Gladys McQueen Birchfield, 94, Four Oaks Health Center, Jonesborough, passed away there Tuesday, December 18, 2012, following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late R.H. and Bertha Jenkins McQueen.
Mrs. Birchfield was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. She was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church where she had previously served as a Sunday School Teacher.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Birchfield, and by four sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Jonnie Mae Varnett and her husband Sonny, Elizabethton; a step-son, Gary Birchfield, Church Hill; and a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Henry Lowrance, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services for Mrs. Birchfield will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20, in the Vaughn Cemetery with Pastor Dale Greenwell officiating. Active pallbearers will be Steve Lowrance, Bruce Carter Jr., Richard Isaacs and Wayne Smith. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery at 1:40 p.m. Condolences to the Birchfield family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.