Dorothy Boyd Gravitt, 89, of Whitwell, Tn, died Thursday, August 16th, 2012.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitwell for 73 years, a graduate of MTSU, retired from the Marion County School System after over 37 years of service, a member of TEA, NEA and Marion County Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Brad, Wilford and Jim Boyd; grandson Scott Minter; son-in-law Sonny Tankersley.
She is survived by husband of 71 years Herbert Gravitt, daughter Nancy Tankersley, Whitwell: sons Herb (Teresa) Gravitt, Jasper and William E. (Buddy) Gravitt: grandchildren Jennifer Gravitt (Skip) Pond,Roy (Tina) Tankersley and Shane Gravitt: seven great-grandchildren: sister Martha Denton, East Tn.; several nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Esther Boyd, Rita Lively and Mary Barker all of Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Massey officiating. Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery, Whitwell.
The family will receive friends Saturday 5-8 p.m. CST.
Special thanks to Devota Kilgore, Annise Nunley, Frances Holtcamp and Dr. Frances Barnett.
Contributions can be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, Whitwell, Tn.