Obituaries

Obituaries

Aug 2020

Name Date of Service
Kathy Heaton Alexander 08/27/2020
Kathy Heaton Alexander August 16, 2020 Date of Service: August 27, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Kathy Heaton Alexander, age 73, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at her residence. Kathy was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina to the late Charles Frank and Alice Jewel Campbell Heaton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Heaton. Kathy was a speech therapist for the Carter County School System for over 30 years and was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a member of...
Ethel Edith Barnett 08/25/2020
Ethel Edith Barnett August 22, 2020 Date of Service: August 25, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Ethel Edith Barnett, age 92, of Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her home. She was born in Elizabethton to the late Henry and Kate Scalf Russell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Foyster Barnett in 1963; and an infant daughter, Sonia, in 1959; and a grandson, David Barnett. She was the last of her brothers and sisters, preceding her in death were: Luther Russell, Herbert Russell, Robert Russell, Bill Russell,...
Roberta Sarter Bryant 08/24/2020
Roberta Sarter Bryant August 21, 2020 Date of Service: August 24, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Prayer   Roberta Sarter Bryant, age 86, of Erwin, Tennessee passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Friday, August 21, 2020 with her daughter Lisa and her family by her side at the Johnson City Medical Center. Roberta was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Hyman and Florence Sarter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nat Junior Bryant. Roberta was a beautiful, youthful lady that was born Jewish by blood, was a born again...
Peggy Ann Teague 08/22/2020
Peggy Ann Teague August 20, 2020 Date of Service: August 22, 2020 Interment Location:  Sermon on the Mount   Peggy Ann Orr Teague, 85, Hampton passed way on August 20, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Roan Mountain to the late Arvil and Georgia Gouge Orr. Peggy graduated from Cloudland High School. She retired after 42 years from East Tennessee Undergarment. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Zane Allen Teague of Hampton, TN. and her daughter, Sandra Lowder of Orlando, Fl. She also leaves behind her sister, Faitha Bohette Long and brother,...
Deloris Lunsford 08/22/2020
Deloris Lunsford August 18, 2020 Date of Service: August 22, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Deloris Lunsford, 77, Johnson City, TN stepped into heaven to be reunited with the love of her life, Ronald. She was the daughter of the late Willard and Evelyn Byrd. Deloris was from Simerly Creek in Hampton but had spent most of her life in Valley Forge. Most recently she resided at Mekkah’s Meadow in Johnson City. Deloris was a homemaker who live to plant flowers and vegetables. Her love of flowers was well known to all who knew her....
Cecil A. Kelley 08/21/2020
Cecil A. Kelley August 6, 2020 Date of Service: August 21, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Cecil A. (Buzzy) Kelley, 80 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday August 6, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Lake City, TN. He was preceded by his mother, Margaret “Peggy” Sharp Kelley and William James Kelley as well as the love of his life of 34 years who passed away in 2014, Kimberlee Davis. Buzzy is survived by his sister, Margaret Small; 2 nieces and 3 nephews; and many close cousins. Most importantly his companion and close friend...
Robert "Bob" Massey 08/20/2020
Robert "Bob" Massey August 16, 2020 Date of Service: August 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Robert “Bob” Massey, age 94, of Unicoi TN, passed away August, 16, 2020 at Christian Care of Unicoi County. He was the son of the late Ewing Robert Massey, and Josephine Johnston Massey. Robert was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired Painter. He co-owned Massey Brothers Painting Contractors with his brother, Carl Massey. He was a long time member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Robert loved to be outdoors and enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews on...
Mary Emma Sharp 08/20/2020
Mary Emma Sharp August 13, 2020 Date of Service: August 20, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   Mary Emma Sharp entered the world in Sullivan County, Tennessee, October 18, 1923, the daughter of James Kelley and Amanda Kate Fleming Sharp, and the first of four sisters. She spent almost her entire life in Elizabethton, where she worked many years for Paty Lumber Company. Upon her retirement, the company sent her on a two week trip around the Hawaiian Islands, where, with her youngest sister as guest, she visited several islands and took rolls upon rolls of film. Always single and with...
Gregory Lee Slemp 08/20/2020
Gregory Lee Slemp August 17, 2020 Date of Service: August 20, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Gregory Lee Slemp, 61, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 in the Bristol Regional Hospital. He was born February 1, 1959 in Panama City, Florida. Greg was a 1977 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he served in the Betsy Band. He was an Electrician. He attended Oak Street Baptist Church. Greg loved to play golf and fish. He was preceded in death by his father Hasferd Slemp who passed away May 11, 2017. Survivors include his Mother: Emma Jean Fair Slemp. A...
Doris G. Treadway 08/19/2020
Doris G. Treadway August 13, 2020 Date of Service: August 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   Doris Guylene Treadway, age 73, of Elizabethton TN, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Hillview Health Center. She was the daughter of the late Guy and Helen Russell Treadway. Doris was funny, kind, and a Godly woman. She lived her life for her son and family. Doris was retired from Alemite after 30 years in assembly. She loved to listen to gospel music, the Bible being read, going to church, and watching Hallmark movies. Doris enjoyed camping, spending...
Beryl R. Norris 08/19/2020
Beryl R. Norris August 15, 2020 Date of Service: August 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Beryl Norris, age 92, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior and his loving family awaiting him on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Beryl was born August 16, 1927 to the late Bynum and China Church Norris in Carter County, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, Beryl was preceded in passing by his loving wife, Betty Joean Elliot Norris; one son, Ernie Norris; brother, Melbourne Norris; two sisters, Gladys McCracken and Wanda Reeser....
Charles E. Minor 08/11/2020
Charles E. Minor August 7, 2020 Date of Service: August 11, 2020 Interment Location:  Christus Garden   Charles Edward Minor, age 79, peacefully passed away on Friday evening, August 7, at the Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Simp Minor and Ola Lipps Minor. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Morefield Minor, daughter, Whitney Minor Bolton, and grandson, Riley James Bolton. He is also survived by several special nieces and nephews whom he adored. Born in Scott County, Virginia, he moved to Elizabethton at an early age...
Brenda Hartley 08/09/2020
Brenda Hartley August 5, 2020 Date of Service: August 9, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Garden   “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV) On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, our beloved mother, sister and friend, Brenda Hartley, age 64, of Elizabethton was reunited with her beloved husband and parents after winning her courageous battle with Covid-19. Brenda was born in Butler, Tennessee and raised in the Dye Leaf...
Clifton L. McFarland 08/08/2020
Clifton L. McFarland August 2, 2020 Date of Service: August 8, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Clifton Leon "Boney" McFarland, age 74, of Elizabethton, passed away on August 2, 2020. Leon was born in Jefferson City to the late Leroy and Emma (Cunningham) McFarland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Richmond) McFarland; four brothers, Leroy McFarland Jr., James (Billy) McFarland, Franklin (Mickey) McFarland; and one sister Dallas McFarland. Mr. McFarland retired from North American Rayon. He was a member of Phillippi Missionary Baptist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the...
Mary Ellen Walsh Peters 08/06/2020
Mary Ellen Walsh Peters August 1, 2020 Date of Service: August 6, 2020 Interment Location:  Crown Section   Mrs. Mary Ellen Walsh Peters, age 94, formerly of Cherokee Street and now known as Arrow Drive, Elizabethton, went to heaven on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from the loving care of her children and the extended family of Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton after a lengthy illness. A mountain girl from Beech Mountain, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Jud and Flora Cook Walsh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. H....
Frederica Dare Cornett 08/06/2020
Frederica Dare Cornett July 30, 2020 Date of Service: August 7, 2020 Entombment Location:  Mausoleum of Peace   Frederica “Rikki” Dare Cornett, 78, went to her Heavenly home on July 30, 2020. Rikki was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee and lived in several cities as a child. After her family returned to the area, she graduated from Cloudland High School, and later earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from East Tennessee State University. After working as a chemist for the Food and Drug Administration in Cincinnati, Ohio she married and returned to live in Bristol, and then on a...
Pauline Seaton Frazier 08/05/2020
Pauline Seaton Frazier July 29, 2020 Date of Service: August 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Pauline Ruth Seaton Frazier of Elizabethton, TN, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 29, 2020, at The Waters of Johnson City Nursing Home from congestive heart failure at 101 years and 2 months. In hospice care prior to her death, the staff at The Waters and Avalon Hospice care workers celebrated her final birthday in style during the COVID-19 pandemic while the family members gathered outside the glass door. Born May 29, 1919, Pauline graduated from St. Bernard Catholic High School in...
Mary Lou Wetzel 08/05/2020
Mary Lou Wetzel July 29, 2020 Date of Service: August 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Mary Lou Wetzel, age 74, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Mary Lou was born in Elizabethton to the late George N. Wetzel and Ella Grace Clemmons Wetzel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Fred Wetzel; and a niece, Lori Peters. Mary Lou had a love of children and family and worked for thirty-seven years teaching kindergarten. She taught...
Lanny Dale Smith 08/05/2020
Lanny Dale Smith July 30, 2020 Date of Service: August 5, 2020 Interment Location:  Southview Section   Lanny Dale Smith, born May 9, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Meril D. and Mabel E. Smith. Lanny spent his early life in Indianapolis until the family moved to a dairy farm in Deputy, Indiana. After graduating from Scottsburg High School, Lanny spent a summer as one of the clubhouse boys for the Indianapolis Indians, a farm team for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, creating a lifetime fan of the Reds. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a proud...
Billy P. Broome 08/03/2020
Billy P. Broome July 26, 2020 Date of Service: August 3, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   Billy P. Broome, age 92, of Elizabethton TN, went home to be with his Lord and many precious family members July 26, 2020 at Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community. He was the son of the late Horace Arnold Broome Sr. and Cora Nave Broome. Billy was a graduate of Elizabethton High School where he played football and received the honor of being a member of the 1945 All East TN Football Team. He received two all-state medals in track for running the hurdles...
Reece Cole 08/02/2020
Reece Cole July 26, 2020 Date of Service: August 2, 2020 Interment Location:  Masonic Section   C. Reece Cole, of Elizabethton, died Sunday, July 26, at the Johnson City Medical Center from respiratory failure related to COVID-19. He was 95. Reece was born on Dec. 20, 1924, in Carter County to Walter J. and Mae Reese Cole. He grew up on his parents’ farm In the Stoney Creek community. While in high school, Reece was called to military duty in World War II. After serving with the US Army in Europe, he returned home and completed his education. He earned a...

Jul 2020

Name Date of Service
Barbara Norris Miller 07/30/2020
Barbara Norris Miller July 27, 2020 Date of Service: July 30, 2020 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 here. But thou excellest them all. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Barbara N. Norris Miller, 89, Hampton, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, July 27, 2020 after a brief illness with...
L.D. (Lester Dean) Adams 07/26/2020
L.D. Adams July 23, 2020 Date of Service: July 26, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Devotion   1 Timothy 4: 7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. L.D. (Lester Dean) Adams, age 85, of Elizabethton, Tennessee passed away on July 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends following a...
Carole Shell Brookshire 07/22/2020
Carole Shell Brookshire July 20, 2020 Date of Service: July 22, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom   Carole Shell Brookshire, age 80, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 20, 2020 from the Hillview Health Center of Elizabethton. Carole was born in Carter County to the late George and Edith Hermon Shell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Brookshire; and a brother, Norris Wayne Shell. Carole was retired as an office manager for Ball Brothers Furniture and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was...
Eugene "Buck" Legg 07/19/2020
Eugene "Buck" Legg July 16, 2020 Date of Service: July 19, 2020 Interment Location:  Garden of the Last Supper   Eugene “Buck” Legg, 88 of Telford, passed-away on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Four Oaks Health Care and Nursing Home. He was a native of Parrottsville, son of the late Ralph and Mary McMillan Legg. Buck was owner and operator of West Side Radiator Shop for many years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Jonesborough and a member of Gray Masonic Lodge F&AM. His hobbies included NASCAR and his dune buggy. In addition to his parents, his brother,...
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