Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

August 9, 2012

Nellie Draper

CROSSVILLE — Nov. 4, 1937—Aug. 2, 2012

Nellie Mae (Holtry) Draper, 74, of Crossville, passed away Aug. 2, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Aug. 7, with Pastor Brian Burgess and Pastor Charles Case officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Shippensburg, PA.

She was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Shippensburg, PA, daughter of the late Eber James Holtry Sr. and Pearl Viola (Hollenbaugh) Holtry.

Mrs. Draper was retired from teaching and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Forrest Draper of Crossville; brothers, Eber James Holtry Jr. of Newville, PA, John Holtry of York Haven, PA, Paul Holtry of East Waterford, PA, and Chalres Holtry of Port Royal, PA; sisters, Mary Weigle of Crossville, Laurel Norman, Betsy Graham, both of Newville, PA, and Kathryn Wells of Newburg, PA; and stepchildren, Lloyd Draper of Spring City and Nancy (Draper) Blanchard of Granville, OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Noble Shepherd, who had four children.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

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