Mrs. Rose Ann Stanley Carriger, age 63, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Ruby Ann Watson Stanley.
Mrs. Carriger retired from East Tennessee Undergarment. She was of the Christian faith and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter.
Mrs. Carriger never met a stranger and was always willing to help anybody. She enjoyed gardening, listening to WBEJ Radio “Swap and Shop” and Dr. Charles Stanley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Grace Vine and her husband, Norman, and Opal Gail Whitehead, and one brother, Robert Lee Stanley.
Survivors include her husband, Roy A. Carriger, of the home; two sons, Hugh Allen Thomason and Charles Eddie Thomason and wife, Judy, all of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, William Harlen Thomason and Misty Anna Thomason, both of Elizabethton; a brother, Paul Nolan Stanley and wife, Janet, Las Vegas, NV; a step-daughter, Ellen Taylor and husband, Skip, Elizabethton; a step-son, Robert Allen Carriger and wife, Nicole, Elizabethton; five step-grandchildren, Emily Townsend and husband, Garett; Wesley Wright and wife, Nikki; Chelsey Wright, McKenzie Carriger, Stephanie Carriger; and two step-great-grandchildren, Julian and Braxton Wright.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Rose Ann Stanley Carriger will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. Randle Johnson, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m.. Thursday prior to the service or at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Judy Thomason, 161 Wilbur Dam Road, Elizabethton, at other times. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the nursing staff of the Johnson City Medical Center for their loving care of Mrs. Carriger.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. On line condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting out website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Carriger family.