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Gearleene Rich

December 23, 1941 — January 1, 2021

Gearleene Rich, age 79 passed away on January 1, 2021 at home in Sparta, TN surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 23,1941 in Pennington Gap, VA to Dent and Zelma England.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Newman; husband, Larry Rich, and Paul Rittenberry.

She is survived by her daughters, Annette Shannon, Paulette Rose, and Teresa Simmons; brother, Curtis Newman and wife Sandy; grandchildren, Steven Ford and wife Avis, Kyle Delaney, Lori Head, Tosha and husband Ben Lee, Allie and husband Harry Prater, Taylor Oliver and fiancé TK Kress, and Ethan Oliver; great grandchildren Jathan Ford, Braxton Seever, Brode, Kade, and Krater Delaney, Asher Lee, and Cole Kress

We would like to thank Caris Healthcare and Suncrest Private Care for taking care of our Mother and Grandmother.


Private celebration of life with family will be held at a later date.

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