Georgia Nell Pierce Perkins, age 85, of Butler, Tennessee, went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born in Johnson County, TN on January 4, 1933 to the late Dan and Mary Grindstaff. In addition to her parents; Georgia Nell was preceded in death by her first husband, Delmar Pierce and their son, D.C. Pierce.
Georgia Nell was a true example of a servant of God. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mountain City, TN and former member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She served her church, family and community in many roles. Georgia Nell started volunteering at the VA Medical Center years ago and continued that work until her health would not allow her. She was also an active member of the American Legion Post #61, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #6908 and the DAV of Elizabethton.
Georgia Nell was a wonderful cook. She was always cooking meals and desserts for her family and friends. She had a wonderful personality and loved to visit and talk with people and was always helping others.
Those left to cherish her memories include her second husband, RG Perkins; daughter and son-in-law, Carolene Pierce McGlamery and husband Lawrence McGlamery; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Pierce and special friend David Stevens; grandchildren: Christopher Pierce and wife Amanda and Shannon Wood and husband Charlie; great grandchildren: Carson Pierce and MaKayla Wood and boyfriend Jeffrey Lipford; step-daughter, Janie Sams and husband Eddie and their family; several nieces and nephews; her special ‘telephone’ friends who she spoke with daily: Hazel Crowder, Luella Dunn, Shirley Bunting, Lynn Stout and Virgie McGlamery and many more special friends and neighbors.
The family will receive friends 5-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Roy Wilson and Pastor Kreg Smith officiating. Special prayer will be by Freddie Arnold Sr. Special music will be provided by Mr. Joe Simcox.
Graveside service and interment be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Hoak, Ray Stout, Blaine Branch, Eddie Sams, Jeff McGlamery, Frankie Gentry, Kyle Pierce and John Brookshire. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Grindstaff, Danny Grindstaff, Johnny Nave, Danny Cullop, Dr. Scott May, John Coolahan, Dean Campbell, Tyler Stevens, Brad Gentry, Steve Greene, Ben Stout and Dr. Khan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Georgia Nell’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family expresses their appreciation and gratitude to the Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital ICU, Johnson County Rescue Squad, Carter County Rescue Squad and Dry Run First Responders for all their kindness and care give to Georgia Nell.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home of daughter and son-in-law, Carolene Pierce McGlamery, 390 RD Campbell Road, Butler, TN.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Georgia Nell Pierce Perkins has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.