Obituaries

Obituaries

Mar 2019

Name Date of Service
Jeanne Gamble Hartley 03/28/2019
Jeanne Gamble Hartley March 24, 2019 Date of Service: March 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Laurels Section   Jeanne Gamble Hartley, age 78, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jeanne was born in Kingsport, Tennessee to the late James C. Gamble and Dorothy Carathers Gamble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Anne Barksdale; and one brother, Jim Gamble, Jr. Jeanne retired as an English teacher in Florida. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church, and as a minister’s wife she had...
Virginia Crawford 03/25/2019
Virginia Crawford March 20, 2019 Date of Service: March 25, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:10 and 31:28 Virginia Nance Crawford of Elizabethton went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born in Newland, North Carolina to her parents, Earl and Vondola Nance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters....
Edwin Crawford Taylor 03/24/2019
Edwin Crawford Taylor March 20, 2019 Date of Service: March 24, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   A golden heart stopped beating; hard working hands at rest; it broke our hearts to see you go; God only takes the best. Edwin Crawford Taylor, age 85, life-long resident of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed peacefully into eternal life Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Hillview Health Center after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by parents, Crawford and Pearl Taylor; brother, Ronald Taylor; and a nephew, Eddie Wheeler. He is survived by his beloved sister, Peggy Taylor Dykes and brother-in-law Ron Dykes; a cousin,...
Ronnie Jones 03/22/2019
Ronnie Jones March 17, 2019 Date of Service: March 22, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Ronnie Jones, age 64, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Ronnie was born in Michigan to the late Wanda Jean Howard Jones. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Maggie Howard, of the Hunter Community. Ronnie grew up in the Hunter First Baptist church, later he became a member of Riverview Baptist Church. He was a 1974 graduate of Unaka High School and...
Effie Mae Joines 03/22/2019
Effie Mae Joines March 19, 2019 Date of Service: March 22, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Effie Mae Joines, age 96, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Walker Fair. Mrs. Joines was a charter member of Big Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and working in her garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Norman Hubert Joines in 2000; a granddaughter, Lisa Jean Forbes; four brothers, Dayton Fair,...
Loretta Brockwell 03/21/2019
Loretta Brockwell March 16, 2019 Date of Service: March 21, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Mrs. Loretta Carden Largent Brockwell, 83, of Elizabethton, TN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Hermitage Health Center. She was the daughter of the late Croy and Lela Mae Carden and was born in Carter County, TN on April 16, 1935. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brockwell; a sister, Jean Beach, and brothers, Jackie Carden and Buddy Carden. Mrs. Brockwell retired from East Tennessee Undergarment as a...
Peggy Marie Martin Meredith 03/19/2019
Peggy Marie Martin Meredith March 16, 2019 Date of Service: March 19, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   “I saw the cross before me, therefore my heart was glad.” Peggy Marie Martin Meredith, our “Tudie Mom and Toot”, most graciously touched the hands of family and friends in God’s presence peacefully at 5 o’clock on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019. The family she affectionately adored was at home with her. Peggy was raised in the faithful home of Jesse and Jessie Vera Templeton Martin, with sisters, Mary (Shepherd) and Elsie (Isaacs). She marched with the Betsy Band as a majorette, twirling fire...
Del Ray Whaley 03/09/2019
Del Whaley March 3, 2019 Date of Service: March 9, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden        Del Whaley, 64, Elizabethton passed away Sunday March 3, 2019 at his residence.  Born October 31, 1954 in Johnson City to the late Dewey L. & Gracie Mae Couch Whaley.  He was a graduate of Unaka High School and East Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Management.  Del was a Pharmacy Tech with Wal Mart, Elizabethton.    He was a former TSSAA official.  He was a Non-Denominational Christian.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son Patrick Broach. Survivors...
Jack Merryman 03/08/2019
Jack Merryman March 3, 2019 Date of Service: March 8, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Mr. Jack Keith Merryman, age 61, of Elizabethton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, Jack was the son of the late Roy D. and Jackie Merryman. Jack was well known in the community by many friends and family for his life-long career at Roan Mountain State Park and Sycamore Shoals State Park. He was of the Baptist faith loved the outdoors, sports- especially Nascar and racing and football. Jack is survived by a sister; Sherry Merryman Garris...
Jacklyne Jean Crumley 03/06/2019
Jacklyne Jean Crumley March 2, 2019 Date of Service: March 6, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jacklyne Jean Crumley, age, 86 of Elizabethton passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Francis Ray and Meryl Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband Paul Clinton Crumley, two sons; Richard Allen Falor and David William Falor, a daughter; Darlene Elizabeth Crumley Estep, a grandson; Steven Crumley and a stepson; Larry Steven Crumley. Jacklyn enjoyed spending time with her family and reading. She was known as a quite and simple person. Those left to cherish...
Bob Bryant 03/04/2019
Bob Bryant February 28, 2019 Date of Service: March 4, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Bob Bryant, 81, of Gray, passed away Thursday February 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home. Bob was born in Mitchell County North Carolina to the late Park and Atlas Bryant. Bobs family moved to Johnson City not long after he was born and he was on the 1958 Science Hill State Championship Basketball team. Bob had a passion for golf, sports, and he loved the UT Vols. Bob loved the beach his dogs Coco, TJ and Brownie. Bob was a great father, grandfather...
Earl Grindstaff 03/03/2019
Earl Grindstaff February 27, 2019 Date of Service: March 3, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Earl “Jabo” Grindstaff, age 86, of Elizabethton passed away surrounded by his family and friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Earl was born in Carter County, Tennessee to the late Thomas R.L. Grindstaff and Eva Brown Bowers Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Grindstaff. Earl was a devoted and loving husband, father, papaw, and great papaw. He was the owner and operator of Grindstaff Used Cars for over 52 years and...
Wheeler Nidiffer 03/01/2019
Wheeler "Jay" Nidiffer February 25, 2019 Date of Service: March 1, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Wheeler “Jay” Nidiffer, 85, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital with family and friends by his side.  He was the son of the late Andy J. and Josephine Nave Nidiffer.  Jay graduated from Unaka High School in 1951 and Lincoln Memorial University in 1958 after serving 2 years in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katie Hodge Nidiffer, son Toby (Carol) Nidiffer of Marietta GA, grandson Andrew (Alyssa) Nidiffer of...

Feb 2019

Name Date of Service
Jean Etta Barnes White 02/28/2019
Jean Etta Barnes White February 22, 2019 Date of Service: February 28, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Jean Etta Barnes White, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, went home to Heaven on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Barnes; her mother, Jeanette Kyte Barnes; and a brother, Robert Barnes, all of Elizabethton. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Harry “Bud” White, of Lawrenceville, GA; a daughter, Sandi White, of Dacula, GA; a son, Richard E. White and wife Margene, of Dacula, GA; two grandchildren, Gina M. White, of Augusta, GA...
Nettie Florence Yates 02/26/2019
Nettie Florence Yates February 23, 2019 Date of Service: February 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Nettie Yates, age 100, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Savior on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Pine Ridge Signature Health Care. Nettie was born in Carthage, Tennessee to her parents the late, Joe and Elizabeth Cardwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Yates, seven brothers and one sister. Nettie and Ralph were the owners of Yates Service Station and Grocery Store. She was an active member of East Side Baptist Church and...
Nancy Collins 02/26/2019
Nancy G. Collins February 25, 2019 Date of Service: February 28, 2019 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Nancy G. Collins, age 85, of Johnson City, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 25, 2019. Nancy was the daughter of the late W. Dudley and Myrtle Grindstaff. She was a graduate of University of Tennessee and a retired dietician from Johnson City Medical Center. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Collins in 2013 and grandchildren, David Noah & Hannah Grace Hoffman. Nancy is survived by daughters, Clark Collins of Johnson City, Eve...
Janice Smart Oliver 02/26/2019
Janice Smart Oliver February 22, 2019 Date of Service: February 26, 2019 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Janice Smart Oliver, 73, of Connelly Springs, went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was born on August 1, 1945 in Rutherford County to the late Ernest Dalton Smart and Mary Devinney Smart. She was a member of Icard Church of God. Janice was an avid Snoopy lover and collected much memorabilia. Janice retired from Broughton Hospital with 20 plus years. She made her presence known wherever she was and will be missed dearly. In addition to her parents, Janice...
Edward Henry Helfer 02/21/2019
Edward Henry Helfer February 18, 2019 Date of Service: February 21, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Edward Henry Helfer, age 81, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 18, 2019 from the Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Edward was born in Carter County to the late Edward Conley Helfer and Faith Clemons Helfer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Helfer; and several special aunts, uncles and cousins. Edward was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and had worked in the electrical engineering department at Eastman...
Susan Campbell 02/19/2019
Susan Campbell February 14, 2019 Date of Service: February 19, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Susan Campbell, age 72, of Elizabethton went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from her residence. Susan was born in Rockford, Illinois and was the daughter of the late James and Lorene Knoblock Middleton. In addition to her adopted parents, she was preceded in death by her birth parents, B.C. Johnson and Dorcus Johnson; two sisters, Ann Baust and Lynn Edward; and her son, Donald Campbell. Susan was a homemaker and was a devoted wife, mother, servant of God and...
Martin H. Clarke 02/19/2019
Martin H. Clarke February 17, 2019 Date of Service: February 19, 2019 Interment Location:  Masonic Section        Martin Howard Clarke, 75, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 in the Erwin Health Care Center following an extended illness. Born February 10, 1944 in Elizabethton to the late Leverett Kenneth & Sally Summers Clarke. Martin was a 1963 graduate of Science Hill High School and attended Steed College, Johnson City.   He retired in 2009 as a Security Guard at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Prior to that he was employed as a Bailiff with the Carter County Sheriff Department for many years. Martin started...
Scott Allen Storie 02/17/2019
Scott Allen Storie February 4, 2019 Date of Service: February 17, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section   Scott Allen Storie, age 55, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 4, 2019 at his residence. Scott was born in Hammond, Indiana to June Carver Storie, of Nashville and the late Paul Allen Storie. Scott was a roofer by trade and had worked for Floyd Storie Roofing most of his life. He loved to ride his Harley motorcycle, play guitar, singing, playing in music venues, loved Nascar racing and loved his family. Scott also enjoyed attending concerts and being...
Skylar B. Dugger 02/16/2019
Skylar B. Dugger February 10, 2019 Date of Service: February 16, 2019 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Faith        Skylar Blue Dugger, 28, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019. Skylar was a graduate of Happy Valley High School and was presently attending Tennessee Tech and was employed by Five Guys. Skylar loved his trips to Disney and the beach with his family. He was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church. Skylar loved his Sunday School Teachers Bud & Liz Street. He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents: R.J. & Peggy Williams Survivors include his Parents: Len &...
Carl "Bros" Guinn 02/15/2019
Carl "Bros" Guinn February 11, 2019 Date of Service: February 15, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Carl “Bros” Guinn, age 85, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2019 from the Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Carl was born in Butler, Tennessee to the late George W. Guinn and Roxie Mae Bunton Guinn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Dean Guinn; a daughter, Tammy Sheree Handy; two brothers, Bob Guinn and Dean Guinn; and two sisters, Pauline Keller and Peggy Whitehead. Carl retired as an auto...
Martha Lucille Oliver 02/11/2019
Martha Lucille Oliver February 8, 2019 Date of Service: February 11, 2019 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper        Martha L. Buck Oliver, 93, of Elizabethton went to be with the Lord on February, 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Minnie Estridge Buck. She was also preceded in death by her son, Rickey Wayne Oliver on November 09, 2018. She was a  member of Hunter Memorial Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 66 years, Paul W. Oliver; two grandchildren: Cherokee Oliver and Phillip Brandon Oliver; three brothers: Billy Joe,...
Jimmie Kyle Shelton 02/10/2019
Jimmie Kyle Shelton February 7, 2019 Date of Service: February 10, 2019 Interment Location:  Dogwood Section        Jimmie Kyle Shelton, 81, Elizabethton, finished his race and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born March 3, 1937 in Gate City, Virginia to the late James & Bessie Watkins Shelton. He had lived most of his life Carter County. He served in the United States Navy.   Jimmie was a retired Meat Cutter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Pansy “Pat” Walker Shelton who died...
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