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Joann Nidiffer, 69, of Watauga, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Albert Bush and Edith Lucille Nidiffer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Clint Jason Donald Paul in 2007.
Ms. Nidiffer was retired from Lakebridge Health Care Center of Johnson City as an LPN. She attended Pleasant Beach Baptist Church and loved gardening, reading, cooking and her grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Debra Wilkerson and husband Lee, Erwin; two sons, Billy G. Smith, Jr. and wife Bonnie, Knoxville, TN; and Randy Smith and wife Deborah, Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Clint and Cody Barrett, Sean, Ryan, Ashley, Jessica Lael, Travis Lael, and Matthew Smith; great grandchildren, Noah, Elizabeth, and Aryana Barrett; a sister, Wanda Stanley, Elizabethton; a brother, Wayne Nidiffer and wife Barbara, Watauga; and special friends, Barbara Carr and Claudia Sneed. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Ms. Nidiffer was conducted at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 5, 2013 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Steven Davis, officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday. Music was under the direction of Teresa Range and Rhonda McKinney.
The entombment service followed in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Clint Barrett, Cody Barrett, Lee Wilkerson, Bobby Elliott, A.J. Nidiffer, and Matthew Smith.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Nidiffer family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.