Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 12:24 pm
The Messenger, September 30, 2011
Jewell Anne (Carroll) Tatum passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept. 28, 2011, at Master’s Nursing Home in Algood after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dan Huggins of Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City will preside over the graveside service to be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kenton at 2 p.m. today. The family has requested donations be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee at 1459 Interstate Drive, Suite 211, Cookeville, TN 38501. Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Tatum received her first degree from The Conservatory College of Music in Chicago and taught piano for several years before enrolling in the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Nursing. After receiving her nursing degree from UTM, she worked for several years as a charge nurse at Cane Creek Rehabilitation Hospital in Martin. After her retirement, she was able to travel to many of her favorite destinations, as well as sing and play music, before moving to Middle Tennessee to be close to some of her children. Ms. Tatum was a lifelong member of Church of Christ.
Anne, as she preferred to be called, is survived by six children, Andrea Carroll, Alan Tatum and Mary Kunkle, all of Cookeville, Audrey Garrett and Bill Tatum, both of Martin, and Brian Tatum of Plainfield, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Tatum was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lucille (Roundtree) Carroll; and her sister, Mavis Shenkle.
Go to www.crestlawnmemorial.com to sign the online guest book and send a message to her family.