James W. (Jim) Martin
Died: Dec 9, 2018
James W. (Jim) Martin 72, of Gray went to be with the Lord Sunday December 9, 2018 at his residence.
Jim was the son of the late Jack and Frances Martin. A 1966 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School Jim retired from Bosch Wheel and Brake. Jim enjoyed farming and love working in his shop. A member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church Jim served as an usher as well as the head usher.
Jim was a veteran having served in the Army as a Combat Medic in Vietnam Company C3D Battalion 7th Infantry 199th Infantry Brigade where he was awarded many medals including The Silver Star.
Jim loved his wife Judy of 35 years and loved his two special daughters Stacy Jones and Summer Dinnes, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving include his wife Judy, of the home; daughters, Stacy Jones, Summer Dinnes and husband Bryan; grandchildren, Chelsea Bryant, Cody Jones, Brooke Dinnes, Morgan Dinnes, Sarah Dinnes; great-grandchildren, Jordan Bryant, Jaxson Jones; several cousins.
Family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held in the church sanctuary at 8:00 p.m. with Dr. Jody Jenkins and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.
Military graveside rites will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Monte Vista Memorial Park conducted by American Legion Hammond Post#3 and Gate City Post #265.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church for Missions 197 Suncrest St. Gray TN. 37615
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Martin Family.
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Frances Marie Barker
Died: Dec 8, 2018
Frances Harrison Barker, 90, of Gray, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center.

Born December 31, 1927, she was a lifelong resident of Washington County and the daughter of the late Gentry and Frona Harrison. A member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, she enjoyed reading her Bible and watching gospel programs on TV. Frances was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest delight.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by one son, Benny Ray Barker and three brothers, A.J. Harrison, Lawrence Harrison and Lewis Harrison.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of almost 73 years, B.F. Barker; two daughters, Nancy (Charlie) Quillen and Randy (Roger) Krouse; four sons, Joe (Jenny) Barker, Roger (Robin) Barker, Dave (Shelia) Barker, Lawrence (Sherry) Barker; 42 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Joe Barker officiating.

Graveside service will follow at Gray Cemetery with Roger Barker officiating. Pallbearers will be Shane Quillen, Landon Quillen, Hunter Barker, Gunner Barker, Brandon Barker, Paul Payne, Hal Miller and Dallas Aarwood. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim France, Wayne France,Gordon Harrison and Landon Harrison.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wayland Freewill Baptist Church 206 Harwood Road Johnson City, TN. 37615.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barker Family.
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David Joe Hall
Died: Nov 26, 2018

David Joe Hall, 78, passed away at his residence on Monday, November 26, 2018.
A native of Jonesborough he was the son of the late Cecil and Martha Hall. Mr. Hall worked at Mason Dixon for 25 years and retired from Service Transport as a terminal manager. The former governor of the Johnson City Moose Lodge #1831, David enjoyed riding his tractor, farming, golf and watching UT football and basketball.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two infant daughters, Cherie Ann Hall and Mary Martha Hall.
Surviving include his wife Sharon Hall of the home; a son, Greg Hall and Becky of Jonesborough; a grandson, Kody Hall; and a great granddaughter Lilith Hall.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Gray Funeral Home.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hall Family.
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Kenneth 'Buck' Ray Harrison
Died: Nov 17, 2018

Kenneth ‘Buck’ Ray Harrison , 74, of Gray went to be with the Lord on Saturday November 17, 2018.
A native and lifelong resident of Gray, Mr. Harrison was of the Baptist faith.
Preceded in death by his wife, in 2013, Shelia Joan Cash Harrison; parents, Emory and Thelma Harrison; sons, Wendell Harrison and Ronald Harrison; and seven brothers.
Surviving include his daughters, Susan Salyer and husband Donnie of Blountville, Angie Lester and husband Mitch of Sharps Chapel, TN.; sons, Tim Harrison and wife Cindy of Illinois, Danny Harrison and wife Sabra of Kingsport; sister, Barbara Roberts of Fall Branch; brothers, Gordon Harrison of Gray, G.N. Harrison of Gray, David Harrison of Greene Co., Richard Harrison of Greene Co., Sam Harrison of Valley Forge, Carmel Harrison of Monticello, Indiana; grandchildren, Tracy Harrison, Jarrod Harrison, Selena Behl, Colleen Harrison, Jeremy Morris, Amanda Harrison, Jordan Harrison, Trevor Cody Harrison, Dustin Harrison, Abbey Harrison, Austin Hyatt, Kristen Wampner, Keaton Lester; 22 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Darrin Harrison officiating.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Pastor Darrin Harrison officiating.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harrison Family.
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Vivian Barnes Adams
Died: Oct 28, 2018

Vivian Barnes Adams 96, of Gray, passed away Sunday October 28,2018.

A native of Washington County Mrs. Adams was a lifelong resident of Gray and Gray United Methodist Church. A founding member of WSCS at Gray United Methodist Church , Vivian was a member of Mary and Marthas Sunday School Class.

Preceded in death by her husband Roy Adams in 2006; parents, Andrew and Bessie Barnes; sister, Irene Barnes, sister, Leola and brother-in-law Niles Gray; brother, David Barnes; grandson, Joshua Adams.
Surviving include her son, David Adams of Johnson City; nieces, Sandra G. Matherly of Johnson City, Martha G. and husband Roger Kennedy of Jonesborough and Carol B.and husband David Slonaker of Boones Creek; nephews, Andy Barnes and wife Marsha of Gate City and Tim Barnes of Gray; two grandchildren, Derek Adams and Monica Adams; sister-in-law, Joyce S. Barnes; mother of her grandchildren, Cindy Adams; several great nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:00p.m. with Pastor Andy Barnes and Pastor Dennis Flaugher officiating.
Graveside services will follow at Gray Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Gray United Methodist Church 2108 Oak Street, Gray, TN. 37615.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adams Family.

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Johnnie Ray Redwine
Died: Oct 20, 2018
Johnnie Ray Redwine, 73, of Bluff City, went to be with the Lord Saturday October 20, 2018.
Born in Pennington Gap Virginia, Mr Redwine had lived most of his life in Kingsport. He was the owner operator of Reliable Plumbing, a past Master Mason of the Kingsport Blue Lodge #688, a member of the York Rite and Scottish Rite and a member of the Jericho Shrine Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandson, Nathaniel.
Preceded in death by his parents, James Redwine and Virginia Henson.
Surviving include his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Redwine, of the home; daughter, Donna Sams and husband Jonathan of Bluff City; sisters, June Puckett, Karen Benfield and husband Tony both of Kingsport, Ida Marie Redwine of Chattanooga; grandson, Nathaniel Sams; step-father, Lawrence “Bud” Henson of Kingsport; step-brohters, Johnny Henson and Ronnie Henson both of Kingsport; special; cousin Patsy Soloman Lennon; several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Shaffer officiating.
Military graveside rites will conducted by American Legion Hammond Post#3 and Gate City Post #265 at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Gray Funeral Home P.O. Box 8132 Gray, TN. 37615 c/o Johnnie Redwine Funeral.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Redwine Family.

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Billy Joe ford
Died: Oct 9, 2018
Billy Joe Ford, 74, of Kingsport, passed away Tuesday October 9, 2018.

A native of Washington County, Mr. Ford retired form Washington County Highway Department.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at Gray Cemetery.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ford Family.
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Kerensa Carlee Brinkley
Died: Oct 5, 2018
“A beautiful soul, departed too soon.”

Gray, TN

Kerensa Carlee Brinkley, 29, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on October 5th, 2018.

Kerensa was a loving mother, daughter, sister and niece.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Maynard Birchfield, grandmother, Betty Birchfield; granddad, John Brinkley and beloved aunt, Crystal Simerly. She is survived by her very special daughter, Thaileigh Santel Thornton; her father, James Brinkley(Christine); mother, Laura Moyer (Bill); brother Dallas Brinkley; grandmother, Brenda Brinkley; great grandmother, Ella Mae Barnes, and many loving members of her extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Kerensa was happiest when she was spending time with the little ones in her life and this includes Thaileigh’s stepbrother Travis Thornton II.

Kerensa worked in sales, and attended Volunteer State, and Nashville Community College in Nashville, TN. She was of the Methodist faith, and had a deep abiding love for her Lord.
The Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00pm on Wednesday at Gray Funeral Home in Gray, TN. A “Celebration of Life” will follow at 7:00pm in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Lenny Smith officiating.

Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brinkley Family and the Moyer Family.

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John Carl Moore
Died: Oct 1, 2018
SURVIVORS

WIFE of 58 1/2 years
Lucille Moore

SISTER
Edna Cash and husband Charles

BROTHER
Harold Moore and wife Lucy

SISTER-IN-LAW
Marge Moore

BROTHER-IN-LAW
Howell Jenkins
John “Carl” Moore, 85, of Gray went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1, 2018, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was the son of the late John Moore and Jennie Mae Harrison Moore. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lucille Brinkley Moore. Survivors also include his sister, Edna Cash and brother-in-law Charles; brother, Harold Moore and sister-in-law Lucy; sister-in-law Marge Moore; brother-in-law Howell Jenkins and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Gary Moore and Ronnie Moore; sisters, Ella Mae Bolling, Betty Ferguson, Bernice Jenkins, Juanita King, Olivene Shearin and infant sister Paralee Moore.
Carl was a U.S. Army Veteran and was retired from Eastman Chemical Company. He was a member of McKinnley Memorial Bible Church.
A service to honor the life of Carl will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at Gray Funeral Home with Pastor Lenny Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265 on Friday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m. at East Tennessee Cemetery in Blountville.
Active pallbearers are Richard Harrison, Bill Brinkley Sr., Howell Jenkins, Carl Shearin, Bill Starnes, and Bill Brinkley Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Cash, Carl Ford, G.N. Harrison, Gordon Harrison, Tommy King, Larry Leggett and Fred Reichert.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or McKinnley Memorial Bible Church in Johnson City.
Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Moore Family.



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Lloyd Elvin Godreau
Died: Aug 22, 2018
Lloyd Elvin Godreau, 72, of Limestone, passed away Wednesday August 22, 2018.

Surviving include his wife of 18 years, Linda Godreau; daughter, Kelly Cimma and husband Brian; son, Keith Godreau and wife Kelly; grandchildren, Harliegh, Zoe, and Mason, all of Conneticutt.

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