Mrs. Elaine Blackwell Holcombe, age 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Aveanna Hospice, and the staff at Lou Lou’s Private Care Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28, at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. James Moran and Reverend Rebekah Tucker-Motley will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
She was born May 13, 1936, in Knoxville, to the late Jack and Mildred Newport Blackwell. She was a homemaker and taught home economics. She held a 50-year membership in the Order of The Eastern Star, and First Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Blackwell and a niece, Leah Blackwell.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Edwin Ray Holcombe, of Shelbyville; daughters, Melissa H. Tucker and her husband Charles, of Williamsburg, Virginia, Carol H. Poteete, of Murfreesboro, Amy H. Dempsey, and her husband Wayne, of Cross Plains, Tennessee, and Elizabeth H. Sadler, of Nashville; special friend David Sadler, of Nashville; sister-in-law, Becky Blackwell; grandchildren, Hannah Tucker Holmes, and her husband Tim, Sarah Tucker Glass, and her husband Robert, Rebekah Tucker-Motley, and her husband Cameron, Austin Poteete, Justin Sadler, and his wife Kristie, Megan Sadler, Seth Sadler, and Brenton Dempsey; great-grandchildren, Lee Motley, Isaac Motley, Charles Motley, Joey Holmes, Tucker Holmes, Nathanael Holmes, Leighann Holmes, Caroline Glass, and Evelyn Rose Sadler; a nephew, Chance Blackwell.
Elaine would be honored with memorials made to either, The Order of The Eastern Star, C/O/ Elizabeth Sadler, 905 Virginia Avenue, Unit B, Nashville, TN 37216 or Carol Poteete, 217 Hayden Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, or First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Brittain St., Shelbyville, TN 37160.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.