Goldie Elizabeth Notestine

goldie notestine

November 15, 1916 ~ December 17, 2012

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Goldie Elizabeth Notestine, age 96, a longtime resident of Asheville, NC, passed away on December 17, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born November 15, 1916, in Van Zandt County, Texas, the seventh of eight children to George Alton and Nancy Ellen (Wilson) Davis. When she was two years of age they moved to a small rural community near Sparta, TN, where she grew up. She graduated from Sparta High School in 1934. A few years later she entered the nursing program at the University of Tennessee School of Nursing in Memphis, TN, graduating in 1939. While working as a nurse for John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, she met and married her lifelong companion, Lawrence Notestine, on March 22, 1943. In 1950, she went to work for Kennedy Veteran's Hospital in Memphis. She then transferred to the Oteen, NC Veteran's Hospital when her husband's job transferred him to Asheville in 1963. She retired in 1980 after 30 years with the Veteran's Administration. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 66 years, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. She will be buried beside Lawrence at Cummingsville Cemetery in Cummingsville, TN. Left to mourn her passing are her daughter and husband, Mary Ellen and Jim Stanart, Oklahoma City, OK, her son and wife, Larry and Patricia Notestine, Asheville, NC; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend Martha Ward of Asheville. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Asheville-Buncombe County Christian Ministries, Faith Community Church in Black Mountain, NC, where she and Lawrence were longtime members, or to CarePartners Hospice. Special thanks and appreciation go out to CarePartners Hospice and Brooks-Howell Home for their care and kindness. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Larry, Pat, and Family: I am sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love Vickie

  2. To Mary Ellen and Larry: So sad to hear of Goldie’s passing. As you know Note and Goldie were two of my most favorite people. God bless you both and give comfort during this sad time. Love you. Janet

  3. Mary Ellen and Larry, I’m sorry to hear of Goldie’s passing. I always enjoyed my visits with her and Lawrence on Chateau, touring her garden and listening to Lawrence play the organ. Goldie never minded that the kids on Chateau traipsed through her yard in all-night games of kick the can. She was kind and gracious. God bless you and your children.

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