Mary Lee Ward

9:40 am | August 20, 2013

Mary Lee Ward, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
Born June 3, 1933 in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Alice Slagle Hilton.
Mary Lee was a member of Slagle’s United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Ward Jr., December 9, 2011; a son, Michael Lee Nidiffer; and a brother, Joe Billy Hilton.
Mary Lee is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Gene Hilton. She was a beloved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt to numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She will be remembered for always giving and helping others.
A Celebration of Mary Lee’s life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, in the sanctuary of Slagle’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Estel Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Slagle’s United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Slagle’s United Methodist Church, Children’s Ministry, c/o Linda Bowers, Treasurer, 919 Elliott Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences to the Ward family may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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