NEWBERN, Tenn. — Gail P. Lavalley, 63, of Newbern, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Mrs. Lavalley was a homemaker and an active member of Holy Angels Catholic Church; extraordinary minister of Holy Communion; the Stephen ministries; prison ministries in Brighton, Mich., and Tiptonville, Tenn. She was on the building-construction committee at St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton, Mich. Gail was a stained-glass artist and a cheerful friend to all.
Survivors include her husband, James A. Lavalley of Newbern; one daughter, Susan M. Carolin, and husband Patrick of Newbern; three sons, James A. Lavalley Jr. and wife Tammy of Brighton, Mich., Brian P. Lavalley and wife Pam Gagmon of Benton, Ky., Michael J. Lavalley, Newbern, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren: Audrey Lavalley, Samantha Lavalley, Elizabeth Gagnon, Alexandria Lavalley, Laurence Carolin, Jessica Davis, Rachael Davis, Joseph Carolin, Kaylee Lavalley, Brittany Lavalley, Ashleigh Gail Lavalley; five sisters-in-law and their spouses: Janice and Dick Schweitzer of Georgetown, Ky.; Judy and Tom Coryell of Mound City, Kan.; JoyAnne and Justin St. James of Burton, Ohio; Jacqueline and Mark Daniels of London, Ky.; Jillaine and Dwayne Thomas of Madison, Ind.; four brothers-in-law and their spouses: Jerome and Elizabeth Lavalley of Manchester, Vt.; Jonathan and Linda Lavalley of Georgetown, Ky.; Jeffery and Barbara Lavalley of Barboursville, W.Va.; Joel and Jean Lavalley of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and special family friends: Richard T. Seman Sr. of Newbury, Ohio, and John Madden of Omaha, Neb.
She was predeceased by her mother, Leona Mae Preston; and two sons: Mark Robert Lavalley and Todd Anthony Lavalley.
There are no calling hours. A funeral service was held at noon on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Dyersburg, Tenn. Father Russell Harbaugh officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are with the Curry Funeral Home, Dyersburg, Tenn.
An online guest registry may be signed at www.curryfuneral.com.