Obituaries

Obituaries

Sep 2019

Name Date of Service
Mary Louise Shepard Trusler 09/10/2019
Mary Louise Shepard Trusler September 7, 2019 Date of Service: September 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Mary Louise Shepard Trusler, age 86, a precious, godly mother and grandmother of Elizabethton, TN passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home surrounded by her family. A native of Elizabethton, TN she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Myrtle Lewis Shepard. Ms. Trusler retired from Tri-State Container (Inland Container) with twenty-two years of service. She was an member of Roan Street Church of God and enjoyed her Church activities. She also enjoyed spending time with her...
Laura Mae Hyder 09/10/2019
Laura Mae Hyder September 7, 2019 Date of Service: September 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Laura Mae Gouge Hyder, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from her home with her family by her side. She was born July 30, 1933 to the late Ross and Edna McGuire Gouge. Laura was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. She retired from Happy Valley Elementary as a cook. She truly loved her coworkers, faculty and her students. Laura was a life-long member of Powder Branch Baptist Church. She loved her Church and Church family....
Aaron H. Pierce 09/10/2019
Aaron H. Pierce September 6, 2019 Date of Service: September 10, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. Aaron Howard Pierce, age 77, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord and loved ones passed before him Friday, September 6, 2019 in the Holston Valley Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Joe H. and Creola Oliver Pierce. He was a 1960 graduate of Unaka High School where he was a standout football player. Aaron retired from Great Lakes Research Corporation. He also...
Kenneth Wayne Hutchinson 09/08/2019
K. Wayne Hutchinson September 6, 2019 Date of Service: September 8, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith    
Malcolm Johnson 09/07/2019
Malcolm Johnson August 31, 2019 Date of Service: September 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   On Saturday, August 31, 2019, God called Malcolm Wayne Johnson by name to take his flight to be with the Lord and his family on the other side. Malcolm was born in Elizabethton to the late Paul Wayne Johnson and Helen Jean Nidiffer Johnson Vannoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Ruby Johnson; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Rhoda Nidiffer; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Malcolm enjoyed life, had a host of...
Billie Jean Blackwell Troutman 09/07/2019
Billie Jean Blackwell Toutman September 1, 2019 Date of Service: September 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Billie Jean Blackwell Troutman, 81, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born in Elizabethton, TN on April 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Pauline Ledford Blackwell and Coburn Jack Blackwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years, Ralph Harold Troutman, and her son, Danny Harold Troutman. Billie was a graduate of Cloudland High School and attended Steed College. She worked for...
James Gayle Oliver 09/06/2019
James Gayle Oliver September 3, 2019 Date of Service: September 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   James Gayle Oliver, age 82, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Gayle was born in Carter County to the late Shelby J. Oliver (Jett) and Laura Pierce Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Hardin, Evelyn Hopkins, Earlene Buckles, Ida Mae Rominger and two infant sisters, Violet and Viola Oliver. Gayle was a 1957 graduate of Unaka High School...
Ada Williams 09/06/2019
Ada Williams September 4, 2019 Date of Service: September 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Ada “Pauline” Williams, age 63, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Turner. Immediate family left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years, Noah Williams, one daughter; Cindy James and Husband Robbie of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and two granddaughters; Caytlin and Lakyn James of Elizabethton, Tennessee. The family will be holding private services. Friends may call on the family at the home of...
Martha Nan Meredith 09/05/2019
Martha Nan Meredith August 29, 2019 Date of Service: September 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Martha Nan Garland Meredith passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019, at the age of 82. Martha Nan was born on October 6, 1936 in Johnson City to Isaac Wright and Mary Edna Hickman Garland. Martha Nan was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Hyder “Bill” Meredith, her beloved her son, Matthew Isaac Meredith and her brother, John Hickman Wallin. Martha Nan is survived by three children Mitch (Nancy) of Johnson City, Mindy Coulter (Tom) of Knoxville, and Mary...
JoAnn "Pnut" Nidiffer Perkins 09/05/2019
JoAnn "Pnut" Nidiffer Perkins September 2, 2019 Date of Service: September 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   JoAnn “Pnut” Nidiffer Perkins, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at the Hospice House, Bristol, Tenn., after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Complete notice will be in Wednesday’s paper. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Perkins family.
Barbara J. Carpenter 09/05/2019
Barbara J. Carpenter September 1, 2019 Date of Service: September 5, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section        Barbara Joan Brabson Carpenter, 80, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:20 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Carpenter family
James Bobby Gentry 09/03/2019
James Bobby Gentry August 30, 2019 Date of Service: Private Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   James Bobby Gentry, age 88, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Carter County and was the son of the late Emerson and Minnie Collins Gentry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Gentry. He was a member of Calvary Baptist church and the Men’s I Sunday School Class. He retired from Snap-On-Tools. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of sixty...

Aug 2019

Name Date of Service
Saundra Lee Slagle 08/30/2019
Saundra Lee Slagle August 23, 2019 Date of Service: August 30, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Saundra Lee Slagle, of Watauga, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 23, 2019 at home. Saundra was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late Luther “Luke” Blankenship and Maxine McCurry Blankenship. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Blankenship Condra; and a brother, Larry Blankenship. With an uncompromising sense of style, Saundra dressed for life as if every day was a special event. Her quick wit and in-depth understanding of politics kept her...
Phyllis Dean Arnold 08/28/2019
Phyllis Dean Arnold August 24, 2019 Date of Service: August 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Phyllis Dean Arnold, age 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Signature Health Care of Elizabethton following an extended illness. Phyllis was born in Elizabethton to the late Anders Odell (A.O.) Buckles and Daisy Smith Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Arnold; and her brothers, Troy and Norman Buckles. Phyllis was a homemaker and was a member of Dungan Chapel Baptist Church. She was an avid reader, gardener,...
Janice E. Maupin 08/28/2019
Janice E. Maupin August 24, 2019 Date of Service: August 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Janice E. Maupin, age 72, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Janice was born in Elizabethton to the late Joe Stonecipher and Gladys Davis Stonecipher. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Eddie Maupin; two brothers, Curtis and Jerry Stonecipher; and one sister, Clara Salts. Janice was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. She found enjoyment in many things...
Geraldine Edwards Floyd 08/28/2019
Geraldine Edwards Floyd August 25, 2019 Date of Service: August 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Geraldine Edwards Floyd, age 81, of Piney Flats, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at NHC Healthcare of Johnson City. Geraldine was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Willard “W.O.” and Mary Ethel Tilson Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Floyd, Sr.; two daughters, Debbie Hilton and Wanda Tate; a granddaughter, Tabitha Tate; five brothers, Willard Edwards, Jr., Jasper Edwards, James Edwards, Eugene...
Juanita H. Miller 08/26/2019
Juanita H. Miller August 23, 2019 Date of Service: August 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Juanita Heaton Miller, 92, of Roan Mountain went home to be with her Lord on Friday, August 23, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Pearl Carver Heaton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ford Miller; a sister, Patsy Winters; two brothers, Roy Heaton and Ray Heaton. Juanita was a devoted wife, loving mother and mamaw. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed cooking,...
Counce Guy 08/26/2019
Counce Guy August 21, 2019 Date of Service: August 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Paradise        Counce Henry Guy, 67, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Alfred & Lockie Williams Guy. He had lived in Michigan before returning to Tennessee.  He was a graduate of Waterford Township High School in Pontiac, Michigan and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tn.  Mr. Guy served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.    He...
Waynce C. Crisp 08/25/2019
Wayne C. Crisp August 21, 2019 Date of Service: August 25, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section        Wayne Cleophus Crisp, 94, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord & Savior, Wednesday August 21, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. A native of Robbinsville, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Joel & Nannie Orr Crisp. He was the last of nine children. He had lived in New Jersey for several years before coming to Elizabethton in 1975.  He was employed at Summers Taylor for 24 years as a heavy Equipment Operator. He...
David Henry "D.H." Hampton 08/24/2019
David Henry "D.H." Hampton August 16, 2019 Date of Service: August 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Southview Section        David Henry “D.H.” Hampton, Sr., 83, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in the Hermitage Health Center after a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Edd & Annie Simerly Hampton. D.H. attended Hampton High School and graduated from East Tennessee State College with a degree in Mathematic’s. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean & Vietnam Era. He was a retired Naval Flight Officer and Land Surveyor and Real...
Robert Walter "Bob" Madgett 08/19/2019
Robert Walter "Bob" Madgett August 16, 2019 Date of Service: August 19, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Robert W. “Bob” Madgett, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019 from the Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Bob was born in Bluff City, Tennessee to the late Charles B. and Pearle Millsap Madgett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Madgett; and three brothers-in-law, Steve Williams, Reverend Dale Harmon and Dr. Bill Raulston. Bob retired from Sprint as a District Engineer and was...
Martha Annice Mayo 08/10/2019
Martha Annice Mayo July 27, 2019 Date of Service: August 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Ms. Martha Annice Mayo, age 78, who was born and raised in Elizabethton, TN but has lived the last ten years in Greeneville, TN passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Milton Anderson Mayo and Lucille Lokey Mayo. Ms. Mayo retired as a Massage Therapist but had worked as a nurse and paralegal on cases with Vietnam veterans with Agent Orange as well as assisting others through the Americans with Disabilities...
Glen Silver 08/07/2019
Glen Silver August 5, 2019 Date of Service: August 7, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Glen Silver, age 89, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife; Betty Silver; parents, Harley and Jane Silver. He is survived by his son, David Silver (Rita) of Johnson City, TN;  daughters, Glenda Peck (Mike) of Ringgold, GA, and Angela Buskick (Ed) of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Allan Silver (June) and Frances “Dick” Silver (Rosie); sisters, Jean Colbaugh, Helen McQueen and Dean Ramsey (Pat); 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews....
Jerry Lee Miller 08/06/2019
Jerry Lee Miller July 31, 2019 Date of Service: August 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jerry Lee Miller, 72, Elizabethton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was a native of Johnson City and was a son of the late Robert Fairbanks Miller and Myrtle Elizabeth Williams Miller. He was a self-employed truck driver and had attended College Park Freewill Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed life, he loved working on cars, riding motorcycles and being with family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny...
Dr. Jessica Kate "Katie" Birchfield Gladstone 08/01/2019
Dr. Jessica "Katie" Birchfield Gladstone July 28, 2019 Date of Service: August 1, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Dr. Jessica Kate (Katie) Birchfield Gladstone of Lauderhill, Florida died Sunday, July 28, 2019 in the University Hospital, Tamarac, Florida. Katie was born March 17, 1962 in the Johnson City Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Joyce Pope Birchfield and the late Jesse James Birchfield. Kate was a member of the First Freewill Baptist church of Elizabethton, Tennessee. She was a very active church member in Florida leading the youth choir and was a soloist. Katie was a wonderful, beautiful lady...
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