sep 2013

Name Date of Service
Martha I. DePue 09/13/2013
Martha I. DePue September 19, 2013 Date of Service: September 24, 2013 Interment Location: Columbarium of Peace    
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Happy Valley Memorial Park