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Rose, Mary D.

McMinn County - Mary D. Rose, age 83 of Tullahoma died Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Harton Regional Medical Center. She was a native of McMinn County and a daughter of the late Abraham and Mary Swafford Dodson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tullahoma where she was a former member of the choir. She was a past president of both the Tullahoma Women's Club and the Tullahoma Toastmasters Club. Mary was a former employee of the Tennessee Employment Security Office and later retired as a teacher and social worker for the Franklin County school system. Since retirement she devoted more time to her love of art and artwork by painting with oil, acrylic, watercolors and fabric paints.
Mary is survived by her husband of 61 years Paul Rose; a sister Fannie Reno of Rock Hill, South Carolina and several nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, April 3, 2009 from 4:30 pm until the time of funeral services beginning at 6:30pm in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Herb Hester and Bro. Donald Gregory officiating. Graveside services will be held 12:00 noon EST Saturday at the Zion Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery near Friendsville, TN with Dr. Mark Grubb officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family at


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