Obituaries

Obituaries

Jun 2019

Name Date of Service
Hazel Hall 06/24/2019
Hazel Hall June 19, 2019 Date of Service: June 24, 2019 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Hazel G. Kinnick Hall, 94, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019, at Ridge Rest Assisted Living Center in Columbus, North Carolina. Mrs. Hall was a native of Cranberry, North Carolina, and the daughter of John and Cora Sullivan Greer. She is also preceded in death by John Kinnick (husband), Fred Hall (husband) and sisters Faye McGuire ad China Wishon. Since 1942, Mrs. Hall resided in Elizabethton, TN. It was there that she raised her daughters, Wanda Kinnick Manson and husband John of Tryon,...
Edith Sutton 06/24/2019
Edith Sutton June 16, 2019 Date of Service: June 23, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Edith McKinney Sutton, 98, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Sutton, Jr., her son-in-law, Richard Dennis Cox and her grandson, Cory Michael Sutton. Edith is survived by her children, Brenda Cox, Richard Sutton (Lil) and Keith Sutton; her grandchildren Amy Cox-Young (Scott) and Angela Whyte; her great-grandchildren, Brandon and Grace Sutton and Sawyer Young. Edith was a loving and caring woman of faith and will be missed by all who knew her. The family will...
Clarence E. "Mac" McKinney 06/21/2019
Clarence E. "Mac" McKinney June 14, 2019 Date of Service: June 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Clarence E. “Mac” McKinney, age 89, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Clarence was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late Garfield and Georgia Freeman McKinney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Harrison McKinney; a son, Ronnie Dean Crowe; and a brother, Jeff McKinney. Clarence retired from the General Motors Company and was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict....
Dr. Harold Lane 06/20/2019
Dr. Harold Lane June 14, 2019 Date of Service: June 20, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Dr. Harold Lane, age 84, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was a native of Williamsburg, KY and was the son of the late Claude Lane and Dorothy Lane Ross. Dr. Lane retired in December, 2011 after fifty years serving Elizabethton as a dentist. He was always known to say that he was a “mouth mechanic”. He was a member of First Baptist Church Elizabethton for fifty-seven years where he served as a Sunday School teacher...
Pauline C. Julian 06/18/2019
Pauline C. Julian June 11, 2019 Date of Service: June 18, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Pauline C Julian, 66, (12-17-1952 – 06-11-2019) Went to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon June 11, 2019, Followed by an extended illness, at Sycamore Sholes Hospital, Elizabethton TN.  She was a native of Elizabethton, TN. She was the daughter of the late Byrd Clawson and Mable Davis Clawson Mitchell. She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. Pauline C Julian was proceeded in death by her mother Mable Davis Clawson and her father, Byrd Clawson. Also Two Sisters: Shirley White and Trissia Nave....
Robert D. Luttrell 06/17/2019
Robert D. Luttrell June 13, 2019 Date of Service: June 17, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom        Robert Dale Luttrell, 64, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Gene & Hattie Salts Luttrell. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. Robert was retired from the Shipping & Receiving Department of AY McDonald Manufacturing, Elizabethton. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Elizabethton but attended Hampton First Baptist Church. His Hobbies were working on old cars and NASCAR racing. In addition to...
Floyd D. (Todd) Lowe 06/17/2019
Floyd D. (Todd) Lowe June 13, 2019 Date of Service: June 17, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section          Floyd D. (Todd) Lowe, 82, Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his residence. A native of Carter County he was a son of the late John & Mary Peters Lowe.   Floyd was a 1954 graduate of Unaka High School. He served in the United States Air Force for three and one-half years. He retired from Raytheon Corporation in 1993 after 36 years of service. He was a member of Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church...
Heather Anne Buckles 06/15/2019
Heather Anne Buckles June 12, 2019 Date of Service: June 15, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount        Heather Anne Buckles, 42, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness. Born April 8, 1977 in Dunoon, Scotland where her father was stationed in service. She was a 1995 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a graduate of Herman Robinson Vocational Technical School. Heather was employed in the Orthopedic Department at   the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. She was a member of the Hunter First Baptist Church. She was preceded...
Judy A. Woods 06/14/2019
Judy A. Woods June 10, 2019 Date of Service: June 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Judy A. Woods, age 78, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Judy was born in Washtenaw, Michigan to the late Leon C. Brewer and Belle Belonga Brewer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Al Street; a son, James Allen Street; three brothers, Gary Brewer, Ronald Brewer and Richard Brewer; and four sisters, Pam Brewer, Donna Hardesty, Beverly Reimold and Mary Ellen Brewer. Judy was...
Joe Robertson 06/08/2019
Joe Robertson June 5, 2019 Date of Service: June 8, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Joe Robertson, age 67, of Watauga, joined his loved ones in Heaven on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from his residence, following an extended illness. Joe was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico to the late Willis and Mabel Stallings Robertson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Shane Robertson; a grandson, Steven Robertson; and a brother, Dale Robertson. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked and retired as...
Virginia Lee Willis 06/05/2019
Virginia Lee Willis June 2, 2019 Date of Service: June 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Virginia Willis, age 96, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Alice Hensley Colbaugh. She was a homemaker and she was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church. Virginia loved people and enjoyed talked to her neighbors. She also enjoyed drinking coffee, watching the news and the Atlanta Braves baseball games. In addition to her parents, she...
Jack E. Tester 06/01/2019
Jack E. Tester May 28, 2019 Date of Service: June 1, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Jack Earl Tester, age 71, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Jack was born in Bristol, Virginia to the late Thomas Earl Tester and Emma Lou Williams Tester. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Tester. Jack, along with his wife, owned and operated Best Portraits in Elizabethton for the past 22 years. During those 22 years he served as the exclusive photographer for many schools, which he cherished dearly. He loved working...

May 2019

Name Date of Service
John L. Stofey 05/31/2019
John L. Stofey May 27, 2019 Date of Service: May 31, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   John L. Stofey, age 73, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly with his family and loved ones by his side on Monday, May 27, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. John was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to the late John Albert Stofey and Leona Barejsha Stofey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jacqueline Corlew; and an infant son, John Christopher Stofey. John was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He was a United States Army...
Maxine Bowling Birchfield 05/29/2019
Maxine Bowling Birchfield May 25, 2019 Date of Service: May 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Maxine Bowling Birchfield, age 89, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Harlan, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Viola Douglas Bowling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy L. Birchfield; a sister, Margaret Catolla; brothers, James Bowling and Henry Bowling; and a grandson, Blair Birchfield. Maxine was a faithful member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church where she joined on September 6,...
Jimmy Ray Birchfield 05/29/2019
Jimmy Ray Birchfield May 12, 2019 Date of Service: May 29, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section        Jim R. Birchfield, 66, Johnson City passed away unexpectedly Sunday May 12, 2019 in the Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Ellik & Bonnie Townsend Birchfield.   Jim was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was retired as a Store Manager with Kroger’s.  He was Administrator of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son: Travis Birchfield and one daughter:  Casey Rae Birchfield, two...
James Albert Maupin 05/26/2019
James Albert Maupin May 23, 2019 Date of Service: May 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. James A. Maupin, age 97, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late George Hugh Maupin and Mattie Mae Nidiffer Maupin. James graduated from Elizabethton High School and was a member of the 1938 E.H.S. state championship football team. He retired from the Maytag Company and attended Elizabethton Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in World War II...
Carole Odom Rajjouh 05/25/2019
Carole Odom Rajjouh November 8, 2018 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Carole R. Odom- Rajjouh, 76, of Grafton passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Kingston of Vermilion. She was born September 23, 1942 in Elizabethton, TN. Survivors include her sons Ron (Mandy) Minton of Grafton; son Randy (Cindy) Minton of Avon Lake; grandchildren Courtney, Cody, Danny; sister Charlotte Slusher of TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack William and Alice Odom (nee Nidiffer);brother William. There will be no visitation or services. Burial Private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626....
Florence Taylor Daugherty 05/23/2019
Florence Taylor Daugherty May 20, 2019 Date of Service: May 23, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Florence Daugherty, age 97, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Florence was born in Carter County to the late George Washington Taylor and Nannie Lyons Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Daugherty; a daughter, Sheila Daugherty; a son, Roger Daugherty; and five brothers; one sister; seven half-brothers; and two half-sisters. Florence was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Keenburg...
Terry Lynn Emmert 05/21/2019
Terry Lynn Emmert May 16, 2019 Date of Service: May 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Mr. Terry Lynn Emmert, age 71, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Lakebridge Assisted Living in Johnson City following an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton, he was a son of the late Ralph and Frances Malone Emmert. Terry retired from the V.A. as a maintenance worker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp having served in the Vietnam War. He was of the Christian faith and was a member of...
Raymond A. Zilka 05/20/2019
Raymond A. Zilka May 15, 2019 Date of Service: May 20, 2019 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount            Raymond A. Zilka, 71, Elizabethton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Buffalo, New York, he was a son of the late Stephen E. & Anna Rimkus Zilka. He had lived in Elizabethton for over three years. He was retired as a Correctional Officer with the State of New York. Ray loved working puzzles and old cars. Survivors include his life partner: Marlene Linkenhoker. A daughter: Denise Zilka, Buffalo, New York. A son:...
Connie L. Miller 05/14/2019
Connie L. Miller May 9, 2019 Date of Service: May 14, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise         Connie Lee Burnham Miller,68, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  A native of Rochester, New York, she was a daughter of the late Richard & Muriel Edith Wakeman Burnham.  She had lived in Elizabethton for several years. She was formerly employed as an LPN.  Connie was a member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church.  She loved to crochet.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Evelyn Withers. Survivors include her husband:...
Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass 05/13/2019
Mike Snodgrass May 9, 2019 Date of Service: May 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass, born July 24, 1944 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mike was adopted into the Ford family when he married Emma Rose on September 14, 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mae Snodgrass; parents-in-law, Gurney and Fairy Ford; dear brothers-in law, Carl Ford, Bob Ford and Ed DeVault. Mike attended Elizabethton City Schools and ETSU before entering the work force at North American Rayon Corporation. He then worked...
Cynthia Kay Pritchard 05/13/2019
Cynthia Kay Pritchard May 7, 2019 Date of Service: May 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Cynthia Kay Pritchard, age 73, formerly of Elizabethton, TN went to her heavenly home with her Father on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Rowlett, TX. A native of Banner Elk, NC she was the daughter of the late James Riley Pritchard and Mildred A. Shell Pritchard. Ms. Pritchard never met a stranger, had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and have fun. She had been a barber for twenty-five years and was a member of First Christian Church in Rowlett, TX. Ms....
Chrystal E. Hicks 05/13/2019
Chrystal Effie Hicks May 10, 2019 Date of Service: May 13, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Chrystal Effie Grindstaff Hicks, 93, Elizabethton passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at her residence after an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Alf & Etta Pierce Grindstaff.  She was employed at Elizabethton Steam Laundry for several years and retired from the Laundry Department, Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Lewis G. Hicks, February 13, 2000, by two sisters: Darlene...
Mattie Lambert Lewis 05/11/2019
Mattie Lambert Lewis May 7, 2019 Date of Service: May 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Mattie E. Lambert Lewis, age 92, of Butler, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Mattie was born in Poga, Tennessee to the late Hobert Charles and Etta Vines Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles “Ray” Lewis on December 3, 2003; a brother, Allen Lambert; and a sister, Mae Lambert Harmon. Mattie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother...
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