Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2014

Name Date of Service
Ida Taylor 05/27/2014
Ida Taylor May 23, 2014 Date of Service: May 27, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Ida Garland Taylor, 83, of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late M.D. and Vada Garland and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Coy Taylor Jr.; three sisters, Mae Garland, Hattie Estep and Mamie Celia; three brothers, Luther Garland, Frank Garland and Charlie Garland; five half brothers, Henry Garland, Archie Garland, Roby Garland, Raleigh Garland...
Stephen J. Barnaby 05/23/2014
Stephen J. Barnaby May 18, 2014 Date of Service: May 23, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   CMSGT Stephen Joseph Barnaby, USAF (Retired), age 63, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Barnaby was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, to the late Chester Arthur Barnaby Jr. and Lucille Teresa Jeffery Barnaby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Josephine Barnaby, on November 14, 2013. Mr. Barnaby retired from the United States Air Force after 28½ years of service and was currently employed with the United...
Samuel Clyde Sparks 05/23/2014
Samuel Clyde Sparks May 19, 2014 Date of Service: May 23, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Samuel Clyde Sparks, age 81, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Sparks was a native of Washington County, TN, and son of the late Estelle F. & Lillie Mashburn Sparks. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Brown and Dorothy Cole; and two brothers, Donald Sparks and David Mack Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Jonesborough. He was a Veteran of...
Paul Crowder 05/23/2014
Paul Crowder May 15, 2014 Interment Location: Masonic Section    
Hubert C. Lewis 05/23/2014
Hubert C. Lewis May 19, 2014 Date of Service: May 23, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Hubert C. Lewis, age 69, of 152 Green Valley Lane, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 19, 2014, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mr. Lewis was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Melvin Lewis Sr. and Goldia Carden Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Oliver Lewis, on September 24, 1992; and a brother, Melvin “Red’ Lewis Jr. Mr. Lewis was the owner and operator of H.C. Lewis Construction,...
Rita B. Holtsclaw 05/22/2014
Rita B. Holtsclaw May 19, 2014 Date of Service: May 22, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Rita Faye B. Holtsclaw, age 74, of Hampton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Elizabethton, TN, to the late Thomas R. and Birdie Barnett Bradshaw. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte White and her husband, Lewis; and a brother-in-law, Howell Rasnick. Mrs. Holtsclaw had worked at the Carter County Health Department and was a member of First Free Will...
Connie Tester 05/21/2014
Connie Tester May 18, 2014 Date of Service: May 21, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Connie Elaine Tester, 67, Erwin, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 in the Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness. She was a Carter County native. Connie was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her father: Wade Tester. Survivors include her mother: Alpha Joines Tester, Elizabethton. A Sister: Janie Tester, Elizabethton. Two Brothers: Terry Tester and wife Karen, Elizabethton and Ron Tester and Wife Bandy, Erwin. Four Nieces: Terri Tester and Jessica Houston and husband Tim, Elizabethton, Angela Smith and...
Charles William Estep 05/21/2014
Charles William "Bill" Estep May 17, 2014 Date of Service: May 21, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   “…no more suffering, no more pain…” Revelation 21:4 Charles William “Bill” Estep, 80, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at his home. Bill was the only child of the late Nancy Scott Estep Routh. He was raised in the West End area of Elizabethton where he met and married the love of his life, Lois Carden, who preceded him in death in 2005, after fifty-two years of marriage. Bill served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Chukawan from...
Norene E. Jenkins 05/18/2014
Norene E. Jenkins May 16, 2014 Date of Service: May 18, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Norene Williams Jenkins, age 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was born in Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Sexton and Jane Pritchard Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Henry Jenkins; a sister, Helen Sawyer; brothers, Charles “Bud” Williams, Harold Williams, James “Jim” Williams and Don Williams. She was a faithful member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church, since 1948, where she...
Henrietta Honeycutt 05/18/2014
Henrietta Honeycutt May 13, 2014 Date of Service: May 18, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer    
William Roger Vance 05/16/2014
William Roger Vance May 12, 2014 Date of Service: May 16, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   William Roger "Chigger" Vance, 68, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, in the Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Vance was born on January 17, 1946 in Elizabethton, Tennessee the son of the late William Henry Vance and Bessie M. Miller Vance. Mr. Vance was a former resident of Roan Mountain, Tennessee having attended Cloudland High School and a Vietnam Veteran 1966-1967 with the United States Army 53rd Signal Battalion. He received the following decorations, medals and citations; National Defense Service Medal,...
Bynam Payne 05/16/2014
Bynam Payne May 13, 2014 Date of Service: May 16, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Bynam Payne, age 71, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from Greystone Healthcare Center. Mr. Payne was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late Dana and Sarah Stansberry Payne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy A. Payne; two brothers and three sisters. Mr. Payne was retired from Mapes Piano String in Elizabethton. Survivors include a son, Terry Payne and wife Michelle, of Elizabethton; two granddaughters, Amber Payne...
Violet Barnett 05/15/2014
Violet Barnett May 12, 2014 Date of Service: May 15, 2014 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Violet “Coosie” Peters Barnett, age 68, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mrs. Barnett was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Webster and Dessie Garland Peters. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by six sisters, Francis Richardson, Rada Williams, Willie Mae Snodgrass, Betty Lou Pierce, Billie Jean Arnold, and Carolyn Hyder; and one brother, Conley “C.H.” Peters. Mrs. Barnett was...
Mary Roseanne Hornyak 05/14/2014
Mary Roseanne Hornyak May 11, 2014 Date of Service: May 14, 2014 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Mary Roseanne Hornyak, 68, 708 Pine Hill Road, Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a native of Atlanta, Georgia and was a daughter of the late Mary E. Woodall. Mrs. Hornyak was a homemaker and a member of the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Hornyak of the home; seven children, Lee Hornyak, David Hornyak and wife, Marisa, Lisa Vaughan and Anna...
Maggie A. Galliher 05/13/2014
Maggie A. Galliher May 8, 2014 Date of Service: May 13, 2014 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   Maggie A. Galliher, age 89, of Elizabethton, TN, our dear sweet mother, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in St. Petersburg, FL, due to complications from a fall in March. She was the daughter of the late Nick and Tishie Lewis, of Carter County, and in addition to her parents was preceded in death by her husband, Mack T. Galliher; three brothers; and two sisters. Those left behind to love and cherish her memory are daughters, Patsy Pierce, Elizabethton, Brenda...
Kenneth Ray McKinney 05/10/2014
Kenneth Ray McKinney May 6, 2014 Date of Service: May 10, 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 Kenneth Ray “Kenny” McKinney, 62, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Cynthiana, Ky., he was the son of the late Betty McKinney Bays and the stepson of the late Keith Bays. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna Mary McKinney and Russell...
Irene Rominger 05/10/2014
Irene Rominger May 7, 2014 Date of Service: May 10, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Irene Rominger, age 80, of Greeneville, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Rominger was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Montie O. and Pauline Dempsey White. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step mother, Kate Estep White, who raised her after the death of her mother; two brothers, William and James White; and a brother-in-law, Joe Rominger. Mrs. Rominger was a former...
Gerald "Pete" Collins 05/09/2014
Gerald "Pete" Collins May 7, 2014 Date of Service: May 9, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Gerald “Pete” Collins, age 75, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Collins was a native of Carter County and a son of the late O.B. and Anna Mae Guess Collins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Eric Lee Collins, on January 13, 1985; and a brother, Richard J. Collins. Mr. Collins was a business agent for Watauga Rayon Workers,...
Charles Richardson 05/05/2014
Charles Richardson May 2, 2014 Date of Service: May 5, 2014 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Charles I. Richardson, of Elizabethton, TN, passed quietly at home on the 2nd of May, 2014. He was born in the Stoney Creek area of Carter County, TN, on the 21st of May 1916 to Rev. James A. Richardson and Melvinia Osborne Richardson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers: Opal, Wayne, Argil and James Ivan. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He underwent basic training in San Diego and...
Jackie Lynn Love 05/04/2014
Jackie Lynn Love May 1, 2014 Date of Service: May 4, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace    
Michael Hughes 05/01/2014
Michael Hughes April 24, 2014 Date of Service: May 1, 2014 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mr. Michael Hughes, age 46, of Watauga, TN passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence. A native of Johnson City, TN he was the son of Imogene Holder Hughes, of Watauga and the late Charles Lowell Hughes. Mr. Hughes was Director of the Watauga River Regional Authority. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Environmental Health. Michael loved to read books; enjoyed camping, fishing and outdoor activities. In addition...
Mamie Crowe Davenport 05/01/2014
Mamie Crowe Davenport April 29, 2014 Date of Service: May 1, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mamie Crowe Davenport, Johnson City, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born August 29, 1918, in Carter County to the late Oscar and Josie Phine Barnett Crowe. She was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Davenport; Two sisters, Eleanor Crowe Campbell and Hattie Crowe Estep; Two brothers, Roy Crowe and Robert “Rob” Crowe; One son-in-law, Roy Ingram; and a special friend, Charlotte Hartley, of...

Apr 2014

Name Date of Service
William "Billy" Hale 04/28/2014
William "Billy" Hale April 25, 2014 Date of Service: April 28, 2014 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   William R. “Billy” Hale, 58, Gray, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of Grace H. Fleenor and the late William E. Hale. Billy was a loving husband and father. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Billy attended Redeemer Community Church and was involved in many children’s ministries, the United Emmaus Community, Kairos Prison Ministry and was a bold witness for God. He was also a member...
Rhonda Gail Winters 04/25/2014
Rhonda Gail Winters April 21, 2014 Date of Service: April 25, 2014 Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Proverbs 31: 10 ~ “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Rhonda ~ “A Rose ~ A Fragrant Life.” Rhonda Gail Winters, 65, of Elizabethton, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence, but was so ready to meet her Savior. Rhonda was born in Carter County to the late Theodore and Frances O’Quinn Ray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special sister-in-law and friend,...
Dorothy Mae Markland 04/25/2014
Dorothy Mae Peoples Markland April 19, 2014 Date of Service: April 25, 2014 Interment Location: Crown Section   Dorothy Mae Peoples Markland, 88, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the residence of her daughter & son-in-law: Carola & Gary Walker, Newark, Ohio. The body will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral and burial. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.
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