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Sandra Neeley King

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at noon Saturday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin. The family requests friends and family come to the service from noon to 12:45 p.m., with a short eulogy to follow.
She was the daughter of the late Joe and Vertrees Neeley and the granddaughter of Clarence and Dessie Smith. She had come to love the people of Dickson and had become a member of Dickson Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She had turned her life around but, as always, was herself.
She graduated from Westview High School in Martin and then attended Ramsey’s School of Flowers in Memphis. She was an accomplished floral designer for over 35 years. She worked with Cotham’s Flowers in Union City, Four Seasons (Mr. and Mrs. Mac) in Martin and Murphy Funeral Home and Florist and St. Charles Florist of Martin.
She was also an accomplished dog breeder and trainer. She trained all aspects of training, including protection training. She trained and owned the highest titled Doberman in the U.S. She bred Dobermans, Miniature Pinschers and Dachshunds, and many obtained their Championship (AKC). She believed in breeding in all around dog temperament, as well as being able to do whatever it was bred to do.
She loved the people of Martin. She was born and lived there for many years.
She leaves her son, Danny Joe (Marissa) King Jr. of Dickson; her sister, Shirley (Kenneth) Chappell of Martin; her devoted nephew, Joe Chappell of Dickson; two great-nieces, Audrey Chappell of Murfreesboro and Allison Chappell of Union City; a special friend, Mary Bell of Dickson; as well as many friends everywhere.
She requested no flowers be sent and that donations in her name be given to Dickson Humane Society of Dickson or to the local “no kill” shelter, such as Red Fern in Dresden.
She wanted to acknowledge her friends from Crutchfield and the surrounding area. They were in her heart for all her time and gave her a lot of happy memories.
Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.

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