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Martin Nave, Elizabethton

Published September 19th, 2011 6:17 am

2nd Timothy 4-7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Martin E. Nave, 87, Elizabethton went home to be with his Lord at the residence of a daughter, Patty Tester with both daughters by his side, Saturday September 17, 2011.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late William Austin and Carrie Lee Treadway Nave.
He was a retired employee of Inland Container.
Mr. Nave served in the Army Air Corps during World War II serving in New Guinea and the Southern Philippines.
He was a member of the Siam Baptist Church and the Mens Fellowship Sunday School Class. His hobby was Wood Crafts.
Mr. Nave was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Cleo Hardin Nave, September 21, 1997, by a grandson John Martin Tester and six sisters.
Survivors include Two daughters & Sons-In-Law: Carolyn Ann & Barry “Butch” Woodring and Patty Mae & L.C. Tester all of Elizabethton. One Grandson: Mickey Lee Woodring and wife Kim, Elizabethton. Two Great Grandchildren: Matthew Woodring and Rebecca Woodring. A Step-Grandson: Richard Tester, Elizabethton. Two Step-Granddaughters: Pamela & Ashley Tester, his step- Great Granddaughters: Sarajane and Mia Grace Tester. A Brother & sister-in-law: Kenneth “Howard” & Jeanette Nave, Elizabethton. Several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Roddy and Pastor L.C. Tester officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hardin Family Cemetery. Music will be provided by Ashley & Pam Tester and Bill Anderson.
Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be: Mickey Woodring, Matthew Woodring, Kevin Grindstaff, Kelly Grindstaff, Howell Carrico and Ricky Babb. Honorary Pallbearers will be his church family.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Doug Bailey, Max VanHuss, Amedisys Hospice, His Caregivers, Sue Anne Hawkins, Edwin Talley, Terra Shade, Brenda Cooper and the staff of First Tennessee Agency on Aging. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law: Patty & L.C. Tester. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.