Obituaries

Obituaries

Feb 2015

Name Date of Service
Newell Duane Blevins 02/04/2015
  Newell Duane Blevins February 1, 2015 Date of Service: February 4, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Newell “Duane” Blevins, 42, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was the son of the late William Henry and Vada Elizabeth Humphrey Blevins and was born in Johnson City. Mr. Blevins was employed by Appalachian Christian Village and was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Karen Hughes Blevins, of the home; a step-son, Isaac...
Bonnie Williams 02/04/2015
  Bonnie Williams February 2, 2015 Date of Service: February 4, 2015 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mrs. Bonnie Hughes Williams, 94, of Kingsport, passed away on Monday February 2, 2015 at the Asbury Place of Kingsport. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Claudia Julian Hughes and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Williams, Sr.; a son, John Thomas Williams, Jr.; and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Williams was a retired school nurse with the Carter County School System. She was member of...
Milton M. Hayes Jr. 02/03/2015
  Milton M. Hayes, Jr. January 30, 2015 Date of Service: February 3, 2015 Interment Location: Laurels Section   On January 30, 2015, his precious Lord took his hand and took Milton M. Hayes, 80, of Elizabethton, home. He died at his residence following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Mae Humphreys Hayes and Milton Minton Hayes, Sr. and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dee Shephard and Melba Harrah; a brother, G.L. Hayes; a niece and a nephew. Mr. Hayes was a veteran...
Virginia D. Reynolds 02/02/2015
  Virginia D. Reynolds January 29, 2015 Date of Service: February 2, 2015 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Virginia Reynolds, age 96, of Springboro, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Hospice of Middletown, in Middletown, Ohio. Virginia was born in Johnson County, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Joel Ben and Nannie Wagner Dyer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ben Dyer; one sister, Edith Farthing; three half-brothers; and four half-sisters. Virginia had lived most of her life in Elizabethton, before moving to Ohio. She retired from North American...

Jan 2015

Name Date of Service
Vivian W. Hill 01/31/2015
  Vivian W. Hill January 28, 2015 Date of Service: January 31, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Vivian Wolfe Hill, 88, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Harlan, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Otis Kenley and Mary Jane Wolfe. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1975. Mrs. Hill was a graduate of Harlan High School and attended Elizabethton Business College. She was a retired accountant. She was employed by several Certified Public Accountants over the years. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Valley...
Mary K. Lewis 01/30/2015
  Mary K. Lewis January 26, 2015 Date of Service: January 30, 2015 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mary K. “Monk” Lewis, age 85, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mary was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Robert “Bo” and Tilda Ensor Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertie Milhorn and Lela Pearl Southerland; and two brothers, Elden Grindstaff and Lloyd Grindstaff. Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of Unaka High School and attended...
Peggy Shell Usuary 01/21/2015
  Peggy Shell Usuary January 18, 2015 Date of Service: January 21, 2015 Interment Location: Crown Section   Peggy Shell Usary, 73, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 in the Hermitage Health Center. She was born in Washington County to the late Ernest R. And Mary Edythe Pearman Shell and lived her entire life in Elizabethton. She was a 1960 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a retired LPN. Peggy was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter: Connie Louise Higgins, Johnson City. A Grandson: Michael Ray Walker,...
Patricia Elliott Roper 01/21/2015
  Patricia Elliott Roper January 15, 2015 Date of Service: January 21, 2015 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Hope   Patricia Elliott Roper, 75, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Vernon and Echo Grindstaff Elliott. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. Pat was a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. She was a UT Vol Fan. Survivors include a son: Wendall Roper. Four Grandchildren. Lekisha Roper, Brandon Roper, Jessica Frazier and Joshua Hardin. One Great Grandchild: Khloe Benfield. Her special friends: Ginger &...
Clyde R. Buckles 01/19/2015
  Clyde R. Buckles January 15, 2015 Date of Service: January 19, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Clyde R. Buckles, 78, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the Pine Ridge Care Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Porter and Lela Buckles. Mr. Buckles was a retired Press Operator at Inland Container. He was a member of East River Park Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Grace Williams and Irene Bowers and a brother: Charles Buckles....
Alice Sharp 01/19/2015
  Alice Sharp January 16, 2015 Date of Service: January 19, 2015 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Alice Sharp, age 89, of Broadmore Senior Living of Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Ms. Sharp was a native of Sullivan County, but had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was a daughter of the late James Kelley and Kate Fleming Sharp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Corinne Sharp and Fanny Belle Sharp Suggs. Ms....
Ruby E. Gregg 01/18/2015
  Ruby E. Gregg January 16, 2015 Date of Service: January 18, 2015 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Ruby Ellen Gregg, 68, 302 N. Lynn Avenue, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John Timbs and Jettie Potter. Ruby was retired from the Housekeeping department of Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was Non-Denominational. Survivors include Her fiancé: Larry Dean Willis. Two Daughters: Tammy Ollis and Husband Paul, Elizabethton and Rachel Fisher and husband Wayne, Johnson City. Two Grandchildren: Brittney Scott and husband Ben and Justin Fisher....
Terrence J. Blose 01/17/2015
  Terrence "T.J." Blose January 13, 2015 Date of Service: January 17, 2015 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Terrence “TJ” Blose, of Johnson City, TN, passed away January 13, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He is the son of Terry Blose and Cindy Adelgren Blose. TJ was a mechanic at a rock quarry. He attended Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church. TJ is preceded in death by: his maternal grand father, Gerald Adelgren; an aunt, Teresa Ryan; and paternal grandfather Richard Blose. Survivors include: his wife, Rita Blose; sons, Isaih Blose, Tyrell Blose, Draven Potter, and Raylan Blose all of...
Dr. Ben Allen Morrell, Sr. 01/17/2015
Ben Morrell January 14, 2015 Date of Service: January 17, 2015 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Dr. Ben Allen Morrell, Sr., age 67, of NHC Healthcare of Johnson City, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Mr. Morrell was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Howard James and Carrie Bernice Allen Morrell. Mr. Morrell was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, class of 1965, attended East Tennessee State University and graduated University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1971. He was a former employee of Allen Taylor Pharmacy and also worked...
Ray Markland 01/14/2015
  Ray Don Markland January 11, 2015 Date of Service: January 14, 2015 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ray Don Markland, Sr., 82, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital. He was the son of the late John and Connie Wilson Markland and was a native of Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Wilson, two brothers, Clarence and Carl Markland and his father and mother-in-law, Grant and Maude Bullock. Mr. Markland was a veteran of the United States Army...
Joyce E. Durkee 01/14/2015
  Joyce E. Durkee January 9, 2015 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace
Bill Wilkins 01/13/2015
  William "Bill" Wilkins January 10, 2015 Date of Service: January 13, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   William “Bill” Wilkins, well-known local sports figure and personality, died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Hillview Health Center, after an extended illness. His jovial personality and his hearty laughter will be missed by everyone who knew him. He came to Elizabethton as a professional baseball player with the Chicago Cubs in the late 1940’s and remained here the rest of his life. Bill grew up in Momence, Illinois outside Chicago, where he excelled in all high school sports. He then...
Reba Ross 01/11/2015
  Reba Ross January 8, 2015 Date of Service: January 11, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Reba C. Ross, age 85, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her residence, following an extended illness. Reba was a daughter of the late John B. and Winnie Cress Ornduff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. Mrs. Ross was born in Johnson County, Tennessee, but had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was a former employee of Iodent...
Beatrice Williams 01/11/2015
Beatrice Williams January 7, 2015 Date of Service: January 11, 2015 Interment Location: Crown Section   Beatrice Ruby Williams, 90, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2014 in the Pine Ridge Care Center. Mrs. Williams was born, July 27, 1924. She was a lifelong residence of Carter County. She was a daughter of the late Abraham B. and Mattie Stout. She was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. Mrs. Williams was a member of the First Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ollie Williams and sons; William J. Williams, Freddie...
Sarah Alice Whitney Hughes 01/10/2015
  Sarah Alice Whitney Hughes January 5, 2015 Date of Service: January 10, 2015 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Sarah Alice “Dolly” Whitney Hughes , age 88, of Johnson City, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Johnson City, following a brief illness. A lifelong native of Johnson City, she was a daughter of the late Walter Bruce and Emma Mae Copas Whitney. Dolly started her retail career in downtown Johnson City in 1945, however many will remember her from Massengills Specialty Shop where she worked from 1964 until 2009. Mrs. Hughes was known for...
Richard Steven Kyker 01/08/2015
  Richard Steven Kyker January 3, 2015 Date of Service: January 8, 2015 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Mr. Richard Steven “Stevie” Kyker, 62, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Carter County and was the son of the late Robert S. and Elsie Dugger Kyker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Stevie Kyker, II, his maternal grandparents, George and Alice Bailey and his paternal grandmother, Eva Kyker. Mr. Kyker...
Helen J. Whisner 01/07/2015
  Helen J. Whisner January 4, 2015 Date of Service: January 7, 2015 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Mrs. Helen Jenkins Whisner, 706 Poplar Street, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, January 4, 2015, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Helen was born August 24, 1929, in Appalachia, Virginia, and had lived most of her life in Carter County. She was employed before retirement in the Housekeeping Department at Johnson City Memorial Hospital. She also worked for some time at Hillview Health Center. Helen was a member of the Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to...
Bobby W. Laws 01/07/2015
  Bobby W. Laws January 2, 2015 Date of Service: January 7, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Bobby Warren Laws, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at the CLC Hospice Unit, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Haskell W. and Marie Blanche Seville Laws. The family moved to Butler, Tennessee when Bobby was six years old and lived most of his life in Carter County. Mr. Laws served in the United States Navy Seabee’s during World War II, after being discharged; he worked for the...
Linda Kay Garrison 01/06/2015
  Linda Kay Garrison January 2, 2015 Date of Service: January 6, 2015 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Mrs. Linda Kay Garrison, 70, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at her home following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Roy Eugene and Juanita Buck Davis and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Davis. Mrs. Garrison was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved to work in her flower garden, travel and go antiquing. She was a very active...
Joan L. Edmondson 01/06/2015
  Joan L. Edmondson January 3, 2015 Date of Service: January 6, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom    
William Albert Broome 01/05/2015
  William Albert Broome January 1, 2015 Date of Service: January 5, 2015 Interment Location: Laurels Section   William “Al” Broome, age 59, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Broome was the son of Billy P. Broome, Elizabethton and the late Margaret Waechter Broome. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents. Mr. Broome was a native of Washington County, Tennessee, but had lived in Carter County most of his life, except for having resided for approximately 10...
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