Obituaries

Obituaries

Mar 2014

Name Date of Service
James Glendell Norris 03/18/2014
James Glendell "Jim" Norris March 14, 2014 Date of Service: March 18, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   James Glendell “Jim” Norris, age 73, of 147 Dogwood Ave, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Friday March 14, 2014 at the Johnson County Community Hospital. Jim was born June 10, 1940 in Butler, Tennessee to the late Haskell Norris and Blanche Elliott Norris. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Edwin Norris. Jim was a barber for 43 years and a former owner of Sanco Drug Store and Jim’s Barber Shop. He was...
Frances Louise Scalf 03/15/2014
Frances Louise Scalf March 13, 2014 Date of Service: March 15, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Frances Louise Scalf, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 in the Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Donna Scalf. Mrs. Scalf was a telephone operator at the Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was one of the first employees of Carter County Memorial Hospital and was the last employee to leave when it closed. Her comment as she was leaving the last day was that...
Elmina G. Deloach 03/14/2014
Elmina G. Deloach March 11, 2014 Date of Service: March 14, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Elmina G. Deloach, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Estella Grindstaff Deloach. She had lived in Washington, D.C., for several years before returning to Elizabethton. She was of the Baptist Faith. She loved to read, quilt, cook and work in her garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters: Anna Mae McCoury, Pauline Gentry, Hazel Pleasant...
Arnold Clark 03/12/2014
Arnold Clark March 9, 2014 Date of Service: March 12, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Mr. Arnold Clark, 83, of Hampton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Henry and Belle Norris Clark and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Thad Ingram. Mr. Clark was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved to play the guitar and was an avid...
Harold Smith 03/11/2014
Harold "Gene" Smith March 8, 2014 Date of Service: March 11, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mr. Harold “Gene” Smith, age 86, of 614 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, TN, passed away on Saturday, March 08, 2014, at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Virginia, he was the son of the late Burl and Emma Hall Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Joyce Lipford Smith; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith; two great-grandchildren, Austin & Madison Godfrey; five brothers, Howard Smith, Roy Smith, Herman Smith, Ray Smith & Walter Smith;...
Audrey Eugene Taylor 03/11/2014
Audrey Eugene Taylor March 7, 2014 Date of Service: March 11, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Audrey Eugene Taylor, 67, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Taylor was born in Ickard County, North Carolina, to the late Roy Killian and Irene T. Bryant, but had lived in Elizabethton the last 40 years. Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist Faith. Audrey was an Electrician for over 18 years. He also worked as a State Electrical Inspector for the City of Elizabethton. His...
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...
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