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Martha Jean Orr Vannoy

January 25, 1931 — May 13, 2021

Martha Jean Orr Vannoy, age 90, formerly of Bluff City, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Elmcroft of Johnson City, Tenn.  She was the youngest of eleven children born to the late Thomas Marion "Tom" Orr and Lola Edward Nelson Orr.  She was a member of Bluff City United Methodist Church and the Blueridge Quilters Guild.   

In addition to her parents, Jean was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dewey Junior Vannoy; 10 siblings, Tom Ellis "Dooley" Orr, Robert Morton "Bud" Orr, William Glen "Powder" Orr, Charlie Eugene Orr, Virginia Irene "Sister" Blevins, James Mahlon "Si" Orr, Sam Cameron Orr, Eula Mae Hill, John Stuart Orr, and Betty Lee "Bett" Lawson; and son-in-law, C.A. Miller. 

Jean is survived by her son, Jeffrey Vannoy and wife, Kristy, of Piney Flats, Tenn.; daughter, Leona Miller of Bristol, Tenn.; grandchildren, Aaron Streng, David Streng, Breanna Mills, Megan Stanley, and Nathan Vannoy; and six great grandchildren. 

A cryptside service will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel Mausoleum of Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Hwy., Abingdon, Va., with Chaplain Steven Spell officiating. Jean's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends on Monday, May 17th from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.   

Flowers will be accepted or a memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.   

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Elmcroft of Johnson City and Amedisys Hospice.    

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook.  The family of Martha Jean Orr Vannoy is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Monday, May 17, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service

19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Monday, May 17, 2021

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19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210

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