Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2021

Name Date of Service
Ilene Arnold Clawson 01/06/2021
Ilene Arnold Clawson January 3, 2021 Date of Service: January 6, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Ilene Arnold Clawson, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was born April 22, 1935 in Mountain City to the late Raymond & Myrtle Snyder Arnold. She was a graduate of Johnson County High School. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She retired from IRC in Boone, North Carolina. She also worked at the Forrest Service in Unicoi. She was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. She loved to garden....
Mary Ann Lowe 01/05/2021
Mary Ann Lowe December 31, 2020 Date of Service: January 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mary Ann Mercer Lowe, 80, Elizabethton with to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a wife and wonderful mother. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Bill & Kathleen Cloyd Mercer. Mary Ann was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Nursing School in Banner Elk, North Carolina. She was a retired LPN Nurse who worked at Carter County Memorial Hospital, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Life Care and retired...
Winnie Julian McClain 01/02/2021
Winnie Julian McClain December 16, 2020 Date of Service: January 2, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Winnie Julian McClain, age 100, of Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Ohio. Winnie was the daughter of the late Pleasant H. and Nellie Hughes Julian. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. McClain; a son, Charles McClain; her sister, Georgia Pittman; and her brothers, Howard “Pete” Julian, Pierce Julian, Roy Julian, Evan Julian and Zeke Julian. Winnie was born in Carter County and had been...
Violet C. McCrary 01/02/2021
Violet C. McCrary December 31, 2020 Date of Service: January 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Violet Christine McCrary, 92 of Johnson City, died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Elizabethton, daughter of the late Marvin and Evelyn Texann Scalf Rogers. Violet was a homemaker and collector of dolls, she also had a booth at the Bluff City Flea Market, where she was a friend to all. Violet was a longtime member of the Downtown Christian Church. In addition to her parents, her husband, Raymond O’Dell McCrary, Jr.; a son,...

Dec 2020

Name Date of Service
Jerry Lynn Simerly 12/31/2020
Jerry Lynn Simerly December 24, 2020 Date of Service: December 31, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Jerry Lynn Simerly, age 71, of Hampton, TN died Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Thurman H. Simerly and Virgie M. Simerly, his brothers, JB Simerly and Stevie Simerly; his sisters, Leona Wargo and Joan Johnson. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 42 years, Juanita Simerly; two sons, Troy Simerly and Shane Simerly of Hampton; stepmother, Roxie Simerly of Hampton; brother, Bobby Simerly of...
Donald "Don" Eugene Williams 12/30/2020
Donald "Don" Williams December 25, 2020 Date of Service: December 30, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Donald “Don” Eugene Williams, 77 of Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 25, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center with his son Eric by his side. He was born in Watauga and was the son of the late Fred and Virginia Williams. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Williams, daughter, Debra Yourgulez, son, Clarence Aldrich, and five brothers. He was the owner of Don’s Tree and Stump...
Ronald "Ronnie" McCloud 12/29/2020
Ronald "Ronnie" McCloud December 22, 2020 Date of Service: December 29, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Ronald “Ronnie” McCloud, age 77, of Elizabethton, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in the Johnson City Medical Center from COVID-19 following an illness of one month. He was born June 19, 1943 in Washington County, Tennessee and was the son of the late Joe and Mildred Stout McCloud. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Lt. Col Trane McCloud, USMC, a brother Larry McCloud and a sister Martha Jane McCloud Johns. Ronnie was a member of the...
Willie Holsclaw 12/28/2020
Willie Holsclaw December 22, 2020 Date of Service: December 28, 2020 Interment Location:  Last Supper Garden   Willie Holsclaw, age 83, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was the son of the late Fred and Susan Harmon Holsclaw. He retired from City of Elizabethton, and served as a consultant until present day. Willie was a member and elder, of 50 years at Elizabethton Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a big fan of the Elizabethton Cyclones. He loved to fish, hunt,...
Mary W. Ward 12/28/2020
Mary W. Ward December 23, 2020 Date of Service: December 28, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mary W. Ward, 92, Limestone, went to see Jesus on December 23, 2020. She was born on November 3, 1928 in Old Butler to Glenn Glasco Walker and Leona Lou Dugger Walker. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life Ernest Ward, and brother George Walker. She is survived by her devoted son, Jim (Tonya) Ward of Limestone; Granddaughters Brittany (Jacob) Adkins, Erin (Seth) Birchfield; Great Granddaughter Ellen Adkins; Sister-in-Law Wilda...
Mary Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Hatfield 12/24/2020
Mary Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Hatfield December 20, 2020 Date of Service: December 27, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   On December 20, 2020, Mary Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Hatfield went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born August 24, 1934 to the late David T. Meredith and Pearl Ford Meredith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Fitzsimmons I and husband, Hugh Hatfield; brothers – Jack Meredith, Ralph Meredith, J.D. Meredith, Wayne Meredith and Rexie Meredith. Mary was a loving wife to both husbands and served faithfully by their...
Corvana Lynn Grindstaff 12/24/2020
Corvana Lynn Grindstaff December 20, 2020 Date of Service: December 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   On December 20, 2020 Corvana Lynn Sheppard Grindstaff, age 65 of Elizabethton went to be with the Lord at Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Kenny” W. Grindstaff in 2008, of Elizabethton; her daughter, Hillary Rachael Grindstaff in 1979, of Elizabethton; her mother, Ruby B. Wilson Sheppard in 2009, of Elizabethton; her father, Hilliard G. Sheppard in 1989, of Elizabethton; one brother, William B. Sheppard in 2013, of Elizabethton; one sister, Elizabeth...
Ruth N. Williams 12/23/2020
Ruth N. Williams December 18, 2020 Date of Service: December 23, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Ruth N. Williams, age 97, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 18, 2020 from her residence. Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Leroy and Ruth Woods Norfolk. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Williams; a brother, Leroy Norfolk; and a sister, Helena Berg. Ruth was retired as a secretary for the Chaplain’s office at Spring Grove Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a member...
Freida Stout Oliver 12/22/2020
Freida Stout Oliver December 19, 2020 Date of Service: December 21, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Freida Stout Oliver, age 76, of Watauga, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Zella Jones Stout and was born in Carter County. Freida had formerly worked at American Air Filter and retired from Kennametal. She was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family. She was known by her friends as the most thoughtful, caring and generous...
Roy Reece Hodges 12/21/2020
Roy Reece Hodges December 16, 2020 Date of Service: December 21, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Roy Reece Hodges, age 77, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his residence. Roy was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina to the late Roy Leonard Hodges and Rosa Belle Townsend Hodges. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kelly Hodges; and two step sons, Michael and Gary Hatley. Roy was a kind, humble and gentle man. He was very thoughtful and very much family...
Charlene Cameron Bailey 12/21/2020
Charlene Cameron Bailey December 17, 2020 Date of Service: December 21, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   On December 17, 2020, Mrs. Charlene Bailey, 83, went home to be with her savior. She was born April 21, 1937 in Elizabethton to the late Walter Clarence Cameron and Keebler Brumit Cameron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Edward Bailey, who died earlier this year. Charlene was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Elizabethton High School and Milligan College. She taught...
Ronald K. Sample 12/19/2020
Ronald Kent Sample December 17, 2020 Date of Service: December 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Ronald Kent Sample, age 65 of Powell, passed away on December 17, 2020. He was a member of Savannah Bay Baptist Church in Ootlewah, TN and was attending Anchor Holds Baptist Church in Knoxville. Ron was a loving and devoted husband, brother, and grandfather, who enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He was a gospel singer and songwriter with an accomplishment of 9 CD’s and loved to play the guitar and drums. Preceded in death by mother Barbara...
Charles "Dud" Ingram 12/18/2020
Charles "Dud" Ingram December 15, 2020 Date of Service: December 18, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Charles “Dud” Ingram, 79, of Hampton, went to meet his God on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 surrounded by his faithful wife of 58 years, Joyce (Norman) Ingram and only daughter Cindy Janine Ingram Jones. After a 13 year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Dud attended Tiger Valley and Cloudland High School, class of ‘58. He grew up on Whitehead Hill in Roan Mountain. He left, at age 18 to go North for work at Ford Motor Company which he retired after 31...
Reverend Jerry Emert 12/16/2020
Rev. Jerry Emert December 13, 2020 Date of Service: December 16, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Reverend Jerry Emert, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from the Hillview Health and Rehab Center. Jerry was born in Washington County, Tennessee to the late Mike and Blanche Johnson Emert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Emert; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, two brothers-in-law and a nephew. Reverend Emert was retired from J.E. Green Construction, where he had served as...
Margaret Walker Hyder 12/16/2020
Margaret Walker Hyder December 10, 2020 Date of Service: December 15, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Margaret Walker Hyder, 95, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, December 10,2020 at her residence after an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Elbert L. & Hattie Nidiffer Walker. She was a graduate of Unaka High School and attended Steed College. Margaret was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Hyder who passed away October 24, 2006. by a daughter: Teresa...
Jacob E. Edwards II 12/16/2020
Jacob E. Edwards, II October 28, 2018 Date of Service: December 16, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Jacob Emal Edwards II, 74, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Hillview Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born in Johnson City, TN, December 12, 1943, son of Jacob Emal Edwards and Ida Lee Hammons Edwards. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Emal Edwards and his mother, Ida Lee Hammons Edwards. He is survived by a cousin, Elaine Maham, of Port Deposit, Maryland, an aunt, Jewel Booher, of Elkton, Maryland, and...
Joe Lester Williams 12/15/2020
Joe Lester Williams December 9, 2020 Date of Service: December 15, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Joe Lester Williams, 84, Elizabethton, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hunter Lester & Pansy Pauline McGuire Williams. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Salem. Joe was retired from Inland Container after 40 years of service. He was a member & deacon of Unaka Baptist Church for many years, a man of...
Angela L. Jones 12/14/2020
Angela L. Jones December 10, 2020 Date of Service: December 14, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Proverbs 31:31: "Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” On Thursday, December 10, 2020 our loving mother, sister and friend, Angela L. “Ann” Jones, age 82, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord and her dear family before her from the Johnson City Medical Center. Ann was born, raised and a lifelong resident of Carter County. Her parents, Clyde Booker and Hazel Louise Moffitt preceded her in death...
Roy Clyde Forbes 12/11/2020
Roy Clyde Forbes December 5, 2020 Date of Service: December 11, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Roy Clyde Forbes, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center from Covid-19. He was the son of the late William and Florence Oxendine Forbes. He attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. He graduated from Hampton High School in 1953. He retired from Inland Containers with over 50 years. He taught refrigeration at a local technical school. He enjoyed working on and selling used appliance. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death...
Margaret Darlene Stout Collins 12/11/2020
Margaret Darlene Stout Collins December 1, 2020 Date of Service: December 11, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Margaret Darlene Stout Collins, age 88, of Johnson City, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Margaret was born in the Little Milligan Community of Butler to the late James G. and Lily Matilda Benefield Stout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Kyle Collins; her son, Ricky Collins; and her brothers and sisters. Margaret was a loving mother, wife and grandmother and...
J.D. Walsh 12/10/2020
J.D. Walsh December 5, 2020 Date of Service: December 10, 2020 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   JD Walsh, age 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He left behind a loving wife of 63 years, Rosetta Whitson Walsh. He was born on December 11, 1930 to the late Jud and Flora Cook Walsh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Lester, Amos, Bert and Glen Walsh, and sister Mary Ellen Walsh Peters. He was a faithful member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church....
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