Elsie Lucille Maddux Derting | Obituary

HILTONS, VA – Elsie Lucille Maddux Derting, 98, of Hiltons, VA, entered Heaven’s Gate on January 22, 2022. Elsie was born on April 4, 1923 to the late Flanders Hobbs Maddux and Lona McNutt Maddux.

She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Homer Leo Derting; sisters – Uva Maddux, Juanita Bays, Clara Faye Wood and Sue Wilson; brothers – Leonard, Earl and Ralph Maddux.

Elsie is survived by three daughters, Joyce Summers (Jerry) of Kingsport, TN, Jill Sauceman (Fred) of Johnson City, TN and Janice Derting of Kingsport, TN; two grandsons, Jason Summers (Cathy) of Auburn, AL and Justin Summers (Kate) of Knoxville, TN; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jonathan Summers of Auburn, AL and Claire Summers of Knoxville, TN.

Elsie graduated from Hiltons High School in 1940 at the age of 17. His first job was at the Kress Department Store in Kingsport, TN. From 1942 to 1946, she worked at Tennessee Eastman Corporation. Elsie was a homemaker through the births of her three daughters. In the late 1960s, Elsie served as Chief Girl Scout. In 1969, she began substitute teaching at Hiltons Elementary School and continued to do so until 1970. In 1971 and 1972, and again from 1976 to 1982, Elsie worked as a teacher’s aide at the same school. .

Elsie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother (and great grandma), sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She was a founding member of Weber City Christian Church, where she was a faithful and active attendee and attendee until the church had to close in 2012. Throughout her life, she loved crafts , tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and cooking. She read her Bible daily and prayed for all of her extended family and friends. She was able to stay in her home until she was 98, thanks in part to the kindness and blessings of special neighbors Linda Cox, Dennis Templeton and Madge Gilliam.

It was Elsie’s wish to have a private service at the cemetery after her death. A registry and flyers will be available at the Carter Trent/Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA. Although there are no tours, we ask that you remember your fondest memory of Elsie and smile. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the following people in memory of Elsie: Hiltons Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 116, Hiltons, VA 24258, The Harvey J. & Lula Farmer Preaching Scholarship, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan, Milligan, TN 37682 .

Online condolences can be sent to family by visiting www.carterrent.com.

Scott County Funeral Home serves the Derting family.

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