Newell “Duane” Blevins

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Newell “Duane” Blevins, 42, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late William Henry and Vada Elizabeth Humphrey Blevins and was born in Johnson City.
Mr. Blevins was employed by Appalachian Christian Village and was a member of Sims Hill Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Hughes Blevins, of the home; a step-son, Isaac Pinkston, Johnson City; a step-daughter-in-law, Cortnie Dalton, Elizabethton; a granddaughter, Anslie Pinkston, Johnson City; an uncle, J.R. Blevins of North Carolina; two aunts, Letha Dial and Bessie Scott, both of Elizabethton; and his special friends, Monie Honeycutt, Carol Honeycutt and Joe Honeycutt, all of Elizabethton. Several cousins also survive.
A service to honor the life of Newell “Duane” Blevins will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bret Jones and Dr. Ted Thomas, ministers, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, and at the home at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Nave, Adam Reeser, Mark Edens, Philip Coleman, Teddy Tipton and Jeff Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Julian, Kirk Hughes, Jeff Hess, Kim Hughes, Matt Lunceford, Rocky Stump, David Buck, Lowell Garrison and Josh Dalton. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Sims Hill Christian Church, 206 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or Oak Grove Christian Church, 436 Jim Elliott Road, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax at (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Blevins family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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