Dorothy Broyles Crowe, age 84, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from her home.
She was born in Sullivan County and was a daughter of the late Henry Luther and Senia Comer Broyles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 16 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Crowe retired as a cook at Happy Valley Middle School and was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed helping at church functions.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Herbert Hoover Crowe; daughters, Loretta VanDyke and husband, Jim; Diane Waldrop and husband, Ronnie; and Sandra Hamlin and husband, Steve; a son, Harold Dean Crowe and wife, Yvonne; nine grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.
A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Crowe will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Justin Deaton and the Rev. Jerry Cannon officiating. Music will be under the direction of Joyce Grindstaff. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.
The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be great grandchildren. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Caris Hospice for their loving care given to Mrs. Crowe and her family.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423-542-2232 Obituary Line 423-543-4917.