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Deon Scott Forby Avery

Deon Scott Forby Avery, 47, of Greeneville, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020, at Greeneville Community Hospital East.
He will be deeply missed by everyone who loved his smile and personality. Deon was a graduate of Greeneville High and loved University of Tennessee football.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Avery, who he lived with; his father and step-mother, Ronnie (Margaret) Forby; his grandparents, Thelma Avery, George and Pauline Forby; two sisters, Rena Fullen and Amanda Grooms; a brother, Dewayne Forby; two uncles, Kelvin and Richard (Wanda) Avery; several cousins; and special friends, Kathy Copeland, who was like a second mother to him, Jeanne Rickerson, Brad Allen, Matt Copeland, Jason Carter, George Vanbuskirk, Nathan Humbert, Lloyd Jackson, Chris ‘Jersey’ Coles, Chance Wright and Diane and Vicki Waddell.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Avery, and an aunt, Rose Blanton.
The family would like to express a special thank you to his caregivers, Traci Skipper, Charlotte Donelson, Brittany Bacon and Jessica S.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no formal services at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
An open visitation for family and friends to register their presence and pay their respects will be conducted from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Deon and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.