Gladys S. Blevins

Published 1:47 pm Friday, June 23, 2023

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Gladys S. Blevins, 93, Roan Mountain, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, June 23, 2023, at the Waters of Roan Highlands, Roan Mountain.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Mary Alice Lyons Simerly.
Gladys was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family, gardening and quilting. She was a member of Morgan Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Blevins; two sons, Denver and Danny Blevins; and by five sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Rev. Richard (Wanda) Blevins, Johnson City, and Doug (Tina) Blevins, Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Kay Blevins and Carole Blevins; five grandchildren, Marci Bailey, Mark Blevins, Andrew Blevins, Beth Blevins and Amanda Christman; six great-grandchildren, Marina Bailey, Lilianna Blevins, Elias Blevins, Alexus Blevins, Brayden Christman and Isaballa Christman; two sisters, Ruby Shoup, Taylorsville, N.C., and Billie Birchfield of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Gladys Blevins will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Trivette officiating. Music will be provided by Garrett Birchfield. Interment will follow in the Captain Nelson Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Whitehead officiating. Active pallbearers will be Gary Bailey, Mark Blevins, Scotty Johnson, Bill Highsmith, Tim Johnson and Rick Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. The family would like to express a special appreciation to the nurses and staff of Waters of Roan Highlands for taking special care of Gladys. Special thanks to a dear friend, Valerie Davis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Blevins family.

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