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Sarah Nell Tarkington

Sarah Nell Tarkington

Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 4:00 pm

Sarah Nell Tarkington, 77, of Union City died at 8:15 a.m. June 4, 2012, at her home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Carr will officiate.
Burial will follow at Sanders Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Jody Allen Tarkington, Terry Funderburk, Scotty Funder-burk, Johnny Funderburk, Shane Lee and Jeff John-son.
She was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Franklin County, Ala., the daughter of the late Charlie Funderburk and Miga Mitchell. She married Charles “Charlie” Tarkington on July 1, 1961, and he died in June 2006. She was a former employee of the former Salant & Salant and Williams Sausage, and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She was also a former worker at her family’s restaurant, Charlie T’s in downtown Union City.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, LaVonda Stanley of Union City and Tammy and John Biggers of Troy; three grandchildren, Derek Stanley of Union City, Jeremy Nichols of Troy and Brenna Wilkins of Union City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Louie and Betty Funderburk of Newbern, Olen and Linda Funderburk of Dyersburg and Ricky and Verna Funderburk of Trimble; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lurlie and Charlie Lee of Union City, Shirley and Jim Carver of Dyersburg and Barbara and Gene Johnson of Oakland.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Revis Funderburk, Olis Funderburk and Owen Funderburk.
The family has requested all memorials be sent to Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope.
Condolence may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com. Published in The Messenger 6.5.12

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