Mrs. Mae Harmon Vance, 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
A native of Watauga County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Mary McGuire Harmon. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
Mrs. Vance was a retired cook from Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church. In years past she had served as a Pink Lady at Carter County Memorial Hospital.
She loved to work in her flowers and in her garden. For years, Mae’s yard was a gathering place for the neighborhood children to come and play games.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kersey “Pat” Vance; a son, Michael Vance; a brother, Filmore Harmon; and three sisters, Martha House, Dorsey Hicks and Viola Ward.
Survivors include three sisters, Wilma Colbaugh and her husband, Herman, Elizabethton, Ruby Hicks, Granite Falls, N.C., and Rosa Hicks, Banner Elk, N.C.; her daughter-in-law, Judy Vance, Elizabethton; her special friends, Doug and Trudy Carter, J.D. Henley and her special roommate at Life Care.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vance will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Eddie Fine officiating. Music will be provided by Scott Reynolds, organist. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Joseph Greenwell, Wesley Johnson, Doug Colbaugh, Justin Colbaugh, Richard Eller and Danny Lewis. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Life Care Center for the love and care that was shown to her, and also to her church family. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Vance family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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