Mary N. Street

8:48 am | November 21, 2012

Mary Nell Lynch Carroll Street, 93, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, at Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton, following an extended illness.

A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Callie Miller Sams.

Mrs. Street had worked at the American Bemberg Corporation for 32 years and retired from Texas Instruments. She attended the Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Raleigh Lynch, her second husband, Johnnie Carroll, and her third husband, Earl Street; two brothers, J.L. Sams and Floyd Sams; and two sisters, Dorothy Sams and Georgia Blevins.

Survivors include a son, Donald H. Lynch, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton; a sister, Helen Sams, Pine Ridge Care Center, Elizabethton; two brothers, Gerald W. Sams and wife Betty, Candler, N.C., and Rev. Bob Sams and wife Sylvia, Knoxville; three grandchildren, Jeannie Day, Donnie and David Lynch; and three great-grandchildren, Megan and Dylan Day and Matilda Lynch.

The funeral service for Mrs. Street will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, November 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Sams officiating. Music will be provided by Sylvia Sams. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Dennis W. Sams, Keith Blevins, Mike Melton, Donnie Lynch, David Lynch, Dan Day, Tim Sams and Steve Melton. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Blevins, Gary Blevins and Terry Blevins. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences to the Street family may be e-mailed to mfc@

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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