Lydia Ann Hoss-Hardin-Shipley

Published 12:31 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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Lydia Ann Hoss-Hardin-Shipley of Bluff City, 98, born on July 5, 1925, in Shell Creek, TN, passed away on Sunday, October 15th.  She was the daughter of the late James Garfield Hoss and Myrtle Crumley Hoss, who preceded her in death (James – December 9, 1931 and Myrtle – April 3, 1975).  She was also preceded in death by nine sisters and brothers (Lillian Hoss Eliis and Mae Hoss Winters both of Shell Creek, TN / Lydia Ruth Hoss Lewis of Bladensburg, MD / Paul Hoss and Edith Hoss Jones of Johnson City, TN / Carl Hoss, Margaret Hoss Buck and Helen Hoss Hughes of Elizabethton, TN /  Ellen Hoss Hughes of Roan Mountain) and two husbands (Frank Shipley and Howard “Red” Hardin).  She is survived by her four Sons and one Daughter (Larry Hoss of Fairfax, VA / Scotty Hardin of Valley Head, AL / Tony Hardin of Mount Pleasant, SC / Ricky Hardin of the home and Pamela Sells of Bluff City, TN).  She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also, several nieces and nephews.

She retired from the Bemberg and North American Rayon Corporation in Elizabethton after (35) years of service.  Upon retirement, she enjoyed her love of sewing, which she had started at the age of five years old by an aunt.  She sewed clothes for her grandchildren when they were small children and then threw herself into quilting and crocheting.  She created items that she and her granddaughter marketed and sold for many years at craft shows in the VA and TN areas (quilts, Christmas tree skirts, tree ornaments, table runners, placemats and wall hangings) as well as giving to her family members to treasure.   She continued sewing up until the Fall of 2022. 

She also enjoyed flowers, plants and her beloved pets (dogs and cats) over the years. 

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A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2023, in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park.  Active pallbearers will be family members.  The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially Michelle and Vanessa and also Brandie Canter, her caregiver, for the love and care she gave to her.  Family and friends will assemble at the Mausoleum at 10:50 a.m. Thursday.  Condolences may be sent to the family at our website

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Shipley family.