Debra Anne Hathaway

Published 2:42 pm Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Debra Anne Hathaway, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, after a lengthy illness.
Debra was a 1971 graduate of Elizabethton High School where she was Queen of Betsy her senior year. She was born in Newport News, Va., but was raised in Elizabethton, Tenn. She worked as a beautician.
Debra loved going to the beach, her animals and cared for many over the years. Debra will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Grace Ann Brumitt Hathaway, in 1961.
Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Richard Hathaway and Louise Hathaway of Elizabethton; sister, Robin Hathaway and fiancé Steven Horowitz of Culver City, Calif.; brother, Rick Hathaway of Elizabethton; nieces, Emma Grace Hathaway of Johnson City, and Frances Brody and husband Arthur of Washington State; seven grand-nieces and nephews; aunt, Bobbie Crockett and husband Jim of Wake Forest, N.C.; and uncle, Terry Brumitt and wife Becky of Hampton, Tenn.
A service to celebrate the life of Debra Anne Hathaway will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 23, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Hughes and Rev. Mark Newman officiating. The family will receive friends between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., prior to the service. The graveside service and committal will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tenn. Pallbearers are Terry Brumitt, Henk Ruck, Roger White, Tim Slimp, Teddy Malone, Jim Crockett and Steven Horowitz. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in Debra’s name to the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter, 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Hathaway family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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