October 29, 1934 - November 17, 2020
Dorothy Lee Ward, age 86, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from the Holston Valley Medical Center. Dorothy was born in Roan Mountain to Martha Odom, of Elizabethton and the late Jess Odom. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Bill Ward; a baby girl, Rose Byrd; and two brothers, Dallas Odom and G Odom. Dorothy was a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and enjoyed making quilts. Those left to cherish her memory in addition to her mother, include three sons, Jesse Byrd, of Erwin, Kenneth Byrd and wife Pam, of Hampton and Darrell Byrd, of Johnson City; three daughters, Carolyn Pearson and husband Harrell, Elizabethton and Brenda Pearson and husband Larry and Kathy Byrd, all of Hampton; fourteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters, Frances Bowers and husband Darrell, Linda Hamby and husband Roger and Ruby Odom, all of Elizabethton; one brother, Ray Odom and wife Paulette, of Elizabethton; and her first husband and the father of her children, Don Byrd, of Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service to celebrate the life of Dorothy Lee Ward will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 in the McKinney Cemetery with Pastor Jesse Price and Pastor Larry Pearson, officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Dorothy and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.
Dorothy Lee Ward, age 86, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from the Holston Valley Medical Center. Dorothy was born in Roan Mountain to Martha Odom, of Elizabethton and the late Jess Odom. In addition... View Obituary & Service Information
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