Mrs. Laura Jean Koonce, age 75, of Gaylesville, AL, passed away Monday August 7, 2017 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Koonce was born August 25, 1941 in Trion, GA, daughter of the late Fred and Geraldine Payton Graves.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Bigelow-Sanford.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Koonce; and sister, Virginia Mitchell.

Survivors include her sons Stanley (Karen) Koonce, and Stacey (Sherry) Koonce, brothers Lavon Graves and Jimmy Graves, sister Linda Graves, grandchildren Jonathan (Lori), Justin, Lindsey and Josh Koonce, great-grandchildren Emily, Katelyn and Alyssa Koonce.

Funeral services for Mrs. Koonce will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 4:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) from the Faith Baptist Church with Bro. J.W. Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Faith Baptist Church Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Koonce, Justin Koonce, Josh Koonce, Austin Graves, Paxton Williams, Noah Dean, Hayden Mitchell, and Dakota Williams.  Zach White will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Mrs. Koonce will be in state at Faith Baptist Church and the family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. (E.S.T.) until the hour of service on Wednesday.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Laura Jean Koonce who died on Monday.