Grace Gray Jennette

Published 5:41 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

Grace Gray Jennette, 97, of Buxton died Friday, October 12 at her home.

A native of Avon, she was born April 27, 1921, to the late Annie Gray Midgett and Elmore Gray. Grace was the former owner and operator of the Falcon Motel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Jennette; her step-father, Warren Midgett; and a number of brothers and sisters.

Grace is survived by daughters Teresa Deaton and Joan Robinson (Ray) all of Buxton; nine grandchildren, Isaac Deaton (Nancy), Joshua Deaton (Niky), Amber Finley (Johnny), Philip Adams, Lisa Mattingly (Rob), Ray Robinson Jr., Lisa Stowe, Lance Jennette and Darrel Jennette, Jr.; fourteen great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Milly Burrus of Buxton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held October 16.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lighthouse Assembly of God Building Fund, PO Box 459, Buxton, NC 27920.

Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.