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Jean Martin Dunklin

Mrs. Jean Martin Dunklin age 93 passed away January 11, 2022, at Webb House in McMinnville where she had made her home the past several years.  She was born June 4, 1928, on the family farm on Sugar Flat Road near the Tuckers Cross Roads Community, daughter of the late Nathan Bedford Martin and Sophronia Harlin Martin.  She was a graduate of Donelson High School and Cumberland University.  She was honored by being named Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities.  She and her husband owned the former Dunklin Drugs located in the West Hill Shopping Center.  She later became a Rural Letter Carrier and worked in the Lebanon Post Office.  She was of the Methodist faith.

Mrs. Dunklin was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband Frank B. Dunklin Jr. and her second husband, Johnny Hagewood; and brother, John William Martin.

Survivors include three children:  Nancy (Dr. Harry) Burck, Frank B. (Johnnie) Dunklin III, William S. (Craig Behling) Dunklin; five granddaughters:  Nancy Elizabeth (Shane) Bazzell, Frankie Beth (Michael) Del Bosco, Allison (Erwin) Tupper, Anna (Tony) Williams, Andrea (Johnathon) Hershman; eight great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Avalon Hospice McMinnville and the staff of Webb House McMinnville for their compassion and care.

There will be a private graveside service at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Glenda BaddourBadfout says:
    Jean was my friend for many years. So sorry you are losing your mothr
  2. Glenda Baddour Palmer says:
    Jean was my friend for many years. So sorry you are losing your mothr
  3. Susie James says:
    Beautiful longtime friend of my mother, Joyce Bobo Barry. They shared a lot of conversations, cups of coffee and possibly a cigarette. Love seeing her picture. Sorry for your loss Will. Susie Hunt James
  4. James Jordan says:
    Will, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers.
  5. pamela presley says:
    It has been a blessing to be able to get to know Mrs. Jean Dunklin while on service. We shared many stories, memories, laughs and conversation. I will truly miss her, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  6. Nancy Boyd says:
    Hank, I was so very sorry to hear of your mother’s death. She was a very kind and beautiful lady. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. Sam Harlin says:
    My favorite cousin and a dear friend too. To the family, she was so proud of you and we have shared our family stories for years.
  8. Tilford and Pat Elkins says:
    Thinking of your family at this difficult time. May God give you strength and wisdom.