Mrs. Vertie Marie Peters, 88, 274 Grindstaff Hollow Road, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late James and Reta Grindstaff Cable. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Peters, May 19, 2006; a brother, Clifford Cable; a sister, Anna Mae Cable; a granddaughter, Carol Ann Harding Dean; and a niece, Thelma Forbes Frazier.
Mrs. Peters loved to quilt and work in her flowers. She was an avid reader.
Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Peters and wife Ruth of North Carolina, and Dallas Peters, of the home; two daughters, Charlotte Harding and husband Bobby, and Marketta Peters, both of Elizabethton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Annis “Bea” Forbes and Iona “Lid” Peters, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service for Mrs. Peters will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at the Grindstaff Cemetery, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ray Colbaugh officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, and at the residence at anytime. Music will be under the direction of Ted Puckett. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Craig Campbell, Dennis Peters, Ricky Harding, Billy Harding, Shane Taylor, Ted Puckett and Kirk Dean. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Turbyfill, David Turbyfill, Bob Hooks, Bobby Harding and Tony Luther. The family would like to express a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice of Elizabethton, Sherri White, Betty Williams, Denise Plank and Brenda Cooper, and also to the Carter County Rescue Squad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the Grindstaff Cemetery, c/o Dean Grindstaff, 115 Southgate Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Peters family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.