Mary June Bishop Gambill, 86, of Elkin, formerly of the Brushy Mountain community, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Joe Wood officiating. The family received friends following the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Burial was in Mountlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gambill was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Wilkes County to Paul Bledsoe Bishop and Mary Thelma Bumgarner Bishop. She retired from Cashion Oil Company as the office manager.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buel Goodwin “Buck” Gambill Jr.; an infant son, Phillip Jerome Gambill; and a sister, Bill Griffin and spouse, Bill.

She is survived by a son, Jerome Gambill and wife, Jennifer, of Elkin; two grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth Gambill and Lily Hope Gambill; a sister, Jean Bullis and husband, Glenn, of Wilkesboro; and a brother, Pete Bishop and spouse, Betty, of Wilkesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017.

The family would like to thank Mountain Valley Hospice for their care during this time.

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