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About Us

Who we are

Celebrating life since 1954

As a proud member of the Elizabethton community since 1954, we're honored to help families celebrate their loved ones. We pledge to ensure that every funeral and memorial service is deeply personal, fostering healing and remembrance.

What we stand for

Our promise

Today, tomorrow, and forever, our commitment to you stays the same.


Every life is unique, and we promise to honor and respect each journey, crafting ceremonies that reflect each individual.


Navigating grief can be overwhelming; we stand by you, providing direction and solace every step of the way.


Beyond a service, we're committed to helping families create lasting tributes that transcend generations.

Our story

The roots of Hathaway Percy Funeral Home can be traced to the 1890s when the Williams Furniture and Undertaking Company operated in the 600 block of East Elk Avenue in downtown Elizabethton. Early in the 20th century, Nat C. Nave, E. E. Hathaway, and J. B. Nave purchased the business and changed the name to Nave Furniture Company. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Naves and Mr. Hathaway "lost everything they had," which was the case with so many people, and the business was taken over by the courts.

In 1932, Roy Hathaway, E. E. Hathaway’s youngest son, bought the undertaking department of the business from the courts and opened Roy Hathaway Funeral Home. In 1935, Mr. Roy moved the establishment into the old Moreland Home, a stately residence at the corner of "F" Street and Lynn Avenue. In 1954, Mr. Hathaway took in Mr. Frank "Bob" Percy as a business partner and changed the name of the firm to Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home. The firm was moved to its present location at the corner of "F" and Roan Streets, after the purchase and renovation of the former Watauga Hotel Building, which had been built in the mid 1920s. In 1974, the Sunset Chapel was added to the existing structure.


Legacies Honored


Years in Business


Moments Remembered

Meet the team

Our incredible staff

Helping families create lasting legacies is more than a job — it's our calling. We are here to support you in any way we can and will offer you the full attention, knowledge, and compassion you need.

Derek Cornett

Derek Cornett

Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer

Charlie Bowman

Charlie Bowman

Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer

Amy L. Holtsclaw

Amy L. Holtsclaw

Office Administrator (non-licensed)

Shane Yonce

Shane Yonce

Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer

Calissta Bishop

Calissta Bishop

Licensed Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer

Vickie Bryant

Vickie Bryant

Licensed Advanced Planning Specialist

Karen Colvard

Karen Colvard

Funeral Assistant (non-licensed)

Mel Colvard

Mel Colvard

Funeral Assistant (non-licensed)

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Our Location

A place of healing

We welcome you to explore the Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.

We're here for you

We exist to serve the unique needs of every family

Seamless Arrangements

We'll help you with everything you need with a simple step-by-step process for all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery plans.

Unique Funerals and Tributes

Every individual is unique. Which is why we offer fully customizable memorial services designed just for your family.

Around the Clock Support

We're here to answer any questions and help in any way we can – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Hear from the families we've served

“Absolutely wonderful and accommodating.”

Author: Bonnie Tunnell rated with 5 stars

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Associations & Awards

Honoring excellence

We’re honored to be recognized for our dedication to excellence and genuine care. Explore the esteemed associations we're a part of, and the awards that celebrate our commitment to the communities we serve.

Our Awards

Hathaway-Percy Funerals is honored as one of the Best Places to Work in 2023.

We're hiring

Beyond the opportunity to truly make a difference, Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services offers competitive pay, a healthy work-life balance, and many opportunities for growth.

Plan Ahead

Plan for the future, today

Pre-planning lets your loved ones focus on honoring life instead of hashing out details. Learn the choices you can make now, so a future funeral becomes more of a celebration than a burden.