Eddie M. Springer
Mrs. Eddie Marie Springer, age 97, of Florence, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Visitation will be today from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Elkins East Chapel with services at 11 a.m. Dr. Jerry Tidwell is officiating. Burial will be at Harvey Cemetery. Pallbears will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Mrs. Springer was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Springer; two brothers, Almon White and Rex White; and a sister, Rose McAulliffe.
She is survived by her children, David (Linda) Springer, of Tuscumbia, and Dixie (Buck) Tidwell, of Rogersville; grandchildren, Ray Tidwell, Donna Nix, Jerry Tidwell, Terry Tidwell, Barry Tidwell, and Corey Springer; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Fraulein Butler, Ingrid Butler, John G. White, and Euell White; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Harry and Geraldine Snoddy.
She accepted Christ at five years old and was a faithful servant for 92 years. In addition to being a preacher's wife, she was also the mother of a preacher, the grandmother of a preacher, and the sister of a preacher. She was a house parent for a Methodist children's home with decades of service to youth ministries. She loved reading and keeping a personal journal. She was a graduate of LCHS and student at NWSCC in her sixties.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Mitchell Hollingsworth, staff station six, Southern Hospice, Dr. Bartmess and Dr. Walker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
Elkins Funeral Home would like to invite you to sign the online registry at elkinsfuneralhome.com