Gaynell Ilar, age 85, of Kingston

Gaynell Ilar, age 85, of Kingston passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville.  She was born February 26, 1934 in Dunham, Virginia. She was a member of Kingston Church of Christ where she was a faithful greeter who loved handing out bulletins and making sure everyone received a hug. She enjoyed brightening everyone’s day.

Gaynell worked 34 years in Civil Service for the United States Air Force.  She later became a Volunteer at Roane Medical Center with over 10,000 volunteer hours.  She had recently moved to Jamestown Assisted Living where she continued helping others on a daily basis.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Ilar; parents, Ivan & Agnes Trivett: brother-in-law, Gary Trivett; sisters, Marlene Tilley & Nadine Campbell.


Sons       Mark Bailey & wife, Terry of Tucson, Arizona
               David Bailey & wife, Barbara of Springfield, Louisiana

4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren

Brother    Johnnie Trivette & wife, Lois of Kingston

Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends

The family will receive friends 3:00-4:00 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Fraker Funeral Home with Celebration of Life following at 4:00 pm, in the chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or The American Heart Association. Online register book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of these arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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