George Franklin Stover

Published 11:03 am Monday, October 18, 2021

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George Franklin Stover, 76, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2021, at his residence. George was born in Carter County to the late Robert and Mary Helen Taylor Stover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Billy Wayne Stover, Robert James Stover “RJ” and infant brother, Sherman Stover, and sisters, Louise Trammel, Reba Stover and Fannie Jean Stover.
George was a construction worker and a member of Brown’s Chapel AME Zion Church. He loved NASCAR, camping and being outdoors.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 47 years, Faye Pritchard Stover, of the home; children, Thelma Jones of Johnson City, Keith Garland (Teresa) of Elizabethton, and Alice McBride (William) of Knoxville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren including a special great-grandson, Trenton Byrd; brother, Charles Ronnie Stover (Pat) of Kingsport; and sister, Evelyn Hagler of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive including special niece, Gladys Watson of Elizabethton.
A service to honor the life of George Franklin Stover was conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ernest Widby, Rev. Christine Scurry, Rev. Jeannette Clark and Dr. Jovan Bass officiating. The family received friends in the Chapel of Peace from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Freedom Garden section. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the doctors at Amedysis Hospice and staff. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 a.m. to go in procession. The family would like to thank Amedysis Hospice staff and especially nurse Keith Greene for the love and care given. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Brown’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 407 Church Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Stover family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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