Virginia Stevenson

Virginia Carolyn Powers Blevins Stevenson, 74, most recently of Dandridge, TN, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, following a long illness.

A Buncombe Co. native, Virginia was the daughter of the late John E. and Virginia Shipley Powers.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Herman Powers.

Mrs. Stevenson loved living life.

She specifically enjoyed riding motorcycles, clogging, camping and fishing.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Stevenson is survived by her husband, Howard G. Stevenson; daughters, Donna Hendon and Carlee Stevenson; sons, Lee Blevins (Kelly) and Alan Blevins (Mardell); stepsons, John Stevenson (Lisa), Timothy Stevenson, and Matthew Stevenson (Heather); 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave.

The Rev. Greg Warren will officiate.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Her family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that memorials be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244.

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