Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2015

Name Date of Service
Betty J. McFarland 01/03/2015
  Betty J. McFarland December 30, 2014 Date of Service: January 3, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Betty Jean McFarland, age 68, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at her residence. Betty was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Shannon and Helen Phillips Richmond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Gillespie and Joann Avery; and two brothers, Sonny Richmond and Shannon Richmond, Jr. Mrs. McFarland was retired from Snap-On Tools as an inspector. She was a member of Phillippi Baptist Church and...
Walter Brownlow Slagle III 01/02/2015
  Walter Brownlow Slagle III December 21, 2014 Date of Service: January 2, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Walter Brownlow Slagle III, 41, Johnson City passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Washington County. He had lived a number of years in Middle Tennessee before returning to East Tennessee. He was a graduate of Paige High School, Franklin, Tennessee. He was a Tool and Dye Sitter. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather, Kyle Williams, and his Paternal Grandparents: Walter Brownlow...
Carl V. Hicks 01/02/2015
  Carl V. Hicks December 31, 2014 Date of Service: January 2, 2015 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Carl Hicks, age 96, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Carl was a native of Carter County and the son of the late John H. and Millie Hardin Hicks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers. Mr. Hicks was retired from North American Rayon after 42 years of service. He was the oldest active member of Doe River Baptist Church and was a life member of...

Dec 2014

Name Date of Service
Nancy G. Stevens 12/31/2014
  Nancy G. Stevens December 27, 2014 Date of Service: December 31, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Nancy Grindstaff Stevens, 67, Johnson City, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Mitchell County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Edd Grindstaff & Verna Garland Grindstaff Burleson. She had lived most of her life in Tennessee. She was a 1965 graduate of Science Hill High School and had an associate degree from Northeast State Community College. She retired from Levi-Strauss after 25 years of service. After retirement...
Otis Carl McNeil 12/30/2014
  Otis Carl McNeil December 27, 2014 Date of Service: December 30, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom    
Mary Lynn Van Huss 12/30/2014
  Mary Lynn Van Huss December 23, 2014 Date of Service: December 30, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Mary Lynn Cannon Van Huss, born June 13, 1923 in New Castle, IN to Blaine and Lucy Cannon, passed peacefully with her daughter and son-in-law by her bedside on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Mary Lynn was baptized and received Christ as her savior at an early age, and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Elizabethton, TN. Mary Lynn was a very elegant, kind and simple southern lady whose blue eyes sparkled each time you saw her. Her...
Charles E. Lipford 12/30/2014
  Charles E. Lipford December 26, 2014 Date of Service: December 30, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. Charles E. Lipford, 86, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Jesse and Gladys Collins Lipford and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Nora Grace Heaton Lipford on November 8, 2008; and a sister, Jo Lipford Smith. Mr. Lipford was a graduate of Hampton High...
Emily Stone Abbott 12/28/2014
  Emily Stone Abbott December 22, 2014 Date of Service: December 28, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Emily Revonda “Bonnie” Stone-Abbott, a southern “lady”, mother, family reader/speller, biscuit-cornbread and soup bean maker, died during the winter solstice, December 22, 2014. Born in War, West Virginia in 1923, the 7th of 9 children of Annie Cordella Gentry (1896-1968) and Clyde B. Stone (1894-1934), she made her way to the southern Appalachians where she worked in one of the first movie theaters in Elizabethton with her sister and longest friend, Frances Stone-Corbett. After graduating from high school in...
Oklee N. Hardin 12/27/2014
  Oklee N. Hardin December 25, 2014 Date of Service: December 27, 2014 Interment Location:   Oklee W. Hardin, 89, Elizabethton, passed away at Pine Ridge Care Center on December 25, 2014. She was born in Wise County, Virginia to Walter & Cora Taylor Nichols who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by husband, Warren Hardin and sister, Evelyn Souder. Oklee worked for 42 years at North American Rayon Company, and retired from there. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by Anthony Lynn Hardin, son and his wife Janelle, Elizabethton,...
Charles Norman Taylor 12/27/2014
  Charles Norman Taylor December 22, 2014 Date of Service: December 27, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Charles Norman “Doc” Taylor, 75, Jonesborough, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at his residence. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Herbert & Lena Peters Taylor. He was a 1957 graduate of Unaka High School and attended East Tennessee State University. Norman had served in the United States Army. He was a retired employee of Great Lakes and also had worked at Food City and Elizabethton School System. Norman was a former Carter...
Rhoda Frances Reeme 12/26/2014
  Rhoda Frances Reeme December 23, 2014 Date of Service: December 26, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mrs. Rhoda Frances Townsend Reeme, age 91, of the Powder Branch Community of Carter County went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Robert and Josie Irene Campbell Townsend. Mrs. Reeme worked at the Bemberg Corporation and then at Tri-State Containers for seventeen years. She next to the oldest living member of Oak...
Kathy Sams 12/20/2014
  Kathy Sams December 18, 2014 Date of Service: December 20, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Kathy Hoss Sams, 62, of Kingsport, left the sorrows of the earth and was welcomed by the joy of the Lord on Thursday, December 18, 2014. She was the daughter of Carmaleta Breeden Hoss and the late Carl Hoss. Kathy loved to garden and canning and was a huge Elvis and Ben Portsmouth fan. She was a member of Christ Fellowship Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, B.C. Hoss. She is survived by her...
Irene Ayers Roberson 12/20/2014
  Irene Ayers Roberson December 17, 2014 Date of Service: December 21, 2014 Interment Location: Southview Section   Irene Ayers Roberson, 95, Elizabethton passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the residence of her daughter. A native of Yancey County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late C.C. & Julia Webb Ayers. She had lived in Tennessee for a number of years. She was a graduate of Claremont High School in Green Mountain, NC... She was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Her Ministry in life was helping other people. She enjoyed reading. She was a...
Bernice Marie Chestnut 12/20/2014
  Bernice Marie Chestnut December 17, 2014 Date of Service: December 20, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Bernice Marie Chestnut, age 82, of Pine Ridge Care & Rehab Center of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Chestnut was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dana and Vertie L. Taylor Hardin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Chestnut in 1994; and one brother. Mrs. Chestnut was a graduate of...
Herbert Hoover Crowe 12/19/2014
  Herbert Hoover Crowe December 16, 2014 Date of Service: December 19, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Herbert Hoover Crowe, age 85, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Crowe was a native of Carter County and the son of the late John Henry and Bessie Mae Perry Crowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Margaret Broyles Crowe; and a son, Harold Dean Crowe. Mr. Crowe had worked as a cook and was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. He was a member of...
Opal Thornton Mottern 12/18/2014
  Opal Thornton Mottern December 13, 2014 Date of Service: December 18, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mrs. Opal T. Mottern, age 96, Pine Oaks Assisted Living, Johnson City, TN passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. A native of Cocke County, TN she was the daughter of the late Nick and Theresa Lewis Thornton. Mrs. Mottern was a beautician for over forty years. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where she loved to sing in church and was a member of the choir when she was able to attend. In addition...
Dorothy Chambers 12/17/2014
  Dorothy Chambers December 15, 2014 Date of Service: December 17, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Ms. Dorothy Chambers, 83, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Henry William and Callie Deloach Chambers and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. She was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church and was a retired waitress from Tasty Freeze. Ms. Chambers is survived by a sister, Ruby...
Robert E. Edwards 12/16/2014
  Robert E. Edwards December 12, 2014 Date of Service: December 16, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Robert E. “Gene” Edwards, 85, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Stewart and Faye Collins Edwards. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and also the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement he worked at North American Rayon Corporation and Yeager Construction Co at Tennessee Eastman. For a period of time he taught Welding with the Adult Vocational...
Barbara L. Wilson 12/16/2014
  Barbara L. Wilson December 13, 2014 Date of Service: December 16, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Barbara Lee Wilson, age 62, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. She was a daughter of Mary Evelyn Wilson Sargent, Elizabethton and the late Richard Lee Sargent and was born in Carter County. Mrs. Wilson was a retired LPN and worked at several area hospitals during her life. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and a member of...
Shirley Ann Franklin 12/13/2014
  Shirley Ann Franklin December 11, 2014 Date of Service: December 13, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Shirley Ann Harmon Franklin, 68, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 11, 2014, at her residence. She was an Avery County, North Carolina, native and had lived in Carter County for several years. She was a Homemaker. Shirley was preceded in death by her father: John W. Harmon. She was a member of the Newland Church of Jesus Christ, Newland, North Carolina, but had attended the Valley Forge Christian Church for several years. Survivors include her husband...
Mary Edna D'Andelet 12/10/2014
  Mary Edna D'Andelet December 7, 2014 Date of Service: December 10, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mary Edna D’Andelet, age 96, of Elizabethton, joined our dear Father in eternal life on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Pine Ridge Care & Rehab Center. Mrs. D’Andelet was born in Johnson County, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Herman and Fina Stout Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. D’Andelet; two sisters, Zola Shankle and Edith Elizondo; two nephews, Benny Shankle and Fredrick Herman Elizondo. Mrs. D’Andelet retired as a teacher in...
Kimberlee Ann Davis 12/10/2014
  Kimberlee Ann Davis December 7, 2014 Date of Service: December 10, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Kimberlee Ann Davis, age 59, of Knoxville, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Ms. Davis was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the Bettye Jones Davis, of Bluff City, Tennessee and the late Kenneth Davis, Sr. Ms. Davis was employed as a proposal counselor at Synergy Solutions in Knoxville. She was of the Baptist faith and loved animals. Survivors in addition to her mother, include a sister, Lisa...
Emma Jane Isaacs 12/10/2014
Emma Jane Glass Isaacs December 7, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mrs. Jane Glass Isaacs, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Vernon & Amanda Bible Glass. She was a 1949 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Mrs. Isaacs was a retired office manager at Cox & Rich Wholesale and also worked at Suzie’s Shoes. She was a member of First Christian Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her...
Lula "Maude" Sisk 12/06/2014
  Lula "Maude" Sisk December 4, 2014 Date of Service: December 6, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Lula “Maude” Sisk passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014. She was a loving wife, mom, meme and friend. She especially enjoyed her great-grandchildren who loved her dearly. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and gardening. She was a long time employee of Smithdeal’s Supermarket. She was a faithful and active member of First Christian Church for over sixty years. She loved her Church family especially the ladies in her Circle and Sunday School Class. She enjoyed giving and getting hugs. She...
Clyde A. Fuller 12/03/2014
  Clyde A. Fuller November 29, 2014 Date of Service: December 3, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: II Timothy 4:7 SMSGT Clyde A. Fuller, United States Air Force, (Ret), 78, of Hampton, where he made his home for the last thirty-three years, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Honaker, VA and was a son of the late Marion and Dora Brown Fuller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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