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Genevieve DeLong Bouldin, 89
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Genevieve DeLong Bouldin, 89, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 15 at Cookeville Regional Hospital. 

A Spencer resident and Van Buren County native, Genevieve was born Sept. 20, 1931 to the late Arzie and Cleo Hitchcock DeLong and grew up in the Cedar Grove community. During the 1960s and early 1970s, she served Van Buren County families by working for the Federal Government’s Office of Economic Opportunity. She also worked for Spinlon Southern for a number of years. Genevieve was a member of the Spencer Church of God. She was a homemaker and enjoyed singing and gardening. Above all, she loved her family.

In addition to her parents, Genevieve was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clifford Leon Bouldin, sister and brother-in law Mevolyn and James Robert Haston, niece Angela Haston, in-laws T.B. and Notie Bouldin, and brother-in-law Mack Palmer.

Genevieve is survived by her loving family, son Lanny Thomas Bouldin of Spencer, daughter Alisa Bouldin (Kenny) Farmer of Spencer, brothers Lambert (Carol) DeLong of Kingsport, Charles (Carolyn) DeLong of McMinnville, sisters Glenda (Willis) Hale of Merritt Island, FL, Cleta (Carl) Bouldin of McMinnville, grandchildren Kendra Farmer of Spencer and Ethan (Scarlett) Farmer of Sparta, great-grandchildren Oren Blake and Eleanor Kate Farmer. Nieces, nephews, and a large extended family also survive. 

Funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Jason Graham and Bro. Gene Brock officiating. Burial will follow at Long Cemetery. Visitation times are Sunday from 10 a.m. till time of service at 2 p.m. Please follow all COVID-19 protocols while at the funeral home. Send online condolences at

Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements, (931) 946-4444

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 19, 2021