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Jerry Louise Nunley, 71
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Jerry Louise Nunley, 71, a McMinnville resident and Matador, Texas native, was born Nov. 2, 1947 and passed away Sept. 15 at St. Thomas West Hospital following a sudden illness.

She was a homemaker, retired teacher with Brookside Head Start, member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late Jesse David and Jeriah Beatrice Jones Spencer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, James Raymond Spencer and Jesse Glenwood Spencer.

Mrs. Nunley was married Aug. 23, 1963 to Jim Nunley Sr., who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Jim (Julie) Nunley Jr. of Coral, MI, daughters Judith Louise (Todd) Carter and Jeanie Cheryl Nunley, both of McMinnville, grandchildren JoJo (Chris) McCormick, B.J. Hampton, Jessica (Neill) Simpson, Brittney (Aaron) Atherton, Myosha (Lee) Clark, Dustin Smith, Steven (Marki) Nunley, Chris (Shannan) Carter, Rebecca Smith, Riley Nunley, Luke Nunley, Josh Carter and Devin Carter, 21 great-grandchildren, sister Diane Burkes of Soddy-Daisy, brother J.D. Spencer Jr. of Texas, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and thought of as a son, James Edward (Linda) Vaughn.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at High’s Chapel with Wayne Cantrell to officiate. Interment will follow at Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 18, 2019