Emmert “Ray” Loveless
Emmert “Ray” Loveless, 68, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 6, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Tempie Loveless.
Emmert was a faithful member and deacon of Little Mountain Baptist Church, where he enjoyed playing bass guitar. He was a retired carpenter and owner of Loveless Cabinet Tops. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Loveless, and dear brother in Christ, C.W. Snodgrass Jr.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Brenda Franklin Loveless, of the home; daughters, Tina Cole (Tim Willis) of Unicoi, and Kim Norris (Thomas) of Watauga, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Linsey Cole, Dalton Norris and Cheyenne Norris; one great-grandchild, Blaiklyn Cole; two sisters and one brother, Evelyn Stroud of Statesville, N.C., Gaye Loveless of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Chrisley Jay Loveless of Gilbert, S.C.; and special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Kenny Perry, Sandra Walters (Jim), Rick Franklin (Vicky), Jerry and Susan Franklin, Steve and Marie Franklin, Nancy Samples, Roger and Debbie Franklin and Judy Grier. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tyler Street and the Rev. Derrick Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in the Loveless Cemetery with Mr. Gary Roe officiating. Active pallbearers will be Darren Lacy, Billy Taylor, Phillip Ellis, Dwayne Stroud, Danny Jumer, Dalton Norris and Lindsey Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Shoun, Frank Ellis, Steve Whitehead, Rick Hubbard, Ricky Woodby, David Perry, Lee Birchfield and Don Wilson. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. David Perry, Dr. Jeff Farrow, Dr. William Clever, Dr. Chakraborty and for all the visits, meals, calls and prayers from the many family and friends. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Loveless family.