Johnson City Press Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dimple Williams, Elizabethton

Published April 20th, 2012 10:05 pm

ELIZABETHTON — Dimple M. Williams, 93, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012, in the Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Daisy Williams Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian Buracker; two sons, Terry Williams and Jewell “Pete” Williams; three sisters, Ruby Hardin, Opal Gouge and June Allen; two brothers, Harold Grindstaff and Wesley Grindstaff; ex-husband, Dewey Williams.
Mrs. Williams was a retired seamstress and was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers and sewing.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Cole and husband, Karl, Elkridge, MD; a son, Harold Williams and wife, Linda, Mooresboro, NC; three brothers, A.B. Grindstaff, David Grindstaff and Elic Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Josie Shook, whom she considered her “most special sister” for her whole life and husband, Jack, Elizabethton, and Dorothy Deloach, Elizabethton; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Survivors also include, Claudia Proctor and Roy Wayne Shipley, both of whom Mrs. Williams raised as her own.
The funeral service for Mrs. Williams will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, April 23, 2012, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Chaplain Bryan Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:00-2:00 Monday prior to the service.
Interment will follow the funeral service at Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected by Josie and Jack Shook. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Williams, Leonard Lewis and Mike Williams.
The family would like to extend a thank-you to Mrs. William’s special friends, April and Suzanne at Pine Ridge, for the kindness, love and care shown to Mrs. Williams during her time there.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.