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Margie Evelyn (Phillips Brendle) Grindstaff

May 23, 1935 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Margie Evelyn Grindstaff Obituary

Margie Evelyn Phillips Brendle Grindstaff passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the age of 88.  Evelyn is remembered for her warm heart, gentle manner, and love for books and education.  Evelyn was an accomplished learner and is currently the oldest graduate of Tri-County Community College.  She earned her 2nd degree at the age of 80 years old.  She also had a tremendous passion for her flowers and nature.  She said many times that she felt most in touch with God while working in her flowers.    

          Evelyn was the daughter of Luther Ransom and Florence Mae Phillips of Bryson City.  She was one of nine children, seven who preceded her in death, Ralph Phillips, Floyd Phillips, Carroll Phillips, William Paul Phillips, Pearl Melton, Pauline Willis, a Baby Phillips, and her surviving brother Frank Phillips.  Also Surviving Evelyn is her husband of 52 years, Buddy J. Grindstaff, and her five children Karen Brendle, Cheryl Brendle Saylor, Clark Brendle, Jennifer Brendle and Gerald Brendle (Kimberly).

          She is also survived by her grandchildren Jonathon Brendle, Wesley Brendle, Michael Brendle, Matthew Brendle, Madison Brendle, Rachel Waldroup and Madelyn Rowland; as well as 7 great grandchildren with one on the way.

          Evelyn’s impact on the lives she touched was significant and will always be remembered.  She was a faithful servant of the Lord and never wavered in her Christian Foundation. 

          Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Robbinsville.  The Reverends David Blackney and Noah Crowe will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 am till 12:00 pm prior to the service.  Burial will follow the service at Euchella Cemetery in Nantahala.

          Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Grindstaff family.   An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.


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February 24, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Robbinsville First Baptist Church
101 Church Street
Robbinsville, NC 28771

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Robbinsville First Baptist Church
101 Church Street
Robbinsville, NC 28771


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