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Cleola Hayes Taylor

Cleola Hayes Taylor, 95, of Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.O. and Cassie Howard Hayes; husband, Fred Allen Taylor; an infant daughter, Marsha Taylor; two brothers; and one sister.
Those left to cherish her memory include sons and daughters-in-law, Rondald and Marilyn Taylor of Elizabethton, Larry and Denise Taylor of Elizabethton and Terry and Jan Taylor of Piney Flats; daughter and son-in-law, Leatha and Larry Grindstaff of Elizabethton; 13 grandchildren, Marsha Taylor, April Howard, Todd Grindstaff, Trampus Grindstaff, Crystal Cozad, Tiffany Taylor Jenkins, Joey Garrison, Whitney Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Brent Taylor, Adam Taylor, Leslie Morgan and Laurie Wilson; and 17 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Cleola was a member of Hunter First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and led Bible studies in the church as well as the nursing home. She was the former owner and operator of The Alteration Shop for many years and she retired from Watson’s as a seamstress.
A private graveside service to honor the life of Cleola Hayes Taylor will be conducted at Mountain Home National Cemetery (Historic Section). There will be an open visitation for friends to sign the registry book from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, Tenn. The family will not be present. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Judy Taylor Deloach, Tiffany Taylor Jenkins, Kristi, Lisa, Amanda, Amber, the entire staff and Dr. Jonathan Bremer. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Ivy Hall Nursing Home Activity Fund, 301 South Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is honored to serve the Taylor family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.