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December 26, 2013

Grace Jeanette Avera

NASHVILLE — Grace Jeanette Avera, 88, of Nashville died Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Luke and the Rev. Danny Ray officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Lovein Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 10, 1925 in Tampa, Fla. to the late Shafter Griner and the late Lillian Randall. She was a homemaker, retired from Nashville Textile, and a member of Nashville First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Johnie Webb Avera. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Johnnie Avera and Travis Avera; a brother, Lyman Griner; a sister, Gertrude Valenti, and a grandson, Scott Avera.

She is survived by a son, Chris (Dot) Avera of Nashville; three grandchildren, David Avera, Tracy Bullard and Brooke Kelley; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, Ashley, Shay and Connor; and two nephews, Philip Griner and Tommy Valenti.

Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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