Mary Deweese

Obituary of Mary Virginia Deweese

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Spencer, TN-Mary Virginia Deweese, age 85, went to be with her Lord Thursday September 28, 2022. Virginia was a Van Buren County native born on August 27, 1937 to the late Arzie Gordon and Dovie Della Manus Simmons.  Virginia was a member of Plainview Free-will Baptist Church, worked at Fraley’s Furniture, University of Tennessee Spencer Office, and garment factory in Spencer as payroll clerk and office personnel. She married the love of her life James Leon Deweese on December 25, 1954.

Virginia was a devoted Christian and spent 55 years teaching Sunday School, worked as the church secretary, and devoted much of her time working with the church youth. She was well known for her cake decorating and acrylic painting in which both she was self-taught. She won a state 4-H award for her hand made wool dress.  She was a 1955 graduate of Van Buren County High School.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband; James Leon Deweese, sister and brother-in-law; Aline and Herb Ashley, brother; Malcomb Simmons, daughter-in-law; Brandie Deweese and grandson; Beau Deweese brother: in-law; Junior Nunley.

Virginia is survived by her loving family, sons; Dennis L. (Tammy) Deweese of McMinnville, Vernon D. Deweese of Pikeville, Bengie J. Deweese of Pikeville ,sister; Inez Nunley,  brothers; Joe (Allene) Simmons of Sparta, A.R. (Shirley) Simmons of Spencer, Fred (Lynn) Simmons of Chattanooga, and special sister-in-law; Reba Simmons of Tracy City, grandchildren; Dakota Deweese, Ben (Kaula) Deweese, Dillon (Amparo Oxner) Deweese, Morgan (Josh) Arnold, Makayla (Logan) Crain, great-grandchildren; Amira, Aria, and Athen Deweese. A large extended family and a host of friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday September 30, 2022 at 2:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Dennis Deweese and Bro. Estil Bibrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Blankenship Cemetery. Visitation times are Thursday 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Friday 10:00am till time of service at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to; The Gideons International, Plainview Free-will Baptist Church and Blankenship Cemetery.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements.