Hettie L. Ritchie Lyons Beasley

Published 3:17 pm Friday, October 29, 2021

Hettie L. Ritchie Lyons Beasley, 72, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Sycamore Springs Assisted Living Community in Elizabethton. Hettie was born in Elizabethton to the late Fredrick and Bonnie Kate Miller Ritchie. In addition to her parents, Hettie was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrel E. Lyons; her second husband, Don M. Beasley; two brothers, Fred Ritchie and Samuel Ritchie; a sister, Emogene Hilton; a half-brother, George Ritchie; and her step-sons, Eddie Lyons, Greg Lyons and Howard Lyons.
Hettie retired from Carter County Bank after 39 years of service. Before that she had worked at Elizabethton City Hall for two years. Hettie was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed housekeeping and family time.
Those left to cherish Hettie’s memory include her daughter, Stephanie Jeter (Andy Duckworth) of Lexington, Ky.; her son, Tommy D. Lyons (Tonya) of Elizabethton; six grandchildren, Katie Lyons Canter, Whitney Lyons Jaynes, Dylan Lyons, Victor Mallare, Cheyenne Lunceford and Kaya Mounts; several great-grandchildren; her step-daughters, Mary Beth Beasley, Cindy Lyons Murdock and Pamela McKinney; and her step-sons, Phil Lyons and Tony Lyons.
A service to honor the life of Hettie L. Ritchie Lyons Beasley will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 1, in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Chris Hughes officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, at Mountain Home National Cemetery (New Annex), 215 Heroes Drive. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 in memory of Hettie. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Beasley family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.