Gwin Overbay, age 88 of Tazewell, Tenn., passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born December 29, 1925, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of the late Emmet and Emma Lasley Suttles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Bobby, Wilmer "Doc", and Ralph Suttles; and sisters: Willie Vanover, Sally Gamblin, and Benny Suttles; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Turner and Cordie Overbay. She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly.
She is survived by her loving husband of many years, J.C. Overbay; daughter, Jane Shaw; son, Rusty (Nancy) Overbay; granddaughter, Debbie (Ralph) Helton; love of her life, great-grandson, Aaron; brothers-in-law, Earl (Ray) Overbay and Bobby (Chris) Overbay; special nephews, Gary (Linda) Overbay, Marshall Overbay and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with eulogy by Gary Overbay. Interment followed at Irish Memorial Gardens, Tazewell, Tenn. The family received friends from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers were Ralph Helton, Gary Overbay, Bobby Overbay, Corey Sandifur, Aaron Sinkhorn and Marshal Overbay.
Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.
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