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Betty Joyce Allen Stevens

• Updated Feb 7, 2020 at 3:21 PM

HAMPTON - Betty Joyce Allen Stevens, 71, Hampton, surrounded by all her loved ones met her Lord and Savior and received her glorified body on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness.

Betty was a native of Carter County she was born and raised in the Dry Creek community and after she married settled in Hampton with her husband.  She was the daughter of the late Ed and Martha Allen.  Betty was also proceeded in death by a sister Judy Holtsclaw Hansford.

Betty had been employed through the years by Hermitage Nursing Home, Iodent Chemical, Eastside School, and retired from playing bass and writing songs with the Stevens Family bluegrass band that traveled all over the U.S. and played on the Grand Ole Opry many times.  If there ever was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, or friend Betty was it.  She always showed so much love and gave so much to others.

Surviving Betty is her husband of 52 years Douglas Stevens, her daughters Beth Blackwell (Keith) and April Seiber (Rob), grandsons Chase Blackwell, Drew Blackwell, and Stone Seiber.  Her siblings Barbara Hartley, Jimmy Allen, and Trudy (Eddy) Tolley plus all her nieces and nephews.  Also surviving Betty is her best friend Monica Odom and some others who were like her children to her are Kristi Crow Smith, Jennifer Fleenor Sizemore, Gary Wayne Laws, and Kimberly Laws.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 5 PM til 7 PM at Memorial Funeral Home, Elizabethton followed by a celebration of life at 7 PM conducted by her “Little Preacher” Rev. Gary Whitehead.  Graveside service will be Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Stevens Cemetery Oak Hill.  Meet at the funeral home at 10:15a.m. to go to the cemetery.  Pallbearers will be her grandsons Stone Seiber, Chase Blackwell, Drew Blackwell, a friend who is like her son Gary Wayne Laws, her nephews Dale Hartley, and Dana Hartley.  Honorary pallbearers Keith Blackwell, Peanut Stout, her church family at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church.

The family would like to first thank the Lord Jesus for His grace and mercy through all this, the wonderful people at Hampton/Valley Forge VFD, Carter County EMS, and all the sweet nurses who cared for Betty during her final hours on the 2800 wing of ICU at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.  Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Stevens Family.

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