Hazel Grindstaff Carlisle

Published 2:37 pm Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hazel Grindstaff Carlisle, age 95, of 170 Creekbank Road, Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital.  Hazel was born in Elizabethton to the late Noah Luther Grindstaff and Goldia Taylor Davis.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Carlisle; two brothers, William Clay Grindstaff and Roy Luther Grindstaff; and a sister, Grace Grindstaff.
 
Hazel retired as a nurse and was licensed in six states.  She was an Assistant Director of Nursing at Regency/ Life Care Nursing Home and loved her tenure in geriatric nursing.  Hazel was the oldest member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, chairman of the food committee and a member of the choir. Hazel was the last surviving member of the Unaka High School Class of 1945.  She was a 67-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Sycamore #163 and the Julius Dugger Daughters of the American Revolution.  She enjoyed sewing, family, church, grandchildren, traveling and reading. 
 
Those left to cherish Hazel’s many wonderful memories and legacy include her daughter, Debra Woods and husband Larry, of Elizabethton; her son, Joe Carlisle and wife Rhonda, of Hendersonville, TN; two granddaughters, Becky Woods Shomaker and husband Matt, of Blountville and Mindy Carlisle Moore and husband Zach, of Hendersonville, TN; two great-granddaughters, Katelyn Shoemaker and Kristyn Shoemaker; a sister, Shirley Prikals and husband Pete, of Herndon, VA; a special niece, Robin Grindstaff Hurdle, of Elizabethton and several other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
 
A service to celebrate the life of Hazel Grindstaff Carlisle will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, in the Stoney Creek Baptist Church with Reverend David Foster and Dr. Kenneth Jordan, officiating.  Music will be under the direction of Doyce Sheffield and Dennis Laws.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the church, prior to the service on Friday. 
 
The graveside service will follow in the Grindstaff Cemetery on Creek Bank Road in the Stoney Creek Community.  Active pallbearers will be Matt Shoemaker, Darren Kirkendall, Billy Kirkendall, Clay Kirkendall, Lanier Hurdle and Pete Prikals, III.  Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Prikals, Jr., Howard Ensor, Doyce Sheffield, Norman Scott, Keith Tolley and Kevin Lipford. 
 
The family would like to especially thank the Sycamore Shoals Hospice nurses for their exceptional care and love shown to Hazel.
 
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in memory of Hazel Carlisle to Knoxville Scottish Rite Mercy Fund/ Carter County, P.O. Box 708, Knoxville, TN 37901.
 
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is honored to serve the Carlisle family. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.

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