August 25, 1961 – December 14, 2012
Service: December 19, 2012
Section: Last Supper
Marlys Kay Tester, 51, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, in Wilmington, N.C., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ms. Tester was the daughter of Silas “Si” and Marylin Tester of Johnson City. Marlys was a fun loving person who enjoyed all things outdoors including hunting, fishing and gardening, and was very artistic. She had worked in various aspects of law enforcement throughout her life. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Sycamore Chapter #163, and a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Marlys is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Mark L. and Lisa Tester of Watauga. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
A memorial service for Ms. Tester will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Preacher Johnny Hilton officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. The graveside service and inurnment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Praying Mountain Men. Condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Tester family. Office 543-5544.