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Doris Ann Priest, 79
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McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native Doris Ann Priest, 79, was born Dec. 10, 1942 and died Aug. 23 at her residence following an extended illness.

A retired paper route driver for the Tennessean and of the Church of Christ faith, she was the daughter of the late Hallie D. Wheeler. She was married on March 31, 1960 to Ray Dean Priest, who preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2001. In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by sons, Gregory Allen Priest and Ricky Ray Priest.

Ms. Priest is survived by children, Terry Lynn Priest and Tina Renee Priest, both of McMinnville, grandchildren, Dustin Ray Priest, Lindsey Hunter King, Chelsea Brooke King and Richard Dylan Priest, and great-grandchildren Lyla Ray King Wanamaker, Kenlee Ann King Myers, Chloe and Makenzie Priest and Leo Hunter King.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Mt. View Hwy 30 Cemetery with Scotty Lawson officiating. There will be no service or visitation held at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 26, 2022