Mary Tanner

Mary Nancy Tanner, 81, of East Brainerd, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Tanner was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a longtime member of the East Brainerd Church of Christ. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she truly loved her family unconditionally. Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Evelyn Sullivan; great-grandson, Tyler Haley; and sister, Betty Corlew. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 64 years, Robert A. Tanner Jr.; her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. Tanner III and Vickie, Chattanooga, and Bradley A. Tanner Sr. and Janet, Hixson; sister, Peggy Malone, East Ridge; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private family services will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery. To share expressions of sympathy, visit her online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to East Brainerd Church of Christ, 7745 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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