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Lerlie Mae Tarpley

Lerlie Mae Tarpley

Lerlie Mae Tarpley, age 86, of Summertown, TN passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Life Care Center of Columbia in Columbia, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Fannie Eula Ward Newton; her husband, John Tarpley; one son, Jeff Tarpley; and two brothers, Robert Earl Newton and Charles Newton.

She is survived by three daughters: Debbie Bailey and Marquetta Staggs (John), both of Summertown, TN, April Tarpley, Columbia, TN; three brothers: Harold Dean Newton, Ethridge, TN, Bobby Newton (Catherine), Florence, AL, Joe Newton (Faye), Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren: Mike Bailey (Stephanie), Lanesia Johnson (Wayne), Thristen Garland (Josh), Nick Staggs (Rachel), Holly Wunner (Caleb), Russell Tarpley; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services for Lerlie Mae Tarpley were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, with Randy Keene officiating. Interment followed at Ethridge Masonic Cemetery in Ethridge, TN. Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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