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Willard "Grayson" Neve

February 1, 1946 — February 24, 2017

Willard Grayson Neve, 71, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at a healthcare facility in Monteagle, TN.  He was born in Mobile, AL, but had lived in the Cleveland area most of his life.  He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  He was a dentist and had a practice in Cleveland for over 25 years.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, an active choir member at his church, and he enjoyed playing golf.


He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eugene Neve and Lynne Mueller Neve.


He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Jeanne Neve; one son, Willard Grayson Neve, Jr., of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Coats and David Coats; and several nieces and nephews also survive.


A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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