Elizabeth Inez Hurst Hyder, 81, Johnson City, passed away Monday March 11, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Meridian, MS, and the daughter of the late Rolston Sr., and Cornelia Evelyn Sharp Hurst.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother: Rolston Roy Wilton Hurst, Jr.; son: Paul Marshall Hyder; grandsons: Jeremy Keith Hyder, and Nason Michael Hyder; daughter-in-law: Teresa Ann Bailey; sister-in-law: June Evelyn Walsh Hyder.
She was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of sixty years: Dr. Nat Edens Hyder Jr.; daughter: Gretchen Evelyn Hyder and fiancé Travis Sutton Byrd; sons: Nat Edens Hyder III and wife Sherri, Michael Allen Hyder and wife Robin; grandchildren: Ashley Elizabeth Garst and husband Chris, Nathaniel Edens Hyder IV and wife Tiffany, Heidi Leigh Sutphin and husband Jason, Heather Blackburn and husband Nathan; grand daughter-in-law: Elka Hyder; great-grandchildren: Autumn Rose Hyder, Nathaniel Edens Hyder V, Noah Elisha Hyder, Aaron Clay Arnold, Zach Riley Blackburn, Blake Trey Blackburn, Bryson Lee Hyder, Kelton Michael Hyder, Aubry Janelle Sutphin, Julianne Katherine Sutphin, Erik Jasper Sutphin; sister-in-law: Gretchen Lois Fortune and husband Dave; special friend: Delores Doe Doe True.
The family would like offer a special thank you to the staff at Courtyard Assisted Living, the 5500, 5200, and ICU staff members at the Johnson City medical center, and to Helping Hands for the loving care they provided.
A Celebration of Life Service for Elizabeth Hyder will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City, with Ministers James Cambron and her son Michael Allen Hyder officiating. The family will greet friends from 12:00 PM until the service hour at the funeral home. A Committal and Internment service will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Teddy Walsh, Hudson Fortune, Jason Sutphin, Nathan Blackburn, Chris Garst, and Nathaniel Hyder IV.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Hampton First Baptist Church 407 First Avenue Hampton TN 37658.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423) 610-7177. Arrangements for the Hyder family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171