February 20, 1929 ~ December 30, 2008

Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Elizabethton, TN

Eloise Byrd Bartlett Jenkins, 79, of Elizabethton, TN, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at the Pine Ridge Nursing Center, in Elizabethton. Mrs. Jenkins was born in Haywood Co., and was a daughter of the late Rev. Baxter Fred and Lori Pruett Byrd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Truman Jenkins, and children, Regina Sue Jenkins, and Charles Joseph Bartlett. Mrs. Jenkins had worked as a seamstress, and was a member of Emma's Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Harrington, of Conway, SC, and Judith King, of Elizabethton; sons, James Bartlett, of Travelers Rest, SC, and Robert Douglas Bartlett, of Hickory; sisters, Lillian Bartlett, of Thomasville, and Nancy Turbiville, of Conway; brothers, Steve Byrd, of Thomasville, and Jim Byrd, of Boston, MA; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mrs. Jenkins will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Emma's Grove Baptist Church with her son, James Bartlett, and her grandson, the Rev. Steve Harrington, officiating. Burial will follow in the church's cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Buncombe Co. Council on Aging, 46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville, NC 28803. The family wishes to give thanks to Melissa Bartlett for all of her help and love.

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  1. Jim, Bob, Judy and Diane. I am not able to be with you at this time but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all. Aunt Lynn.

  2. Sorry to hear about your mom. You are all in our prayers. We are going to be there if nothing happens. Nancy Jo, Bill & Zach

  3. We want to give our love and sincere sympathy to all of the family. We wish we could make it down there but we are unable to. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
    Love, Uncle Jim and Aunt Rita


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