Earnestine Armstrong Gray, 91, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022. \n\nAfter graduating from Tusculum College, she taught at Fairview School. When it closed, she found her true calling as a full-time wife and mom. Living in the heart of downtown Afton for over 60 years, she was proud to take on the role of Postmaster's wife and farmer's wife. She was an expert seamstress, cook, gardener, and caretaker... truly a "Jill of all trades." Being an accomplished vocalist, she was the song leader at Mt. Zion for 40 years, and she served in various roles in her church. Her life was centered around her family and her church. \n\nShe is survived by her four children and their spouses: Karen and Gary Brooks, Chuck and Rhonda Gray, Donna and Frank Shannon, and Chris Gray; grandchildren: Isaac and Susan Gray, Brooks and Nichole Gray, Derick and Miranda Shannon, Jared Shannon and Casey Jones, Travis and Dani Brooks, and Nicki Hopson; 11 great-grandchildren: Maryah, Riley, Malachi, Caleb, Kylee, Kolby, Lexa, Sarah, Maxton, Riker, and Maebry; and one brother, Jerry (Judy) Collins; a slew of nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Ryanne Kilday. \n\nShe was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Buck” Gray; her siblings: Virginia Edwards, Keith Armstrong, and Rita Nell Sisk. \n\nThe family will receive friends Sunday from 3 until 8 at Jeffers Afton location. The funeral service will be Monday at 4pm Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with graveside to follow at the church cemetery with Rev. Isaac Gray and Rev. Maria Grimm. \n\nActive pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons, along with: Tommy Peters, Claude Phillips, Doug Sellers, Jerry Smith, Terry Noland, Lynn Morgan, Johnny Vest, and Brad Peters. \nHer family would be honored to have Afton neighbors and friends, as well as Mt. Zion friends to serve as honorary pallbearers. \n\nJeffers Funeral and Cremation Services are in charge of these arrangements.