Lucy R. Peters

9:17 am | June 27, 2013

Lucy Rasar Peters, 73, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her residence after a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Snyder and Mary Buck Rasar.
Lucy was a 1957 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Through the years she had been active in the class reunion activities. She was a retired comptroller at Bill Gatton Honda.
Lucy was a member of Carter Christian Church but attended Memorial Presbyterian Church and Lynn Valley Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Durward R. Peters, who died December 29, 2005, and a daughter, Lucinda Mae Peters.
Survivors include two sons, Franklin L. Peters and wife Angela, Elizabethton, and Michael D. Peters, Boone, N.C.; a daughter, Jill Renee Peters Croley and husband Dr. Giltz Croley, Concord, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Jason Peters and wife Erin, Lance Peters, Luke Peters, Weston Peters and wife Cameron, Meredith Peters Dunning and husband David, Jordan Peters, Mason Croley and Mallory Croley; a great-granddaughter, Natalie Peters; a great-grandson, Oliver Dunning; two sisters, Patti Rasar and Susan Reedy, both of Johnson City; a brother, John Rasar and wife Marilyn, Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Euvada Peters, Concord, N.C.
Funeral services for Mrs. Peters will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be provided by Mary Roberts and the Lynn Valley Baptist Church Choir. Interment will follow in the Ritchie Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and Dr. Giltz Croley. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gatton, Mitch Walters, Tracy Bratton and employees and former employees of Bill Gatton Honda, Bill Gentry, the Elizabethton High School Class of 1957 and her “Chicken Footers Group.” The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to her dear friends, Nat and Mattie Payne, and her guardian angel, Helen Egli. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Lucy to the EHS Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund, c/o Jerry Williams, 305 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences to the Peters family may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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