April 9, 2015
Date of Service: April 15, 2015
Interment Location: Christus Garden
Rose Merritt Range, age 100, of Ranger, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the residence of her daughter. Rose was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Wheeler and Josie Glover Merritt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Basil Range; a daughter, Glenda Clincher; a sister, Axie Merritt; and three brothers, Grant, Charlie and Lloyd Merritt.
Rose had lived and worked many years in Detroit, Michigan before retiring and moving back to her beloved Tennessee. Because of her declining health, she had spent the last several years living in the Georgia home of her daughter, Joyce, who was her main caregiver. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, cooking, especially chocolate pies and working in her flowers. Rose was of the Pentecostal faith and believed greatly in the power of prayer. She had asked God to let her live to be 100 years old and she celebrated that milestone in December 2014, with a family celebration in Ranger, Georgia.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Kenneth Range and Shelby Warren, both of Michigan, Lloyd Range and Joyce Hood, both of Georgia, and Johnny Range, of Elizabethton, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren; and twenty three great grandchildren.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Rose Merritt Range will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with James Nave and Billy Merritt, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Debbie Range and James Nave. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Tuesday; or at the residence of her son, Johnny, at anytime.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:15 AM on Wednesday, to go in procession.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Range family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.