Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2021

Name Date of Service
Florence Inez Nave Tucker 05/13/2021
Florence Inez Nave Tucker March 26, 2021 Date of Service: May 13, 2021 Interment Location:  Mausoleum of Hope   Florence Inez Nave Tucker, 95, formerly of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Plano, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Red William and Julia Goodwin Nave and was born in Johnson County, Tennessee (old Butler). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lucien Garrison; second husband, Richard "Fred" Tucker Sr.; five brothers, Luther, Stanford "Peg," Carl, Robert, Red W. Jr., and Harry Nave; and one sister, Anna Lou...
Mary C. Whisnant 05/09/2021
Mary C. Whisnant May 5, 2021 Date of Service: May 9, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mary Charlotte Whisnant, age 91, of Hampton, TN passed away Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late James and Maggie Ellen Nave. Charlotte was a active member of Eastside Baptist Church and loved to sing in her church choir. Charlotte enjoyed cooking, canning and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carmon Whisnant; a son, Terry Allen Whisnant and two brothers, W.J. Nave and Dennis Nave....
Gladys Marie Trout Vance 05/08/2021
Gladys Marie Trout Vance April 30, 2021 Date of Service: May 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Gladys Marie Trout Vance, age 87, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 30, 2021 form the Johnson City Medical Center. Gladys was born in Germantown, Maryland to the late Henry Thomas Trout and Beulah Moyer Trout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Vance; her son, Randy Vance; three brothers; and five sisters. Gladys was a wonderful homemaker and was a member of Lower Shell Creek Christian...
Dorothy Lowe Peters 05/08/2021
Dorothy Lowe Peters May 4, 2021 Date of Service: May 8, 2021 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Dorothy Lowe Peters, 92, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness. She was born February 3, 1929 in Johnson County, to the late William A. & Doxie Fritts Lowe. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton. Dorothy retired from Watson’s Department Store, prior to that she was employed at Parks-Belk and Burgie Drug Store. She was the last Charter Member of Unaka Baptist Church. where she sang in the Choir for several years....
Robert Fleming III 05/04/2021
Robert Fleming III April 24, 2021 Date of Service: May 4, 2021 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Robert Andrew Fleming, III, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Rob was born and raised in New Orleans to Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fleming, Jr. He was an avid football/sports fan and participant over the years and especially loved the New Orleans Saints and Alabama Crimson Tide. He had a cute sense of humor and a unique laugh and everyone who met him loved him. Rob was family oriented and also adored the many pets he owned. He graduated from...
Joe Byrd 05/04/2021
Joe Byrd April 30, 2021 Date of Service: May 4, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Joe Byrd, age 88 of Athens, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at Dominion Senior Living of Athens. A native of Erwin Tn and a resident of Athens for the past 12 years, he was the son of the late George and Julia Byrd. He was retired from Raytheon and served in the Korean War with the US Army. He was a Big Orange fan, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan...
Paul Hagie 05/03/2021
Paul Hagie April 28, 2021 Date of Service: May 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Paul Hagie, 76, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Elk Park, NC and was the son of the late Roy and Mina Hicks Hagie. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Stewart Hagie, in January of 2021. Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, earning the Army Commendation Medal. Those left to cherish Paul’s memory include his...
Delano James Carroll 05/03/2021
Delano "Del" James Carroll April 14, 2021 Date of Service: May 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Delano “Del” James Carroll, age 78 of Gray, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a son of the late Sturm and Lillie Hardwick Carroll, born to them on January 20, 1943 in Appalachia, Virginia, his hometown which he loved and was so proud of. Del was a loving man who loved God and his family. He was the former owner and operator of Antique Village in Johnson City for 15 years. He was...
George A. Ritchie 05/02/2021
George A. Ritchie April 27, 2021 Date of Service: May 2, 2021 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   George A. Ritchie, age 84, Unicoi, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late John K. and Hattie Love Ritchie. George was born and raised in Stoney Creek but had lived in Unicoi most of his life. He was a 1955 graduate of Unaka High School where he played basketball and was known as Mr. Unaka or Hopper. He also attended Milligan College where he was the high jump champion. George...
Donald Puckett 05/01/2021
Donald Puckett April 27, 2021 Date of Service: May 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   On April 27th, Donald Puckett entered rest into heaven he was born February 11, 1961 he was the son of the late Bill and Helen Puckett. Donald had 3 children Ashley Harding & husband (Michael), DJ Puckett &girlfriend (Jessica Smithpeters,) Brittany Tackett & husband (Anthony)  His children's mother Brenda Presnell also 5 Grandsons whom he cherished spending time with Logan Harding, Jordan Tackett, Anthony "AA" Tackett, Aidan Tackett, Josiah Smithpeters. Donald had 2 sisters and 2 brothers left to cherish his memories Twin brother Ronald...

Apr 2021

Name Date of Service
Harry Houston White 04/30/2021
Harry Houston White April 26, 2021 Date of Service: April 30, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Harry Houston "Bud" White of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on April 26, 2021 in Buford, Georgia. Harry was a native of Carter County. His parents were Dan and Ollie White of Stoney Creek. He graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1948, and entered the U.S. Air Force where he served as a flight radio operator during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and became a telecommunications engineer. He married Jean (Barnes) White, also of Elizabethton, and spent most...
Ora Lee Bateman 04/29/2021
Ora Lee Bateman April 23, 2021 Date of Service: April 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Ora Lee Bateman, age 98, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ora was born in Elizabethton, TN on March 15, 1923 to Sally and Elmer Richardson. She retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Bateman, her sisters Nina Eller, Lena White and her brother Bill Richardson She is survived by her son Ted Bateman and daughter-in-law Diana, her grandson...
Lisa Davis 04/29/2021
Lisa Davis April 23, 2021 Date of Service: April 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Lisa Davis, age 58, of Hampton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Lisa was born in Carter County to the late Jerry and Ruth Davis Williams. Lisa retired as a Headstart Assistant at Hampton Elementary. She loved watching “The Golden Girls”, loved her family, especially her granddaughter and never knew a stranger. Lisa will be missed by all the lives she touched. Those left to cherish Lisa’s wonderful memories include her...
Ed Whitehead 04/29/2021
Ed Whitehead April 25, 2021 Date of Service: April 29, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Ed Whitehead, 90. Johnson City, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Hillview Health Center. He was born December 24, 1930, in Hampton to the late Henry & Lucy Morton Whitehead. He was a 1949 graduate of Hampton High School. Ed served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver. He formerly worked at ETWNC and Jones Truck Line. He loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church where he was...
Sharon Dawn Hill 04/25/2021
Sharon Dawn Hill April 20, 2021 Date of Service: April 25, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Sharon Dawn Hill, age 44, of Elizabethton, Tennessee gained her Angel wings on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Sharon was born in Bristol, Tennessee to Mike Baird and Sharon Larimer Wilder. She was preceded in death by her grandma and grandpa Larimer and an aunt, Cheryl Baird. Sharon was a loving, brave and strong young woman who never knew a stranger. She was the sweetest and most caring mom to her kids and did everything in her power to give them a good life. Sharon...
Joan Sawyer 04/19/2021
Joan Sawyer April 13, 2021 Date of Service: April 19, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Ms. Joan Hardin Sawyer age 86, of Brookhaven, GA passed away on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday April 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Lincoln Cemetery Chapel, 2275 Joseph E. Boone NW, Atlanta, GA with entombment to follow in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Elizabethton, TN. Dr. Herbert Bridgewater will officiate the service. Joan was born on November 11, 1934 to the late Clay Hardin Sr. and Sophia Oliver...
Charles J. Sluder 04/18/2021
Charles J. Sluder April 15, 2021 Date of Service: April 18, 2021 Inurnment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith   Charles Joseph Sluder, age 63, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. The family of Mr. Charles Joseph Sluder is in the care of Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
Alfred E. King 04/17/2021
Alfred "Al" E. King April 13, 2021 Date of Service: April 17, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Alfred “Al” E. King, 88, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was born in Avery County, NC and was the son of the late Clifford and Laura Wilson King. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his son Chris King, his brothers Ray and Ralph King; and his sisters Evie Hughes, Ava Hughes, and Nellie Faye Hoilman. Those left to cherish Al’s memory include his loving wife of 66 years,...
John W. Vannoy Jr. 04/12/2021
John W. Vannoy, Jr. April 8, 2021 Date of Service: April 12, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   John W. Vannoy, Jr., age 91, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from his residence. John was born in Johnson County, Tennessee to the late John William Vannoy, Sr. and Etta Harmon Vannoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Dean Vannoy; his second wife, Helen Johnson Vannoy; a son, Kyle Vannoy; one brother, Fred Vannoy; and three sisters, Helen Fritts, Nell Tolbert and Chloe...
Laura Betty Crowe Berry 04/11/2021
Laura "Betty" Crowe Berry April 8, 2021 Date of Service: April 11, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Gethsemane   Laura "Betty" Crowe Berry, age 81, of Johnson City, TN passed away from a brief illness at the Johnson City Medical Center on April 8, 2021. Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Crowe and Vera Mottern Crowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Crowe Skinner and June Crowe Young Fleming, and one brother Norman Crowe. Betty graduated from Happy Valley High School in 1957 and married Hugh B. Berry the same...
Emma Jean Johnson 04/10/2021
Emma Jean Johnson March 27, 2021 Date of Service: April 10, 2021 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Emma Jean Johnson, passed away Saturday March 27th in Jacksonville, Florida. Known as Jean to her friends and family, Emma Jean was born to Edna and Howard Smith, on October 30th 1936 in Richmond Virginia. Jean attended school at Elizabethton High, and later East Tennessee State where she earned an AA. She married her high school beau Nicky LeRoy Johnson in 1956 and they had two children, who traveled the country with her in the years Nicky was deployed with the Navy. Eventually settling...
Carol Ann Church Howard 04/09/2021
Carol Ann Church Howard April 5, 2021 Date of Service: April 9, 2021 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Mrs. Carol Ann Church Howard, 78, of Concord, North Carolina went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 5. 2021, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Howard was born June 14, 1942 in Hampton, TN. She was a daughter of the late Cline Church and Dollie Morton Church. She was a member of Miami Baptist Church. Mrs. Howard taught school for 21 years at Kannapolis Middle School. She also was on the National Board...
William Paul Bales II 04/05/2021
William Paul Bales II March 29, 2021 Date of Service: April 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   William Paul Bales, II, age 76, of Piney Flats, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the Johnson City Medical Center. William was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late William Paul Bales, Sr. and Edith Lucille Davis Bales. William was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era. He was a radio technician and was a big jokester. He liked to tinker on things and was a Ham Radio enthusiast. William was also a volunteer...
Mable Hamilton 04/05/2021
Mabel Hamilton April 2, 2021 Date of Service: April 5, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom  
Frema Lou Buckles Fine 04/03/2021
Frema Lou Buckles Fine March 30, 2021 Date of Service: April 3, 2021 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Frema Lou Buckles Fine, age 68, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Frema was born in Holden, West Virginia to the late Ward Warren and Inez Taylor Buckles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Fine; one brother; three sisters; and several aunts and uncles. Frema was a wonderful mother and a devoted Christian. She was also a loving...
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