Marie G. Matherly

Published 4:45 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Marie G. Matherly, 87, of Elizabethton, changed her address on Monday, March 27, 2017, she was born to Alida Mae Rash and Carl Fletcher Garrison on October 27, 1929. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Howard D. Matherly; a sister, Betty Joyce Broome; and a great-nephew, Austin James Frazier.
Marie attended ETSU for two years and was a graduate of Steed College. She worked at North American Rayon Corporation and after 31 years of service, she retired in 1994 as the Purchasing Coordinator. She was a member of West Side Christian Church, having been active in the Lydia Circle, Homebuilders Sunday School Class and other activities of the church.
Left to cherish her memory include three brothers and their wives, Clyde and Joyce Dean Garrison, C.F. and Olene Garrison, and Ray and Sue Garrison; a brother-in-law, Carroll Broome; four nieces, Jama Marie Frazier, Karen Heaton, Deborah Lowery and Teresa Sands; and three nephews, Eric Garrison, Carl F. Garrison and Stephen Garrison.
A service to honor the life of Marie G. Matherly will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Dr. Greg Key officiating. Music will be provided by the West Side Christian Church Choir. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be the Elders and Deacons of West Side Christian Church. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers, Clyde, Ray and C.F. Garrison, brother-in-law, Carroll Broome, nephews, Eric, Steve and Carl F. Garrison, Jim Frazier, Pat Heaton, Stan Sands, friends and co-workers of North American Rayon Corporation and all the friends she cherished. A special thank you to her caregivers, who did a great job in assisting her. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to West Side Christian Church, 1307 West G. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to the charity of their choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guestbook or by fax 423-542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Matherly family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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