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Connie McKinnon Tanner

October 2, 1931 — March 26, 2015

Mrs. Connie McKinnon Tanner, age 83, of Pearson, Ga. passed away, Thursday, March 26, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. A native of Coffee County, Mrs. Tanner was born October 2, l931 daughter of Quincy and Ruby Moore McKinnon. She had made her home in the Willacoochee and Pearson area for most of her life. While living in Fernandina Beach, Fl. she worked for many years as a nurse at the Fernandina Beach Hospital and after moving back to Atkinson County she finished her career in nursing with the Atkinson County Visiting Nurses Association. She was devoted in her Christian faith and was a member of the Kirkland United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hasting Tanner, loving sons, Larry and Dewayne Tanner and sister, Colleen Richardson. Survivors include: 4 Grandchildren: Carrie Tanner and husband Bryon of Douglas, Ga. Autumn Tanner Hillis and husband Kyle of Nashville, Tn. Brandon Tanner of Douglas, Ga. Chad Tanner and wife Michelle of Douglas, Ga. 5 Great-Grandchildren: Blake, Lauren, Laken, Hasting and Camyron Tanner. Special Nieces: Pam Richardson of Jacksonville, Fl. Renee Gordie and husband Randy of Mims, Fl. Great Niece: Megan Sills and husband, James and son, Trent of Palm Bay, Fl. 2 Sister-in-Laws: Imogene Lee of Pearson, Ga. Sharon Mizell of Pearson, Ga. Very Special Friends: Joann Harper of Pearson, Ga. Johnny and Nell Tanner of Pearson, Ga. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Tanner were held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Satilla Memorial Gardens in Douglas, Ga. with Rev. Edward Mathews officiating. Special musical selections included "How great Thou Art" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" rendered by cd. The interment followed in Satilla Memorial Gardens. Serving as active pallbearers were: Reid Dillingham, Neil Dillingham, Locke Tanner, Lee Pittman, Bryon Tanner, Keith Harper and Chip Lee.

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