Gwendolyn Youngblood


Wed. March 15th 2pm Layne Chapel


Tues. March 14th 2pm-9pm Wed. March 15th 11am-2pm


Spencer Town Cemetery

Obituary of Gwendolyn Youngblood

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Spencer, TN-Gwendolyn Youngblood, age 88, passed away peacefully Monday March 13, 2023 at NHC in McMinnville from an extended illness.  She was born on May 20, 1934, in Van Buren County, to the late Adger and Connie Lawson Sullivan. Gwendolyn was a long-time member of Friendship Baptist Church, loved to travel to the beach and the mountains.  She was a homemaker that loved to cook and eat at good restaurants.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son; Billy Dodson, daughter; Shelia Maples, grandsons; John and Doug Bouldin, brother; Donnie Sullivan, sisters; Evelyn Summerlin, Diane Grimaldi, and Ruth Dodson, husband; LeRoy Youngblood and father of her children; James Dodson.

Gwendolyn is survived by her loving family, son; Gene (Rhonda) Dodson of Manchester, daughter; Janey Bouldin of Bone Cave, brother; A. C. Sullivan of Sparta, grandchildren; Tammy (Wayne) Seamons, Timmy (Teresa) Maples, Damon Dodson, Jacquita (Paul) Caldwell, Sandy (Shawn) Mihelic, Donna (Michael) Sullivan, Chloe Martin, Lex Dodson, and Farmer Rigsby, great-grandchildren; Leanne, Leland, Kane, Eli, Timothy, Dakota, Ariana, Breeanne, Isabella, Shylla, Luke, Jaden, Cheyenne, Logan, Isaiah and Kaden, gret-great grandchildren; Ayla, Jemma, Rhett, Fallon, Layden, Zaideigh, Maverick, Crixus, Raylon, Remy, Rynn, Olivia and Raelyn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 2:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Wayne Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Town Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday 2:00pm to 9:00pm and Wednesday 11:00am till time of service at 2:00pm.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements. (931) 946-4444

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