Mary Alice Gobble

Published 9:06 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mary Alice Gobble, 85, of Johnson City, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Born July 28, 1930 in Warrior, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Early and Bessie Honaker Combs. She had lived a number of years in Tennessee.
Mrs. Gobble was a homemaker. She was a member of Eastern Gate Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Gobble; a daughter, Patsy Holder; and two sons, Michael and Eddie Gobble.
Survivors include six daughters, Kathy West and husband Donald, Kay Curtiss and husband Scott, Barbara Hartley and husband Dallas, and Lori Gobble, all of Johnson City, Donna Morgan and husband Roger, Elizabethton, and Sandy Bowser and husband David, Jonesborough; four sons, Allen Gobble, Bo Gobble and wife Brandy, Ronnie Gobble and wife Robin, all of Johnson City, and Kenny Gobble and wife Gretchen, Hickory, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; her brother, Junior Combs of Ohio; her sisters, Betty Bates of Georgia and Anna Whaley of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mary Alice Gobble will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dave Morgan and the Rev. Charlie Church officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, in the Gobble Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, will be Bo Gobble, Ronnie Gobble, Kenny Gobble, Allen Gobble, Roger Morton and David Bowser. Honorary pallbearers will be Dallas Hartley, Donald West, Rick Norris and Tommy Hyatt. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to her daughter and caregiver, Lori, and her daughters-in-law, Brandy, Robin and Gretchen, the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the staff of Mountain States Hospice and members of the Eastern Gate Free Will Baptist Church for all the love and care she received. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Donald West. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website:
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is serving the Gobble family.

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