Patsy Irene Pritchard Rash

Published 8:47 am Monday, April 25, 2016

Patsy Irene Pritchard Rash, 67, of the Central Community of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Johnson City Medical Center. Patsy was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Velvia McKinney Harrison. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one son, Wesley Steven Holtsclaw, who passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, and with whom she had an unbreakable bond; three sisters; one brother; and two uncles.
Patsy had worked at North American Rayon Corporation as a security guard and was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers, painting, crafts and gardening.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 14 years, Terry Rash, of the home; one son, Gary Holtsclaw and girlfriend, Pam Phillips, both of Watauga; one daughter, Tammy Taylor of Johnson City; one granddaughter, Lacy Taylor, of the home; four grandsons, Stephen Holtsclaw, U.S. Army, stationed in San Antonio, Texas, Curtis Holtsclaw of Johnson City, Josh Wright of Chattanooga and Terry Woodcock of Knoxville; two great-grandsons, Carson Ray Holtsclaw of Johnson City and Brantley Wright of Chattanooga; a great-granddaughter, Avery Wright of Chattanooga; two brothers, Johnny Hillman of Boston, Mass., and Richard Baker of Jonesborough; six sisters, Cleta Prellman, Tina Ray, Kathy Perkins and Mary Collins, all of Elizabethton, and Lela Hamilton and Linda Birchfield, both of Johnson City; a daughter-in-law, Tamara Holtsclaw of Elizabethton; and her special dog, “Cotton.”
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Patsy Irene Pritchard Rash will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Paul Crowe and Pastor Bobby Holtsclaw officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. A joint graveside and committal service for Patsy and her son, Wesley Steven Holtsclaw, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Stephen Holtsclaw, Curtis Holtsclaw, Josh Wright and Terry Woodcock. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Rash family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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