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Hazel Ellen Priest, 88
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Hazel Ellen Priest, 88, a McMinnville resident and Huntsville, Ala., native was born Nov. 8, 1932 and died March 22 at Willow Branch Health and Rehabilitation following an extended illness.

She was a retired nursing assistant, a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the daughter of the late Whitman and Mable McLemore Harbin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Robert Priest, son Stanley Priest, brother Melvin Harbin, and granddaughter Ramona Priest.

Mrs. Priest is survived by sons Bobby Lee Priest of Rock Island, Larry D. Priest, and Terry L. Priest, both of McMinnville, daughter Rhonda Dodd of McMinnville, seven grandchildren, Allen Dodd, Shawn Priest, Bridget Priest, Bobby L. Priest, Cody Bouldin, Robert Priest, and Randall Moore, and 12 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 24, 2021