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Diana Lynn Prater Murphy, 67
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Diana Lynn Prater Murphy, 67, of McMinnville died Saturday, June 22, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. 

She was born Feb. 29, 1952, in McMinnville and was a customer service representative with Vi-Jon Corp. Ms. Murphy was preceded in death by her father Everett Prater and stepfather Thomas Vernon Jacobs Jr.

Survivors include her son Phillip David Gentry, mother Peggy McCorkle Jacobs, siblings Rhonda (Stan) St. Clair, Debra (Dewayne) Hullett, Tammie (David) Haynes, Bruce Jacobs, Robert (Michelle) Jacobs, Tom (Beth) Jacobs, David Jacobs, Kevin (Robin) Jacobs, Michele Prater (Sam) Walker, and Richard Prater. Numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Casey Jacobs will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2019