Date of Service: September 24, 2013
Interment Location: Columbarium of Peace
Martha Inalee Birchfield DePue, 82, Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at her residence. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Gertrude Whitehead Birchfield. She was a graduate of Hampton High School. Martha had lived in Falls Church, Va., for 50 years, returning to Elizabethton in 2006. She was a receptionist at Cigna Insurance Company, Washington, D.C., for 27 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Stanley DePue, and a sister, Christine Whitehead Malone. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Donna and Joel Richardson of Vienna, Va.; two sons, Michael DePue and wife, Barbara, and Greg DePue, all of Falls Church, Va.; two grandchildren, Eric Firnhaber of Washington, D.C., and Michael Stout of Arkansas, as well as step-son Ronnie Tolson and his wife, Joyce; and their children, Robert Tolson and Amanda Grasmick, all of Smyrna, Del. Also, a brother, Walter Birchfield Jr. of Detroit, Mich., survives.
A Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.