Obituaries

Obituaries

Nov 2018

Name Date of Service
Helen L. Barnes 11/28/2018
Helen L. Barnes November 24, 2018 Date of Service: November 28, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper        Helen Louise Hunter Barnes, 90, Johnson City passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the Broadmore Senior Living, Johnson City after an extended illness. A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Worley Hunter, Sr. & Pauline Campbell Hunter. Mrs Barnes was retired from United Telephone Company after 32 years of service. She was a member of Berea Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Archie T....
Sandra Kay Berry 11/24/2018
Sandra Kay Berry November 20, 2018 Date of Service: November 24, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden        Sandra Kay Campbell Berry, 67, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 5, 1951 in Elizabethton to the late Charlotte Louise Campbell.   She was preceded in death by her husband Robert James Berry, June 4, 2008. Her hobbies were cooking, shopping, and collecting antiques and her animals. Survivors include two children: Steve Murray, Jr. & fiancé Michelle Hughes and Sherry Kay Simmons of the home. Her Grandchildren: Whitney Murray, Kaitlyn Simmons and Ashley Simmons. Two Sisters: Margie...
Sherry J. Chambers 11/20/2018
Sherry J. Chambers November 16, 2018 Date of Service: November 20, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Sherry J. Chambers, age 68, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, at her home, following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Lonzo and Bea Haun Rainwater and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, Frank Chambers and a son, Gary Chambers. Mrs. Chambers was a loving mother and proud sports mom who supported her son's basketball and softball teams (which he coached) by attending the...
Jaxon Bradley Curl 11/19/2018
Jaxon Bradley Curl November 14, 2018 Date of Service: November 19, 2018 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Jaxon Bradley Curl, infant son of William and Tiffanie Babb Curl, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center Jaxon is survived by his parents; two brothers, Austin Osborne and Trentin Lewis; and several other loved family and friends. A graveside service to celebrate Jaxon Bradley Curl will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Reverend Ronnie Campbell, officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends....
Harry Haynes Sisk 11/19/2018
Harry Haynes Sisk November 15, 2018 Date of Service: November 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Harry Haynes Sisk, 88, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, at home following a courageous battle with a long illness. Harry was born to the late Preston Harry Sisk and Sarah Mabel Sisk. After graduation from Happy Valley, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Tennessee State College. He served 33 years in the Carter County School System as an educator, teacher, principal, coach, mentor and school board member. He was responsible...
Mary Depew 11/18/2018
Mary Depew November 14, 2018 Date of Service: November 18, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mary B. Depew, age 93, of Knoxville, TN, passed away peacefully  Wednesday , November 14, 2018 at Park West Medical Center.   She was a Butler, TN, native, a charter member of the Midway Baptist Church, and the daughter of the late O. H. and Pearl Wagner Blackburn. Before moving to Knoxville, she resided in Johnson City for 51 years.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, John, as well as three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. DePew was formerly employed by...
Roscoe Howard Elliott 11/17/2018
Roscoe Howard Elliott November 11, 2018 Date of Service: November 17, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Roscoe Howard Elliott, 97, Elizabethton passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 in the Community Living Center of  the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.  Born July 16, 1921 in Carter County to the late Andy J. & Onnie Bell Brookshire Elliott and was one of five children.  At the age of 18, like so many others in the area, he began employment at the Bemberg Corporation. At the age of 21 this individual was drafted into the United States Army.  He was inducted and...
Dr. Douglas Cole 11/16/2018
Dr. Douglas Cole November 11, 2018 Date of Service: November 16, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Dr. Douglas Cole, age 76 of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday evening, November 11, 2018, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Dr. Cole was born June 3, 1942 in Elizabethton and was the son of the late A C and Olive Rey Davis Cole. Dr. Cole was a 1961 graduate of Elizabethton High School, a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Dental School-Memphis. Dr. Cole was the past president of the First Tennessee Dental Society and a...
Jewell D. Carver Canter 11/09/2018
Jewell D. Carver Canter November 3, 2018 Date of Service: November 9, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Jewell D. Carver Canter, age 74, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jewell was born in Elizabethton to the late John and Frances McKinney Carver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Jewell was a loving wife, mother and sister and was a member of East Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching NASCAR races and was an avid...
June Hill Morton 11/07/2018
June Hill Morton November 3, 2018 Date of Service: November 7, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mrs. June Hill Morton, of Canton, NC passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Hopson, TN and was a daughter of the late Dayton Hill and Nell Elva Lena Lacey Hill. Mrs. Morton was a graduate of Cloudland High School and attended East Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee and Ole Miss University. She retired as a secretary and was a school teacher at Clinch High School and she was a member of First...
Richard Arnold Hughes 11/05/2018
Richard "Arnold" Hughes November 2, 2018 Date of Service: November 5, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Richard “Arnold” Hughes, age 76, of Hampton went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 2, 2018 from the Hermitage Health Center. Arnold was born in Carter County to the late David N. Hughes, Sr. and Dealie Stephens Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Flo Hughes; two brothers, Robert Lee Hughes and David Hughes, Jr.; and a sister, Sophina Ware. Arnold was a loving husband, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and...
Melba Bowers 11/03/2018
Melba Bowers October 31, 2018 Date of Service: November 3, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” Melba McCloud Bowers, 98, of Kingsport died Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018 at Preston Place 2. Born in Roan Mountain, TN, on August 11, 1920, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Martha Ann Hyder McCloud, she had resided in this area since moving from Carloville, AL in 2004. She graduated from Cloudland High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Melba married Henry Taylor Bowers on August 15, 1938, in Abingdon,...
Brandi Lynn Church 11/03/2018
Brandi Lynn Church October 31, 2018 Date of Service: November 3, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section        Brandi Lynn Church, 23, Johnson City passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at her residence.   She was born November 3, 1994 in Johnson City. Brandi was a 2013 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a 2017 graduate of North East State with a degree in nursing. Brandi was working on her Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She was a Cheerleader at Happy Valley, played on the Softball team and was class president for four years. Brandi loved her job as a nurse, enjoyed her...
George F. Ritchie 11/02/2018
George F. Ritchie October 26, 2018 Date of Service: November 2, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   George F. Ritchie, 88, died peacefully at home on October 26, 2018. He was born December 29, 1929 in Elizabethton, TN, son of Zella Taylor Ritchie and Fredric Payne Ritchie. He is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Christine Ritchie; and brothers, Sam Ritchie and Hubert Fred Ritchie. He attended Butler Elementary School and graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1947. He put himself through college delivering newspapers for the Elizabethton Star and the Johnson City Press. He graduated from East Tennessee...
Bobby Gene Carter 11/01/2018
Bobby Gene Carter October 29, 2018 Date of Service: November 1, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom        Bob G. Carter, 88, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  He was born September 21, 1930 in St. Charles, VA, son of the late Elbert & Eunice Edmonds Carter.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Charlotte Cates Carter and a brother, Samuel Carter.  He graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1947.  He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  He was a member of West Side Christian Church...

Oct 2018

Name Date of Service
Shirley Shell Ray 10/30/2018
Shirley Shell Ray October 26, 2018 Date of Service: October 30, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden    
Millard Allen Fitzsimmons Jr. 10/27/2018
Millard Allen Fitzsimmons, Jr. October 22, 2018 Date of Service: October 27, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Mr. Millard Allen Fitzsimmons, Jr. age 94, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 in the Cornerstone Assisted Living, Johnson City, TN. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Millard Fitzsimmons, Sr. and Florence Leon Large Fitzsimmons. Mr. Fitzsimmons was owner and operator of Fitzsimmons Printing in Elizabethton for seventy years. He was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton where he had served as an Elder and Chairman of the Board and as a teacher....
Chase Seeley 10/16/2018
Chase Seeley October 10, 2018 Date of Service: October 16, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Chase Seeley, age 20, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Morganton, North Carolina. Chase was born in Kingsport, Tennessee and was the son of Steven and Carrie Deal Seeley, of Elizabethton and his mother, Kim Carrow, also of Elizabethton. Chase was a loving son, brother and friend. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, Class of 2016, where he was in the Elizabethton Men’s Ensemble, the Elizabethton “Betsy” Band, and the swim team. Chase...
Lillian Royston 10/15/2018
Lillian Royston October 12, 2018 Date of Service: October 15, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom        Lillian Louise Bowers Royston, 90, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Clint & Virginia Calloway Bowers. Mrs. Royston was a retired seamstress and homemaker. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Royston, an infant sister, and her brothers: James, Eston, and Albert Bowers. Survivors include her children: Shirley (Rev. Ray) Stockton, Marion, North Carolina,...
Edna Faye Greene 10/13/2018
Edna Faye Greene October 7, 2018 Date of Service: October 13, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Edna “Faye” Greene, died peacefully October 7, 2018 at her home in Johnson City, Tennessee at the age of 90. She was a native of Chestnut Hill. Faye is survived by her children Steve Greene (Maryville), Jere Baker (Coeburn) Sandra Harbison (Knoxville), and Ronda Sager (Nashville), sisters Marie Goforth and Christine Bettis. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Edwin Lee Greene Sr., son Edwin Lee Greene Jr., and parents Alma Baxter Thornton and Palmer Thornton of Chestnut Hill, as well...
Annie Jean Bautista 10/11/2018
Annie Jean Bautista October 7, 2018 Date of Service: October 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer        Annie Jean Bautista, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, October 07, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John and Effie Timbs Lovelace and was also preceded in death by an infant sister.  She was a member of Southside Christian Church. Jean was a 1956 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She worked in many areas of the health care field including as an activities director and CNA. She loved being with her church family and reading the bible. Those left to cherish her...
Jennifer Cruz 10/09/2018
Jennifer Cruz October 2, 2018 Date of Service: October 9, 2018 Inurnment Location: Niche of Faith   Jennifer Mitra-Cruz, 42 of Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of the Philippines she is the daughter of Amalia "Mally" Cruz and the late Dr. Teodorico "Ted" Cruz, Jr. Jennifer was of the Catholic faith. She graduated from Elizabethton High School. Jennifer was very generous and kind-hearted. She worked in health care for many years, was very compassionate with the elderly, and loved by her patients. Jennifer enjoyed hiking, animals, kayaking, canoeing,...
Van Fair 10/05/2018
Van Fair October 1, 2018 Date of Service: October 5, 2018 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Faith   Van Fair, age 53, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Van was born in Elizabethton to the late Ray and Betty McDonald Fair. Van was a retired Sergeant for the Kingsport Police Department, having served 25 years. He attended Lone Oak Christian Church and loved to read and fish. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sandra Fair, of the home; one son, Dawson Fair, of Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Aubree Fair,...
Ronald Terry "Pat" Smith 10/04/2018
Ronald Terry "Pat" Smith October 1, 2018 Date of Service: October 4, 2018 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ronald Terry “Pat” Smith, 73, of Hampton, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. Pat was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late Lillian Smith. Pat retired from Comcast Cable Company and was a member of Union Baptist Church in Hampton. Survivors include his son, Terry Dwayne Smith and Dwayne’s mother, Scarlett, of the home; one other son, Shane Smith, of Elizabethton; one uncle and several cousins also survive. Services will be held at 3:00...

Sep 2018

Name Date of Service
Kenneth Brumit 09/30/2018
Kenneth Brumit September 24, 2018 Date of Service: September 30, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   C. Kenneth Brumit, age 92, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 24, 2018 from his residence. Kenneth was born in Elizabethton to the late Walter and Theresa Clark Brumit. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step daughter, Amy Fortune Russell. Kenneth was the owner and president of Southern Finance, which he started in 1953 and he retired in 1999. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II in the...
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