Obituaries

Obituaries

Jun 2021

Name Date of Service
John H. Smith, Minister 06/18/2021
John H. Smith, Minister June 19, 2021 Date of Service: June 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mr. John H. Smith, Minister, age 80, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born in Huntington, WV to the late Fred W. Smith, Sr. and Thelma Brewer Smith. Mr. Smith was a Minister for over 60 years, in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, and Tennessee. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Elizabethton. He was a 1962-1963 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology graduate of Cincinnati Bible Seminary....
Elwood A. Arnold 06/18/2021
Elwood A. Arnold June 14, 2021 Date of Service: June 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Elwood A. Arnold, 89, Butler, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was born July 29, 1931 in Butler to the late Eddie & Eliza Pleasant Arnold. In earlier years Elwood was a trucker. In 1971 he opened Arnolds Auto Sales. Elwood was a member and Deacon of Little Doe Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Doris Garrison Arnold who passed away December 20, 2006, by a sister:...
Michael Gaines Geisler 06/12/2021
Michael Gaines Geisler April 23, 2021 Date of Service: June 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Michael Gaines Geisler, 74, passed away at home in Naples, FL on April 23, 2021. Mike was born February 15, 1947 in Elizabethton, TN, the only child of Mary (Pansock) and Roy Geisler. His father and mother passed away in 1956 and 1959 respectively, after which, Mike moved to Chicago to live with his uncle and aunt, Charles and Sue Rotkis, and cousin Charlie. He graduated from De La Salle High School and continued his education at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, TN where...
Frederick Steele Moore 06/12/2021
Frederick Steele "Freddy" Moore June 12, 2021 Date of Service: June 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Frederick Steele “Freddy” Moore, age 76, Erwin, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Erwin Health Care. Freddy was born in Elizabethton, to Frederick S. Moore Sr. and Elizabeth Gillespie Moore. Freddy proudly served in the U. S. Army. He attended Carson Newman college where he majored in business. After college he worked for several years at the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital and later at Kroger in Johnson City. He was an avid tennis player and loved competing in tournaments. Freddy loved...
Carroll Wayne Billheimer 06/12/2021
Carroll Wayne Billheimer June 8, 2021 Date of Service: June 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Carroll Wayne Billheimer, 83, passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2021, in Johnson City, TN, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Born August 9th, 1937 to Herbert and Jessie Billheimer, he had a wonderful childhood growing up in Elizabethton with countless friends to play with who went on to remain lifelong companions. It was in the 6th grade he met Jimmy Hardin; the two would go on to be best friends, one another’s Best Man, and at each other’s side...
James Stacey Harrell 06/08/2021
James Stacey Harrell June 6, 2021 Date of Service: June 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   James Stacey Harrell, 82, Johnson City passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the NHC Health Care, Johnson City after an extended illness. He was born September 22, 1938 in Elizabethton to the late Harrison & Ruby Sims Harrell. He was retired from American Water Heater. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife Christine Caudill Harrell and two sons: James S. Harrell and Roger Allen Harrell. In earlier years he attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his children: Angela...
Wanda Louise Blevins 06/07/2021
Wanda Louise Blevins June 5, 2021 Date of Service: June 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Wanda Louise Chesser Blevins, 86, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1935 in Johnson City to the late Monte & Mae Sheets Chesser. She was a homemaker. She loved to sew, quilt and work with crafts. Mrs. Blevins was a member of First Baptist Church but attended Valley Forge United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Blevins who passed away July...
Carter Edward Honeycutt Sr. 06/07/2021
Carter Edward Honeycutt, Sr. June 3, 2021 Date of Service: June 7, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Carter Edward “Eddie” Honeycutt, Sr., 74, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his residence. He was born April 28, 1947 in Elizabethton to the late Wallin Honeycutt and Lillian Elizabeth Hopkins Honeycutt. Eddie was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Herman Robinson Vocational Training Center. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed by the United States Post Office for 38 years where he was a Supervisor and former Post Master. Eddie...
Mary Evelyn Sargent 06/06/2021
Mary Evelyn Sargent June 1, 2021 Date of Service: June 6, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mary Evelyn Sargent, age 94, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from Signature Health Center and Rehab of Elizabethton. Mary was born in Carter County to the late Arthur Mack Wilson and Lottie Margaret Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Richard Lee (R.L.) Sargent; a daughter, Barbara Lee Wilson; two brothers, Millard Wilson and Lester Wilson; and three sons-in-law, Gary Burrow, Carl D. Hardin and...
Harold "Buddy" Little 06/06/2021
Harold "Buddy" Little June 2, 2021 Date of Service: June 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Harold “Buddy” Little of Elizabethton, age 94, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center following an illness of three weeks. Buddy was born in Carter County on May 25th, 1927. He was the son of the late H. Clay and Florence Miller Little. Buddy was a faithful, active and lifetime member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church. He was a U S Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was a...
Tammy Rae Johns 06/05/2021
Tammy Rae Johns April 11, 2021 Date of Service: June 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Remembrance   Tammy Rae Johns, age 51, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11th, 2021 at her residence with her Mother and 4 children by her side, following a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Tammy was born in Orlando Florida, at a Navy base to Ruth Ann Curtiss and the late Edward Wayne Hackney. She grew up in central Florida but spent her last 10 years in the mountains of Tennessee. In addition to her father Eddie,...
Bonnie Ann Pritchard Patterson 06/05/2021
Bonnie Ann Pritchard Patterson May 31, 2021 Date of Service: June 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Bonnie Ann Pritchard Patterson, age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 31, 2021 from her residence. Bonnie was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late James “Jim” Pritchard and Polly Jane Hughes Pritchard. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was also preceded in death by her husband, John Constant Patterson; a granddaughter, Polly Ann Patterson; two sisters, Carlee DeLillo and Doshie Pritchard; and six brothers, Robert Pritchard, Nathan Pritchard, Hobart Pritchard, Gaines Pritchard,...
Gary J. Pate 06/04/2021
Gary J. Pate May 31, 2021 Date of Service: June 4, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Mr. Gary James Pate, 78, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, at his home following an extended illness. He was the son of late Jesse and Kathryn Taylor Pate. Gary was retired from Tetrick Funeral Home as a funeral assistant. One of his favorite ministries was the 12 years as the chaplain at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. He was member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, where he taught the Adult Sunday School Class. Gary enjoyed studying the Bible and...

May 2021

Name Date of Service
Katherine Harper May 05/30/2021
Katherine Harper May May 22, 2021 Date of Service: May 30, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Katherine Harper May, age 56, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Jerry L. and Peggy Joyce West Harper and was born in Knoxville, TN on June 21, 1964. Katherine was a social worker for the Department of Human Services. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Elizabethton where she enjoyed helping with children’s church and Vacation Bible School. She was an independent and loving mother and was known...
Erik Alan Potter 05/30/2021
Erik Alan Potter May 23, 2021 Date of Service: May 30, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   On Sunday, May 23, 2021 Erik Alan Potter, loving fiancé and father of two precious girls, passed away at the age of 42. Erik was born on February 13, 1979 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Linda Brewer and the late Richard Potter. He worked at Snap-On Tools for almost eight years. Erik was a Unaka graduate. He had a passion for his daughters, Erika and Savannah. They meant the world to him. He enjoyed being outdoors, spending time with friends and family....
Williane Ramsey 05/29/2021
Williane Ramsey May 23, 2021 Date of Service: May 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Williane Ramsey, age 86, of Elizabethton, formerly of the Pinecrest Community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in the Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community in Elizabethton. Williane was born in Andalusia, Alabama to the late Roy and Nelda Harper Law. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert White Ramsey; her brother, Kostas Law; and a daughter, Teresa Gouge. Williane retired from the Regional Health Department in Johnson City and was a...
Glenn C. Church 05/29/2021
Glenn C. Church May 23, 2021 Date of Service: May 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Glenn C. Church, age 83, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Glenn served during the Vietnam Era for the U.S. Army and later retired after 30 years from the U.S. Post Office. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Asa Clinard Church and Sarah “Dolly” Morton Church. Glenn was a graduate of Unaka High school and then went on to finish his education at ETSU....
Rondal "Ron" Clay Lovelace 05/28/2021
Rondal "Ron" Clay Lovelace May 23, 2021 Date of Service: May 28, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Rondal (Ron) Clay Lovelace, 78, passed away at his home in Johnson City, TN on May 23, 2021 following an extended illness. He was born to the late Arnold B. Lovelace and Evelyn Hyder Lovelace Byrd on August 30, 1942 in Carter County, TN. He had no blood born siblings, but a host of brothers and sisters in Siam where he grew up. His best and long-time friend since they were 4 years old, Ted Hamilton died last summer. Ron was a...
Dorothy Carr Little 05/20/2021
Dorothy Carr Little May 15, 2021 Date of Service: May 20, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Dorothy “Dot” C. Little, age 93, of Elizabethton passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Mrs. Little was born in Sullivan County, TN, but lived most of her life in Carter County, TN. She was the daughter of the late Mitchell P. Carr and Sula M. Dempsey Carr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Emory L. “Jack” Little on November 22, 2020 and by her brother and two sisters. Mrs. Little was a member...
Virginia Lee Hubbard 05/19/2021
Virginia Lee Hubbard May 16, 2021 Date of Service: May 19, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Virginia Lee Hubbard, age 90, was called from this earth to her heavenly mansion on May 16th, 2021. Her hope and trust was with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is most certainly singing his praise in the new garden more beautiful than any earthly mind can imagine. Virginia was born December 29, 1930 to the late Henry L., and Winnie Murray in Georgetown, TN. The family moved to Elizabethton when her father began work for TVA in the construction of Watauga Lake. Virginia was a graduate...
Patricia "Pat Simmons 05/18/2021
Patricia "Pat" Simmons April 5, 2019 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Faith   Patricia “Pat” Simmons, age 76, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Pat suffered from Parkinson’s disease and in hopes to find a cure, she selflessly donated her body to science for the study of this disease. Pat was born in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Porter and Pearl Kelley Samples. Pat had worked as a chemist for Nuclear Fuel Services. After her employment there, she moved to Ohio where she worked for...
George A. Simmons 05/18/2021
George A. Simmons March 15, 2021 Inurnment Location:  Niche of Faith   George Allen Simmons, age 84, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and his loving wife on Monday, March 15, 2021 from his residence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Patricia Louise Samples Simmons in 2019. George was born in Headwaters, Virginia, the first child of Clyde and Mary Evelyn Simmons. The family ran a sawmill, where George began working at age 10. George attended Berea College in Kentucky, majoring in education. It was at...
Veryl Norris Hopson 05/15/2021
Veryl Norris Hopson May 12, 2021 Date of Service: May 15, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Veryl Norris “Grandma” Hopson, 93, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in the Hermitage Health Center.  A native of Roan Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Bynum & China Church Norris. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Melbourne and Beryl Norris and two sisters: Glayds McCracken and Wanda Reeser. She was a graduate of Cloudland High School.  She operated Grandma’s Day Care for a number of years. Veryl was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.  She...
Mary Sue Hardy 05/15/2021
Mary Sue Hardy May 9, 2021 Date of Service: May 15, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Mary Sue Simpson Hardy, 74, Jonesborough passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late R.L. Simpson and Hazel Belle Glover Simpson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Elizabethton & Johnson City and the VFW in Elizabethton and Johnson City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Zella Mae Baird and Shirley Jean Perry and a brother: Jerry Lynn...
Kathleen J. Glover 05/13/2021
Kathleen J. Glover May 13, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Kathleen J. Glover, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on May 13th, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Clara Pierce Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Robert Glover, a Son Eric Sage Glover, a sister Yvonne Fowler, and two brothers Orville Lewis and Sturgill Lewis. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bob & Molly Glover. Six Grandchildren, Leslie Luttrell(Robert), Rob Glover(Carrie), Brian...
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