Donna Hendrix “Meems” Holsclaw

Published 10:32 am Monday, August 1, 2016

Mrs. Donna Hendrix “Meems” Holsclaw, 75, of Carter County, Tenn., passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, at Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C., and is now at peace with the Lord. She was the daughter of the late Mack Cody and Ruth Irene Massengill Hendrix.
Donna was a graduate of Bluff City High School. She retired as an administrative assistant at Harold McCormick Elementary and the Elizabethton City School System. She was a very active member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ and loved to study her Bible. She was a former member of the Elizabethton Women’s Club and was a Cyclone booster.
Donna was an avid Elizabethton Cyclone and University of Tennessee fan and loved sports; especially watching her grandchildren play sports. She loved her grandchildren and her friends and enjoyed watching birds and going to the beach. Donna also loved to listen to Elvis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Christy Michelle Holsclaw, and one brother, George Cody Hendrix, who was a former CIA agent who worked on the Blackbird Project.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, John Holsclaw Sr., of the home; three children, Dr. Tammy Holsclaw-Jones and husband Randy, Carter County, Representative John Holsclaw Jr. and wife Sheralyn, Carter County, and Kim Buckner and husband Brian, Elizabethton; and eight grandchildren, Brooke Jones-Cannon and husband Ethan, Casey Jones, Alex Jones, Taylor Holsclaw, Kaeli Sams, Dana Belle Holsclaw, Hannah Holsclaw and Holly Holsclaw. Several special nieces and nephews including Vicki, Steve, Jan, Melanie and Nancy, and a special friend, Tammy Oxendine, also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Donna Hendrix “Meems” Holsclaw will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, August 1, in the Elizabethton High School Gym with Mr. Roby Ellis, Mr. Eddy Craft and Mr. Dennis Pierce, ministers, officiating. The family will receive friends in the gym from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the funeral service. The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, in the Mausoleum of Peace of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Alex Jones, Willie Holsclaw, David Shields, Randy Jones, Brian Buckner, Steve Roberts, Fred Guthrie and George Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hendrix, Ethan Cannon, Ronnie Taylor, Kelly Geagley, Jim Maupin and Dr. Phil Roe. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton Church of Christ, designated to High Rock Bible Camp for Children, 137 East C Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to express a special thanks to their church family and the caring staff of doctors, nurses, loved ones and special friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Holsclaw family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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