John Robert Brinkley
Died: Dec 10, 2017
John Robert Brinkley 78, of Gray went to be with the Lord Saturday December 9, 2017.

Born in Buladean, N.C. Mr. Brinkley had lived most of his life in Sulpher Springs. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1994 after 35 years of service. A graduate of Sulpher Springs High School John really enjoyed the reunions and dinners they had together. He was a member of Gray United Methodist Church and enjoyed working with his hands, building several crafts including airplanes from aluminum cans. John was a farmer and enjoyed camping, fishing and being outdoors.

Preceded in death by his parents Dallas and Pauline Brinkley.

Surviving include his wife of 58 years Brenda Barnes Brinkley of the home, sons, Johnny Brinkley and wife Cindy of Gray, James Brinkley and wife Christine of Jonesborough, daughter Linda Hurley and husband Rodney of Sanford, Florida, sister Lucille Moore and husband Carl of Gray, Brother William “Bill” Brinkley and wife Shirley of Gray, six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Gray United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held at 7p.m. in the church sanctuary with Dr. Dennis Flaugher officiating.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1p.m. at East Tennessee Cemetery with Dr. Dennis Flaugher officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church 2108 Oak St. Gray, TN. 37615
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Sarah Gwendolyn Bonsor
Died: Dec 4, 2017
Sarah Gwendolyn Bonsor 64, of Gray went to be with the Lord Monday, December 4.
The oldest granddaughter of the late Emory and Thelma Harrison, Sarah loved all her uncles but was very close to Richard, whom she dearly loved. Sarah was of the Baptist Faith.
Preceded in death by her husband, James Lynn Bonsor; parents, Guy Harrison and Margaret Hensley; brother, Brett Harrison.
Surviving include her sons, T.J. Bonsor and wife Becky of Kingsport, Shannon Bonsor and wife Beth of Piney Flats; daughter Terri Kimbler and husband Jason of Elizabethton; sisters, Debbie Carty and husaband Wayne, Donna Harrison Roberts; brothers, Mark Harrison, Barry Hensley and wife Kristie; brother in law, Bill Bonsor wife Jane; grandchildren Aaron Brannon, Kayla Bonsor, Taylor Bonsor, Abby Bonsor, Timothy Rex Bonsor; great-grandchild Nash Brannon; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family will receive friends Thursday from 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 with Pastor Darin Harrison officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Harrison family for showing family values and love in her life and to Janice Cutshall for a great friendship.
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Matthew Shawn Buckingham
Died: Nov 29, 2017
Matthew Shawn Buckingham, age 30, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 29th, 2017. He was surrounded by friends and loved ones. Matthew was a loving son, brother, and a light in many individuals lives. The impact that he had on those around him will forever be remembered.


Matthew was born on December 7th, 1986. He was a native of Washington County, TN. He attended Daniel Boone High School and went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He was a Sigma Phi Epsilon alumni and a lifelong member of Gray United Methodist Church.


Matthew is survived by his parents Christopher and Melissa Smith; his sisters Ricki, Lindsey, Catie, and Samantha; his brothers Eric and Adam; his grandparents Joe & Joann Adams and Richard & Sandra Smith; and several nieces, cousins, aunts, and uncles.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St Johnson City, TN 37615, on Monday December 4th at 6 pm. Flowers and condolences may be sent directly to this address.
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James Patton Gray
Died: Nov 26, 2017
James Patton "Pat" Gray
GRAY, TN - James Patton "Pat" Gray, 67, Gray, TN. "I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith", II Timothy 4:7. Pat passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, after an extended illness at the Mountain Home Community Living Center (CLC), Johnson City, Tennessee.
A native of Gray, Tennessee, he was a 1968 graduate of Boones Creek High School. Pat served his country in the US Marine Corp from 1970 to 1972. After his military service, he graduated from East Tennessee State University. Pat loved the outdoors. His hobbies included camping, hiking and fishing. He loved reading and discussing history and the Civil War, he was passionate about University of Tennessee football. Pat was employed by ITT North Electric and Bristol Compressors. He is a member of Gray United Methodist Church.
Pat is preceded in death by his parents Robert L. Gray and Bonnie Barnes Gray, Gray, Tennessee. Survivors include a Brother: Eddie Gray and wife Mickie Keys Gray, Alpharetta, GA; Sister: Susan Gray Arney and Husband John Arney, Johnson City, TN; Nephew: Eric Lee Gray, wife Brittney Warnock Gray and Grandniece Sadie Annabelle Gray, Smyrna, GA; and, Niece: Emily Gray Pettit, husband Kent Pettit and Grandnephew Joseph Michael Pettit, St. Louis, MO.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2p.m Friday at Gray United Methodist Church. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Reverend Dr. Dennis Flaugher officiating and Pastor Lloyd Jones delivering the eulogy Graveside services will follow at the Gray Cemetery .
Pallbearers will be: Tony Barnes, Mike Bray, Eric Gray, Johnny Gray, Richard Gray, and Terry Welch and Honorary Pallbearer Roger Davis. Representing the Caregivers of the CLC, Honorary Pallbearer Mark Strickler will escort Pats four-legged companion and best friend, Davy Crockett.
Pat and his family wish to extend special acknowledgements to the staff and caregivers of the CLC at Mountain Home. Words cannot express the gratitude Pat and his family felt for their kindness, attentiveness, and genuine compassion. Throughout his stay at Mountain Home, Pat enjoyed the fellowship, support, and comfort from a multitude of friends and family members who generously attended to his wellbeing. He was humbled by their acts of kindness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Building Fund/Apple Butter Funds of the Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St. Gray 37615

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Paul H. Pritchard
Died: Nov 9, 2017
Paul H. Pritchard 75, of Gray passed away Wednesday November 8th . Born on December 12, 1941 Paul graduated from Unaka High School. He proudly served his country in Desert Storm with the 776th Maintenance Company of Elizabethton TN. and retired after 27 years of service in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Alice Pritchard; brothers Danny and Landon; sister Linda.

Paul is survived by his wife of 40 years Jean Pritchard and his loving extended family, his children, Vicki, Wayne, Melissa and Tammy, sisiters Charlotte and Faye.
Paul will be deeply missed by all who knew him including his church family.

Military graveside rites will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery .
Rev. Travis Shaffer, Rev Don Meade and Rev. Russell Ferguson officiating.

Gary Funeral Home is proud to serve the Pritchard Family.
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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.



Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve th Bowser Family.
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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

Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the Calloway Family.
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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.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the Meece Family.
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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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