COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA is now accepting applications for family’s who have lost a loved to COVID-19 after January 20, 2020. Our staff is experienced with the FEMA application process and would be honored to help you apply. Call us at 423-357-4113 or e-mail us at and one of our highly trained staff members will be able to assist you.

Who we are at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home

Brian Arrowood, & Christy Lyons
Proud Owners of
Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home

I am Brian Arrowood. My wife, Christy Lyons (non licensed), and I are the owners of Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home in Church Hill. I was raised in Newport, TN, but have been a part of the Church Hill community for over 30 years. My wife Christy is a native of Church Hill. She is the daughter of Pat and Lora Lyons. She also has a sister, Shanna Lyons. We have owned the funeral home since 2018, but I have worked here since 1986 with Mr. H.L. Johnson. I became a partner in the funeral home in 2013 and upon H.L’s retirement at the end of 2017, he allowed us to carry on the ministry that he and Isaac Wilson had created. We are a small, local business that truly focuses on providing quality care to families during times of deepest need. Being locally owned is a blessing to us because it allows us to be more personable to the families that we serve. We strive to treat each family as if they were our own family. We believe in giving back to our community and staying local. Thank you all for the loving support each of you have given to us and our funeral home. We are here to serve your family with a personal service to meet your loved one’s final wishes. Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home has the tradition of a family-owned and operated business. This tradition is marked by superior facilities offering home-like settings, and experienced staff of caring professionals and a steadfast commitment to serving families in their deepest time of need. Please feel free to browse our website and see for yourself the fine traditions that Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home has built throughout the years. Let the caring, experienced, and professional staff of Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home be there for you in your time of need.


Irma Gayle Shepherd

November 26, 2021

KINGSPORT – Irma Gayle Shepherd, 86, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021, at her residence. Irma was born on Dec. 2, 1934, in Pardee, VA to the late Richard and Mary Hall Light. She retired from Hills Department Store after working for 20 p...
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Delphia McMurray Baker

November 24, 2021

HILTONS, VA. - Delphia McMurray Baker, 94, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Nova Health and Rehab Center. Delphia was born on June 18, 1927, in Scott County, VA. She was the last surviving child of Cal and Hattie McMurray. She was a...
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Billy Ray Bledsoe

November 19, 2021

Billy Ray Bledsoe, 54, of LaVergne, TN, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home. He is formerly of Surgoinsville, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Bledsoe and both sets of grandparents, aunts, and uncles. He is sur...
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David Merlin Crabtree

November 15, 2021

YUMA, VA – David Merlin Crabtree, 59, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at his residence. David was born in Kingsport, TN on June 9, 1962, to Merlin and Ruth Crabtree. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA in the Yuma community....
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Mary Ann Truss Armstrong

November 13, 2021

Mary Ann Truss Armstrong of Stony Point, TN (near Surgoinsville) went to be with our Lord on November 13, 2021 at the age of 94 years. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher and good friend - she was loved by many. Her beauty...

Bronze/Granite Memorials

We are now offering premium bronze and granite memorials that are made from the finest materials available. Johnson-Arrowood is here to serve each family with guaranteed quality monuments and at a price you can afford. We also offer date etching and monument restoration. Feel free to browse our catalog and call us today for a monument consultation!

The staff at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home are remarkable. Having worked with some members in the past, their sincerity and compassion during my recent loss continued to be nothing less than exceptional. They went above and beyond what I could ever consider as excellent and I extend my deepest gratitude. They were extraordinary in so many ways, and I’m sure my experience will be nothing different as related matters are completed in the near future. Here is a HEARTFELT thank you to Hunter, Grace, Jason, Brian, and anyone I may have not mentioned that assisted indirectly.


Family of Frankie Light

“I want to thank Hunter, Brian, and Mr. Ferguson and all the other staff members at Johnson-Arrowood for providing my husband with a beautiful service. You all set everything up that showed his loved of Titans. I am so grateful to you all.”

Love from Jonathan Lane’s family

Family of Helen Brown

“Helpful, Selfless, Patient & Sincere are the words we would use to describe the staff at Johnson-Arrowood. We wouldn’t have been able to get the type of service we received from them by anyone else, guaranteed.  We walked in with heavy shoulders and fear, but walked out with that weight lifted and gained additional family that day.  I couldn’t ever imagine placing my loved one(s) in the hands of anyone else. We extend the deepest of gratitude to Hunter, Jason, Grace and Brian. We don’t know what we would have done without you.”

Family of Glen “Krunch” Day

About Us

Let the caring, experienced, and professional staff of Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home be there for you in your time of need, or even plan for that day ahead of time. Serving the community for over 67 years!


With a little help from our caring staff, putting together a pre-arranged plan is simple. From choosing a casket, vault and headstone to planning the service, we can help you make careful, appropriate selections.

Grief Support

The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

Our Location

Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home

320 Grandview Street
Church Hill, TN 37642
P: (423) 357-4113

    (855) 726-2195

F: (423) 357-7993

Business Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM