Novella Kate Nidiffer

Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Novella Kate Nidiffer, 81, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Griffin Pierce and Anna Mae Oliver Pierce.
Novella was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, working in her plants and flowers and doing word finds. She loved to spend time with her family and loved to read her Bible.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Nidiffer; a daughter, Brenda Garland; a son, Ricky Pierce; an infant daughter, Baby Nidiffer; sisters, Evelyn Richardson, Corren Carden and Ellen Bradley; and brothers, Elige Pierce, Jasper Pierce and Ray Pierce.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Eddie Nidiffer and Larry Nidiffer, and a son-in-law, Rev. Larry Garland, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service to honor the life of Novella Kate Nidiffer will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, November 23, in the Pearl Bowers Cemetery with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services at 2:30 p.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence at any time. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Nidiffer family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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