Obituaries

Obituaries

Mar 2018

Name Date of Service
Julia Oliver 03/16/2018
  Julia Oliver March 12, 2018 Inurnment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Julia Oliver, age 90, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Julia was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina to the late William R. McGuire and Louartie Wright McGuire. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bower Oliver; a son, Larry Oliver; two sisters, Violet Young and Anna Tester; two brothers, George McGuire and Kesher McGuire; and a granddaughter, Gina Floyd. Julia was a homemaker and was a member of...
Clyde "Buck" Estep 03/15/2018
  Clyde "Buck" Estep March 11, 2018 Date of Service: March 15, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Clyde “Buck” Estep, 91, Johnson City passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Estep was born July 29, 1926 to the late Frank Estep & Ludavene Parsons Estep McGee.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II serving from November 27, 1944-July 27, 1946.    He was preceded in death by his brother William Estep as well as an infant brother. Mr. Estep was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Rhea Lodge #47,...
Bobbie Joe Buck 03/13/2018
  Bobbie Joe Buck March 9, 2018 Date of Service: March 13, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Bobbie Joe Buck, 71, Elizabethton passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, Tenn.  He was a Carter County native.  Bobbie Joe was a 1965 graduate of Happy Valley High School.   He served in the United States Navy. He was retired as Plant Manager with the MECO Corporation, Greeneville.  Bobbie Joe was a member of V.F.W. Post 2166.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Francis Louise Snead Buck and a daughter: Jocyene Tengroth. Survivors include his wife...
Kevin Glen Carr 03/12/2018
  Kevin Glen Carr March 7, 2018 Date of Service: March 12, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Faith   Kevin Glen Carr, 43, Johnson City passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 27, 1974 in Johnson City.  Kevin was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.  He was in the Retail Business at the Johnson City Mall. He was a member of the East River Park Christian Church.  He was preceded in death by his father: Cecil Carr. Survivors include his Mother: Patsy Deloach Carr. A sister: Karen Carr.  Several aunts, uncles & cousins. Funeral Services...
Charles Brooks Cole 03/12/2018
  Charles Brooks Cole March 8, 2018 Date of Service: March 12, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Mr. Charles Brooks Cole, age 47, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton, TN he was the son of Dolores Oaks Cole, Elizabethton and the late William Ralph Cole. Mr. Cole was a 1988 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was the former co-owner of Cole-Milhorn Motors. He was an Eagle Scout of Troop # 31 and he was a member of East Side Baptist Church, Elizabethton. In addition to his father, he was preceded...
Phyllis Davenport 03/11/2018
  Phyllis Davenport March 8, 2018 Date of Service: March 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Phyllis Davenport, age 75, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 8, 2018 at her residence. Phyllis was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late Jady and Faye Robinson Fritts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bobby Joe Davenport; two brothers, Malcolm Fritts and Kenneth Fritts; and a daughter, Kathy Davenport. Phyllis was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be missed tremendously by all who...
Thelma A. Grindstaff 03/08/2018
  Thelma A. Grindstaff March 4, 2018 Date of Service: March 8, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Thelma Ann Letterman Grindstaff, 70, Elizabethton passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late George & Beeda Phillips Letterman. She had lived in Elizabethton for several years. Thelma had worked at several restaurants in the area. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Tex Grindstaff, a daughter: Deana Hawkins and a brother: Junior Letterman. She was a member of Caldwell Springs...
Bobby Reeter 03/06/2018
  Bobby Reeter March 1, 2018 Date of Service: March 6, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Bobby Reeter, age 86, of Bluff City, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Greystone Healthcare in Blountville, TN. Bob, a loving husband, father, and grandfather was a native of Elizabethton, TN. He loved Tennessee football, woodworking, and working outdoors. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church in Bluff City, TN and enjoyed singing in the choir. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He attended Northeast State and was retired from Sperry, and was previously employed...
Joe M. Taylor 03/05/2018
  Joe M. Taylor March 1, 2018 Date of Service: March 5, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Joe Minton Taylor, 90, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his residence.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Robert & Lizzie Grindstaff Taylor.  He served in the United States Army during World War II.    Joe was a retired Supervision in the Spinning Unit at North American Rayon Corporation where he had worked for 42 years.  He was the oldest member of Big Springs Church of Christ. Joe was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #...
Junior D. White 03/04/2018
  Junior D. White February 28, 2018 Date of Service: March 4, 2018 Interment Location: Dogwood Section   Junior D. White age 73 of Central Community died peacefully at home Wednesday, February 28, 2018 with his beloved family around him.  A native of Butler, he was a son of the late W. Frank Miller and Katie Hatley White.  Junior was a 1963 graduate of Happy Valley High School.  He was employed at Kennametal, Inc., Johnson City for 40 years. He was a Charter Member of the Central Community Volunteer Fire Department from 1974 to 2017 serving as a fireman and on the...
Steven Douglas Whitehead 03/03/2018
  Steven Douglas Whitehead February 27, 2018 Date of Service: March 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper This was the day, February 27th, 2018, that the Lord had made to take Steven Douglas Whitehead home to be with his family in Heaven. Steve went to bed on Monday night, February 26th and died peacefully during the night. Steven was born on May 31st, 1960, to Ollie Carden Whitehead and Clarence Walter Whitehead of Carter County. They were waiting at the River Jordan for him as was his brother Clarence Walter Whitehead, Jr. and his sister, Wanda Yvonne (Bonnie) Whitehead...
Ria Nell Renae Dyals 03/03/2018
  Ria Nell Renae Dyals February 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 3, 2018 Interment Location: Baby Garden   Ria Nell Renae Dyals, 4 month and 14 day old daughter of Bethany Ruth Broyles & Cody Daniel Dyals passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut.   She was born October 10, 2017 in Johnson City.  She was preceded in death by her step-grandfather: Michael Hammitt. Survivors in addition to her parents include a brother: Mason Dyals.  Her Maternal Grandparents: Teresa Hammitt and David Broyles, her paternal grandparents: Kimberly Dykes & Husband Marvin, and Wayne & Judy Whitehead. Maternal...
Ralph J. Wilson 03/02/2018
  Ralph J. Wilson February 24, 2018 Date of Service: March 2, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ralph J. Wilson, 83, Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 24, 2018, following a brief illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late William & Agnes Oliver Wilson. Ralph served in the United States Army. He worked as a truck driver for Tri-State Container. He was also a dispatcher for Inland Container until retirement. After his retirement, he was a School Bus Driver for the Carter County School System.   Ralph was an...

Feb 2018

Name Date of Service
Vergie Leona Taylor 02/28/2018
  Vergie Leona "Granny" Taylor February 23, 2018 Date of Service: February 28, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mrs. Vergie Leona “Granny” Taylor, age 98, five days short of her 99th birthday, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, with her children by her side, on Friday, February 23, 2018, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was born at home in the Simerly Creek community of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Celia Willis. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, William W. “Bill” Taylor, Sr....
Alma Ruth Cox 02/25/2018
  Alma Ruth Cox February 20, 2018 Date of Service: February 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Alma Ruth (Campbell) Cox of Elizabethton celebrated her 90th birthday on January 28, 2018. She passed away on February 20, 2018 at her home, with her daughters and family by her side.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kenneth Cox ;  her parents, John B. Campbell and Mattie Range Campbell; brothers and sister-in-law: Vane Campbell, Selba (Hilda) Campbell, Max Campbell, and Lewis Campbell; granddaughter,  Alexandria Horton; great-granddaughter, Isabella Chambers. Alma Ruth was married to Walter for 49 years prior to his...
Joyce B. Patton 02/24/2018
  Joyce B. Patton February 21, 2018 Date of Service: February 24, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Joyce Patton, 91, Johnson City, was called home to be with the Lord and those who have gone before on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at her residence. She was a Greene Co. native and a daughter of the late Ben and Ferbia Broyles Brown. Joyce was a homemaker and a secretary for many years for the W. Carter Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. She was a member of Hopwood Christian Church and the friends and neighbor’s Sunday School class. Joyce was a member of FCE,...
William Frank Pilkton, Sr. 02/23/2018
  William Frank Pilkton, Sr. February 20, 2018 Date of Service: February 23, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   William Frank Pilkton, Sr., 78, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his residence after an extended illness. A native of Butler, he was a son of the late Grayson & Lettie Jane Luther Pilkton.   He was owner of Pilkton Trucking for several years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Barbara McQueen Pilkton who died in 2003. Survivors include his children: William Frank Pilkton, Jr. and Karen Renee Pilkton both of the home. One...
George Harvey McQueen 02/23/2018
  George McQueen February 18, 2018 Date of Service: February 23, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   George Harvey McQueen, 78, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, February 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  George was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton in the Blackbottom Community. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Louise Culler McQueen and loved his entire family dearly.  He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Deborah Smith McQueen, brothers: Harry, Shirley, J.D., Ivan, Charles, Kenny and F.M., and sisters: Sue, Margie and Beatrice. He is...
Johnny Conway Wilson 02/21/2018
  Johnny Conway Wilson February 19, 2018 Date of Service: February 21, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Conway (J.C.) Wilson, 90, Elizabethton passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Sol & Sarah Hayes Wilson.  He was a graduate of Unaka High School.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.   Conway was a former employee of North American Rayon Corporation, the Carter County Sheriff Department, a school bus...
Linda Sommers 02/20/2018
  Linda Sommers February 17, 2018 Date of Service: February 20, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Linda Sommers, age 58, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the home of her mother. She was the daughter of Lucy Greene Guinn of Elizabethton and the late Billy Guinn. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Hardin and a brother, Bill Guinn. Mrs. Sommers was a homemaker and a member of Upper Gap Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was a caregiver and loved being with her family. In...
Joyce Bernice Mullins 02/19/2018
  Joyce Bernice Mullins February 16, 2018 Date of Service: February 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Joyce Bernice "Peanut" Mullins, age 77, of Summerville, SC, formerly of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, in Summerville. She was born in Shouns, TN and was a daughter of the late Taft and Selma Warren Wilcox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil K. Mullins and a son, Michael K. Mullins. Mrs. Mullins was a member of Doe River Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who loved to sew, quilt and sit on...
William Arthur Brumitt 02/17/2018
  (Bill) William Arthur Brumitt February 9, 2018 Date of Service: February 17, 2018 Inurnment Location: Niche of Peace   (Bill) William Arthur Brumitt, age 82, a loving husband, father and grandfather of Johnson City, TN joined his wife and loved ones to be in the presence of the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2018 in NHC Healthcare Johnson City. A native of Carter County, TN he was the son of the late James and Rebecca Coomer Brumitt. He worked as a purchasing agent and was also the manager of Revco Drug for nine years. He was a member of Pleasant Beach...
Roy Edward Hyder 02/17/2018
  Roy Edward Hyder February 13, 2018 Date of Service: February 17, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Roy Edward Hyder, 59, Bluff City, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in the Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia. Born August 26, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Charles H. & Mary Alice Gauf Hyder. Roy was a 1976 graduate of Elizabethton High School.   He served in the United States Air Force. He was a Construction worker. Roy was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Survivors include a daughter: Beth Marie Ward, Catawba, North Carolina. His Step-Mother: Zetta Hyder, Bluff...
Velma Grace Elliott 02/16/2018
  Velma Grace "Pete" Elliott February 11, 2018 Date of Service: February 16, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Velma Grace "Pete" Elliott, age 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Pete was a native of Carter County, and was a daughter of the late Alice and Hicks Davis. In addition to her parents, Pete was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Elliott; five brothers; four sisters; her son-in-law, Harold Ellis; and a special nephew, Danny...
Jackson B. Lipford 02/13/2018
  Jackson B. "Jack" Lipford February 9, 2018 Date of Service: February 13, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Jackson Burl “Jack” Lipford, 79, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence.  A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late James Homer & Addie Crowe Lipford.  Jack attended  Elizabethton High School.   He was retired as a Supervisor at Industrial Piping, Charlotte, North Carolina after 35 years of service.  Jack was a Mason, Shriner  and a member of the Oasis Temple.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: James Lipford,...
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