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Alice ANNE Gilbert


Alice Anne Gilbert, age 87, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her home.

Anne was born to the late George and Hazel Kilby Griffith in Grayson County, Va. In 2008, she married the love of her life, Dewey G. McThenia. Anne was an ardent supporter of traditional old-time music. She was a judge for several years at the Galax Fiddler’s Convention. She was also the author of definitive liner notes for several artists on the County label; and wrote bios of musicians and performers at the Smyth County Jam which appeared on the Jam’s website. Anne often said that the highlight of her adventures in traditional music was being friends with the original Carter Family, and their children. Janette Carter, the daughter of Sara and A.P., held a special place in her heart. Anne donated her lifetime collection of old-time and bluegrass music and paraphernalia to Appalachian State University’s W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Bucky” Gilbert; and daughter, Sara Gilbert Dowdy.

Anne is survived by her daughter, Regina; husband, Dewey; Junior, Vicky, Karen and Penny.

At the family’s request, services are private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Anne’s name to your favorite charity, if you wish to do so.

To share memories of Alice Anne Gilbert, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Anne’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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A candle was lit in memory of Alice Gilbert

Teresa Dancy Jan 23 2022 8:03 PM

My sympathy and prayers

Helen Heffinger Jan 7 2022 1:36 PM

Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Alice Gilbert. If our Sheriff's Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Blake Andis Jan 6 2022 10:22 AM

Anne Gilbert will be missed greatly in this world. She was a loving person and I knew her as a champion for the mountain music, which she so dearly loved and revered. Her adoration and preservation of mountain music means a lot to many people and I suspect Anne's spirit will be immortalized on this earth because of it. I hope Anne is there to greet me when it is my time to pass over and she will introduce me to all the mountain musicians she knew while she was on earth, including my grandfather Martin Stamper.

I have no doubt Anne is a better place now. It is Anne's daughter Regina, her husband Dewey and all her other family/friends that I pray for now in their time of grief. May God bring them all the assured faith that they will see their beloved Anne again someday.

Fast Heart Martin Stamper Jan 5 2022 11:11 AM

Regina and Dewey I am so sorry for your loss. ANN was a good person and I will always miss her.

Patricia Watson Jan 4 2022 11:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Gilbert

Patricia Watson Jan 4 2022 11:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alice Gilbert

mike & teresa Jan 4 2022 8:17 PM

I am saddened to hear of Anne's passing. She and I worked together at the Piggly Wiggly downtown. Prayers for family and friends.

Frances Bales Jan 4 2022 6:15 PM

Regina, I was so sorry to learn about your mom today. I had no idea she was so interested in Appalachian music and culture. I know you were very close and will miss her greatly. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ronnie Harrington Jan 4 2022 4:53 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Anne. I'm glad the Lord blessed you two with the years that he did. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Kathy Moffett Jan 4 2022 10:10 AM

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