Elizabeth Bell Gadd, 88, of the Brayton community on Graysville Mountain, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2019, at her home. She was born on Nov. 3, 1930, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Carl and Eleanor Bennett Pumphrey. Elizabeth was also preceded in death by her son, Jeff Gadd Sr.; her sisters, Darlene Embry and Florence Semonco; and her brother, Carl Pumphrey Jr.
Elizabeth lived in the Brayton Community since 1971. She was a high school graduate of Mt. Ranier High School in Maryland. Elizabeth served as a nurse’s aide for 30 years at Rhea Medical Center. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening, flowers, reading and sewing. She was a member of Brayton Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, John Ray Gadd, of the Brayton community; her sons, Greg (Linda) Gadd, of Rossville, Ga., and Johnny (Marlyn) Gadd, of Graysville Mountain; her two grandchildren, Jeffrey (Lori) Gadd, of Birchwood, Tenn., and Ginny Beth Gadd, of Rossville, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Brody Gadd and Kayla Gadd, both of Birchwood, Tenn.; and her sisters, Eleanor Norton, of Summerville, S.C., Joan Nail, of Pikeville, Tenn., and Helen Gadd, of Graysville Mountain.
Funeral services for Elizabeth will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Vanderwall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis McChargue and Rev. Bobby Hudson officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Brayton Cemetery on Graysville Mountain on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at 12 noon.
Share memories of Elizabeth on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, after 3 p.m.