Gearheart, Grace D.

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The gates of heaven swung open in the morning hours of Sunday, October 26, 2014, as Grace Gearheart entered her heavenly home. Born on January 9, 1921, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lenwood Gearheart and two sisters, Marie Harrison and Arlene Sweeney. She was a lifelong resident of Floyd County.

Grace is survived by two daughters: Judy Britt (Robert), and Kathy Boyd Blackwell (Kenneth), all of Floyd; three grandsons: Darin Britt (Carla), Tracy Britt and Logan Boyd (Ciera); one granddaughter, Lori Schantz (Dan), 2 step-grandsons and their wives; eight great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a brother, James Sweeney.

Grace was a member of the Head of the River Primitive Baptist Church. A true Southern lady, Grace valued family and leaves behind wonderful memories.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, at the Gardner’s Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd. Friends may call after 4 pm at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28.

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The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.