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Gary Ray Dunham

Gary Ray Dunham, 69, passed away February 23, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, from an extended illness.

He was born May 23, 1948 to parents Raymond Hargis Dunham and Catherine E. Evans Dunham who preceded him in death.

A lifelong resident of Van Buren County, he attended Tabernacle Baptist Church of Dunlap and was a retired corrections officer with the State of Tennessee.

Dunham is survived by his wife Wilma Stockwell Dunham, sons; Jason Lamar Dunham (Lori) of Cookeville and Gary Ethan Dunham (Mindy) of Buffalo Valley; twin sister Rita Carol Pruett (Doug) of Fall Creek Falls community; five grandchildren, Sidney, Sebastian, Blake, Brooke and Reagan Dunham.

Funeral Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Nathan Ewton officiating.   Burial followed in the Stockwell Family Cemetery in Cagle.

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Layne Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements.

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