Barbara Britt Hyder

Published 5:02 pm Monday, September 26, 2016

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
Barbara Britt Hyder, 82, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at her residence. Barbara was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Monta Stewart Britt and Josephine Markland Britt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Verl Hyder; four brothers, James Allen Britt, Larry Wayne Britt, Carl Van Britt and Earl Wilbur Britt; a sister, Betty Ruth Britt Fox; and one grandson, Kerry Richardson.
Barbara had worked at North American Rayon Corporation, Perkins, and Food City. She was a member of Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Ida Flores; three daughters, Robbin Elaine Campbell and husband Kevin and Judy Richardson and husband Roger, all of Elizabethton, and Patricia “Pat” Hensley of Blountville; two sons, Larry Wayne Hyder and wife Connie and Jerry and Barbara Hyder, all of Elizabethton; her grandchildren, Matthew Campbell and wife Alicia, Whitney Hyder, Jarrod Hyder, Jason Hyder, Justin Hyder and Crystal Pierce Proffitt; great-grandchildren, Zoie Miller of Elizabethton and Courtney Proffitt of Blountville; a great-great-grandchild, Suttyn Proffitt; a brother, Robert Thomas “Tommy” Britt and wife Margaret of Foley, Ala.; four sisters, Jean Shelby Hall and husband Ed of Hackleburg, Ala., Alice Clarcy Brandon and husband Buddy of Pontotoc, Miss., Virginia Lee Britt Penney of Adrian, Mich., and Linda Gail Britt Johnson of Monroe, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Ronelle Britt of Salisbury, N.C.; her special niece, Paulette Pierce of Elizabethton; her best friend, Omega Collins of Elizabethton; her special neighbors, Gary and Barbara Eggers of Elizabethton; and her beloved four-legged friend and companion till the end—“Little Fellow.”
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Barbara Britt Hyder will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Bill Greer and Pastor Tony Birchfield officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 2 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the home at any time. The graveside service will follow in the Ritchie Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chuck Proffitt, Matthew Campbell, Larry Hyder, Kevin Campbell, Mike Hyder and Jerry Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Williams, Eddie Williams, Roger Richardson, Gary Eggers, Lawrence Pierce, Dennis Estep and Dean Pierce. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the employees of Medical Center Hospice, especially Ruby, Greg, Ivy and Becky. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Hyder family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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