Anna Lee Butler Depew

Published 9:22 am Monday, September 22, 2014

Anna Lee Butler Depew, 84, of Elizabethton, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014, at Appalachian Christian Village.
A native of Dickens County, Va., she was a daughter of the late George and Delcie Vanover Butler. She had lived most of her life in Elizabethton.
Anna was a retired nursing assistant with Carter County Memorial Hospital for 19 years. She was a member of East Side Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy B. Depew Jr., and by two sisters and one brother.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Donna Depew, Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Gary Sanders, Gray; seven grandchildren, Amy Hedrick and husband Brad, Charlotte, N.C., Elizabeth Diaz and husband Noel, West Lafayette, Ind., Kimberly Rule and husband Dwain, Lebanon, Ind., Chris Sanders and wife Lisa, Gray, Jeana Sanders and Scott, Knoxville, Matthew Kwiatkowski and Stasha, Roan Mountain, and Megan Hayes and husband Kenny, Limestone; one aunt, Mrs. Madge Taylor, Lebanon, Va.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend and longtime neighbor, Geraldine Hodge.
The funeral service for Mrs. Depew will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, September 22, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Justin Deaton officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa Holder. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff and her extended family at Appalachian Christian Village. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Depew family.