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Grace Aiken

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 4:42 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 6:47 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Grace Aiken, 83, of Princeton passed away on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013, at Liberty Village in Princeton after an extended illness.

Born June 27, 1930 in Limestone, Tenn., to Daniel C. and Martha (Bailey) Bailey, she married Robert (Bob) Aiken of Telford, Tenn. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 2007.

She graduated from Limestone Schools and became a lifelong homemaker and active member of several churches, the First Brethren Church in Lanark, and Heritage Baptist of Johnson City, Tenn. She was active in woman’s auxiliary and woman’s domestic missionary services, as well as serving as an In-Home-Care provider for the elderly, while residing in the Lanark area.

Surviving are her brother, Elmer (Ruby) Bailey in Tennessee; a son, Bill (Marsha) Aiken of Princeton; grandchildren, Michelle (Jeremy) Elliott of Johnson City, Tenn.; Tyler See in Douglville, Ga.; Britt (Angel) See of Limestone, Tenn.; Kellie (Chris) Tappan of Dixon; Stacy (Duane) Long of Dixon, Rebecca ( DJ) Martinez of New Brunfells, Texas; Kris (Nick) Tarpein of Bettendorf, Iowa; 15 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kaye (Aiken) See; her parents; four brothers (Floyd, Guar, Estel, Avery); and four sisters (Edith, Bertha, Emma, Nora).

Services are to be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Tenn. at 1:30 p.m. Monday with transport arrangements facilitated by Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will follow the services at Rosewood Memory Gardens in Johnson City Tenn., where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Bob and daughter, Linda.

The family will receive friends for viewing from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, Tenn.

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