Mrs. Gunnels was a native of Marshall County, and she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Grace Ervin Miller. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Gunnels; sister, Geraldine Sibbett; and two brothers, Billy Miller and Bobby Miller.
She is survived by two sons, Dwight Gunnels of Lewisburg and Dwayne Gunnels of Union City, Tenn.; two sisters, Sarah Mrozinski of Lewisburg and Shirley Hooper of Hermitage; and two brothers, Doug Miller of Columbia and Wade Miller of Lewisburg. Three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Dec. 31, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Sunset Park cemetery.
London Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.