Lula Dorothy Lett, “Dottie”

Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lula Dorothy Lett, “Dottie,” 81, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Dottie was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Bonnie Stout Nave and Worley Milburn Nave Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Rash; two brothers, Worley Nave Jr. and James Nave; two infant twin siblings; a grandchild, Jenna Claymon; and a step-granddaughter, Charlene Cox.
Dottie was a long-time member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. She cooked Wednesday night meals for the church and always participated in Bible School activities. She was a very devoted Christian even to her last days. Most of all she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put others before herself.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband, James “Broad” Lett, of the home; two sons, Phillip Claymon and wife, Michell, of Elizabethton, and Gary Claymon, of Elizabethton; two step-children, Reggie Lett and wife, Kathy, of Bluff City, and Sharon Russell, of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Angelia Claymon Hurley and husband, Aaron Hurley, of Piney Flats, Michael Claymon, of Elizabethton, Kelsie Butler and fiancé Spencer Feathers, of Johnson City, and Leesha Whistine and significant other, Greg, of Johnson City; two great-granddaughters, Alexis Claymon and Ava Claymon, both of Piney Flats; and a sister, Della Duvall, of Elizabethton. Several nieces, nephews and other grandchildren also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Lett will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Jayson Hoagland officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Willie Horton and Mr. Aaron Hurley. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. The graveside and interment service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, April 14, at East Tennessee Cemetery. Active pallbearers will Greg Garland, Spencer Feathers, Aaron Hurley, Reggie Lett, Gary Claymon, Phillip Claymon and Michael Claymon. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Schlueter, Joe Turbyfill, Silas “Si” Tester, Verlin Smith and Mike McKinney. Those wishing to attend are invited to meet the family at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mrs. Lett and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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