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Nyoka Ward, Watauga

Published June 18th, 2012 8:53 am

Nyoka Faye Vest Ward, 65, Watauga passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late David P. and Bertha Viola Campbell Vest. She was a homemaker. She loved to work with crafts, and camping. Nyoka was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ, Johnson City. She was a former member off the Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post 2166. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother: Jenair Vest and a sister: Darlene Blevins.
Survivors include her husband: Gary Malone. A Daughter: Melissa Campbell, Elizabethton. A Son: David Campbell, Johnson City. Five Grandchildren, Three Great Grandchildren. Two Sisters: Dorothy Skeans and husband George and Helen Slagle and husband Sonny all of Elizabethton. A Sister-in-Law: Nina Vest, Elizabethton. Very special friend, Susan Ellison a special brother, Paul Peer and her special pets: Bud, Abby & Daisy.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Paul Peer, Minister and Mr. Randy Hyatt officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in the Scalf Cemetery. Music will be provided by Charlie Mosier and Dale McCracken. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday will be: Rusty Slagle, Tony Slagle, Danny Clark, Todd Godsey, Jimmy Coffer, Dale McCracken, Phillip Barnett and Tim Peer. Honorary Pallbearers will be Men of New Hope Church of Christ, Sonny Slagle and Andy Coffer.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence.
To those who prefer memorials may be made in memory of Nyoka to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37644 or the American Cancer Society c/o Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.
Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery.
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Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.