Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2022

Name Date of Service
Steven William Bjur 01/03/2022
Steven William Bjur December 26, 2021 Date of Service: January 3, 2022 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Steven William Bjur of Bristol, Tennessee, was born on November 13, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, first born child of Robert Gustaf William Bjur and Shirley Carlene Jacobson Bjur. He went to be with his Saviour and Lord in Heaven on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the age of 72. Steve received Christ as his Saviour in his early childhood. In 1971 he graduated from Shelton College in Cape May, New Jersey with a BA Degree in Bible. He then graduated with a M.Div....
John Thomas Reynolds 01/03/2022
John Thomas Reynolds December 28, 2021 Date of Service: January 3, 2022 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   John Thomas Reynolds, age 72, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at his residence. John was born in Elizabethton to the late James Lynn Reynolds and Maxine Goodwin Reynolds. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Reynolds and William “Bill” Reynolds. John retired from Summers-Taylor Paving where he drove an asphalt truck. He as a United States Army veteran having serviced in the 1st Calvary in the Vietnam War. John always...

Dec 2021

Name Date of Service
Teresa D. Norris 12/31/2021
Teresa D. Norris December 27, 2021 Date of Service: December 31, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Devotion   Teresa Dell Peeks Norris, 65, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at her residence. She was born August 25, 1956 in Boone, North Carolina to the late David & Mattie McConnell Peeks. Teresa was a 1974 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was self employed at Credit Collection Company. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and playing cards with her sisters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
David Richard Neil 12/31/2021
David Richard Neil December 25, 2021 Date of Service: December 31, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   David Richard Neil went home to be with Jesus on December 25, 2021 at 74 years of age. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Harold and Madelaine Neil. He was preceded in death by both his parents and grandparents, Alfred and Lydia Gebauer and Wes and Louise Neil. A graduate of Western Michigan University, for most of his adult life he was a window and door salesman. He was married to Teri Stout Neil and...
Ted M. Pate 12/30/2021
Ted M. Pate December 26, 2021 Date of Service: December 30, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Mr. Ted Mack Pate, 72, of Johnson City, went on to his eternal home on Sunday, December 26, 2021, in the Johnson City Medical Center after several intense bouts with cancer. He was the son of the late Beryl Grant “BG” and Ida Mae Stephens Pate. Ted graduated from Happy Valley High School in 1967 and was the senior class President. He attended East Tennessee State University. He was a builder/contractor. He worked in various capacities from a skilled laborer to a...
Lewis Edwin Gass 12/28/2021
Lewis Edwin Gass December 12, 2021 Date of Service: December 28, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Lewis E. Gass, 78, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, December 12, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a brief illness. Lewis was born on February 19, 1943, in Greeneville, Tennessee, to the late Charles Hardin Gass and Hazel Casteel Gass. He was one of twelve children. He received his elementary and secondary education in Elizabethton. An outstanding athlete in football and basketball at Elizabethton High School, Lewis was selected for the Johnson City Press-Chronicle All Big Seven Football Conference and Journal-Coaches All...
Ginger Kyte Dinsmore 12/24/2021
Ginger Kyte Dinsmore December 22, 2021 Date of Service: December 24, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Ginger Kyte Loudy Dinsmore, 85, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 under Caris Hospice Care at Brookdale Assisted Living, where she had resided since 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Preston Kyte and her second husband, B.C. Dinsmore. Survivors include two children, Beth (Bill) Shumaker and John (Erika) Loudy, all of Bristol; one sister, Kathy Fleenor of Kingsport, TN and a very special adopted member of the family and caregiver, LeAnn Tiller. Ginger grew up in Carter County,...
Debra Anne Hathaway 12/23/2021
Debra Anne Hathaway December 14, 2021 Date of Service: December 23, 2021 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Debra Anne Hathaway, of Houston, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 after a lengthy illness. She was a 1971 graduate of Elizabethton High School where she was Queen of Betsy her senior year. She was born in Newport News, VA but was raised in Elizabethton, TN. She worked as a beautician. Debra loved going to the beach, her animals and cared for many over the years. Debra will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Grace...
Shirley Gentry 12/22/2021
Shirley Gentry December 19, 2021 Date of Service: December 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Shirley Wagner Gentry, age 89, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord and her family on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. Shirley was born in Elizabethton to the late Joe and Amy Devenberg Wagner. In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Hal Gentry; a sister, Lavonne Slagle; two brothers, Wesley Wandell and Fred “Steve” Wandell; and two grandchildren, Kevin Cochran and Jason Sutphin. Shirley was a...
Bobbie Jewel Eller 12/22/2021
Bobbie Jewel Eller December 18, 2021 Date of Service: December 22, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Bobbie (Jewel) Burns Eller, 87, died in her home on December 18, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1934 in Gallatin, TN, the daughter of Herman & Myrtle Burns who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death, her husband, Jack Eller, special companion, Roy Fleming, her sisters Georgie Withers, Mary Neal Fleming and her brother John Burns. She was a wonderful wife, grandmother, mother, and sister. She lived a full warm life filled with joy spent putting her...
Kenneth Wayne Emmert 12/18/2021
Kenneth Wayne Emmert December 11, 2021 Date of Service: December 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Kenneth Wayne Emmert, 83, Johnson City, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Ken was born in Carter County to the late Joseph and Dimple Hopkins Emmert. Ken proudly served in the US Air Force for four years. Ken worked as a boiler operator for the power plant at ETSU and retired from North American Rayon after 31 years. He was a member of the Dasheill Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. In addition to his parents, Ken was...
Artie Bell Cole 12/18/2021
Artie Bell Cole December 15, 2021 Date of Service: December 18, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Artie “Bell” Cole, age 98, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away peacefully following an extended illness on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Life Care of Elizabethton. Artie Bell was born in Avery County, North Carolina on March 13, 1923 to the late Henry and Bertha Thompson McKee. In addition to her parents, Artie Bell was also preceded in death by her husband, Sirgus Cole; two sons, Tommy Cole and James H. Cole; two sisters, Ruby Holtsclaw and Grace Calhoun; and three brothers, Donald...
Pauline Jones 12/17/2021
Pauline Jones December 11, 2021 Date of Service: December 17, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Pauline Joyce Jones, age 82, of Johnson City, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, TN. Joyce was born in Elizabethton, TN, to the late Henry Roberts and Luna Ingram Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fred Jones; two brothers, Clarence Arnold Roberts and Herman Ray Roberts; and one sister, Addie Mae Dooley. Joyce retired from the VA Medical Center. She was...
Martha Chambers Cady 12/16/2021
Martha Chambers Cady December 9, 2021 Date of Service: December 16, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Martha (Chambers) Cady, age 84, of Elizabethton, died peacefully on December 9, 2021 at Hermitage Health Center. She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Bonnie (Birchfield) Chambers, born and raised in Carter County. She lived for many years in Flint, Michigan, and the last 27 years in her native Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: brother, JB Chambers; and sisters, Eva Tolley and Volena Woodby. Those surviving include her three sons: Harold Rex and his...
Alice Rowan Smith Sisk 12/15/2021
Alice Rowan Smith Sisk December 11, 2021 Date of Service: December 15, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Alice Rowan Smith Sisk, 95, passed from this life to be eternally with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 11, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, with her family by her side. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Johnson City. Alice loved reading her Bible where she found the Peace that ruled her loving and caring life. Alice was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee on December 8, 1926. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.O. and Eula...
Brenda Perry 12/14/2021
Brenda Perry December 10, 2021 Date of Service: December 14, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Brenda K. Perry of Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 10th after a brief fight with cancer. She was born April 15, 1946 to Velma Clemons Hatley and Walter Brown Hatley in Carter County, TN. She graduated from Hampton High School and retired from Wal-Mart after 32 years of service. Brenda was a member of New Liberty FWB Church. She had a feisty spirit and loved her family and friends with all her heart. Brenda was preceded in...
Nancy "Brenda" Kyte Lynn 12/10/2021
Nancy "Brenda" Kyte Lynn December 4, 2021 Date of Service: December 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Nancy "Brenda" Kyte Lynn, 79, of Jonesborough, TN left this earthly world unexpectedly and was embraced in the arms of Jesus, December 4, 2021. Brenda was loving, kind, patient, gentle, a true Proverbs 31 lady. She was a friend and loved by many that knew her and she showed love and kindness in return. Brenda was a strong Christian who never wavered in her faith. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Jonesborough, TN where she was active in Sunday...
Nadine Collins 12/09/2021
Nadine Collins December 6, 2021 Date of Service: December 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Nadine Collins, age 88, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with Lord on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Nadine was born in Wise County, Virginia to the late Hiram and Laura Stidham Standifer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Collins. Nadine was the last of eleven siblings. Nadine worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. She...
Lisa Parker 12/09/2021
Lisa Parker December 3, 2021 Date of Service: December 9, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Lisa Parker of Seymour, TN passed away on Friday, December 3rd at University of Tennessee Medical Center at the age of 62. She was in no pain and held by her husband of 38 years, Michael Parker. Lisa was born in Elizabethtown, TN on April 30th, 1959 to Kenneth and Bettye Jo Davis. She attended Sullivan East High School and the University of Tennessee. She was retired from Walgreens where she worked for over 25 years. Lisa was a loving daughter, wife, mother,...
Peggy Jo Carriger 12/06/2021
Peggy Jo Carriger December 1, 2021 Date of Service: December 6, 2021 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Peggy Jo Carriger, 91, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at her home. She was born in Johnson City, Tenn., to the late Tom Carriger and Pearl Collins Carriger. In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Tom “Mac” McDonald Carriger and wife Cathryn; long-time partner and the love of her life, Alan Lee Hubatka; a nephew, Tom F. Carriger; a niece, Marilyn Carriger; and a special cousin as well as close friend,...
Kenneth McQueen 12/04/2021
Kenneth McQueen December 1, 2021 Date of Service: December 4, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Kenneth Raye McQueen, age 66, passed away on December 1, 2021 at his home. Kenneth was born on September 13, 1955 to the late Bradford and Lillie McQueen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Archie James Garland Jr., Richard Lynn Garland and nephew, B.J. Snyder. Kenny was a huge sports fan and always cheered for the Tennessee Vols. He loved joking around with people and always had a good time. He was always friendly to everyone he...
Earl Hampton 12/04/2021
Earl Hampton November 29, 2021 Date of Service: December 4, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Earl Hampton, age 90, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Earl was born in Carter County to the late Leonard Benjamin Hampton and Mary Nave Hampton. In addition to his parents, Earl was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Glenda Williams Hampton; three sisters, Ethel Hampton, Ella Mae Miller and Orlia Harrison; and five brothers, Samuel Hampton, Paul Hampton, Ray Hampton, Roy Hampton and Johnny Hampton; and a...
Ann Hampton 12/03/2021
Ann Hampton November 27, 2021 Date of Service: December 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Ann Hampton, age 80, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Hillview Health Care Center. Ann was born in Elizabethton to the late Fred S. and Elizabeth Gillespie Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Freddy Moore. Ann retired as an Executive Director of the Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education, with 24 years of service to the State. Prior to that she worked for several...
Robert Donald Grant 12/01/2021
Robert Donald Grant November 20, 2021 Date of Service: December 1, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. ~ II Timothy 4:7-8 Robert Donald Grant, 88, affectionately known by many as “Bud”, “Pud” and “Bob”, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 20th, surrounded by his...

Nov 2021

Name Date of Service
James E. Wise 11/29/2021
James E. Wise November 23, 2021 Date of Service: November 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   James E. Wise, Sr., 91, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital due to congestive heart failure. James was born in Johnson City to the late John Bascom and Ruby Lamons Wise. James was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from the VA after 20 years as a pipefitter. He was an avid Indian, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider and rode up until last year. He enjoyed wood working and often...
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