Helen Norene Dougan, 87, of McMinnville died Tuesday, April 14, at Raintree Manor.
She was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Conecuh County, Ala., and was raised in Pensacola, Fla., attended and graduated from Toccoa Falls College on a work scholarship having a desire to do missionary work, was a retired secretary, a minister’s wife, a homemaker, and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Mrs. Dougan was preceded in death by parents, Hibbard Jackson and Martha Eugenia Brown Chavers; husband Rev. Philip J. Dougan; twin sisters, Maxine Chesser and Ernestine Bowman; and brother, Alfred Chavers.
Survivors include her children, David and Cindy Pack Dougan of Nashville; Barbara Fairbanks (Anthony Greenway) of Cookeville and William Dougan (Treasa Street) of McMinnville and grandchildren Kelli Adams, Angel Schonter, Tosha Dougan, Philip Fairbanks, Shawna Dougan, Roberta Thacker, Katie Saltonstall, Sarah Hunter, Patrick Addison Dougan, and Levi Fairbanks. A host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Kevin Burden will officiate. Interment will follow at Gath Cemetery. The Dougan family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the work scholarship fund at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Ga. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 15, 2015