Mary Elizabeth Dearstone


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Dearstone, age 69, Johnson City, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Dearstone was born in Washington County and daughter of the late Harry & Mary Jarrett Holder. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Dearstone, brother, Harry “Jimmy” Holder, sister, Marie Phillips, and her father & mother-in-law, Harold Hugh & Jessie Dearstone.
She retired from Kroger’s on N. Roan Street where she made many friends. She loved her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Allan Dearstone, Johnson City; daughter and son-in-law, Pam & Chris Holt, Johnson City; grandchildren, Jonathan Holt (Heather), Andrew Holt, Abigayle Holt and Addyson Holt; great-grandchildren, Marcus Kaylor and soon to be Emmalee Holt; nieces, Amy Livermore, Stacy Jewell and Heather Smith; nephews, J.W. and Carol Dearstone; sister-in-law, Susie Holder; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Phillips and Jerry Dearstone (Nancy).
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday, April 2, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Ross and Rev. Dale Ferrell officiating. Interment services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Holt, Daniel Livermore, Justin Whittemore, Abigayle Holt, Jonathan Holt and Tyler Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Addyson Holt and Alfred Smith.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Center 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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04-08-2018 Sara Nicosia
I worked with Betty for just a short time,but I could tell she was a wonderful deli back-to-back up.My condolences go out to her family.
04-06-2018 Tara Willingham
My deepest condolences to you all for the loss of Betty. I will keep you all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
04-03-2018 Ron Satterfield
Allen and Family, I am so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. She always had a nice smile and was helpful at Kroger's. May God give you strength during this diffcult time.
04-03-2018 J.Shannon Zukas
What a wonderful,kind lady..she will be missed..she loved her family.
04-02-2018 Penny Ferguson
Pam, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
04-02-2018 Kim Malone
I hadn't seen Betty for a long time. She was such a sweet lady; and cared so much for her family. Condolences to the family.
04-02-2018 Dameon McKeever
Pam, My deepest and sincerest condolences go out to you and your family at this time. You will all be in my continual thoughts and prayers.
04-01-2018 Linda and Danny Bishop
This family was truly blessed to know such a wonderful woman She loved her family and would do anything for them if they were hurting she would be hurting. Betty never had an unkind word for anyone and alway tried to help. Even when she was exhausted and hurting at work she was always there for you. May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss. Remember the times she made you laugh or when she was there for you when you were crying. We are so sorry for your loss.
04-01-2018 Kathy Edwards (Astaneh)
Pam, my prayer for you and your family is peace that can bring comfort and strength. I am tremendously sorrowed by your loss- your mother was a precious GEM.
04-01-2018 Hugh Moore
So sorry to hear about Betty's passing. She was a wonderful person. Prayers for your family.
04-01-2018 Barbara Kestner
Pam, My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. She was beautiful and I can tell from the photos that she loved you so much! She will always be with you in your sweet memories until you meet her again. Love and prayers, BK
03-31-2018 Rachel livermore
So sorry to hear about Aunt Betty , the family is in my prayers, called her aunt Betty from hearing Amy saying it. May God bring you peace at this time.


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