Sarah Carolyn Mast (2018-12-27 15:56:14)

Sarah Carolyn Mast, 85, of Valle Crucis, passed away, Monday December 24, 2018, surrounded by family.

Carolyn, as she was known by family, was born June 26, 1933, in Watauga county, to the late Howard and Anne Moretz Mast. She graduated from Cove Creek High School, and later in 1955, from Appalachian State Teachers College. She was a high school English teacher, executive secretary, and ultimately, the owner of a title insurance business. She was a lifelong member of Valle Crucis United Methodist Church. Carolyn was a generous and compassionate woman who never met a stranger. She loved helping others and volunteering her time. Right behind her God, Carolyn’s family was the light of her life. She was a loving and devoted mother and Nana.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura Greene of Mountain City, TN; granddaughters Katie and Betsy Tester, of Asheville NC, Audrey Betancourt (Jon) of Tampa, FL, and Heidi Tester of Valle Crucis. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Adrian Vaughn, Tristan Adams, Rosalee Winebarger, and Julian Betancourt; special sister-in-law, Mary Hazel Mast; cousin, Diana Mast White; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her brothers H.W. and Frank Mast, sister-in-law Thelma Mast, great-granddaughter Mila Tester, nephew David Mast, and significant other Bob Paige.

A memorial service for Sarah Carolyn Mast will be conducted Saturday January 5, 2019 at 3:00 at Valle Crucis United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:00, at the church, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Foundation 1500 W Elk Ave. Ste. 202 Elizabethton, TN 37643.

The family would like to extend special thanks to caregiver and friend, Pam Price and to Lori Ligon, Gail Miller, Carolyn Pridemore, and Chris Hughes of Amedisys Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Mast family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.