Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2014

Name Date of Service
Jackie Lynn Love 05/04/2014
Jackie Lynn Love May 1, 2014 Date of Service: May 4, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace    
Michael Hughes 05/01/2014
Michael Hughes April 24, 2014 Date of Service: May 1, 2014 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mr. Michael Hughes, age 46, of Watauga, TN passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence. A native of Johnson City, TN he was the son of Imogene Holder Hughes, of Watauga and the late Charles Lowell Hughes. Mr. Hughes was Director of the Watauga River Regional Authority. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Environmental Health. Michael loved to read books; enjoyed camping, fishing and outdoor activities. In addition...
Mamie Crowe Davenport 05/01/2014
Mamie Crowe Davenport April 29, 2014 Date of Service: May 1, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mamie Crowe Davenport, Johnson City, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born August 29, 1918, in Carter County to the late Oscar and Josie Phine Barnett Crowe. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Davenport; Two sisters, Eleanor Crowe Campbell and Hattie Crowe Estep; Two brothers, Roy Crowe and Robert “Rob” Crowe; One son-in-law, Roy Ingram; and a special friend, Charlotte Hartley, of...

Apr 2014

Name Date of Service
William "Billy" Hale 04/28/2014
William "Billy" Hale April 25, 2014 Date of Service: April 28, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   William R. “Billy” Hale, 58, Gray, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of Grace H. Fleenor and the late William E. Hale. Billy was a loving husband and father. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Billy attended Redeemer Community Church and was involved in many children’s ministries, the United Emmaus Community, Kairos Prison Ministry and was a bold witness for God. He was also a member...
Rhonda Gail Winters 04/25/2014
Rhonda Gail Winters April 21, 2014 Date of Service: April 25, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Proverbs 31: 10 ~ “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Rhonda ~ “A Rose ~ A Fragrant Life.” Rhonda Gail Winters, 65, of Elizabethton, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence, but was so ready to meet her Savior. Rhonda was born in Carter County to the late Theodore and Frances O’Quinn Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special sister-in-law and friend,...
Dorothy Mae Markland 04/25/2014
Dorothy Mae Peoples Markland April 19, 2014 Date of Service: April 25, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Dorothy Mae Peoples Markland, 88, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the residence of her daughter & son-in-law: Carola & Gary Walker, Newark, Ohio. The body will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and burial. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
Ramsey Pollard 04/24/2014
Ramsey Pollard April 20, 2014 Date of Service: April 24, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Ramsey Pollard, 83, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, surrounded by his family, at Hillview Health Center. Mr. Pollard was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but had been a resident of Elizabethton for the past 15 years. He was the son of the late William Ramsey and Della Pickle Pollard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Mason Lux, and a sister, Imogene Cliett. Mr. Pollard was a member...
Veta Sams 04/19/2014
Veta Sams April 15, 2014 Date of Service: April 19, 2014 Interment Location: Southview Section   Sams, Veta - beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at age 101. She was born in Tullahoma, but lived most of her life in Elizabethton and Erwin, TN, before moving to Knoxville in her last decade. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nell (Wilson) Frye; son, Robert David Shupe, and husbands, Robert Lee Shupe, Vernon Sams, and Paul Sams. Two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death. She is survived by...
Cora Harr 04/18/2014
Cora Ellen Ward Harr April 13, 2014 Date of Service: April 18, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Cora Ellen Ward Harr, age 92, formerly of Watauga, TN, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Hillview Health Center, Elizabethton. A native of Avery County, NC, Cora was a daughter of the late James Monroe and Arizona Millsaps Ward. She came to Elizabethton to live in March of 1939, at the age of seventeen. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Elbert Frederick Harr (February 23, 2004); six brothers,...
Jo Goodwin Petersson 04/16/2014
Jo Goodwin Petersson Date of Service: April 16, 2014 Interment Location: Columbarium of Peace
John F. Simpson 04/11/2014
John F. Simpson April 7, 2014 Date of Service: April 11, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   John F. Simpson, age 86, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Nova Heath and Rehab Center in Weber City, Virginia, following an extended illness. Mr. Simpson was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Jim and Julie Blevins Simpson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Arlene Hyatt Simpson, on February 24, 2001; a daughter, Gayle Carver; one grandchild, Carl Peterson IV; and several brothers and sisters....
Michael W. Edmondson 04/10/2014
Michael W. Edmondson April 7, 2014 Date of Service: April 10, 2014 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Michael W. Edmondson, 54, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center. Michael was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn. He was the son of Wade and Joan Edmondson. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leban and Hazel Lowe; his paternal grandparents, Worley and Evelyn Edmison; and a nephew, Jacob Bare. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two daughters, Carly Myers, Johnson City, and Chelsea Edmondson, Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Kaylee and Kyan Myers and Kaeveon...
Dorothy Lee Hardin Joines 04/09/2014
Dorothy Lee Hardin Joines April 6, 2014 Date of Service: April 10, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Dorothy Lee Hardin Joines, 92, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel F. and Rosa Hardin. Mrs. Joines was a 1940 graduate of Hampton High School. She had worked at Beaunit Fibers, the 3rd unit, and North American Rayon Corporation for 43 years. She was a member of Siam Baptist Church but had attended First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, for several years. In addition...
J.B. Hardin 04/08/2014
J.B. Hardin April 5, 2014 Date of Service: April 8, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   J.B. Hardin, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Erwin, Tenn., he was a son of the late Clyde and Maude Brackens Hardin. He had lived a number of years in Elizabethton. Mr. Hardin served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver with American Water Heater. He attended East River Park Christian Church. His hobbies were working on old cars and spending time with his family....
Ray Allen Hamilton 04/07/2014
Ray Allen Hamilton April 2, 2014 Date of Service: April 7, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Edith Jeanette Crowder Shipley 04/06/2014
Edith Jeanette Crowder Shipley April 4, 2014 Date of Service: April 6, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Edith Jeanette Crowder Shipley, 91, Blountville, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, April 4, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Grady and Fannie Crowder. Mrs. Shipley was retired from Beechem Laboratory, Bristol. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Blountville, where she sang in the Choir and was active in her church circle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
Mary Lou Hutchins O'Quinn 04/05/2014
Mary Lou Hutchins O'Quinn April 1, 2014 Date of Service: April 5, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mary Lou Hutchins O’Quinn, Elizabethton, completed her life on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A lifetime native of Elizabethton, she was born to John Richard and Myrtle Vena Nave Hutchins. In addition to her parents, and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard Paul Stout; a daughter, Julie Ann O’Quinn; a sister, Charlotte Lowe; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A graduate of Elizabethton High School, she attended Treveca University, in Nashville, where she majored in music and also...
Pauline Garrison 04/01/2014
Pauline Garrison March 29, 2014 Date of Service: April 1, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Pauline Oliver Garrison, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dana E. and Anna Nidiffer Oliver. She was a Cook at Ivy Hall Nursing Home for several years. Mrs. Garrison was a member of the Valley Forge Christian Church. She was an avid Atlanta Braves and Lady Vols fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cale Garrison, in 2006;...
Margaret Ritchie Ingram 04/01/2014
Margaret Ritchie Ingram March 28, 2014 Date of Service: April 1, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Margaret Ritchie Ingram, 65, Elizabethton passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness. She was a Carter County native. Margaret was a 1967 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation and retired from Elizabethton High School as a Teacher’s Assistant. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and attended Big Spring Church of Christ. Margaret was preceded in death by her father:...

Mar 2014

Name Date of Service
Antonia Calhoun 03/31/2014
Antonia Calhoun March 26, 2014 Date of Service: March 31, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:14 Antonia Sue Calhoun, 67, of Hampton, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2014, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born February 1, 1947, to the late William and Ruby Johnson Whisnant. Mrs. Calhoun was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County. She enjoyed time spent with friends and family, and was especially fond of her grandchildren. Sue was...
Linda Sue Townsend 03/25/2014
Linda Sue Townsend March 22, 2014 Date of Service: March 25, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Linda Townsend, age 50, of Elizabethton, went to join her parents in heaven on Saturday, March 22, 2014 following a brief illness. Linda passed away at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and was the daughter of the late Rex S. & Marcella Carter Townsend. She was born in Washington County and was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. She was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ. Linda is survived by a brother, Dale S. Townsend, Johnson City; several aunts, uncles, cousins; a dear...
China G. Wishon 03/25/2014
China G. Wishon March 22, 2014 Date of Service: March 25, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   China G. Wishon, age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Roberta Bowers. Mrs. Wishon was the daughter of the late John and Cora Sullivan Greer and was born in Avery County, North Carolina. She retired from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center as an LPN. She was a member of Brick Christian Church and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mrs. Wishon...
Elizabeth Ann Vines 03/24/2014
Elizabeth Ann Vines March 22, 2014 Date of Service: March 24, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom    
Carroll "Shorty" Wiseman 03/22/2014
Carroll "Shorty" Wiseman March 19, 2014 Date of Service: March 22, 2014 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Carroll Glen “Shorty” Wiseman, 71, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Ben Hayden and Rosa Vera Ward Wiseman. Shorty served in the National Guard for six years. He was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation for 28 years. He was the Maintenance Supervisor for the Carter County Courthouse until he retired in 2006. Shorty was a faithful...
Bethany Ann Holder 03/21/2014
Bethany Ann Holder March 17, 2014 Date of Service: March 21, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Bethany Ann Holder, age 13, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, March 17, 2014 from the University of Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bethany was the daughter of Gary and Patty Trivette Holder, of Elizabethton. Bethany loved spending time with her family, enjoying the activities of coloring, drawing and swimming but most of all, she enjoyed camping. She attended Hunter Elementary School, and loved all of her classmates and teachers, especially Miss Penny, Miss Charlotte and...
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