A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Claude & Lillie Fritts Grindstaff. Dorothy was a graduate of Unaka High School. She had worked for the Blue Springs Utility District for a number of years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Carl Deloach, brothers: David (Dave) Grindstaff, Wes, Harold, and AB Grindstaff, her sisters: Ruby, Opel, Dimple and June.
Survivors include her daughter: Kathy Grindstaff of the home, special friend and caregiver, Joy Peterson also of the home. One sister: Josie Shook (Jack). One Brother: Elic Grindstaff. A special sister-in-law: Polly Grindstaff, several nieces and nephews also one special aunt: Una Glick of Delaware.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in the Grindstaff family cemetery. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday will be: David Grindstaff, David Gentry, Kenneth Jones, Harold Monteith, Brent Grindstaff, David Tolley and Randy Kirbo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Amedisys Hospice and a special thanks to Emily White, Michelle Leatherwood, Michelle Mosley and Elaine Mottern. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Deloach family.