Dawn Tittle

Dawn Renee Tittle, 35, of Union City died at 11:53 a.m. Aug. 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Second Baptist Church in Union City, with the Rev. Michael Glover officiating.
Burial will follow in Old Republican Cemetery.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held at the church 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Worrell, Ryan Stone, Jared Hamlin, Dustin Hamlin, Coby Watts and Ben Parker.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the 1996 Middle Tennessee State University Band of Blue.
The family requests memorials be made to the MTSU Band of Blue Dawn Tittle Memorial Scholarship Fund, MTSU Development Office, Campus Box 109, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, to the attention “Dawn Tittle.”
She was born Sept. 14, 1977, in Union City, daughter of Eddie and Jeanne (Barker) Tittle of Union City. She was a 1995 graduate of Obion County Central High School. An avid trumpet player and musician, she entered Middle Tennessee State University in the fall of ‘95. She served as the Band of Blue president and was an active member of the MTSU Band of Blue Alumni Club. She was a member of Delta Omicron. She was the star of the campus favorite “Dawn Tittle Show” that aired at MTSU from 1997-98. She received her bachelor’s degree from MTSU. She held a master’s degree of management, worked on staff and was pursuing a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Phoenix until her cancer diagnosis in early April. She worked as a training officer for First State Bank before helping establish Center Point Business Solutions in May 2012, where she served as president.
She was a graduate of Leadership Obion County and an honorary graduate of the WestStar Class of 2013. She was a lifetime member of Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, which she also served as president. She was actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management.
Music was her passion. She began singing at a very young age, traveling with her family and ministering in many area churches throughout her life. She was a long-time supporter of Masquerade Theatre, starring in “Annie” as the memorable role of Miss Hannigan, as well as several other shows both on stage and as music director. She was also active each year with the youth musical at the Obion County Fair. She continued to play trumpet in church and was an active choir and handbells member for many years. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.
She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Stephen Turner of Union City; her niece, Stella Turner of Union City; her grandparents, Hershell and Jean Tittle of Tiptonville and Bill and Betty Barker of Piedmont, Mo.; her aunt and uncle, Pam (Barker) and Brad Stause of Dexter, Mo.; her cousins, Ariel and Ryan Wlodarcik of Dexter; and a large extended family of great aunts and uncles and cousins.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.
Published in The Messenger 8.28.13

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