December 15, 2015
Date of Service: December 17, 2015
Interment Location: Garden of Devotion
Christine Smith Oxendine, 92, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in the Hillview Health Center. A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. & Florence Simerly Smith. Christine was a retired employee of Tri-State Container. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church. She loved working in her flowers and in her garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Oxendine who died November 29, 2006, by a brother: Richard Vernon “Cotton” Smith and two sisters: June Steffen and Betty Nave.
Survivors include a daughter & her husband: Gayla & Maurice Graves, Elizabethton. Two Granddaughters: Jody Shipley and Tina Hardin. A Great Granddaughter: Zoe Shipley. Two Sisters: Geraldine Livingston, Elizabethton and JoAnn Cable and husband Elbert, Butler. One Brother: Terry Smith and wife Barbara, of North Carolina. Several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Sammy Oxendine and Mr. Scott Fisher, Ministers officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Ray Don Markland and Scott Reynolds. Active Pallbearers will be: Danny McGinnis, Greg Crowe, Ray Don Markland, Eddie Taylor, Joseph Greenwell and Adam Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be her church family. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Christine to the Special Project Fund % Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the Oxendine family to our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.