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Rosa Lee Abel, 73, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following a brief illness. She was a native of Johnson County, Trade Community and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie Hamm.
Ms. Abel retired from Pine Ridge Care Center, after twenty years of service. She loved reading and gardening and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy McAllister, North Augusta, SC; and Teresa Fisher and husband George, Kingsland, GA; two sons, Teddy Abel and Timothy Abel, both of Elizabethton; four grandchildren, Brittaney Fisher, Taylor Rose Fisher, and Matthew Fisher, all of Kingsland, GA, and Olivia Rose Summerow, Cedar Bluff, VA; two brothers, Edward Hamm, Mountain City, TN; and Gene Hamm, Elkton, MD. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will be receiving friends at the home throughout the week.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax 423-542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Abel family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.