Obituaries

Obituaries

Apr 2018

Name Date of Service
Sandy Bardo 04/26/2018
  Sandy Bardo April 22, 2018 Date of Service: April 26, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mrs. Sandy Bardo, age 58, of Johnson City, TN passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at her residence. A native of Johnson City, TN she is the daughter of Peggy Holt McKinney, Johnson City, TN and the late James McKinney. Mrs. Bardo was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her grandkids. She was known as “Nana” to everyone and her favorite television show was “The Walking Dead”. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary McKinney and Jimmy...
Linda Lee Carr 04/25/2018
  Linda Lee Carr April 19, 2018 Date of Service: April 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Linda Lee Humphrey Carr, 76, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Carl & Tina Morton Humphrey. Linda was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, and had one year of college at Milligan. She worked as a cook at Happy Valley High School for 21 years. Linda was a member of the Red Hat Society and TOPS. She was a member of Big Springs...
Jean Mitchell Stout 04/23/2018
  Jean Mitchell Stout April 19, 2018 Date of Service: April 23, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Jean Mitchell Stout of Kingsport, TN passed away on April 19, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Jean was born on January 29, 1936 and grew up in the Knoxville area. She graduated from Bob Jones University and moved to Los Angeles with some of her best college friends where they taught elementary school. After several years she returned to Tennessee with her first husband, Ken, eventually settling in Kingsport. She opened the YumYum Tree gift shop and, after Ken’s untimely death,...
Jettie I. McKeehan 04/22/2018
  Jettie I. McKeehan April 18, 2018 Date of Service: April 22, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Jettie Garver McKeehan, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Cosby, Tennessee she was a daughter of the late Newt & Nancy Williamson Garver. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1950.   Jettie retired from Siemens, Johnson City. She was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church and the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Phillip McKeehan...
Obie "O.C." Franklin 04/21/2018
  Obie "O.C." Franklin April 16, 2018 Date of Service: April 21, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Obie “O.C.” Franklin Jr., age 76, of the Pinecrest Community of Carter County, TN passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2018 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital. A native of Connelly Springs, NC he was the son of the late Obie Carlise Franklin Sr. and Maebell Franklin. Mr. Franklin retired as a truck driver with Mason Dixon Tank Lines and Youngblood Truck Lines. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and he was a member of the V.F.W. Post...
Jimmie Brown 04/20/2018
  Jimmie Brown April 14, 2018 Date of Service: April 20, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Jimmie Don Brown, 70, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday April 14, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late August Brown and Willie Kate Woodfin Booker. He was retired as Owner/Operator of Kingsport used tires. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Misty Dawn Brown and a brother, Billy Booker. Survivors include a daughter: Constance Ferguson & husband Phillip. Two Sons:...
Sharon K. Hammitt 04/19/2018
    Sharon "Katie" Hammitt April 15, 2018 Date of Service: April 19, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sharon “Katie” Hammitt, age 66, of Johnson City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her residence. Katie was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of Margaret Lee Hopson Hammitt and the late George Hammitt, Jr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Lee Hammitt; her maternal grandparents, Tommie and Mary Hopson; her paternal grandmother, Eva Glover Hammitt; and several aunts and uncles. Katie...
Richard Lee Church 04/16/2018
  Richard Lee Church April 13, 2018 Date of Service: April 16, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Richard Lee Church, 74, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Arra B. Hyder Garland  He was a 1961 graduate of Lamar High School.  Richard was a retired employee of Baxter Pharamaseal after 27 years of service.   His hobby was fishing.  Later in life, he put his faith and trust in God.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
Sam Raynor 04/11/2018
  Sam Raynor April 6, 2018 Date of Service: April 11, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sam Raynor, 70, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2018 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Sam was born in Chinquapin, North Carolina and moved to East Tennessee in 1963. He was the son of the late Frank and Hazel Raynor. He loved his family and friends. He never met a stranger and had such a deep compassion for everyone he came in contact with. He never passed a car he didn't have to look under the hood,...
Robert Carr 04/08/2018
  Robert Carr April 5, 2018 Date of Service: April 8, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Robert Carr, age 59, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Aaron and Julie Deloach Carr. Mr. Carr retired from American Water Heater. He taught himself to play the guitar and enjoyed playing gospel and country music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Herman Carr on January 9, 2018. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife,...
Nyoka Perry 04/08/2018
  Nyoka Perry April 6, 2018 Date of Service: April 8, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Nyoka Jean Walker Perry, 69, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Earl & Lillie Peters Walker. Nyoka was a graduate of Unaka High School. She was an employee of the Elizabethton Star for over 20 years and also was employed at Folsom Printing Company. She loved to spend time with her family.  She was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. In...
Roberta Simerly 04/05/2018
  Roberta Simerly April 2, 2018 Date of Service: April 5, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Roberta Simerly, 86, Johnson City, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. A native of Butler, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Wolfe, Sr. and Jennie Eggers Wolfe. In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen G. Curtis in 1961, her second husband Fred W. Simerly, in 2013, her sisters: Verna Lee Depau, Mary Smith, Burl Honeycutt, and her brother, H.E. Wolfe, Jr. She was a member of...
Linda K. Leonard 04/03/2018
  Linda K. Leonard March 29, 2018 Date of Service: April 3, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Linda Kay Leonard, loving mother and wife, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Linda was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late Harold and Juanita Carver Berry. Linda retired as a nurse and was of the Baptist faith. She was involved in many areas at Central Elementary School and she started the Head Start Program for the Elizabethton City School System. Linda was a member of the Business and Professional...
Barbara Ann Morrison 04/03/2018
  Barbara Ann Morrison March 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Barbara Ann Morrison, of Johnson City, TN, passed away on March 27, 2018, at her home. She was the daughter of Conley and Anna Reed. They preceded her in death, along with her husband, Ted Morrison. Barbara was a clinical assistant at the Johnson City Eye Clinic for many years before recently retiring. Her faith was important to her and she was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Johnson City where she served as a greeter, and she was an avid reader. She is survived by her...

Mar 2018

Name Date of Service
Geraldine Grindstaff 03/31/2018
  Geraldine Grindstaff March 25, 2018 Date of Service: March 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Geraldine Scalf Grindstaff, 85, Johnson City, passed away Sunday March 25, 2018 in the Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville. A native of Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Rhuda & Maggie Alford Scalf. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She attended Unaka High School. Geraldine was retired from Johnson City Medical Center in the Day Surgery Department. She was a member of Unaka Baptist Church but attended Mountain View Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she...
Mary C. King 03/28/2018
  Mary C. King March 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 28, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mary C. King, age 89, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Irene Shaw King and was born in Fall Rivers, MA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Veronica “Ronnie” King; a brother, Thomas King and a great-nephew, Jeremy King. Mary C. King was retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse. She...
Jack W. Wilson, Jr. 03/28/2018
  Jack W. Wilson, Jr. March 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 28, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Jack Walter Wilson, Jr., age 88, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at Lifecare Center of Elizabethton on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:45 pm. Jack was a long time resident of the Hunter community. He became a resident at Lifecare in 2016. He was born September 2, 1929, the son of the late Jack Wilson, Sr. and Joda Johnson Wilson. Jack was a follower of Jesus Christ, and a member of Hunter First Baptist Church for almost 50 years. He served there at...
Pauline Austin 03/27/2018
  Pauline "Polly" Austin December 9, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Pauline “Polly” Meade Austin, 82, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her home. A native a Kingsport, TN, she is the daughter of the late James “Coy” and Louise Hicks Meade. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Austin. Polly graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport and attended ETSU. She retired from Tennessee Eastman after 25 years of service. Polly was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, the Philosophers Sunday School Class...
Barbara Ann Bradley 03/27/2018
  Barbara Ann Bradley March 23, 2018 Date of Service: March 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Barbara Ann Parlier Bradley, age 68, of Elizabethton, went home to join family, in the presence of the Lord, on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of the late Lester and Dorothy Bowers Parlier and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katrina Bradley, two sisters, Dawn Grindstaff and Jean McInturff, a niece Charlotte Parlier, a nephew, Trey Parlier and Isaac Bowers, whom...
Erma Lou Broyles 03/23/2018
  Erma Lou Broyles March 20, 2018 Date of Service: March 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Erma Lou Peters Broyles, 82, Elizabethton passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Anderson & Pearl Taylor Peters. She was a graduate of Unaka High School. Erma Lou in earlier years had worked for Dr.Bowman also had worked for her brothers who were in the jewelry business. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and also attended First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton. In...
Patricia A. Stout 03/20/2018
  Patricia A. Stout March 16, 2018 Date of Service: March 20, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Patricia A. Stout, 66, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 16, 2018 at her residence.   Born December 20, 1957 in Carter County she was a daughter of Carl C. & the late Margaret Lunceford Hatley. Patricia was the oldest of four children, two who preceded her in death: Sheila Stout Hatley, and Kenneth Hatley She was a graduate of Hampton High School. She gave of herself by caring for people. Survivors include her husband of 49 years: Larry G. Stout....
Martha Hubbard VanHuss 03/19/2018
  Martha Hubbard VanHuss March 16, 2018 Date of Service: March 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Martha Etta Hubbard VanHuss, 86, Elizabethton passed away Friday March 16, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Earnest B. & Mary Etta Stamey Hubbard. Martha was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended Steed College. She worked at Allen Taylor, Pharmacy prior to going to the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center where she had worked for 32 years as a Respiratory Therapist. Martha was Miss Rhododendron...
Peggy L. Whitehead 03/18/2018
  Peggy L. Whitehead March 13, 2018 Date of Service: March 18, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Peggy L. Guinn Whitehead, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at her home. She was born in Johnson County and was a daughter of the late George and Roxie Bunton Guinn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Keller and two brothers, Bobby J. Guinn and Dean Guinn. Mrs. Whitehead was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church and attended Beck Mountain Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and...
Mary A. White 03/17/2018
  Mary A. White March 14, 2018 Date of Service: March 17, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Mary Arnold White, 93, Elizabethton, passed away March 14, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton with her son Glen White at her side. She was born April 7, 1924 to the late Nora and Joseph Daniel Arnold. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister Ruth Lockhart; brother Stacy Arnold; husband James Rondal White; daughter Shelby Bunton; and grandson David Bunton. Mary had a long career at the Giant and Food Lion Supermarkets. She was a...
Nikki Kizzire 03/16/2018
  Ashley Nichole "Nikki" Kizzire March 9, 2018 Date of Service: March 16, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Ashley Nichole “Nikki” Kizzire, age 28, of Bristol, Tennessee passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. Nikki was born on September 23, 1989 in Cape Coral, Florida to Richard and Beverly Durham Kizzire, both of Bristol, Tennessee. Nikki worked at Teleperformance as a customer service representative. She was a loving mother, daughter, and fiancé. Her greatest joy was her children and her family. Those left to cherish her memory, in addition to her parents, include her...
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