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Annie Frances Tate, 80
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Grundy County native and McMinnville resident Annie Frances Tate, 80, was born April 25, 1942 and died July 26 at her residence following an extended illness.           

A homemaker and of the Baptist faith, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred Morgan Sanders. She was married to Morton W. Tate on October 26, 1962, who preceded her in death on October 8, 2012. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee and David Sanders, and sister Janie Nunley.

Mrs. Tate is survived by children Regina (Richard) White of McMinnville, Windell (Sherry) Tate of Rock Island, and Elaine (Clinton) Forsyth of McMinnville, grandchildren Stephanie (Eric) Sams of Ala., Bryan (Brooke) Tate, Jeffrey White and Nicholas White all of McMinnville, Tyler (Maddison) Fults of Manchester, Heather Fults of McMinnville, great-grandchildren Blakely Reign Tate and Kinlee Sams, sisters Sue (Leroy) Meeks of Altamont,  Shirley Meals of Beersheba Springs, Mae Sanders and Jean Campbell both of Flat Branch, and Loretta Cantrell of Whitwell, brothers William (Jonah) Sanders of Coalmont, Joe (Shirley) Sanders of Flat Branch, and Gary Sanders of Tracy City.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29, in High’s Chapel with John Hobbs and Dennis Sons officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery in Grundy County. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at High Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 27, 2022