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Ernest Hoover Markum, 89
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Ernest Hoover Markum, 89, of Morrison died Friday, April 5 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
Mr. Markum, a member of Red Hill Church of Christ, was a life-long farmer and in later years enjoyed raising and marketing vegetables at area farmers markets. In addition, he was employed as a salesman for Moorman Mfg. Co. and a Coffee County school bus driver. He served his country in the Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Flora Blair Markum; his parents, James Adam and Fannie Youngblood Markum, and two sisters, Dorothy Markum Ferrell and Maybelle Markum Pinkoski.
He is survived by two daughters, Sherryl (Brent) Roberts of Manchester, and Freda (Leroy) Henson of Bradyville; two sons, Olen (Linda) Markum of Jacksonville, Fla., and Arlis (Karen) Markum of Manchester; six grandchildren, Collin (Michelle) Markum, Colby (Julie) Henson, Corey (Jenny) Markum, Tara Henson, Tessa (Michael) Sexton, and Kyle Markum; three great grandsons, Cael and Caden Markum and Bryce Henson; brothers, Lonnie (Daisy) Markum of Muncie, Ind., and Randall (Dolas) Markum of Murfreesboro; sister, Beatrice (Eddie) Fletcher of Manchester; brother-in-law, Franklin Eugene Ferrell of Hillsboro, and numerous nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were held Monday, April 8 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Daniel Hayes and Ralph Hart officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Freed-Hardeman University, Potter Children’s Home, Mt. Dora Children’s Home in Mt. Dora, Fla., the Tennessee Children’s Home, or the Coffee County-Manchester Public Library.
Central Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 12, 2013