Nancy C. “Ernie” Sandidge, age 83, of Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away peacefully to go home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Ashbury Place in Kingsport, following a period of declining health.
Born June 24, 1931, in Pocahontas County, she was a daughter of the late Plummer and Vernie McCoy Cutlip.
Ernie was a spark plug who let you know what she thought and she didn’t care to tell you, but she had a heart of gold. She was of the Methodist faith. She retired in 1975 from Kingsport Press after 25 years of service. She had resided in Kingsport area since the age of 18.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special friend of 25 years, Harold Nelson.
She is survived by a son, Alan Sandidge, of Kingsport, Tennessee; a brother, Harry Cutlip, Lt. Col. USAF, retired, of Shreveport, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Glenna Cater, of Church Hill, Tennessee; caregivers whom she loved dearly, Allen and Cathy Blankenbeckler, Elisha Tunnell, Erica Tunnell, Becky Oaks, Betty DeBoard, Betty Minor and Teresa Wallen.
Graveside service was at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Wayne Bledsoe officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Cathy Blankenbeckler, Elisha Tunnell, Erica Tunnell, Becky Oaks, Betty DeBoard, Betty Minor and Teresa Wallen.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Franzus and the staff of Ashbury place for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be made at www.hamlettdobson.com