Ethel Belle Updyke Shaver  September 13 1919  January 13 2020

Ethel Belle Updyke Shaver September 13 1919 January 13 2020

September 13 1919 January 13 2020
Ethel Belle Updyke Shaver, age 100, of Blountville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 peacefully at her home. She was born on September 13, 1919 in Bland, Va., a daughter of the late Junius Marcellus and Ada Lee Davis Updyke. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Rex Morrell Shaver; brothers, Junius Updyke, Gilmer Updyke and Garland Updyke; and sister, Edith Harmon. Ethel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She lived for over a century, exactly 100 years and four months to the day; born on the 13th day of the month and passed on the 13th day of the month. She lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the turn of the Century, and everything in between. Ethel was a devoted member of Blountville Presbyterian Church, a meticulous record keeper, and a congregant of gospel music. She had an admirable affection for a simple way of life and represented an era long gone – one of neatness, politeness, and orderliness. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Waldron and husband Eugene; son, Larry Shaver and wife Claudia; grandchildren, Christina Mann, Dr. Bradly Shaver and wife Vivian Ann, Jennifer Shaver Friedel and husband Dr. Curt, Matthew Waldron and wife Lauren, Collin Waldron and wife Leann, and Ashton Waldron; great grandchildren, Quin Mann, Charles Mann, Carson Mann, Rex Shaver, Analee Shaver, Adalida Friedel, Gilbert Friedel, Ansley Waldron, Elliott Waldron and Amelia Waldron; special nephew, Ed Updyke; and several other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Blountville Presbyterian Church in Blountville, Tenn. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm with Rev. Mark Knisley officiating. The committal and interment will be held at Holston Grove Cemetery in Piney Flats, Tenn. following the service. Pallbearers will be Brad Shaver, Rex Shaver, Collin Waldron, Matthew Waldron, Tim Ferguson and Jim Penley. Honorary pallbearers will be Elliott Waldron, Charles Mann, Carson Mann, and Quin Mann. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to Blountville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 424, Blountville, Tenn. 37617 are appreciated. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Vickie Salyer, Marie Garland, Wilma Casey and Sherrie Trivett for their devoted and loving care of Mrs. Shaver. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Shaver and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ethel Belle Updyke Shaver please visit our Sympathy Store.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ethel Belle Updyke Shaver September 13 1919 January 13 2020.

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