Dorothy Lee Teague Perry, 91, of Elizabethton, formerly of 220 East 11th Avenue, Johnson City, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton following an extended illness.
She was a daughter of the late Logan and Minnie Frances Shell Teague and was born in Kingsport.
Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Throughout her years raising her seven children, she enjoyed working with the PTA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Perry; two sons, George L. Perry and David E. Perry; a grandson, Josh T. Perry; and three sisters, Nola Perry, Lou Eva Stubblefield and Emma Hart.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Keith and Barbara Benfield, Johnson City, Eddie and Joan Kyker and the Rev. Steve and Brenda Burleson, all of Elizabethton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Harry and Etta Perry, Elizabethton, and Kenneth Perry, Johnson City; 11 grandchildren, George Perry, Karen Hill, Bobby Norris, Jennifer Carr, Eddie Kyker, Alan Kyker, Tracy Burleson and Jeremy Burleson, all of Elizabethton, Kevin Perry, Murfreesboro, Paul Perry and Becky Flesher, both of Richmond, Va.; 14 great-grandchildren, Alex Hill, Emily Carr, Justin Carr, Jessie Carr, Bobby Kyker, Jaylen Burleson, Domnique Burleson, Makayla Burleson, Ethan Burleson, all of Elizabethton, Maddie Lowman and Chelsie Horning, both of Richmond, Va., Dylan Perry of Turkey, Chase Perry and Ashelynn Perry, Murfreesboro; two great-great-grandchildren, Sebastian Horning, Richmond, Va., and Jasmine Carr, Elizabethton; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Perry, Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs. Perry will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 1, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Steve Burleson and the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Dale Williams, soloist, and Mr. Edwin Taylor, pianist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service at Ensor Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be George Perry, Kevin Perry, Paul Perry, Eddie Kyker, Alan Kyker, Bobby Norris, Jeremy Burleson and Steven Carr. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the love and care shown to Mrs. Perry during her illness. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Perry family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.
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