Vivian Lucille Carriger

Vivian Lucille Carriger

Vivian Lucille Carriger, 78, Elizabethton “One of God’s Many Children” passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at her residence among family after an extended illness.

A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Bill & Myra Campbell Rhea. Mrs. Carriger was of the Baptist Faith. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters: Nora Pritchard, Janice Hilton, Rhody Welch and Bobbie Joe Pritchard and a brother: Buddy Rhea.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years: Earl C. “Eli” Carriger of the home: A dear son & daughter-in-law: Greg Hilton and his wife Rhonda Lowe Hilton, Elizabethton. Three Sisters: Phyllis France, Jonesborough, Billie Holsclaw of Alabama and Sarah Allen, Elkton, Maryland. Two Brothers: Don Rhea and Ronnie Rhea both of Elizabethton. Several nieces & nephews also survive and a very special sister-in-law: Peggy Carriger.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2012 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor John Perkins officiating. Burial will follow the service. Active Pallbearers will be: Greg Hilton, Ronnie Rhea, Don rhea, Curtis Pritchard, J.P. Pritchard and Ron Lee.

The family wish to extend a very special “Thank You” to Amedisys Hospice and also Christoph Chrisohon.

Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Happy Valley Memorial Park