On February 1, 2023, Gemmie Elisabeth Doty, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away. She was 70. Born to Ruby Mae Buchanan, (née Asbury) and Woodrow Wilson Buchanan, Gemmie attended Crab Orchard Elementary School, Coeburn Middle School, and Coeburn High School. After high school, Gemmie attended Montgomery County Vocational School, earning her ADN, becoming a licensed practical nurse. As a nurse, she devoted 29 years of her life to caring for those in her community before retiring from Gateway Memorial Hospital in 2015.
Gemmie was best known for her fierce love and generous spirit by friends and family. She loved to travel; going to Scotland, the Bahamas, England, France, Canada, New York City, and Hawaii; as well as many trips to Florida, New Orleans and South Carolina, to name a few. She was an inexhaustible reader, devout drinker of black coffee, collector of all things beautiful, and a green thumb.
Gemmie is preceded in death by her sisters Marie, Pansy, Peachy and Cathy; brothers John and Michael; and her son, Johnathan Patrick Greear.
She is survived by her sisters Nancy Smith and Peggy Easterling; husband, Robert Douglas Doty Jr. MD; children, Angela (David) Feller, Mark (Daisie) Phelps; step daughters, Rachel Doty, Rebecca (Chris) Layton, and Sarah Doty; grandchildren, Megan (Landon) Mason, Dylan (Destiny) Feller, Jareth Phelps, and Gabriel Phelps; step grandchildren, Mary Jaqueline and Patrick Layton; great-grandchildren, Lucien and Everett Mason; and her many nephews and nieces.
A celebration of her life will be 2:00 PM March 17, 2023, Friday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service time at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences and live streaming of the service may be made and viewed at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.
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