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Arlene Warner

Arlene Warner

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 4:30 pm

 The Messenger. 12.16.08

Arlene E. Warner, 89, of Murfreesboro, a former resident of Union City and the mother of John Lockwood Warner Jr. of Union City, died Dec. 14, 2008, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Tommy Perkins officiating. Friends may call at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro from 3 p.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at East View Cemetery in Union City, with Dr. Doy L. Daniels officiating and White-Ranson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of services Friday.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, the husbands of her granddaughters and three of her great-grandsons, Andrew Warner, John Alex Warner and Brendon Warner.

The family requests that memorials be made to Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis or the charity of the donor’s choice.

She was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Wauseon, Ohio, daughter of the late Wilbur and Louise (Steinbrecher) Short. She was married for 57 years to John Lockwood Warner Sr., who preceded her in death. While living in Union City, she was an active member of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the ’51 Couples Class. For the past 10 years, she had lived in Murfreesboro, where she was an active member of the Ann Huggins Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church.

Survivors also include another son and two daughters-in-law, Barton Wayne and Lucy Warner of Murfreesboro and Lelia Warner of Union City; her daughter and son-in-law, Beth Louise (Warner) and Dan Sinclair of Murfreesboro; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Tom Porter of Marion, Ohio, Elizabeth Steele of Mesa, Ariz., and Jeanette and Hugo Malo of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren and their spouses, John Lockwood “Jack” Warner III and his wife, Mellany, of Union City, William Lowry and Tiffani Warner, Lindsey (Warner) and Brian Robertson, Samuel and Janece Warner, Margaret (Warner) and Jon McKee, Kathryn (Sinclair) and George Moisant, Daniel Sinclair Jr. and his wife, Amy, and Patrick Sinclair; and nine other great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur Wayne Short and Robert Rollin Short.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site:

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