April 16, 1928 - December 24, 2017
Mary Lillian Dykes Grindstaff, age 89, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. A native of Washington County, TN she was the daughter of the late Load E. and Effie Townsend Dykes. She retired as a dietician at the V. A. Medical Center. Mrs. Grindstaff was a charter member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church where she served as Church pianist for sixty-five years. She enjoyed spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Fred Grindstaff; two sons-in-law, Richard Bradley and Bill Skeans; eight brothers and four sisters. Those left to cherish her memory include a son, David Fred Grindstaff and wife Cathy; two daughters, Judy Lillian Skeans and Sonya Nyoka Bradley, all of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Alan Skeans, Wesley Bradley, Jonathan Grindstaff, Erin Weatherford and Chad Grindstaff; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and a brother-in-law, Richard Grindstaff, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews including special nieces, Norma Myers, Gail Myers and Becky Wilson also survive. A service to honor the life of Mary Lillian Dykes Grindstaff will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Steve Burleson and Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr. officiating. Eulogies will be given by Wesley Bradley and Chasity Skeans. Music will be under the direction of Mr. David Arney, Ryan Jay Weatherford and Eddie Blevins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday prior to the funeral service or at the residence of a daughter, Sonya Bradley at other times. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 29, 2017 in the New Victory Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Wesley Bradley, Jonathan Grindstaff, Chad Grindstaff, Alan Skeans, Jeff Weatherford and Jeff Dykes. Honorary pallbearers will be all nephews and nieces. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to express a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for their loving care to Mrs. Grindstaff.
Mary Lillian Dykes Grindstaff, age 89, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Ivy Hall Nursing Home following an extended illness. A native of Washington County, TN she was the daughter of the late Load E. and Effie Townsend... View Obituary & Service Information
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