Mary Faye Mathes Walsh

Published 10:50 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Mary Faye Mathes Walsh, 80, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born October 25, 1941 in Greene County to the late Willard Earl and Anna Maude Drain Mathes.
Mary had lived in Elizabethton for a number of years. She was a homemaker and she loved gardening. She attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Walsh; four brothers, Herbert R. Mathes, James B. Mathes, Bill L. Mathes and Robert Mathes; and two sisters, Joy Buckles and Wanda King.
Survivors include her children, Annette Elijah, Cynthia Lyons and husband Darrell, Sabrina Heaton, Fred B. Elijah and Joel B. Elijah, and six grandchildren, Laura Elijah and Chris Clevenger, Kayla Lyons and Ryan Richardson and Chloe Lyons and Nate. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Randy Johnson and Pastor Mark Potter officiating. The entombment service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 20, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, will be Darrell Lyons, Chris Clevenger, Chris Mathes, David Nidiffer, Buster Lyons, Ryan Richardson and Nate Nidiffer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Walsh family.

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