Obituaries

Obituaries

Jun 2018

Name Date of Service
William L. Hughes 06/09/2018
  William "Bill" L. Hughes June 5, 2018 Date of Service: June 9, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mr. William L. Hughes, "Bill", age 81, of the Central Community of Johnson City, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late George Dewey and Lula Mills Hughes and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Lynn Hughes and Samuel "Buck" Hughes. Mr. Hughes was retired from Tennessee Eastman Company. He was a member of the Central Community Christian Church where he...
Velma Clemons 06/09/2018
  Velma Clemons June 6, 2018 Date of Service: June 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Velma Lee Clemons, age 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. Velma was born in Carter County to the late Coy and Nora Guy Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. Clemons in 1999; a son, Wayne Edgar Clemons; six sisters; and two brothers. Velma was well known for her baby quilts, embroidery work and her work...

May 2018

Name Date of Service
Bill G. Young 05/31/2018
  Bill G. Young May 28, 2018 Date of Service: May 31, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Bill G. Young, age 90, of Elizabethton, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Hermitage Health Center. He was a native of Carter County, Tennessee and was a son of the late Sam H. Young and Rose Dugger Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Jack Young and Sam Young, two sisters; Iva Gouge and Eileen Young. Mr. Young was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, having...
Edith Collins 05/29/2018
  Edith Collins May 25, 2018 Date of Service: May 29, 2018 Interment Location: May 29, 2018   Edith H. Collins, age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 25, 2018 from the Christian Care Center in Blountville, Tennessee. Edith was born in Carter County to the late Joe Brown Lewis and Dora Overbay Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Jay Collins, in 1972; three sisters; and one brother. Edith retired from Tri-State Container after 35 years of service and was a member of First Freewill...
Earl Norris 05/26/2018
  Earl Norris March 28, 2018 Date of Service: May 26, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Earl J. Norris, 99, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his home in Elizabethton. Mr. Norris, a local business owner, served in the U.S. Army Air Force 612th Bomb Squad in England during World War II. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed attending TN Vol football games for many years. Earl and his wife, Ruth, also spent many sunny days fishing on local lakes and in Florida where they spent winter months during retirement. Earl leaves behind his devoted wife of...
Stephen Presnell 05/21/2018
  Stephen "Steve" Presnell May 9, 2018 Date of Service: May 21, 2018 Inurnment Location: Columbarium of Peace   Stephen “Steve” Presnell, age 59, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Steve was born in Carter County to Patsy “Pat” Wallace Presnell, of Elizabethton and the late James “Jim” Presnell. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, P.H. and Gertrude Wallace; and his paternal grandparents, Vance and Minnie Presnell. Steve graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1976 and was also a graduate of...
Jack Alvin Buck 05/21/2018
  Jack Alvin Buck May 17, 2018 Date of Service: May 21, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Jack Alvin Buck, age 94, went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday May 17, 2018, passing at home following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Elizabethton area. Jack was the son of the late M.B. and Osa Redmond Buck. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Slagle Buck, in 2015; brother, David Blaine Buck and sisters, Ann Buckles and Kathryn Lacy. Jack and Nancy Buck were members of First Christian Church Elizabethton where...
Larry Trusler 05/18/2018
  Larry Trusler May 16, 2018 Date of Service: May 18, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Larry Trusler, age 62, of Hampton, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his wife and children, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. He was a son of Mary Louise Shepard Trusler of Elizabethton and the late Lawrence Trusler, Sr. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dillard Scalf; a grandson, Christian Barker and a brother, Mark Trusler. Mr. Trusler was a 1973 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a member of Roan Mountain...
J.D. Grindstaff 05/17/2018
  J.D. Grindstaff May 16, 2018 Date of Service: May 17, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   J D Grindstaff, age 88 of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on May 16, 2018 from Ivy Hall Nursing Home. J D was preceded in death by his mother and father, Vaught and Lina Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, his first wife of 32 years Thelma Wright Grindstaff; sisters: Nadine Fisher, Bernice Grindstaff, brothers: Ernest, Orville and Bert. J D was a loving husband and father and was loved by all who knew him. He worked at North American Rayon Corporation, American Air Filter...
Phillip Steven Carpenter 05/14/2018
  Phillip Steven Carpenter May 10, 2018 Date of Service: May 14, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Phillip Steven Carpenter, 70, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Avery County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Ernest William & Nellie Mason Carpenter. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and served in the United States Army. He was the owner of Interstate Motors and City Motors. Phillip was of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of the National Street Rod Association where he...
Jeffrey McNabb 05/14/2018
  Jeffrey C. McNabb May 7, 2018 Date of Service: May 14, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Jeffrey C. McNabb, DMin, of Jonesborough, TN, passed away on May 7, 2018, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, TX. Mr. McNabb was born on January 13, 1956 in Denver, CO, the son of Kyle C. and Ruth (Honeycutt) McNabb. They preceded him in death. Mr. McNabb was a person who never knew a stranger. His smile and laugh greeted everyone with warmth and comfort. He ministered with Christian churches in Tennessee and Arizona and served at Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Most recently...
Lucille Powell 05/12/2018
  Lucille Powell May 8, 2018 Date of Service: May 12, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Lucille Powell, age 87, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Hermitage Health Care Center. Lucille was born in Carter County to the late Oscar and Fannie Presnell Calhoun. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of 20 years, Elisha Powell; two sons, Timothy Powell and Robert Powell; two daughters, Barbara Fraley and Iva Jean Hyder; one granddaughter, Wendy Garland; one sister, Joyce Pierce; two brothers, H.L. Calhoun and Doris Calhoun; and...
Edwin A. Langley 05/12/2018
  Edwin A. Langley May 10, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ed Langley passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Kingsport, TN. Ed graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with honors and served as Chairman of the Appellate Competition Council. He retired as a Lt. Colonial from the U.S. Air Force and was a distinguished Officer Graduate in Pilot Training. Ed was an instructor pilot with the Air National Guard for 20 years. He was the Assistant V.P. of Merrill Lynch in the Beverly Hill, CA office, a partner of Langley, Mountain and Sellers Law...
Betty Jean Shirley 05/12/2018
  Betty Jean Shirley May 6, 2018 Date of Service: May 12, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Betty Jean Shirley, age 82, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Ashville, North Carolina. She was born on October 19, 1935 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of George C Shirley and Bertha Blalock Shirley. Betty worked 35 years with Avery County Department of Social Services. She was currently working part time at Mountain Electric. She was a charter member of Newland United Methodist Church, she had served as the church secretary. Betty loved...
Herbert Curde 05/11/2018
  Herbert Curde May 7, 2018 Date of Service: May 11, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   2 Timothy 4:7-8 King James Version (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Herbert H. Curde, age 88, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Herbert was born in Carter County to the late Alvin and Pearl Feathers Curde. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Hall and Ruth DeSilvey; and...
Brenda G. Hawks 05/10/2018
  Brenda G. Hawks May 5, 2018 Date of Service: May 10, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Brenda Gail Bowling Hawks, age 67, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Brenda was born in Elizabethton to the late Herman C. Bowling and Mary Evelyn White Bowling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Sonny Bowling and Joe Bowling. Brenda was a homemaker and was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, although she attended Little Doe Freewill Baptist...
Umbertina "Betty" Hicks 05/04/2018
  Umbertina "Betty" Hicks April 27, 2018 Date of Service: May 3, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Umbertina (Betty) Fiorucci Hicks, age 88, passed away in Jacksonville, FL on April 27, 2018 at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 31, 1930 in Courcet-Beringen, Belgium to Emilio and Katherine Quint Fiorucci. Betty, as she was known to her friends, came to the United States in 1946 and was proud to have studied and gained her US citizenship in 1956. She retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital (Mountain Home) in Johnson City with over 30...
Bonnie Montgomery 05/03/2018
  Bonnie Montgomery April 29, 2018 Date of Service: May 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Bonnie Louise Tipton Montgomery, age 86, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her residence. Bonnie was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late James Blaine Tipton and Julia Ann Miller Tipton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Condon Montgomery; two sons, Jack Montgomery and Michael Todd Montgomery; a great grandson, Mason Todd Montgomery; and several siblings. Bonnie retired from Kennametal, where she worked as a press...
Helen Westmoreland 05/02/2018
  Helen Westmoreland April 27, 2018 Date of Service: May 2, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mrs. Helen Bowman Westmoreland, age 87, of Johnson City, TN passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Burgess and Sarah Russell Bowman and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Westmoreland and a daughter, Yvonne Westmoreland Bullard. Mrs. Westmoreland was a retired school teacher and attended Pinecrest Baptist Church. She was a prolific writer of handwritten notes and cards and she loved...
Don Parkey 05/02/2018
  Don Parkey April 25, 2018 Date of Service: May 2, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Don Narvel Parkey, age 76, of Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. He was a son of the late Reverend Stanley and Pearl Deaton Parkey. He was a native of Erwin but had lived in Elizabethton most of his life. Don was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church. He was a Coach and Teacher at Unaka Elementary School for forty-five years where he was inducted into the Carter County Sports Hall of Fame. Other than...
Calvin Hardin 05/02/2018
  Calvin Hardin April 29, 2018 Date of Service: May 2, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   II Timothy 4:7-8  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. Calvin C. Hardin, 92, Elizabethton, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all passed away peacefully at Hillview Rehab, early Sunday morning, April 29. He had been surrounded constantly by those he...

Apr 2018

Name Date of Service
June P. Street 04/30/2018
  June P. Street April 26, 2018 Date of Service: April 30 , 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   June Pearl Street, age 89, of Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by her family. June was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Thomas and Hettie Sims Hoss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Clifford Street; three sisters, Goldie Taylor, R.V. Shull and Barbara Snyder; and one brother, Tom Hoss. June had worked as a head cashier...
Danny C. Little 04/30/2018
  Danny C. Little April 27, 2018 Date of Service: April 30, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Danny “Zeke” Little, age 68, of Hampton, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late Carl and Maxine McKeehan Little and was born in Carter County. Mr. Little was a 1967 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He was a lifelong member of Valley Forge United Methodist and was a teacher who spent most of his career teaching at Little Milligan Elementary School where...
William Peters 04/29/2018
  William "Bill" Peters April 25, 2018 Date of Service: April 29, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   William “Bill” Zane Peters, age 85, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Bill was born in Hampton, Tennessee to the late Mike and Texie Calhoun Peters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Peters; and two sisters, Louise Hazlewood and Gail White; his second wife, Peggy Smith Peters; and his dog and companion, “Pandora”. Bill had worked as a pipefitter and was...
Sonja Whaley 04/26/2018
  Sonja Whaley April 23, 2018 Date of Service: April 26, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sonja D. Whaley, age 79, of Central Community, Johnson City, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Indian Path Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mrs. Whaley was born in Elizabethton and was a daughter of the late Eustace C. and Leila Bell Hardin McGuire. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Whaley. Mrs. Whaley was a member of the Roan Street Church of God. She loved to read her Bible and do crossword puzzles. She...
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