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1 of 104 | Posted by: Liz Cason - Sugar Grove, VA

“Dear Mark and family, I was so sad to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. John Hollyfield and family ”
2 of 104 | Posted by: John Hollyfield - Accokeek, MD

“Brother Mark, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Gwyn. Through all the memories I have of you in SPE, there is not one...Read More »
3 of 104 | Posted by: Robert Outland - Tulsa, OK

“Mark and family, I am so sorry, for all of you,that Gwyn has physically left your lives. But, I'm so happy for her that she is walking in heaven...Read More »
4 of 104 | Posted by: Sharon Buchanan - Saltville, VA

“Mark,It's been decades since our days at UT and the Sig Ep house.I remember Gwyn as being a very sweet and pretty girl.I know this has to be a very...Read More »
5 of 104 | Posted by: Les Wright - Kingsport, TN

“Dear Mark my heart goes out to you I was flabbergasted What heart breaking news............Gwen was a doll.. as were you, the man that captured...Read More »
6 of 104 | Posted by: polly wheelock - Kingsport, TN

“What a special lady Gwyn was. I remember how kind she and Mark were to Becky when our girls were growing up. Always a smile and a kind word. Mike...Read More »
7 of 104 | Posted by: Jackie Perry - Marion, VA

“Mark, I am so sad to know Gwen is gone but I will tell you when I think of her and her beauty, inside and out, I smile. Our loss, Heaven's gain. ”
8 of 104 | Posted by: Jeanni Daugherty - Knoxville, TN

“Mark and Family, Tommy and I are very sorry about the lost of Gwyn. She was such a wonderful person and I know will be truly missed by you and the ...Read More »
9 of 104 | Posted by: Judy Kidd - Henrico, VA

“Brooke and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I remember her as being one of the prettiest and nicest ladies in Marion....Read More »
10 of 104 | Posted by: Amy Pierce-Ketner - Rural Retreat, VA

“Dear Mark, Brooke, Reid and Chase, We are very sorry to hear of Gwyn's passing. She was a warm, gracious person. We feel fortunate having known...Read More »
11 of 104 | Posted by: Rick, Sharon, Ross and Todd Vine - PA

“We are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers ”
12 of 104 | Posted by: Keller Smith and family - Bristol, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing how much she was loved by her friends,...Read More »
13 of 104 | Posted by: Heather Harrington Walters - VA

“Mark and Family Sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother, Im sure she was a great person and will be dearly missed by many. Kayla said...Read More »
14 of 104 | Posted by: Eddie Cathy & Kayla Bosley - VA

“We were so sorry to hear Gwyn's passing as it came as a real shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
15 of 104 | Posted by: Leon & Carol Gross - Marion, VA

“Mark I was so saddened to hear about Gwen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family along with my deepest sympathy to you in your...Read More »
16 of 104 | Posted by: Jim Bowers - N. Venice, FL

“To The Groseclose Family, I will always remember her simile and her kindness to me ever since I was a little girl. All the Girl Scout stuff, the...Read More »
17 of 104 | Posted by: Beth Sukle - Virginia Beach, VA

“Ms. Carol, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family. ”
18 of 104 | Posted by: Jan Jernigan - Dyersburg, TN

“Mark, Brooke, Reid and Chase My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Gwyn was a treasure. For years I have watched as she and Beth...Read More »
19 of 104 | Posted by: O'Donna Jennings - Marion, VA

“A very sad time for all of the many friends Gwyn leaves too early. Spending time with Gwyn and Mark over the last 40 years has made all of our lives...Read More »
20 of 104 | Posted by: Christopher O. TIdwell - Atlanta, GA

“Mark, Reid, Chase & Brooke, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this time. She was a wonderful lady and I am proud I got the...Read More »
21 of 104 | Posted by: Matt & Amanda Hanshew - Marion, VA

“Groseclose Family: My heart greives with you at the loss of Gwyn. I was privileged to teach with her at Marion Middle. As you know, she was a true...Read More »
22 of 104 | Posted by: Susan Snodgrass - Saltville, VA

“Mark, Virginia and I will lift you up in our prayers. Not much interface except at high school reunions, but you and your family have a place in...Read More »
23 of 104 | Posted by: Claude and Virginia Hutton - VA

“Dear Mark and Family We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Gwyn. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. You are all in our...Read More »
24 of 104 | Posted by: Linda and David Hull - Marion, VA

“Ms. Carol, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. A sister is a gift, and yours had to be special. Lifting you up in prayer today. ”
25 of 104 | Posted by: Sandy Tarkington - Dyersburg, TN

“Mark and family, We are so saddened by Gwyn's passing and wanted to express our condolences to you and your family. Gwyn was a wonderful woman,...Read More »
26 of 104 | Posted by: Tony and Tina Graham - Marion, VA

“My condolences brother. I've been thru the same loss. ”
27 of 104 | Posted by: Terry L. Roller - Erwin, TN

“Mark: I just want to tell you and your family how sorry I am for your loss. Gwyn was a wonderful lady. I have many memories of our days @ DB and...Read More »
28 of 104 | Posted by: Shelton Clark - Kingsport, TN

“Brooke, Reid, Chase and Mark, My deepest condolences to you at this sad time. She will be sorely missed. ”
29 of 104 | Posted by: Jason Umbarger - Raleigh, NC

“Chase and family, I send all my love up to you all during this time. Gwyn was wonderful to all of us growing up, and she'll always hold a special...Read More »
30 of 104 | Posted by: Kara Parsons - Chapel Hill, NC

“Mark, Mary, and Carol, Our shock and sadness equals that of everyone hearing of your loss. We are all recalling our own memories of wonderful days...Read More »
31 of 104 | Posted by: Karen Reed-Wright - Kingsport, TN

“Dear Mark and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Gwyn's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember her as such a kind and gentle...Read More »
32 of 104 | Posted by: David Graybeal - Knoxville, TN

“Mark, Chase and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. GOD BLESS!!! ”
33 of 104 | Posted by: David and Jessica Medley - VA

“Mark, I am so sorry I can't be in Marion to personally express my sympathy to you and your family. I join so many others in saying I have good...Read More »
34 of 104 | Posted by: Darlene Harrington Hickman - TN

“At this sad time in you're Life have Peace in knowing that she is with the Lord and you can see Her again one Day.know that so many are Praying for...Read More »
35 of 104 | Posted by: donna day - marion, VA

“Dear Mark, Sue and I heard the news this evening about Gwyn's sudden passing and are truly saddened. We will always remember her with great...Read More »
36 of 104 | Posted by: Mike and Sue Padjen - Stokesdale, NC

“Dear Mark, Brooke, Reid and Chase: I was so sad to hear the news of Gwyn's passing. Though I have met you all only a few times at Carol and Dad's...Read More »
37 of 104 | Posted by: Glenda Joiner-Rogers - Georgetown, TX

“Mark, I could not believe the sad news about Gwyn. I remember Gwyn as one of the kindest and most gentle souls I have ever known. Nancy and I...Read More »
38 of 104 | Posted by: Larry Corvin - Wytheville, VA

“Dear Mark, I will really miss Gwyn at MMS. She was a much needed support for me in many ways, as we discussed the woes of wood manufacturing and...Read More »
39 of 104 | Posted by: Paul and Ann Chambers - VA

“Reid, My condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in out thoughts. Steve Castellino ”
40 of 104 | Posted by: Steve Castellino, GSK - Cary, NC

“Dear Brooke: We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Love, Selena and Jorge ”
41 of 104 | Posted by: Selena and Jorge Salcedo - VA

“Mark and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jimmy King and Family ”
42 of 104 | Posted by: Donna - Atkins, VA

“Brooke, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Elizabeth Brant Songer ”
43 of 104 | Posted by: Elizabeth Brant Songer - Boise, ID

“Mrs.Groseclose was the best math teacher I ever had! She took her time with each student to explain everything they didn't understand! Mrs....Read More »
44 of 104 | Posted by: Miranda Gilley - Sugar Grove, VA

“I had Mrs.Groseclose this year for math, she was one of the greatest teachers and she will be missed greatly. She always had a smile on her face, and...Read More »
45 of 104 | Posted by: Keith DeBord - Marion, VA

“Dear Mark and Family~ We are saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Gwyn-she was such a charming and sincere lady. We are thinking of you and...Read More »
46 of 104 | Posted by: The Robertsons - Marion, VA

“Mrs. Groseclose was my enrichment teacher back in intermediate school. I never remember having a cross thought about her. Warm smiles, friendliness,...Read More »
47 of 104 | Posted by: Lindsey Kalber - Marion, VA

“Mark and kids, I simply cannot believe Gwyn is gone and you guys are having to face a world without the girl. I always thought she was one of the...Read More »
48 of 104 | Posted by: Genie Sneed Miller - Marion, VA

“Dear Mark, Brook, Reid and Chase, I was really saddened to hear of Gwyn's passing. I have such fond memories of her when we were growing up. I...Read More »
49 of 104 | Posted by: Annie Hollyfield London, England

“To the Groseclose and Smallwood Families: I am very saddened to hear about Gwen and the tremendous loss you must all be feeling. She is part of...Read More »
50 of 104 | Posted by: Cindy Westcott - Memphis, TN

“Mark, I was so sad to hear of your wife's passing. It has been many years since I lived in Marion, but you were always a great role model for me...Read More »
51 of 104 | Posted by: Gordon Bass - Richmond, VA

“Mark & Family....I do not know any of You but my daughter had Mrs Groseclose for math. She said she was a great woman n wonderful teacher. Caitlyn...Read More »
52 of 104 | Posted by: Crystal Tilson - Marion, VA

“Mark, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
53 of 104 | Posted by: Joel & Sue Hampton - Marion, VA

“Mark, I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. We are hurting along with you, and praying for God's grace, comfort, and peace to blanket each...Read More »
54 of 104 | Posted by: Leon & Rhonda Powers - Ocala, FL

“Mrs. Smallwood, Mark and children, Our love and prayers are with you. Gwyn was such a lady and exemplary wife and mother. My whole family has such...Read More »
55 of 104 | Posted by: Tammy Peake - Marion, VA

“We were so saddened to hear about Gwyn. She was always so friendly and kind everywhere you saw her. She will be missed. Your family will be in our...Read More »
56 of 104 | Posted by: Gene & Allison Cleveland - AL

“My dear Mark, We are in PA babysitting and were very surprised and saddened to get this news. I am thinking of you and the children and will see...Read More »
57 of 104 | Posted by: Alice & Bill Hurlebaus - Marion, VA

“Mark and Family, We extend our sincere condolences. What a tremendous loss, for your family and Smyth County. Gwyn, was one of the finest...Read More »
58 of 104 | Posted by: Ron & Dora Wright - Woodstock, GA

“Having known Gwyn since the days at the University of Tennessee, she was a lady and a first class act. Mark and family, our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
59 of 104 | Posted by: Rae & Alexandra Cronmiller - VA

“Chase and Groseclose Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gwyn-she was always a sweet, sincere, and kind lady. May you all find...Read More »
60 of 104 | Posted by: Bobby, Michelle, & Aubrey Yarber - VA

“Gynn was one of my first "school friends". We grew up together in the Wateree St./Forest St. area of Kingsport and were in the same class through 5th...Read More »
61 of 104 | Posted by: Mary Swann Bebout - Ferrum, VA

“Mark and family, We are so saddened of the news of Gwyn. She was a great friend and so much a part of our Sig Ep family. She will be truly...Read More »
62 of 104 | Posted by: Tom & Mary Tidwell - TN

“Dear Mark, Reid, Brooke, and Chase, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Gwyn and will miss her deeply. She was an exceptional woman. ...Read More »
63 of 104 | Posted by: Michele Pruett - Marion, VA

“Brooke, In the name of the Correspondence Unit, I am extending our deepest and most sincere sympathy to you. I know from experience how difficult...Read More »
64 of 104 | Posted by: Jenny St-Fleur Edouard - NJ

“Dear Brooke - so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you and your family. Big hugs, Shaila ”
65 of 104 | Posted by: Shaila Manyam

“Mark and children, I was so saddened to hear of Gwyn's passing. She was such a kind and generous person and I will miss her terribly. ”
66 of 104 | Posted by: Colleen Hawkins - Marion, VA

“Gwyn, I will never forget you,you were a wonderful person,friend & coworker! Prayers going out to the family...Until we meet again my friend. ”
67 of 104 | Posted by: Mechele Perkins - Seven Mile Ford, VA

“Dear Brooke and Family, On behalf of your friends and colleagues in DC and Port-au-Prince, we are thinking of you and sharing your sadness. ”
68 of 104 | Posted by: Elizabeth Sweet - Washington, DC

“Mrs.Groseclose was one of the best teachers and best person you could ever talk to. We will never forget you and your family is in our prayers. ”
69 of 104 | Posted by: Sam Wagner - Marion, VA

“My deepest condolences are with you at this time. Gywn was an amazing woman! ”
70 of 104 | Posted by: Berit Scott Dabbs - VA

“Chase & Family- I didn't know Gwyn real well, but do know that she was a wonderful lady and mother to raise such a great friend and family. Based...Read More »
71 of 104 | Posted by: Wes & Lizzie Petticrew - Eugene, OR

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Gwyn's passing and can't even imagine your sorrow. What a wonderful lady - I don't remember ever seeing her without a...Read More »
72 of 104 | Posted by: Rebecca (Johnston) Horvath - TN

“Brooke & the entire Groseclose Family: I was heartbroken to hear of your family's loss. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up around your...Read More »
73 of 104 | Posted by: Beth Anne Burton - Christiansburg, VA

“We are deeply saddened about Gwyn's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sherry and Bob Boatright ”
74 of 104 | Posted by: Sherry/Bob Boatright - Kingsport, TN

“Jack and I are thinking of all of you. Jack's mother passed away today. I am so totally overwhelmed losing her and learning of Gwyn's passing. Gwyn...Read More »
75 of 104 | Posted by: Barbara Henderson - Damascus, VA

“Dear Mark, Brooke, Reid and Chase, I am sorry to hear about Gwyn. Gwen was a nice and caring person. She always had a smile on her face. You all...Read More »
76 of 104 | Posted by: Valerie Thomas - Marion, VA

“Mark, Brooke, Reid and Chase, Your mom meant so much to our family, we will miss her. Your sorrow is shared by so many friends. We miss her deeply....Read More »
77 of 104 | Posted by: karen chamberlain - marion, VA

“I still am having a hard time thinking about Gwyn being gone. My best thought from all of this is that I am proud to say she was my friend. ”
78 of 104 | Posted by: Dana Houck - Spotsylvania, VA

“As we grieve the loss of our dear friend and feel heartsick for Mark and family, we find warm comfort of knowing our lives included time with Gwyn....Read More »
79 of 104 | Posted by: Edd & Dana Houck - Spotsylvania, VA

“Chase and the Groseclose family, We are so sorry to hear about your mother. The grief is unbearable, but we pray that sweet memories will carry you...Read More »
80 of 104 | Posted by: Bill, Jessica, Madison, & Ella Gotham - VA

“Mark, Brooke, Reid, and Chase, I am so sorry to hear of Gwyn's passing. She was a wonderful lady and it was a pleasure to know her. I enjoyed...Read More »
81 of 104 | Posted by: Dorothy Blevins - Marion, VA

“Mrs. Groseclose was one of the nicest ladies and math teachers I could ever have had! The family is defintely in my prayers! ”
82 of 104 | Posted by: Brianne McGrady - VA

“Mark and Family: I'm so saddened and sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God Bless, Sharon Hutton ”
83 of 104 | Posted by: Sharon Hutton - Canonsburg, PA

“Colin called me last night to break this sad news. He said "you know Mrs. Groseclose is one of the moms." Indeed she was so good to my children and...Read More »
84 of 104 | Posted by: Courtney Stewart - VA

“Mrs.Groseclose was one of the nicest ladies I knew. She was my Math 8 teacher last year. She will be truely missed. My thoughts and prayers goes out...Read More »
85 of 104 | Posted by: Brittany Olinger - Marion, VA

“Mark & family Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Cleta & Marvin Pennington ”
86 of 104 | Posted by: Cleta Pennington - Marion, VA

“I am so sorry for your sudden loss of Gwyn. She was such a fabulous person. My daughter had the privlege to have her for a teacher and she had a...Read More »
87 of 104 | Posted by: Kelly Marchant - Marion, VA

“Dear Mark, Brooke, Reid, and Chase: What can I say at this most difficult of times. I will truly miss Gwen as a counted her as a friend and...Read More »
88 of 104 | Posted by: Heidi Altizer Willis - VA

“Gwyn was one of the classiest ladies I have ever known. I was fortunate enough to teach beside her for the past four years. She made me feel so...Read More »
89 of 104 | Posted by: Sharon Dishner - Marion, VA

“Dear Groseclose Family, I heard last night about Gwyn and am so shocked and saddened for your loss. Every time I think of her, I always picture...Read More »
90 of 104 | Posted by: Megan Hash Jordan - Columbus, OH

“Dear Mark & Kids, This unbelievable to hear. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. Gwen always had a smile for everyone. I know...Read More »
91 of 104 | Posted by: Steve & Pam Hastings - VA

“Dear Mark and Family, My thoughts are with all of you as you go through this very painful time. Love, Carol Graybeal ”
92 of 104 | Posted by: carol graybeal - lewisburg, PA

“Dear Mark, Brooke, Reid and Chase, What a shock this was for us to hear - we have many fond memories of Gwyn and your family - we will be praying...Read More »
93 of 104 | Posted by: Ed and Kim Doss - Chilhowie, VA

“Mark, I was so shocked to hear about Gwyn. I am so very sorry. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was indeed a very special...Read More »
94 of 104 | Posted by: Dorothy & Mike Hopkins - VA

“Brooke, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady and I know she will be missed...Read More »
95 of 104 | Posted by: Kelly Surber - Marion, VA

“Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. It was an honor and privelege to not only...Read More »
96 of 104 | Posted by: Kelly Owens Parnell - Marion, VA

“Susan called us yesterday and told us the tragic news about Gwyn. We are crushed for you Chase, Brooke and Reid. I remember the first day I met...Read More »
97 of 104 | Posted by: Jeff Groseclose - Scottsdale, AZ

“Dear Mark and family, I was stunned and saddened to learn of Gwyn's death. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Gwyn was a true...Read More »
98 of 104 | Posted by: Marvin E. Winters - Wytheville, VA

“Mark & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gwyn was a beautiful person, inside & out. She was a wonderful friend. I know your hearts are shattered,I...Read More »
99 of 104 | Posted by: Diane Chambers - Marion, VA

“Mark, Brooke, Reid, and Chase, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel truly blessed to have grown up with you all and to have worked with Gwyn. She...Read More »
100 of 104 | Posted by: Allison Jennings Dyess - VA

“Dear Mark and family: Jim and I and Jessamyn, Jacob and Jefferson Losse would like to express our sincere regrets to your family. Gwen was a...Read More »
101 of 104 | Posted by: ellen haack - fort mill, SC

“So sad to hear about Gwyn. She was always such a nice and classy lady. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Molly, Brent, Payton, and...Read More »
102 of 104 | Posted by: Molly & Brent Hester - marion, VA

“I am so sorry for this tough loss!She was the best teacher anyone could ask for! Love and condolences to the family. Yall are all in my Prayers! ”
103 of 104 | Posted by: Sam Eary - Marion, VA

“Dear Mark and family, We really don't know what to say. We have been praying for Gwen and we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort all of...Read More »
104 of 104 | Posted by: Mark and Teri Snider - marion, VA


MARION, VIRGINIA: ANNA GWYN SMALLWOOOD GROSECLOSE, 60, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 38 years Mark Reid Groseclose, of Marion, Virginia; three children, Brooke Groseclose, of Arlington, Virginia, Reid Groseclose, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Chase Groseclose, of Richmond, Virginia. Other survivors include her mother Mary Smallwood, of Kingsport, Tennessee; her sister and brother-in-law Carol Smallwood and Glenn Franks, of Dyersburg, Tennessee; and two nieces, Ashleigh Curtis of Dyersburg, Tennessee, and Paige Franks of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Her father, Charles Smallwood, preceded her in death. A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Gwyn attended Dobyns-Bennett High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She and Mark returned to his home town of Marion, Virginia, in 1979, where she became an active member of First United Methodist Church and a teacher in the Smyth County school system, most recently teaching 8th grade math at Marion Middle School. She leaves behind her loving family and many dear friends, colleagues, and students in the Marion community. Visitation will be held at Seaver Brown Funeral Home on Monday, June 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jonathan Jonas officiating on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, Tennessee, 37744, www.holstonhome.org. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Groseclose Family.

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