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Charlene Cope Nunley, 90
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Charlene Cope Nunley, 90, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, was born Jan. 8, 1931 and died Nov. 29 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro following a brief illness.

She was a retired assembly line worker at Magnatek, a member of Mt. Leo Church of Christ, and the daughter of the late Charlie Cope and Betty Powell Cope. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Isaac Clinton Nunley, son Michael Nunley, special aunt, Rachel Mae “Mammie” Powell, and siblings Sara Kathryn McGregor and Billy Joe Cope.

Ms. Nunley is survived by children and spouses, Terry (Anita) Nunley, Teresa (Gordon) Watts, Diann (Gene) Grissom, and Cathy (Bill) Arter, all of McMinnville, grandchildren and spouses, Tosha Nunley, Brent (Janet) Nunley, Tyla Wanamaker (Chris Long), Brandon Rains, Trista (Philip) Grandey, Tanya (Josh) Houston, Travis (Kristi) Bryant, Caitlin Darnaby, and Damian Nunley, great-grandchildren Parker and Olivia Marks, Peyton and Alexis Wanamaker, Taelan France, Trence, Tripp, and Trale Houston, Jackson and Lincoln Bryant, Ella Barrier, and Kaiden Nunley, and great-great-grandchildren, Branch, Truett, and Ellie Rae.

Funeral service and interment will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in High’s Chapel with Ronnie Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 1, 2021