Maxine Dellinger Bartlett, 85, of George Gap Road, Spruce Pine, in the Beaver Creek community, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine.
Maxine was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Avery County to the late Joseph Lewis and Mary Alice McKinney Dellinger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harlan and Garvel Dellinger; and sisters, Vaudie Watson, Lizzie Watson and Etta Buchanan.
Maxine was a great mother and wife who was beloved by her family. She was a tireless advocate for the care of her son, Van. She loved to read, do embroidery, ride motorcycles with her husband and go to the flea market when she was able.
Private graveside services and interment were 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Grassy Creek Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Ellis officiating. Additionally, a memorial service is planned for a later date.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Joe Bartlett, of the home; her son, Gregory Van Bartlett, of the home; her daughters, Debbie Harrison, and husband, Ted, of Erwin, Tennessee, Tammy Bartlett, of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Ginger Hughes, and husband, Anthony, of Buladean; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Adams, and husband, Brandon, of Erwin, Tennessee, and Natalie Blair, and fiance, Ryan Ramsey; great-grandchild, Heath Adams, of Erwin, Tennessee; and special friends, Tom Blair, Roberta Pritchard and Nancy Burleson, all of Spruce Pine.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge and too many of the staff at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine for their excellent care of Maxine.
The family would ask any memorials made for Maxine Bartlett be made to the Hospice Palliative Care of Blue Ridge in Spruce Pine.
Mitchell News-Journal • May 8, 2019