Obituaries

Obituaries

Jan 2018

Name Date of Service
Joy Hardin 01/17/2018
  Joy Hardin January 14, 2018 Date of Service: January 17, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Joy was my late husband’s great aunt and lived with me for almost 7 years. She had a great laugh, a big heart and we all loved her dearly. She will be missed! Joy L. Hardin, age 74, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her residence, following an extended illness. Joy was a native of Carter County and was the daughter of the late Charles Landon Fletcher and Blance Dakota Cardwell Fletcher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
William "Bill" Harry 01/16/2018
  William "Bill" Harry January 10, 2018 Date of Service: January 16, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   William "Bill" Harry, born March 2, 1931 in Lincoln Park, Michigan to the late William C. and Pearl C. Harry returned to his heavenly home January 10, 2018. In his lifetime Bill served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Returning to Michigan upon his discharge from the Marines he would be employed by The Ford Motor Company as Maintenance Supervisor for the next thirty years. He was an exceptional businessman who moved to Tennessee. There he and the love...
David Herman Carr 01/13/2018
  David Herman Carr January 9, 2018 Date of Service: January 13, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Mr. David Herman Carr, age 68, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence. A native of Elizabethton, TN he was the son of the late Aaron C. and Julia Deloach Carr. Mr. Carr retired as a machinist at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of West Side Christian Church. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and watching football. Those left to cherish his memory include a sister, Judy Ann Calloway and husband Henry, Elizabethton; a brother,...
Agnes Shatley 01/13/2018
  Agnes Shatley January 9, 2018 Date of Service: January 13, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Agnes Bateman Shatley, 99, of Gray, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Dominion Senior Living. She was a native of Carter County and daughter of the late Martin and Kate Bullock Bateman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Shatley, three brothers, two sisters, and son-in-law, John W. Bealle. Agnes was very active, when she was able, with the ladies quilting group at Boones Creek Christian Church which met every Tuesday. Those family members...
Johnny Steve Babb 01/11/2018
  Johnny Steve Babb January 6, 2018 Date of Service: January 11, 2018 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Johnny Steve Babb 72 of Elizabethton passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his residence. Born, December 14, 1945 in Washington County to the late Alfred Babb, Jr . & Maggie Ellen Hubbard Babb. He was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. Steve served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired Crain Operator with Omni Source. He was of the Baptist Faith. Steve was a member of the Happy Valley Boosters Club and enjoyed...
Edna Pearl Jones 01/10/2018
  Edna Pearl Jones January 6, 2018 Date of Service: January 9, 2018 Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount   I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: JOHNSON CITY - Edna Pearl Glover Jones, 88, Johnson City went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home after an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dave & Bess Emmert Glover.  Mrs. Jones worked at TPI and retired from North Electric.  She was a member of Zion Baptist Church....
Mattie Ashburn 01/09/2018
  Mattie Ashburn January 5, 2018 Date of Service: January 9, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Mattie M. Ashburn, almost 92, of Johnson City, TN, passed away on January 5, 2018, at the Johnson City Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mrs. Ashburn was born on June 19, 1926, in Unicoi County, TN, the daughter of John and Eliza (Delinger) Garland. They preceded her in death along with her husband, Harry; her brothers, Wilson, Jesse, and Monroe Garland; and her sisters, Janie Garland, Bessie Williams, Julie Furrow, Katie Bowman and Edith Sneyd. Mrs. Ashburn was raised in a large family...
Sharon Spores 01/08/2018
  Sharon Spores December 31, 2017 Date of Service: January 8, 2018 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Sharon Sienna Spores August 21,1952 – December 31, 2017 GARNER- On December 31, 2017, Sharon Sienna Spores went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after an extended illness. Sharon resided in Johnson City for most of her life until she married Roy Lee Spores in 2003, and then moved to Garner, NC, in 2006 to be near family. When Sharon and Roy moved to Garner, they were so devoted to Christ that their first priority was to locate their church...

Dec 2017

Name Date of Service
Ivan McQueen 12/31/2017
  Ivan McQueen December 28, 2017 Date of Service: December 31, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   On Thursday, December 28, 2017 an old soldier, Ivan W. McQueen, age 95, of Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord at his residence. Ivan was born in Carter County to the late Lee H. and Deborah Smith McQueen. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Diane Nave; his brothers, Harry, J.D., Shirley, Kenneth, Charles and F.M. McQueen; and his sisters, Bea M. Elliott, Sue M. Lady and Margie McQueen Townsend Lyons. Ivan retired from North...
Evelyn Davis 12/30/2017
  Evelyn Davis December 25, 2017 Date of Service: December 31, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Evelyn Honeycutt Davis, 62, Elizabethton passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center.   Born December 29, 1954 in Elizabethton to the late R.C. & Bertha Mae Kirby Honeycutt.   Evelyn was a graduate of Elizabethton High School.   She was employed at Levi for 18 years and was presently employed at Beeson, Lusk & Street as Office Manager.  She attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Rondal & Charles...
Susan Jane Lowe 12/29/2017
  Susan Jane Lowe December 27, 2017 Date of Service: December 29, 2017 Interment Location: Christus Garden   Susan Jane Kyte Lowe, age 63, a loving mother, sister and aunt of Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Beulah “Meme” Robinson Kyte. Jane was a homemaker who was the neighborhood Mom to kids. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Elizabethton. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and her animals and she loved Christmas time. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Puanana...
Jerry Wayne Oliver 12/27/2017
  Jerry Wayne "Ollie" Oliver December 21, 2017 Date of Service: December 27, 2017 Interment Location: Masonic Section   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) Jerry Wayne “Ollie” Oliver, age 66, of Hampton, went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Jerry was born in Carter County to the late Edward H. and Para Potter Oliver. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie H. Oliver; and his mother-in-law...
Florine D. Allen 12/26/2017
  Florine D. Allen December 21, 2017 Date of Service: December 26, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Florine Dalton Allen, 87, Elizabethton went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Henry & Laura Perry Dalton.  She was a former owner of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio for a number of years.  Mrs. Allen was a member of Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church and the Young At Heart Sunday School Class.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
Stephen Payne 12/23/2017
  Stephen Payne December 18, 2017 Date of Service: December 23, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Mr. Stephen B. Payne, age 76, of the Milligan College community, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. A native of Johnson City, TN he was the son of the late Ben H. and Dimple M. Bishop Payne. He was a 1959 graduate of the University School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Milligan College and Master’s Degree in School Administration plus 36 graduate hours in History from East Tennessee State University. In a career of 29 years with Carter County Schools, he was...
Warren Ahrent 12/18/2017
  Warren Ahrent December 15, 2017 Date of Service: December 18, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   Warren Eric Ahrent, 53, of Limestone, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at his residence. He was a native of Corning, Arkansas and son of the late Vernon and Inita Lafferty Ahrent. Those left to cherish Warren’s memory include his wife, Vicki Jones Ahrent, his children: Sarah Grace Ahrent, and Frederick Warren Ahrent. Warren was a farmer growing rice and soy beans for thirty years on his grandfather’s land. He grew up helping around the farm and began managing it at age seventeen. Warren...
Herbert Howard 12/18/2017
  Herbert Howard December 13, 2017 Date of Service: December 18, 2017 Interment Location: Masonic Section   Dr. Herbert H "Herb" Howard, age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B R Howard of that city. Preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 47 years, Alpha Day Howard, and one brother, Robert C. Howard. Dr. Howard was a professor emeritus of the College of Communication & Information at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he...
Opal Barnett 12/17/2017
  Opal Barnett December 13, 2017 Date of Service: December 17, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Mrs. Opal Barnett, age 83, 114 River Road, Elizabethton, TN passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence. A native of the Tiger Creek Community of Roan Mountain, TN she was the daughter of the late Gomoroah McLaughlin. Mrs. Barnett retired from Texas Instruments and attended the Church of Jesus in Johnson City, TN and the Hampton Church of God, Hampton, TN. She enjoyed raising her family and attending Church. Her faith was an important part of her life. In addition to her...
Jean Crain 12/17/2017
  Jean Crain December 14, 2017 Date of Service: December 17, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Freedom   Jean Crain, of Elizabethton, took her Savior’s hand and stepped out into eternity on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from the Johnson City Medical Center. Jean was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Clifton and Bertha Heaton Roark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Faye Nave. Jean was a former employee of Sperry Univac and was the former owner and operator of Erwin’s Floral and Gift Shop in Roan Mountain. She...
Jana South 12/16/2017
  Jana Marie South December 11, 2017 Date of Service: December 16, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper   Jana Marie South, age 25, of 123 Honeycutt Private Drive, Johnson City, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Erlanger Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit in Chattanooga, TN as a result of a heart infection. Jana was born in Johnson City, Tennessee to Mark Charles and Michelle “Mikki” Honeycutt South. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Jan M. Rowe Honeycutt. Jana was a homemaker and had previously worked at Mr. K’s Used Bookstore in Johnson City. She...
Lois Wright 12/13/2017
  Lois R. Wright December 10, 2017 Date of Service: December 13, 2017 Interment Location: Southview Section   Lois Ramey Wright, 87, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Hillview Health Center. Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Hobart Paris Ramey and Ibbie Garnet (Adkins) Ramey and was born in Coeburn, VA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married in 1948, John Wayne Wright in 1985; siblings, E.L. "Buddy" Ramey; Ruby Meagher; Barnette Blevins; Charlotte Bruner, William "Bill" Ramey; and a son, Younger Wright. Mrs. Wright was...
Marie C. Perry 12/12/2017
  Marie C. Perry December 8, 2017 Date of Service: December 12, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Devotion   Marie C. Crow Perry, 93, Elizabethton passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in the Hermitage Health Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest & Maybelle Barnette Crow.   Mrs. Perry was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 46 years of service.  She was a member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl William Perry who died September 18, 1989, her sister, Jane Calhoun...
John R. Graybeal 12/12/2017
  John R. Graybeal December 8, 2017 Date of Service: December 12, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   John R. Graybeal, 76, Hampton passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.  He was born May 12, 1941 in Banner Elk, North Carolina, to the late Byron & Ruth Buchanan Graybeal.  He grew up in Roan Mountain.  He attended Cloudland High School and graduated from Georgia Military Academy, College Park, Georgia. In 1964 he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration. John was a member of SAE Fraternity.  After...
Frances Henson 12/11/2017
  Frances Henson December 7, 2017 Date of Service: December 11, 2017 Interment Location: Crown Section   Frances G. Henson, age 89, of Johnson City, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Hermitage Health Care Center of Elizabethton. Frances was born in Johnson City to the late Eugene G. and Minnie Smith Henson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Hilton. Frances retired as an accountant/ auditor and was a member of Buffalo Valley Christian Church. She was a member of the Washington County Historical Society and the Washington...
Imogene Millsaps 12/10/2017
  Imogene Millsaps December 6, 2017 Date of Service: December 10, 2017 Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace   Imogene Jordan  Millsaps, age 82, Elizabethton, left her earthly home on Wednesday morning, December 6, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness.  Imogene was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of the late James Willis Jordan, Sr. and Vada Robinson Jordan.  She was a graduate of Johnson County High School.  Imogene married the love of her life on September 7, 1957.  They moved to Elizabethton in 1967, where they raised their two sons.  She was employed by Baxter, Johnson...
Ruth Nola Britt 12/09/2017
  Ruth Nola Britt December 7, 2017 Date of Service: December 9, 2017 Interment Location: Garden of Prayer   Ruth Nola Britt, age 67, of Kingsport, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her home. She was born February 18, 1951 in Elizabethton, Tenn., a daughter of the late Fred and Lucy Hopson Britt. Ruth was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities area. She is survived by her husband, Doug S. Campbell. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Chaplain Tom Edwards officiating In lieu...
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