Former senator Nave dies

Marshall T. Nave, well-known Elizabethton businessman and a former state senator, died Thursday at the residence of his daughter, Terri Nave, 733 Harbor Point Dr., Lake Harbor Estates, Johnson City, after an extended illness.
   Nave, 77, served in the Tennessee State Senate from 1965 to 1979 representing Carter, Johnson and Washington Counties in the 84th General Assembly. Afterward, the district was reorganized to include only sections of Washington County as well as parts of Sullivan County.
   As a state senator, Nave worked for improved education and better roads. He was a proponent of the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and, from the beginning, worked for its establishment. He also worked for funds for the expansion of the Elizabethton Vocational School and the Nave Paramedical School, which was named for him.
   The son of the late John L. and Gladys Arnold Nave, Nave served in World War II and the Korean War. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on August 3, 1944 at Chattanooga and served until June 11, 1946. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the Victory Medal. He served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Because of his military background, Nave worked for the rights of veterans.
   He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War, and was a former All-American State VFW Commander.
   Nave attended Milligan College. After returning home from World War II, he received a B.S. degree in accounting from Steed Business College in Johnson City. He served as an accountant with Tennessee Eastman Co. in Kingsport until 1979. He was also engaged in real estate development and rental properties management.
   Active in local politics and the Carter County Republican Party, Nave served as a magistrate and chairman of the Carter County Quarterly Court from 1960 to 1966.
   His list of civic activities was varied and long. Among his memberships were the National Boy Scouts of America, the Elizabethton PTA, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Carter County Rescue Squad, the Sportsmen Club, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
   He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church.
   Nave was married to the former Nettie Lee Slemp.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Dr., is in charge of funeral arrangements.