Obituaries

Obituaries

Mar 2014

Name Date of Service
Ann Prather Jennings 03/11/2014
Ann Prather Jennings February 12, 2014 Date of Service: March 11, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ann Prather Jennings, originally of Jackson, Miss., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, just a few days before her 80th birthday, at the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, Calif. During her last hours on earth, she was prayed with and for by the Rev. Ron Griffin of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church of Mountain View. She is sorely missed by her son William and his family who enjoyed having her nearby for the last two and a half years of...
Hazel L. Rader 03/06/2014
Hazel L. Rader March 2, 2014 Date of Service: March 6, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Hazel Louise Fortner Rader, 76, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dan & Velma Estep Fortner. Hazel was a 1955 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was involved with her late husband, Ken Rader, in the operation of Rader Drug Store for a number of years. Hazel was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
Gabriella Rose Tolley-Arquette 03/04/2014
Gabriella Rose Tolley-Arquette February 28, 2014 Date of Service: March 4, 2014 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Gabriella Rose Tolley-Arquette, infant daughter of Frank E. Arquette, Jr. and Elizabeth Anne Tolley, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Franklin Woods Community Hospital. Gabriella was preceded in death by an uncle, Michael David Arquette. Survivors in addition to her parents include two sisters, Hayle and Kaitlyn Arquette, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Connie Powell, GA; maternal grandmother, Rosemary Tolley, Johnson City; paternal grandfather, Frank Arquette, Sr., Johnson City; paternal great grandmother, Wilma Lyons, Elizabethton; and two...
Conley Glover 03/04/2014
Conley Glover February 22, 2014 Date of Service: March 4, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden     Conley J. Glover, 84, Elizabethton passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Life Care Center, Gray following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late William Anderson and Mary Chambers Glover. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Glover was retired from the Raytheon Corporation after 36 years of service. He attended Fairview Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Rogers...
Parker Neyland Hicks 03/02/2014
Parker Neyland Hicks February 25, 2014 Date of Service: March 2, 2014 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Parker Neyland Hicks, 6-month-old son of Allen and Heather Nichole Riddle Hicks, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, February 25, 2014, at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jean Smith, and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Johnson. Other survivors include a sister, Emma Goodell; his maternal grandparents, Vernon and Debbie Riddle, Elizabethton; his paternal grandparents, Jane Richardson, Elizabethton, and Gregory Martin Hicks, Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandfathers, Everett Richardson and Herman Greer, both of Elizabethton; his paternal great-grandmother, Andre Greer;...
William H. Geisler 03/01/2014
William H. "Bill" Geisler February 2, 2014 Date of Service: March 1, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   William Hubert "Bill" Geisler passed away after a brief battle with cancer on February 2, 2014 in Birmingham, AL. He was preceded in death by parents Glen and Estelle Geisler and beloved Aunt Margaret Geisler. He is survived by son Gregory (Sarah), son, William Michael (Devery), and daughter, Carolyn Pendergast (Brent); grandchildren John, Michael, Sabrina, Rachel, Lauren, Audrey, and Sydney. Born in Elizabethton, TN, in 1939, he was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University. A music major,...
Estel Kirby 03/01/2014
Estel "E.G." Kirby February 10, 2014 Date of Service: March 1, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Estel “E.G.” Kirby, age 86, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. Mr. Kirby was born in Mable, North Carolina to the late Oscar and Bitha Roberts Kirby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Stout Kirby, on February 19, 2009; two sisters, Velma Atwood and Ina Richardson; and four brothers, Vance, Victor, Ed and...
Albert C. Harrison 03/01/2014
Albert C. "Smoke" Harrison February 25, 2014 Date of Service: March 1, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Albert C. “Smoke” Harrison, age 59, of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Albert was a native of Carter County and the son of Albert W. Harrison, of Watauga, and the late Jessie Elliott Harrison. Mr. Harrison had worked in construction and attended Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. He liked riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, enjoyed hot rods and loved animals. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Albert and...

Feb 2014

Name Date of Service
Nancy Jo Savage 02/27/2014
Nancy Jo Savage February 23, 2014 Date of Service: February 27, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Nancy Jo Savage, age 77, of Johnson City, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Ms. Savage was the daughter of the late Gerald and Margaret Wikoff. She moved to Johnson City from Severna Park, MD in 1999, after retiring from 42 years of teaching. In addition to her parents, her sister, Jackie Andes, and daughter, Lorri Lynn Savage, also preceded her in death. She is survived by: one son, Mark Savage; one daughter, Beth Flemming; five...
Kenneth M. DeLoach 02/27/2014
Kenneth M. DeLoach February 23, 2014 Date of Service: February 27, 2014 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Kenneth Mitchel DeLoach, 66, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late J.G. & Dorothy Nadine Ellis DeLoach. He was a 1966 graduate of Happy Valley High School. Kenneth was retired from Kennametal Inc. Following his retirement he was employed at Chaparral Pontiac-Buick and GMC, Johnson City. Kenneth was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. In...
Ambie Bexter McKenzie Jr. 02/27/2014
Ambie Bexter "A.B." McKenzie Jr. February 25, 2014 Date of Service: February 27, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Ambie Bexter “A.B.” McKenzie, Jr., 71, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in the Franklin Woods Hospital. A native of Kingstree, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Ambie Bexter McKenzie Sr. and Jacqueline Moore McKenzie. He had lived in East Tennessee for the past 47 years. He was a graduate of J.P. Truluck High School in Lake City, South Carolina; he attended Clemson College and graduated from Columbia Commercial College. A.B. served in the United...
Tracy Brizendine 02/26/2014
Tracy Brizendine February 23, 2014 Date of Service: February 26, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Tracy Brizendine, 75, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 in the Appalachian Christian Village. A native of Pike County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Jack C. and Allie F. Meade Bizendine. He had lived in Johnson City for a number of years. He was a retired factory worker. Mr. Brizendine was a member of Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Survivors include a sister:...
Max Edward VanHuss 02/25/2014
Max Edward VanHuss February 21, 2014 Date of Service: February 25, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Max Edward VanHuss, 71, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Washington County, a son of the late Ray and Bernice Miller VanHuss. He had lived his entire life in Carter County. He was a 1961 graduate of Hampton High School. Formerly he was a Dairy Farmer, Construction worker; he was retired as a truck driver with Richard Diehl Trucking Company and Houston Transportation. Max was a member of Siam...
Larry Edwards 02/25/2014
Larry Edwards February 10, 2014 Date of Service: February 25, 2014 Interment Location: Columbarium of Peace   February 8, 1948-February 10, 2014 Larry Edwards, 66, of Englewood, passed away on 2/10/2014. Larry worked for Lockheed Martin in major functional areas such as Procurement Engineering and Production Operations. His job duties benefitted numerous DoD, NASA and classified programs. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and honored the Constitution of the United States. During the Vietnam War, Larry served two tours of duty with the US Army Aviation. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. Larry’s...
Dessie Parker 02/22/2014
Dessie Parker February 20, 2014 Date of Service: February 22, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Dessie Virginia Parker, age 88, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at her residence. Dessie was born on December 17, 1925, in Vinton, Virginia, but had lived in Elizabethton, TN, all of her life. She was a daughter of the late Carroll and Essie Coffey Herman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She...
Dorothy Fair 02/21/2014
Dorothy Fair February 17, 2014 Date of Service: February 21, 2014 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Dorothy M. Fair, 79, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 17, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Dorothy was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Solomon and Julie Owens Potter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.W. Fair, November 26, 1998, and two sons, Jack and Terry Fair. Mrs. Fair was a homemaker. She was a member of West Side...
Maynard Campbell 02/20/2014
Maynard "Red" Campbell February 16, 2014 Date of Service: February 20, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Maynard “Red” Campbell, age 73, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, went home to his heavenly Father on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born on August 11, 1940 to the late Cliney Campbell and Stella Williams Campbell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Larry and Troy Campbell and recently by a sister Patricia Campbell Miller on November 1, 2013. Maynard retired from Inland Container after...
Angeline Head 02/20/2014
Angeline Head February 17, 2014 Date of Service: Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mrs. Angeline Waldrop Head, age 79, of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, in the Hillview Health Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Pearl Wagner Waldrop. Mrs. Head was a homemaker and she was a member of Lynnwood Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Alan Campbell; a daughter, Sherry Len Ledford; two grandsons, Chad Edward Byers and Travis Wayne Campbell; and...
Johnny Roark 02/18/2014
Johnny Roark February 13, 2014 Date of Service: February 18, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. Johnny L. Roark, 51, of Johnson City, TN passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 in the Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late John E. and Jessie Venable Roark. Mr. Roark attended services at the Salvation Army. He is survived by four sisters, Fonda Garland and her husband Tony, Jonesborough; Donna Jones, Elizabethton; Teresa Holdren and her husband Jim, Elizabethton and Lenay Laws and her husband Mark, Roan Mountain; one brother, Norman Roark...
Brett Elliott Price 02/13/2014
Brett Elliott Price February 9, 2014 Date of Service: February 13, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Brett Elliott Price, age 53, of Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 9, 2014.Brett and his twin brother, Brian Marshall Price, were born on September 7, 1960, in Nashville, Tennessee, and he remained a Tennessean of the Baptist faith his entire life. He was employed by Price Concrete.He was the son of Judy Elliott Hastings and the late Donald Lee Price.Survivors, in addition to his mother include two sons, Paul Raymond Price, of Johnson City, and Michael Elliott Price, of Inverness, Florida;...
William Stevenson McCloud 02/08/2014
William "Steve" McCloud February 6, 2014 Date of Service: February 8, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   William Stevenson “Steve” McCloud, 71, of Dandridge, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, in the University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Nolan and Myrsonne Buckles McCloud. He was a 1960 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Steve was a retired Manager at K-Mart, Sevierville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Jeremiah. Survivors include a daughter: Kristie McCloud-Adams and husband, Tom, Savannah, Georgia; Two Sons:...
Sherwood Durkee 02/08/2014
Rev. Sherwood Durkee February 4, 2014 Date of Service: February 8, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Rev. Sherwood V. Durkee, 88, finished his journey and went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sherwood was born in Brighton, Michigan on July 14, 1925. He was the son of Raymond and Cora Ethel Durkee. After receiving his call to ministry, Sherwood left the farm with his wife, Joyce, and their three daughters. He attended Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Sherwood served as pastor of the Grace Brethren...
Dr. Nat T. Winston, Jr. 02/08/2014
Dr. Nat T. Winston, Jr. December 31, 2013 Date of Service: February 8, 2014 Interment Location: Southview Section   Nat T. Winston Jr., Psychiatric healthcare pioneer. Nat Taylor Winston Jr (Dr. Nat) died peacefully Tuesday, December 31, 2013. A native of Johnson City, TN, he is the son of Nat Taylor Winston and Frances Naomi Colblantz.He attended Science Hill High School serving as class president and graduating valedictorian before deploying to the Pacific Theater of WW2, where he commanded as an infantry officer. After serving the United States, he attended Vanderbilt University graduating Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt Medical School...
Matthew Aaron Bowling, Jr. 02/06/2014
Matthew Aaron Bowling, Jr. January 30, 2014 Date of Service: February 6, 2014 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Matthew Aaron Bowling, Jr., infant son of Matthew Bowling and Stacie Fox. of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from the Johnson City Medical Center. Survivors. in addition to his parents, include a sister, Chloe Morgan Fox, of the home; maternal grandparents, Fonda Thomas, of Elizabethton, and Tony Watts, of Jonesborough; and paternal grandparents, Janie Fann, of Johnson City, and Bobby Bowling, of Elizabethton. Several uncles and aunts also survive. A graveside service for Matthew...
Effie Mae Fair 02/06/2014
Effie Mae Fair February 3, 2014 Date of Service: February 6, 2014 Interment Location: Southview Section
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