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Jessie Marie (Ollis) Staton

July 11, 2019

Jessie Marie Ollis Staton

            Jessie Marie Ollis Staton, age 87, of Cranberry Gap, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at The Waters of Roan Highlands.   A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Clennie and Nina Taylor Ollis.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Veed Staton, who passed away in 2009; sisters:  Belva Holtsclaw, Beulah Roberts and Eula Townsend; brothers:  Claude, Clay and Bascum Ollis and a son-in-law, Grady Williams.  Jessie was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Frank. 

            Surviving is her son, Leonard Dee Staton and wife, Mavis, of Lenoir; and her daughter, Faye Williams of Cranberry Gap.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            A private graveside service will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16th at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN.  Rev. Allen Laws will officiate.  To send online condolences, please visit our website at  

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