Obituaries

Obituaries

Jun 2014

Name Date of Service
Vada E. Blevins 06/13/2014
Vada E. Blevins June 9, 2014 Date of Service: June 13, 2014 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Vada E. Blevins, age 74, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Blevins was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Lem and Myrtle Humphrey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Blevins, in 1995. Mrs. Blevins retired as the owner of Hook’s Restaurant in Elizabethton and was a member of New Hope Church of Christ. She loved...
Alice Ramsey 06/13/2014
Alice Ramsey June 9, 2014 Date of Service: June 13, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Alice Lou Gass Ramsey, 74, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital from complications from Cancer. Alice was born, January 29, 1940, in Greene County, the eighth of twelve children to the late Charles Hardin and Hazel Casteel Gass. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church. Alice was a former member of the Elizabethton City Council, Past President of the Elizabethton Ladies Golf Association, as well as other...
Bobbie B. Ornduff 06/07/2014
Bobbie B. Ornduff June 6, 2014 Date of Service: June 6, 2014 Interment Location: Dogwood Section    
Louise Katherine Edens 06/06/2014
Louise Katherine Edens June 2, 2014 Date of Service: June 6, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   “The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.” Katherine Louise Lovelace Edens, 87, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Allie Ellis...
Helen J. Wilfinger 06/06/2014
Helen J. Wilfinger May 30, 2014 Date of Service: June 6, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Helen Hyder Wilfinger, 87, of Eureka, Illinois, died at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka, IL. Helen was born in Elizabethton Tennessee, to Ivar M. “Blue” and Ethyl H. “Tom” (Buck) Hyder on December 29, 1926. She married Frank S. Wilfinger in Elizabethton on December 18, 1945. She was preceded in death by Frank in 2007, her parents, and her sister, Lela Ruth Ritchie. Surviving are her sons, Phillip E. (Pam) Wilfinger, Deer Creek,...
William Daniel White 06/02/2014
William Daniel White May 29, 2014 Date of Service: June 2, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   2nd Timothy 4-7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith. ... William Daniel “Dan” White, 53, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Donel Ray & Wanda Jean Garland White. Dan was a Graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Dan...
Patsy Glass 06/01/2014
Patsy Glass May 30, 2014 Date of Service: June 1, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope    
Patsy Benton Glass 06/01/2014
Patsy Benton Glass May 30, 2014 Date of Service: June 1, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Patsy Benton Glass, 71, Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Holston Valley Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Newell “Hook” Benton & Helen Hardin Davenport and husband, A.B. She was a 1960 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where she was a Cheerleader and attended East Tennessee State University. Patsy was a flight attendant from 1963 to 1998 with Piedmont Airlines and US Air. She was on the first Trans-Atlantic flight...

May 2014

Name Date of Service
Charlene Kane 05/31/2014
Charlene Kane May 27, 2014 Date of Service: May 31, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Charlene Kane, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her residence, following a brief illness. Mrs. Kane was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Coy Lee Peters and Ammo Peters Shell. Mrs. Kane was retired from Mapes Piano String Company and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob Kane, of the home; a daughter, Paige Rike and husband, Robert, Elizabethton; a son, Todd Kane,...
Cody Allen Roberts 05/30/2014
Cody Allen Roberts May 25, 2014 Date of Service: May 30, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Loved by all, Cody Allen Roberts, 21, Elizabethton, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Carter County. Cody is the son of mother, Amy Henegar West, and father, Mark Roberts, and step-mother, Karen. He worked in the parts department of Wallace Subaru & Volkswagen Imports. Cody was a 2011 graduate of Happy Valley High School. He was preceded in death by paternal great grandparents, Clay & Bessie Leach; paternal great grand-father, Larn Roberts; maternal great...
Billie Joyce Rhea Holsclaw 05/30/2014
Billie Joyce Rhea Holsclaw May 26, 2014 Date of Service: May 30, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Billie Joyce Rhea Holsclaw, age 84, of Robertsdale, Alabama, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at her residence, following an extended illness. She was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late William and Myra Campbell Rhea. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Delano Holsclaw in 1990. Mrs. Holsclaw was a member of Eastside Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Roy Wayne Holsclaw and wife Brigette,...
Anna Ruth Moore Lacey 05/29/2014
Anna Ruth Moore Lacey May 25, 2014 Date of Service: May 29, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Anna Ruth Moore Lacey, age 65, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her residence following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of Bonnie Ramsey Moore of Elizabethton and the late Chief Master Sgt. Dwight Maugans Moore. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sue Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a loving mother who had many friends...
Ida Taylor 05/27/2014
Ida Taylor May 23, 2014 Date of Service: May 27, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Ida Garland Taylor, 83, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late M.D. and Vada Garland and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Coy Taylor Jr.; three sisters, Mae Garland, Hattie Estep and Mamie Celia; three brothers, Luther Garland, Frank Garland and Charlie Garland; five half brothers, Henry Garland, Archie Garland, Roby Garland, Raleigh Garland...
Stephen J. Barnaby 05/23/2014
Stephen J. Barnaby May 18, 2014 Date of Service: May 23, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   CMSGT Stephen Joseph Barnaby, USAF (Retired), age 63, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Barnaby was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, to the late Chester Arthur Barnaby Jr. and Lucille Teresa Jeffery Barnaby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Josephine Barnaby, on November 14, 2013. Mr. Barnaby retired from the United States Air Force after 28½ years of service and was currently employed with the United...
Samuel Clyde Sparks 05/23/2014
Samuel Clyde Sparks May 19, 2014 Date of Service: May 23, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Samuel Clyde Sparks, age 81, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Sparks was a native of Washington County, TN, and son of the late Estelle F. & Lillie Mashburn Sparks. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Brown and Dorothy Cole; and two brothers, Donald Sparks and David Mack Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Jonesborough. He was a Veteran of...
Paul Crowder 05/23/2014
Paul Crowder May 15, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section    
Hubert C. Lewis 05/23/2014
Hubert C. Lewis May 19, 2014 Date of Service: May 23, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Hubert C. Lewis, age 69, of 152 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 19, 2014, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mr. Lewis was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Melvin Lewis Sr. and Goldia Carden Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Oliver Lewis, on September 24, 1992; and a brother, Melvin “Red’ Lewis Jr. Mr. Lewis was the owner and operator of H.C. Lewis Construction,...
Rita B. Holtsclaw 05/22/2014
Rita B. Holtsclaw May 19, 2014 Date of Service: May 22, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Rita Faye B. Holtsclaw, age 74, of Hampton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Elizabethton, TN, to the late Thomas R. and Birdie Barnett Bradshaw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte White and her husband, Lewis; and a brother-in-law, Howell Rasnick. Mrs. Holtsclaw had worked at the Carter County Health Department and was a member of First Free Will...
Connie Tester 05/21/2014
Connie Tester May 18, 2014 Date of Service: May 21, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Connie Elaine Tester, 67, Erwin, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 in the Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness. She was a Carter County native. Connie was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her father: Wade Tester. Survivors include her mother: Alpha Joines Tester, Elizabethton. A Sister: Janie Tester, Elizabethton. Two Brothers: Terry Tester and wife Karen, Elizabethton and Ron Tester and Wife Bandy, Erwin. Four Nieces: Terri Tester and Jessica Houston and husband Tim, Elizabethton, Angela Smith and...
Charles William Estep 05/21/2014
Charles William "Bill" Estep May 17, 2014 Date of Service: May 21, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   “…no more suffering, no more pain…” Revelation 21:4 Charles William “Bill” Estep, 80, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at his home. Bill was the only child of the late Nancy Scott Estep Routh. He was raised in the West End area of Elizabethton where he met and married the love of his life, Lois Carden, who preceded him in death in 2005, after fifty-two years of marriage. Bill served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Chukawan from...
Norene E. Jenkins 05/18/2014
Norene E. Jenkins May 16, 2014 Date of Service: May 18, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Norene Williams Jenkins, age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was born in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Sexton and Jane Pritchard Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Henry Jenkins; a sister, Helen Sawyer; brothers, Charles “Bud” Williams, Harold Williams, James “Jim” Williams and Don Williams. She was a faithful member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church, since 1948, where she...
Henrietta Honeycutt 05/18/2014
Henrietta Honeycutt May 13, 2014 Date of Service: May 18, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer    
William Roger Vance 05/16/2014
William Roger Vance May 12, 2014 Date of Service: May 16, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   William Roger "Chigger" Vance, 68, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, in the Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Vance was born on January 17, 1946 in Elizabethton, Tennessee the son of the late William Henry Vance and Bessie M. Miller Vance. Mr. Vance was a former resident of Roan Mountain, Tennessee having attended Cloudland High School and a Vietnam Veteran 1966-1967 with the United States Army 53rd Signal Battalion. He received the following decorations, medals and citations; National Defense Service Medal,...
Bynam Payne 05/16/2014
Bynam Payne May 13, 2014 Date of Service: May 16, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Bynam Payne, age 71, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from Greystone Healthcare Center. Mr. Payne was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Dana and Sarah Stansberry Payne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy A. Payne; two brothers and three sisters. Mr. Payne was retired from Mapes Piano String in Elizabethton. Survivors include a son, Terry Payne and wife Michelle, of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Amber Payne...
Violet Barnett 05/15/2014
Violet Barnett May 12, 2014 Date of Service: May 15, 2014 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Violet “Coosie” Peters Barnett, age 68, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mrs. Barnett was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Webster and Dessie Garland Peters. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by six sisters, Francis Richardson, Rada Williams, Willie Mae Snodgrass, Betty Lou Pierce, Billie Jean Arnold, and Carolyn Hyder; and one brother, Conley “C.H.” Peters. Mrs. Barnett was...
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