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Janice J. Blevins, age 75, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at her residence. She was a life long resident of Shady Valley, Tennessee and was a daughter of the late Fred and Sallie Hutchinson. She was a retired assistant postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service in Shady Valley, Tennessee and was a member of the Laurel Avenue Church of Christ in Damascus, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Hutchinson, and two sisters, Betty Henry and Aileen Eller.
She is survived by her husband, Ned Blevins; one daughter, Dena Bass and her husband, Jim, of Woodstock, Georgia; one son, Dirk Blevins and his wife, Pam, of Arlington, Tennessee; one sister, Ann Cross and her husband, Bob, of Bristol, Tennessee; one brother, Harold Hutchinson of Shady Valley, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Derrick Bass, Courtney Bass, Camille Bass, Rachel Blevins, Abby Blevins, and Ben Blevins; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Mr. Wayne Baker and Mr. Tracy Dugger, ministers officiating. The committal service and interment was at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Blevins Cemetery in Shady Valley, Tennessee. Honorary pallbearers were Travis Blevins, Perry Blevins, Keenan Blevins, Nicky Dugger, Bill Manuel, Dan Manuel, Derrick Bass, and Ben Blevins. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 5:45 P.M. Tuesday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family and a memorial video tribute may be viewed by visiting Mrs. Blevins and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Avenue, Damascus, VA 24236.