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Viola “Vee” McElyea, age 96, of 706 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Mountain City Care Center. Vee was born November 10, 1917, in Mountain City, TN to the late Phillip Christie and Vera Tester Christie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee McElyea, in 1984, and one son Erwin McElyea. She was a member on St. Anthony’s of Padua and she enjoyed reading. Vee was a 50 years plus member of the Order of Eastern Star Maple Chapter #79.
Survivors include one daughter: Carolyn Roberts and husband Sonny of Mountain City, TN; one son: Johnny McElyea and wife Barbara of Zionville, NC; grandchildren: Michael and Sonya Roberts of Atlanta, GA, John and Shannon Roberts of Lasby, MD, Christopher MeElyea and Shawn McElyea of Mountain City, TN; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Conor, Austin and Madison.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mountain City Care Center for the wonderful care given to Vee.
Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014, from St. Anthony’s of Padua with Father Dennis Kress officiating. The family received friends from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were Danny Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Larry Stout, Todd Grayson, Frank Arnold and Terry Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were staff of Mountain City Care Center and Dr. Susanna Shine.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718-3208
Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Carolyn Roberts, 706 W. Main St., Mountain City, TN at any time.
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Professional services for the Vee McElyea family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee, 37683.