Obituaries

Obituaries

Feb 2018

Name Date of Service
Donald Lynn Cox 02/11/2018
  Donald Lynn Cox February 6, 2018 Date of Service: February 11, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Donald L. Cox, 69, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Eugene L. and Bonnie Godsey Cox. Along with his father, he was one of the original founders of Gene Cox Mechanical Contractor Inc. Donald was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Elizabethton, where he formerly served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and youth pastor where he changed many lives. He was also a...
Cheryl Simerly Godfrey 02/11/2018
  Cheryl Simerly Godfrey February 7, 2018 Date of Service: February 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Cheryl Simerly Godfrey, age 57, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Cheryl was born on September 3, 1960 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to Laura Simerly Mills, of Elizabethton and the late Ralph H. Simerly. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Simerly in 2014. Cheryl had served as the Vice President of Suntrust Bank in Johnson City for 5 years, where she was highly respected by her...
Clifford Street 02/09/2018
  Clifford Street February 6, 2018 Date of Service: February 9, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mr. Clifford Street, age 89, of Johnson City went to meet his Savior, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Carter Street and Dessie Aldridge Cantrell and was born in Buladean, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Street. Mr. Street was a member of Milligan Freewill Baptist Church where he had served the church as a deacon and former treasurer. He was...
Larry Grindstaff 02/08/2018
  Larry Grindstaff February 4, 2018 Date of Service: February 8, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Larry G. "Stonewall" Grindstaff, 78, of Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at his home. He was a son of the late Odell and Oma Proffitt Grindstaff and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Grindstaff, a niece, Donna Richardson, a great-nephew, Tia Nidiffer and his mother-in-law, Ardith "Granny" Miller. Mr. Grindstaff was a loving husband and father. He retired after driving a truck for...
Doris M. Cannon 02/08/2018
  Doris M. Cannon February 5, 2018 Date of Service: February 8, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Doris M. Cannon, 93, Johnson City, died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at NHC Healthcare following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Brooklyn, NY and was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Mabel Smith Macauley. Doris was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Cannon, in 2013. Survivors include her sons, Dale Cannon and wife Joni, Johnson City, Blair Cannon, Knoxville and...
Edith Williams 02/06/2018
  Edith Williams February 2, 2018 Date of Service: February 6, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Edith Williams, 86, of Elizabethton passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Hillview Health Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Carter County. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Williams, February 4, 2006, a grandson Walter Slagle, her parents Lionel and May Pierce Vandeventer, a sister Pearl Hilman and a brother Arlin Vandeventer. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and always enjoyed helping her husband on the farm. She was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She...
Virginia Ruby Grindstaff 02/04/2018
  Virginia Ruby Grindstaff January 30, 2018 Date of Service: February 4, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Virginia Ruby Grindstaff, age 82, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Virginia was born in Unicoi, Tennessee to the late Robert and Hazel Davis Banks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Grindstaff; and four sons, Larry Grindstaff, Perry Grindstaff, Randy Grindstaff and James Grindstaff. Virginia retired from North American Rayon Corporation and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory include one son,...
Gary Scott Pritchard 02/03/2018
  Gary Scott Pritchard January 26, 2018 Date of Service: February 3, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Garry Scott Pritchard, 76, Florida, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. The family of Mr. Pritchard is conducting a committal service at the Happy Valley Memorial Park, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm under the direction of Rev. Mike Richards. The visitation and funeral service that were scheduled prior to this service has been cancelled due to illness in his family. You may call Morris-Baker for further information ( 423-282-1521). Everyone attending is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 1:45 pm.
Earl James Cox 02/03/2018
  Earl James Cox January 31, 2018 Date of Service: February 3, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Earl James Cox, 83, Watauga passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late John & Anna Bell Humphreys Cox.   Earl served in the United States Army for six years. He was retired owner and operator of Cox Paint & Body Shop and Wrecker Service for 25 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He also was a golfer and had many golfing buddies....
James O. Counts 02/01/2018
  James O. Counts January 28, 2018 Date of Service: February 1, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   James O. Counts, age 97, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community, following a brief illness. James was born in Haysi, Virginia to the late Grady and Dixie Hay Counts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Mullins Counts; a brother, Claude Counts; and one sister, Bonnie Hamm. James retired as a state education consultant and was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II for...
Danny Keith McCurry 02/01/2018
  Danny Keith McCurry January 29, 2018 Date of Service: February 1, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Danny Keith McCurry announces the death of their beloved husband, father, son and brother. On January 29 Danny lost his battle with pancreatic cancer but the disease certainly did not defeat him. Danny faced the final challenge of his life with unwavering faith. He demonstrated amazing strength, courage, dignity, and grace; just as he did...

Jan 2018

Name Date of Service
Scott Peltier 01/31/2018
  Scott Peltier January 27, 2018 Date of Service: January 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Scott Peltier, age 57, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Peltier was born in Knoxville, son of Lucy Peltier and the late David Peltier. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Julie Peltier and sister, DeeDee Farr. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Reagan Paige Peltier of the home and Lacey Brown (Tony), Bloomington, Indiana; his mother, Lucy Peltier; sister, Tina Adcock (Joe), Kodak, TN; grandchildren, Kendal...
Billie Jean Lowe 01/31/2018
  Billie Jean Lowe January 27, 2018 Date of Service: January 31, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Billie Jean Hicks Lowe, 86, of Elizabethton passed away at her home, Saturday, January 27, 2018. A native of Carter County, Billie Jean was the daughter of the late Landon Thomas and Ruby C. Morton Hicks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray “Bud” Lowe, Jr., her only love to whom she was married for 31 years before his untimely death in 1985. A graduate of Hampton High School and the Steed College of...
Ruth Hess Hughes 01/30/2018
  Ruth Hess Hughes January 28, 2018 Date of Service: January 30, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Ruth Hess Hughes, 93, Gray, went to be with her Lord Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born February 23, 1924, in Buchanan County, VA, and was the daughter of the late Elisha and Venia Harris Hess. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her loving husband of 45 years, Matthew C. Hughes; five brothers, Howard, Arthur, Jonah, Ralph and Earl Hess; three sisters, Edith James, Hazel Combs and Dollie Austin. Ruth...
Robert Leroy Stockton 01/30/2018
  Robert Leroy Stockton January 26, 2018 Date of Service: January 30, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Robert Leroy Stockton, age 79, of Roan Mountain, went to meet Jesus, and the love of his life, his wife, Lou Ella Stockton, on Friday, January 26, 2018, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Claude and Mary Odom Stockton and was born in Banner Elk, NC. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law and two nephews. Mr....
Donna Lynne Richardson 01/29/2018
  Donna Lynne Richardson January 19, 2018 Date of Service: January 29, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Donna Lynne Richardson, 56, Kingsport passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Holston Valley Medical Center.   She was a Carter County Native.  Donna worked in the Children’s Department at JC Penney, Johnson City for several years until she retired due to disability. She was of the Christian Faith.  Donna was preceded in death by her mother: Frances Louise Grindstaff. Survivors include a sister: Karen McHenry, Cocoa, Florida.  One Uncle  & Aunt: Larry & Betty Grindstaff, Elizabethton.  Several nieces, Nephews & cousins. A...
William "Bill" Horton 01/28/2018
  William "Bill" Horton January 24, 2018 Date of Service: January 28, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. William Madison "Bill" Horton, 76, Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, Janauary 24, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. Born 05/17/1941, Bill was a son of the late William Harlan Horton and Mary Ada Harrison Horton. He lived and worked in several cities but had made his home in Elizabethton for the past several years. Bill was a native of Hampton, TN and played on the varsity basketball team for the Hampton Bulldogs. After graduation in 1959, he attended ETSU and then received his...
Carsie Lodter 01/27/2018
  Carsie Lodter January 19, 2018 Date of Service: January 27, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Carsie Hyder Lodter, age 100, of Johnson City, passed away Friday evening, January 19, 2018 at Grace Healthcare, Abingdon, Virginia. She was born at Milligan College, Tennessee June 21, 1917, and grew up in the Hyder family home on property that adjoined the campus. Milligan College played a major part in Mrs. Lodter’s early life. Her parents, the late Sam Jack Hyder and Mary Thomas Hyder, had met there as students; her father taught in the mathematics department for over fifty years; and three of...
Anna Smith 01/27/2018
  Anna Smith January 24, 2018 Date of Service: January 27, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Anna Smith, age 93, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Hermitage Health Care Center of Elizabethton. Anna was born in Richlands, Virginia to the late Leroy and Alice Greer Stout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Cecil Smith; a brother, Homer Stout; and two sisters, Nell Stout and Ethel Stout. Anna had been employed at Bemberg for 34 years and...
Seffie Dugger 01/26/2018
  Seffie Ann Dugger January 23, 2018 Date of Service: January 26, 2018 Interment Location: Southview Section   Miss Seffie Ann Dugger, age 102, of Southside Road, Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Miss Dugger was born in Elizabethton and was a daughter of the late William David and Nancy Jane White Dugger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Charlie, Ed, George, Tip and Alvin Dugger; a sister, Alice Bailey; and two granddaughters, Aleta Jane Darnell and Cynthia Ann Andes. Miss Dugger worked at Bemberg until her...
Edna Arnett 01/25/2018
  Edna Arnett January 22, 2018 Date of Service: January 25, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Edna Johnson Arnett, age 95, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A daughter of the late James Leonard "Jack" and Annie Higgins Johnson, she was born in Erwin, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edwin Arnett, on December 8, 2003, an infant son, Mark Edwin Arnett; her daughter, Janice Ann Cox; two brothers, J.B. Johnson, Jack Johnson; three sisters, Frances Bryant, Ada Caldwell and Betty Jo Hinkle. Mrs. Arnett...
Billy Nelson Boswell 01/25/2018
  Billy Nelson Boswell January 20, 2018 Date of Service: January 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion Johnson City - Billy Nelson “Bill” Boswell, 81, of Johnson City died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at NHC Health Care, Johnson City. He was a native of Carter County, TN, and the son of the late Charles “Jay” and Virginia Gathings Boswell. Bill retired from the auto parts business after many years of service, working in both Mountain City and Elizabethton. He was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church in Elizabethton where he was the Sunday School teacher for the adult class for...
Lonnie Lee Jackson 01/21/2018
  Lonnie Lee Jackson January 15, 2018 Date of Service: January 21, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Dr. Lonnie L. Jackson, of Johnson City, TN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born March 3, 1938, in Washington County, TN, to the late Robert Lee and Edith Irene (Cantrell) Jackson. After graduating from Jonesborough High School in 1957, Lonnie served four years (1957-1961) in the U.S. Navy, assigned to various Naval Bases, and aboard the Destroyer USS Massey (DD-778). He was deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet and forces from NATO,...
Ervin P. Ketchem 01/19/2018
  Ervin P. Ketchem January 15, 2018 Date of Service: January 19, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Ervin P. Ketchem, age 92, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at his residence. Ervin was born in Elgood, West Virginia to the late George Denny Ketchem and Katie B. Holden Ketchem. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Crow Ketchem; his second wife, Mary B. Ketchem; his daughter, Linda Strickland; two brothers, Aven Ketchem and Arvin “Toad” Ketchem; and four sisters, Alberta Szkiresak, Irene Bates, Clara Lyons and Shirley Carter. Ervin...
Eddie Martin Shirley 01/19/2018
  Eddie Martin Shirley January 16, 2018 Date of Service: January 19, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Eddie Martin Shirley, 85, Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Community Living Center, Mountain Home, Tn.. A native of Avery County, NC he was a son of the late George & Bertha Blalock Shirley. He had lived most of his life in Elizabethton. Mr. Shirley served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served on the USS Wisconsin. He was selected in 2013 to represent Carter County in the Honor Flight Program. Mr....
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