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James Garey Vanatta, 62
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Cannon County resident and Warren County native James Garey Vanatta, 62, died Dec. 31 at his residence following an eight-month battle with cancer.A self-employed contractor, 1972 WCHS graduate and a veteran of the United States Army, he was the son of Ruth Vanatta of McMinnville and the late James Thomas Vanatta. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by step-mother, Doris Vanatta; brother, Randall Vanatta; niece, Nicole Vanatta; and nephew, Jacob Vanatta. In addition to his mother, he is survived by son, Jared; daughter, Reagan; a brother, Dwayne Thomas Vanatta of Lockhart, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Frankie Beavers of Manchester; nieces and nephew, Beth Vanatta of Murfreesboro and Coltin and Caitlin Beavers of Manchester; great-niece, Lily-Ann Martenson of Murfreesboro; additional family, Phyllis Vanatta, Deborah Vanatta of Jarrell, Texas, Wanetta Scott and family of Murfreesboro; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.