Elizabeth Birdseye

October 30, 1919August 11, 2019
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Mrs. Elizabeth Birdseye, age 99 of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019.

She was born in Houston County, Tennessee, to the late Walter Rye and Mary Lena Perry Rye. Mrs. Birdseye worked at DuPont for 17 years and then worked in the jewelry industry. She enjoyed jewelry, make-up, bingo, and traveling. She was a very classy lady and had an amazing laugh.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Gayla Osborne; granddaughter, Jennifer Stone; great grandson, Tyler Kania; and sisters, Mary Hazel Warrick and Anne Rye Deason.

She is survived by her daughters, Judith Strange-Caneer and Alice Rye Williams; grandchildren, Gina Osborne, Galina Osborne, Tonya Miller, Tera Kania, Ben Dunn Jr., Jeremy Stone and Ron Stone Jr.; great grandchildren, Blake Burton, Eric Miller, Casey Kania, Holly Crowder, Michelle Street, Andrea Street, Wesley Street, Carter Stone and Conner Stone; great-great granddaughters, Krista Burton and Mattie Burton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 9:00 am until 10:00 am.

Graveside Services will be conducted at Hermitage Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 am with Bro. Larry Loftis officiating.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


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Jennifer Hargis

August 13, 2019

Galina I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved and admired your grandmother. Condolences to you and your family.