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Grace Gary

Mrs. Gary is the widow of Dr. Dan C. Gary and the daughter of the late Mary Ella (Harris) Dietzel and Herman Dietzel, also of Union City.
She  completed two years at the former University of Tennessee Martin Branch and graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she was honored by being chosen as Torchbearer in her senior year. She taught at various schools in northwest Tennessee, including the former Dixie School and at Tiptonville and for many years at the former Union City Junior High School.
She was an active member of Reelfoot Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as chapter regent. She served the Tennessee State Society in a variety of district and state roles prior to being chosen as Tennessee state regent. During the 1980s, she served as vice president general of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She also served in numerous positions in the National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, culminating in her election as president national of the society. She was also president of the National Society of New England Women and president of Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century.
She is survived by two children, Grace Gary and Dan C. Gary Jr., both of Wilmington, Del.; her sister, Jane Dietzel Latimer of Savannah; and her sister-in-law, Anna Ruth Dietzel of Union City. 
Services will be graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday at East View Cemetery in Union City.
The family requests that donations be made to  Reelfoot Chapter of the DAR.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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