Jame Donal Bowser
Died: Sep 29, 2017
James Donal Bowser, 85, of 576 Buckingham Road, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his residence after a brief illness.

Born March 10, 1932, Mr. Bowser was a native and lifelong residence of Gray. A retired masonry contractor of 53 years Donal was a US Army veteran having served with the 101st Airborne Infantry. He was of the Christian faith and attended Island Road Freewill Baptist Church in Blountville. Donal was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Joyce Bowser; an infant daughter Alice Kate; parents Floy E. And Berlie Kate(Barry) Bowser; two sisters, Carrie Evelyn and Dorothy C. Ryans; four brothers Floy E. Bowser Jr, Robert L. Bowser, Herbert H. Bowser, Norman J. Bowser.

Surviving include two sons, Michael James Bowser and Carrie Chautin and Nikki of Jonesborough, Duane Scott Bowser and wife Jessie of Gray; one daughter Donna Annette Bowser of Gray; one grandson Andy Scott Bowser of Greeneville; one granddaughter Ashley Suzanne Bowser of Piney Flats; a very special niece Janice Deakins of Jonesborough; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 12 – 2:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Johnny Burton officiating

Graveside services will follow at East Tennessee Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

A special thank you to the Wellmont Hospice Team for the loving and compassionate care and support they have given along the journey home.



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James Paul Fitzgerald II
Died: Aug 28, 2017
James Paul Fitzgerald II 55, of Limestone, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017.

The son of the late James Paul Fitzgerald and Roselee Gray Fitzgerald, James was a native and resident of Washington County. A self employed plumber he was a member of Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge #575 and belonged to the Jericho Shrine Temple. James loved the outdoors especially hunting and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents James is preceded in death by his first wife Deborah Jean Elliot Fitzgerald and a sister Deanna Diane Fitzgerald.

Surviving include his wife Subrina Fitzgerald of the home, Daughters, Amber Fitzgerald Walden and husband James of Limestone, Jessica Fitzgerald of Gray, sister Sandy Hallenbeck and husband Gerald of Piney Flats, grandchildren Wyatt Walden, Stella Rose Elliot Fitzgerald, several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Wednesday form 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel .

Entombment service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Washington County Memory Gardens .

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to James Paul Fitzgerald II funeral c/o Gray Funeral Home 132 Chapel Street Gray TN. 37615.

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Martha June Calloway
Died: Aug 19, 2017
Our Family will always miss sweet "June-bug".

Martha June Jenkins Calloway, born August 13, 1933, passed away August 19, 2017.

She was 84 years old.

June was a life-long resident of Gray Station, TN. She excelled at gardening, cooking and creativity in a variety of arts and crafts. She loved to socialize with family and friends believing wholeheartedly in the importance of both. She was attending Gray United Methodist Church upon the onset of her illness.

June is survived by her husband, Tom, of 60 years, daughters Mitzi Calloway of Jonesborough, Carol Calloway Incorvaia and husband Mike of Hendersonville, TN.,sister, Jane Hamilton and husband Bill of Gray,grandchildren, Cate Karczmarczyk of Chattanooga, Thomas Karczmarczyk of Gray, Samantha, Natalie, and Julie Incorvaia of Hendersonville and Sydney Incorvaia of Chattanooga, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 12-2:00p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.

Graveside service to follow at Gray Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions made be made to Gray United Methodist Church- 2108 Oak Street, Gray TN. 37615

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Harold
Died: Aug 7, 2017
“As it is written…Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, no have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love the Lord.” (1 Corinthians)
Harold “Harry” Meece 83, of Johnson City, passed away Friday August 4, 2017 at his residence.
Born in Easley South Carolina he was the son of the late Mack E. and Lillian Buchanan Meece. Harry had served 26 years in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Security Captain at Eastman Kodak. Harry attended New Hope Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, JoAnn Pitman and Emily Balzer.
Surviving include his special devoted companion and best friend, Ellie Cheshnut of the home, son, David Scott Meece of Denver Colorado, brother, Jim Meece of Blountville, two grandchildren, Anthony Scott Meece and Michael James Meece both of Kingsport, best friend Frank, several nieces and nephews.

Military graveside rites will be held Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee, conducted by VFW Boone Dam Post #4933, Pastor Darin Harrison officiating.
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Don Eugene Culhane
Died: Jul 24, 2017
Don Eugene Culhane 74, of Kingsport passed away Friday July 21, 2017.

Born in Aurora, Illinois Don moved to Kingsport in 1964. Don was the owner/operator of the Apple Shed from 1979 until his retirement in 2005. He was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed going to auctions and trading.

He is preceded in death by his parents Donald and Evelyn Culhane, sisters, Betty Lutrell and Donna Seifrid, brothers, Milton Pagel, Ronald Culhane and Robert Culhane.

Surviving include his sons, Ron Culhane and Mike Culhane, daughters, Crystal Culhane, Bonnie Culhane-Jack, Beth Culhane-Johnson, sister, Ruth Flanary and husband Mike, brother, John Culhane and wife Kay, grandchildren, Logan Culhane, Sydney Culhane, Samantha Culhane, Scott Fisher, Kelly Johnson, Dakota Toth, Anthony Jack Jr., Anna Jack, Naomi Culhane, Kristina Culhane-Carambot, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m., at Fordtown Ruritan - 548 Hidden Valley Rd. Kingsport.

Memorial contributions made be to The American Cancer Society 508 Princeton Rd. #102 Johnson City, TN 37601 or The American Diabetes Association 4660 Old Broadway, Knoxville, TN. 37918.

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Lee Roy Smith
Died: Jul 15, 2017
Lee Roy Smith 88, of Gray, passed away Saturday morning at his home.

The son of the late Walter C. and Cordie Good Smith, Lee Roy was the youngest of thirteen children and a lifelong resident of Washington county. Lee Roy was a retired firefighter from Holston Defense and a World War II veteran of the US Army. He was a lifelong member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, a Royal Ambassador Leader and sang in the choir.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death his wife of 60 years Norma Jean Douglas Smith -June 2017; by four half sisters; Viola Smith, Geneva Smith, Henrietta Smith Minnie Shipley Estes, one sister; Mary Smith Gage, seven half brothers; Jennings Smith, M.D. Smith, Paul Smith, Willie Smith, Clarence Smith, Walter Smith, Ray Smith.

Surviving include sons, Steven Smith and wife Teresa of Jonesborough, Jeffery Smith and wife Linda of the home, daughter, Anita Fabregas and husband Stanley of Ft. Worth Texas, fifteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sherrill Nave and Dr. Charles “Toonie” Cash officiating.

Military graveside rites will be Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairview Church Cemetery,conducted by VFW Boone Dam Post #4933.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Joyce Martin
Died: Jun 21, 2017
Joyce Ann Martin 59, of Johnson City passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017.

Born in Washington County Joyce lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was a loving and dedicated caregiver for her father for the past several years. Joyce was an avid donor at American Red Cross, loved singing and was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur Lee and Betty Lou Sherfey Martin.

Surviving include her sister ,Kathy Lynn Martin, brothers, Roger Lee Martin and wife Missy, Scott Alan Martin and wife Lisa, niece, Megan Hopson and husband Chris, nephew Andrew Martin, great niece, Emily Rose Hopson, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Jody Jenkins and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Eula Mae Smith Johnson
Died: Jun 18, 2017
Mom will be available for viewing from 12 noon until service time 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clint Andrews and Pastor Lloyd Jones officiating. Entombment will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:00 in the Chapel of Washington County Memory Gardens with Pastor Clint Andrews and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45.   Read more...
Arthur Martin, Sr.
Died: Jun 10, 2017
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church and services will follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Jody Jenkins and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Graveside services will be Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gray Cemetery.   Read more...
J. Charles
Died: Jun 6, 2017
Calling hours will be 5 – 7 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Lynn and Sharon Walker. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Jones and Rev. Travis Shaffer officiating.   Read more...
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