Obituaries

Obituaries

May 2018

Name Date of Service
Edwin A. Langley 05/12/2018
  Edwin A. Langley May 10, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Ed Langley passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Kingsport, TN. Ed graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with honors and served as Chairman of the Appellate Competition Council. He retired as a Lt. Colonial from the U.S. Air Force and was a distinguished Officer Graduate in Pilot Training. Ed was an instructor pilot with the Air National Guard for 20 years. He was the Assistant V.P. of Merrill Lynch in the Beverly Hill, CA office, a partner of Langley, Mountain and Sellers Law...
Betty Jean Shirley 05/12/2018
  Betty Jean Shirley May 6, 2018 Date of Service: May 12, 2018 Interment Location: Masonic Garden   Betty Jean Shirley, age 82, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Ashville, North Carolina. She was born on October 19, 1935 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of George C Shirley and Bertha Blalock Shirley. Betty worked 35 years with Avery County Department of Social Services. She was currently working part time at Mountain Electric. She was a charter member of Newland United Methodist Church, she had served as the church secretary. Betty loved...
Herbert Curde 05/11/2018
  Herbert Curde May 7, 2018 Date of Service: May 11, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   2 Timothy 4:7-8 King James Version (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Herbert H. Curde, age 88, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Herbert was born in Carter County to the late Alvin and Pearl Feathers Curde. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Hall and Ruth DeSilvey; and...
Brenda G. Hawks 05/10/2018
  Brenda G. Hawks May 5, 2018 Date of Service: May 10, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Brenda Gail Bowling Hawks, age 67, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness. Brenda was born in Elizabethton to the late Herman C. Bowling and Mary Evelyn White Bowling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Sonny Bowling and Joe Bowling. Brenda was a homemaker and was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church, although she attended Little Doe Freewill Baptist...
Umbertina "Betty" Hicks 05/04/2018
  Umbertina "Betty" Hicks April 27, 2018 Date of Service: May 3, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Umbertina (Betty) Fiorucci Hicks, age 88, passed away in Jacksonville, FL on April 27, 2018 at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 31, 1930 in Courcet-Beringen, Belgium to Emilio and Katherine Quint Fiorucci. Betty, as she was known to her friends, came to the United States in 1946 and was proud to have studied and gained her US citizenship in 1956. She retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital (Mountain Home) in Johnson City with over 30...
Bonnie Montgomery 05/03/2018
  Bonnie Montgomery April 29, 2018 Date of Service: May 3, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Bonnie Louise Tipton Montgomery, age 86, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her residence. Bonnie was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to the late James Blaine Tipton and Julia Ann Miller Tipton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Condon Montgomery; two sons, Jack Montgomery and Michael Todd Montgomery; a great grandson, Mason Todd Montgomery; and several siblings. Bonnie retired from Kennametal, where she worked as a press...
Helen Westmoreland 05/02/2018
  Helen Westmoreland April 27, 2018 Date of Service: May 2, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Mrs. Helen Bowman Westmoreland, age 87, of Johnson City, TN passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Burgess and Sarah Russell Bowman and was born in Elizabethton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Westmoreland and a daughter, Yvonne Westmoreland Bullard. Mrs. Westmoreland was a retired school teacher and attended Pinecrest Baptist Church. She was a prolific writer of handwritten notes and cards and she loved...
Don Parkey 05/02/2018
  Don Parkey April 25, 2018 Date of Service: May 2, 2018 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Don Narvel Parkey, age 76, of Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Elizabethton. He was a son of the late Reverend Stanley and Pearl Deaton Parkey. He was a native of Erwin but had lived in Elizabethton most of his life. Don was a member of the Lynn Valley Baptist Church. He was a Coach and Teacher at Unaka Elementary School for forty-five years where he was inducted into the Carter County Sports Hall of Fame. Other than...
Calvin Hardin 05/02/2018
  Calvin Hardin April 29, 2018 Date of Service: May 2, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   II Timothy 4:7-8  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. Calvin C. Hardin, 92, Elizabethton, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all passed away peacefully at Hillview Rehab, early Sunday morning, April 29. He had been surrounded constantly by those he...

Apr 2018

Name Date of Service
June P. Street 04/30/2018
  June P. Street April 26, 2018 Date of Service: April 30 , 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   June Pearl Street, age 89, of Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by her family. June was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Thomas and Hettie Sims Hoss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Clifford Street; three sisters, Goldie Taylor, R.V. Shull and Barbara Snyder; and one brother, Tom Hoss. June had worked as a head cashier...
Danny C. Little 04/30/2018
  Danny C. Little April 27, 2018 Date of Service: April 30, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Paradise   Danny “Zeke” Little, age 68, of Hampton, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late Carl and Maxine McKeehan Little and was born in Carter County. Mr. Little was a 1967 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He was a lifelong member of Valley Forge United Methodist and was a teacher who spent most of his career teaching at Little Milligan Elementary School where...
William Peters 04/29/2018
  William "Bill" Peters April 25, 2018 Date of Service: April 29, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   William “Bill” Zane Peters, age 85, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Bill was born in Hampton, Tennessee to the late Mike and Texie Calhoun Peters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Peters; and two sisters, Louise Hazlewood and Gail White; his second wife, Peggy Smith Peters; and his dog and companion, “Pandora”. Bill had worked as a pipefitter and was...
Sonja Whaley 04/26/2018
  Sonja Whaley April 23, 2018 Date of Service: April 26, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sonja D. Whaley, age 79, of Central Community, Johnson City, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Indian Path Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mrs. Whaley was born in Elizabethton and was a daughter of the late Eustace C. and Leila Bell Hardin McGuire. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Whaley. Mrs. Whaley was a member of the Roan Street Church of God. She loved to read her Bible and do crossword puzzles. She...
Sandy Bardo 04/26/2018
  Sandy Bardo April 22, 2018 Date of Service: April 26, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mrs. Sandy Bardo, age 58, of Johnson City, TN passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at her residence. A native of Johnson City, TN she is the daughter of Peggy Holt McKinney, Johnson City, TN and the late James McKinney. Mrs. Bardo was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her grandkids. She was known as “Nana” to everyone and her favorite television show was “The Walking Dead”. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary McKinney and Jimmy...
Linda Lee Carr 04/25/2018
  Linda Lee Carr April 19, 2018 Date of Service: April 25, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane   Linda Lee Humphrey Carr, 76, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Carl & Tina Morton Humphrey. Linda was a graduate of Happy Valley High School, and had one year of college at Milligan. She worked as a cook at Happy Valley High School for 21 years. Linda was a member of the Red Hat Society and TOPS. She was a member of Big Springs...
Jean Mitchell Stout 04/23/2018
  Jean Mitchell Stout April 19, 2018 Date of Service: April 23, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Jean Mitchell Stout of Kingsport, TN passed away on April 19, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Jean was born on January 29, 1936 and grew up in the Knoxville area. She graduated from Bob Jones University and moved to Los Angeles with some of her best college friends where they taught elementary school. After several years she returned to Tennessee with her first husband, Ken, eventually settling in Kingsport. She opened the YumYum Tree gift shop and, after Ken’s untimely death,...
Jettie I. McKeehan 04/22/2018
  Jettie I. McKeehan April 18, 2018 Date of Service: April 22, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Jettie Garver McKeehan, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Cosby, Tennessee she was a daughter of the late Newt & Nancy Williamson Garver. She had lived in Elizabethton since 1950.   Jettie retired from Siemens, Johnson City. She was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church and the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Phillip McKeehan...
Obie "O.C." Franklin 04/21/2018
  Obie "O.C." Franklin April 16, 2018 Date of Service: April 21, 2018 Interment Location: Crown Section   Mr. Obie “O.C.” Franklin Jr., age 76, of the Pinecrest Community of Carter County, TN passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2018 at the James H. Quillen V.A. Hospital. A native of Connelly Springs, NC he was the son of the late Obie Carlise Franklin Sr. and Maebell Franklin. Mr. Franklin retired as a truck driver with Mason Dixon Tank Lines and Youngblood Truck Lines. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and he was a member of the V.F.W. Post...
Jimmie Brown 04/20/2018
  Jimmie Brown April 14, 2018 Date of Service: April 20, 2018 Interment Location: Laurels Section   Jimmie Don Brown, 70, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday April 14, 2018 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Unicoi County, he was a son of the late August Brown and Willie Kate Woodfin Booker. He was retired as Owner/Operator of Kingsport used tires. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Misty Dawn Brown and a brother, Billy Booker. Survivors include a daughter: Constance Ferguson & husband Phillip. Two Sons:...
Sharon K. Hammitt 04/19/2018
    Sharon "Katie" Hammitt April 15, 2018 Date of Service: April 19, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sharon “Katie” Hammitt, age 66, of Johnson City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at her residence. Katie was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of Margaret Lee Hopson Hammitt and the late George Hammitt, Jr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Lee Hammitt; her maternal grandparents, Tommie and Mary Hopson; her paternal grandmother, Eva Glover Hammitt; and several aunts and uncles. Katie...
Richard Lee Church 04/16/2018
  Richard Lee Church April 13, 2018 Date of Service: April 16, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Richard Lee Church, 74, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Arra B. Hyder Garland  He was a 1961 graduate of Lamar High School.  Richard was a retired employee of Baxter Pharamaseal after 27 years of service.   His hobby was fishing.  Later in life, he put his faith and trust in God.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
Sam Raynor 04/11/2018
  Sam Raynor April 6, 2018 Date of Service: April 11, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sam Raynor, 70, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2018 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Sam was born in Chinquapin, North Carolina and moved to East Tennessee in 1963. He was the son of the late Frank and Hazel Raynor. He loved his family and friends. He never met a stranger and had such a deep compassion for everyone he came in contact with. He never passed a car he didn't have to look under the hood,...
Robert Carr 04/08/2018
  Robert Carr April 5, 2018 Date of Service: April 8, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Mr. Robert Carr, age 59, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Aaron and Julie Deloach Carr. Mr. Carr retired from American Water Heater. He taught himself to play the guitar and enjoyed playing gospel and country music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Herman Carr on January 9, 2018. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife,...
Nyoka Perry 04/08/2018
  Nyoka Perry April 6, 2018 Date of Service: April 8, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Nyoka Jean Walker Perry, 69, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Earl & Lillie Peters Walker. Nyoka was a graduate of Unaka High School. She was an employee of the Elizabethton Star for over 20 years and also was employed at Folsom Printing Company. She loved to spend time with her family.  She was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. In...
Roberta Simerly 04/05/2018
  Roberta Simerly April 2, 2018 Date of Service: April 5, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Roberta Simerly, 86, Johnson City, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol. A native of Butler, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Wolfe, Sr. and Jennie Eggers Wolfe. In addition to her parents, Roberta was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen G. Curtis in 1961, her second husband Fred W. Simerly, in 2013, her sisters: Verna Lee Depau, Mary Smith, Burl Honeycutt, and her brother, H.E. Wolfe, Jr. She was a member of...
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