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Vela Lou Gregory was born March 7, 1930 and departed this life
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 reaching the age of 87 years. She was the daughter of the late Matt and Nona Mae (Turner) Beechboard.
She is survived by one sonHoward Dobbs; two daughtersIna Mae
Blevins and Betty Dawes; one sisterMary Stringer; seven
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great
grandchild; along with a host of family and friends who mourn her
She was preceded in death by her husbandDonald Gregory; one brotherLeonard Beechboard; and one grandsonJamie Sweet.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Kenneth Thompson and Bro. Harold Smith officiating. Burial was in the Parnell Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of
sympathy take the form of donations to: Parnell Baptist Church
Cemetery or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on September 19, 2017
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