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Lela  Annette Acuff
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Obituary for Lela Annette Acuff

Lela Annette Acuff, age 76, of Bristol, VA, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, VA.

She was born June 18, 1941 in Baxter, KY, to the late Earl B. Acuff and the late Ethel Wyatt Acuff. She graduated from Radford University, received her Master of Arts degree from East Tennessee State University, she was a career long teacher at Virginia High School in Bristol, VA, and was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church. Following her retirement in 2003, Annette enjoyed traveling and spending time with her beloved family and friends.

Along with her parents, Earl and Ethel Acuff, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John Acuff and Tom Acuff, and a brother in law Winston Jackson.
She is survived by her 4 sisters, Jan Jackson of Cincinnati, OH, Betty Earl Smith and husband James of Church Hill, TN, Brenda Maiden and husband Ray of Jellico, TN, Charlotte Harvey of Sweetwater, TN, 1 brother, Charles Acuff and Sharlene Arnold of Bristol, TN, 2 sister in laws, Linda Acuff of Brighton, MI, Elizabeth Acuff of Riceville, TN, 15 nieces and nephews, Derek Jackson (Pam), David Jackson (Kathy), Jeff Jackson (Missy), Mike Smith (Amy), Jennifer Wyatt (Mark), Anjanette Neff, Amber Brennan (Pat), Meribeth Livingston (Steve), Jeanine Wilcox (Mike), Paul Croley, Andy Croley (Tracy), Steven Henry, Tim Henry, Tommy Acuff (Shyam), April Acuff Slatton, 20 great nieces and great nephews, Chris Jackson (Rachel), Annie Jackson, Sarah Smith, Aaron Smith, Zach Griffin, Will Griffin, Owen Terry, Olivia Terry, Ava Livingston, Bella Livingston, Vincent Wilcox, Jacob Wilcox, Lily Wilcox, Naomi Wilcox, Jack Brennan, Kaitlyn Brennan, Vivian Brennan, Alicyn Croley, Jerrod Croley, Jerron Henry, Thomas Slaton, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

Funeral services and Visitation will be Private.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reynolds Memorial Methodist Church, 323 Mary Street, Bristol, VA, or the scholarship funds at Virginia High School, 1200 Long Crescent Drive, Bristol, VA.

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