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June Marie “Birdie” Tompkins, 61
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June Marie “Birdie” Tompkins, 61, of Manchester departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Saint Thomas West in Nashville following a brief illness.  

Ms. Tompkins was born in Spencer on July 29, 1960, to the late Roy Gaines Cruise and Sarah Jane Garrett Cruise. She was a homemaker. Ms. Tompkins was of the Southern Baptist Faith.  She enjoyed cooking and singing and loved family get-togethers. She collected lighthouses.  Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them all. 

In addition to her parents, Ms. Tompkins was preceded in death seven days ago by her husband, Terry Tompkins, sister Theresa Cunningham, and brother Manuel Cruise. She is survived by her children James King and wife, Miranda, Amy Bloodworth and husband, Paul, all of McMinnville, brother Ray Cruise and wife, Angela of Winchester, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Services for Ms. Tompkins will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Chapel of Spencer Funeral Home with pastor Donnie Cox officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. noon on Friday prior to the service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Town Cemetery in Spencer.

Grant Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements, (931) 649-3585.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 29, 2021